When we moved into our apartment, some two years ago, I immediately knew that I wanted to house my baking ingredients in clear mason-like jars and put them on display on the kitchen counter. What I realized later was the many ways I could label these jars. I first came upon this idea on Pinterest:
Unfortunately, while the process was by no means hard, it did require buying certain materials that I was just too lazy to go out and find. I wanted something even easier! Some months later, I stumbled upon this:
While the oak tags weren’t used here to decorate kitchen jars, I loved the simple, yet rustic combination of brown paper and twine. I knew I could easily convert this style for my purposes, and fortunately, Tyler loved the idea as well. Together, we gathered our supplies by making a quick trip to Michael’s:
We already owned scissors, but all of the other materials were really easy to find and totally affordable. I don’t have the exact numbers anymore, but I’m fairly certain I spent no more than $15, if that.
As you can imagine, the actual creative process was also quite easy:
- Press your stamps into the ink and then firmly press down each letter to spell the desired phrase.*
- Wait about thirty seconds for the ink to dry, and then cute your twine to the desired length.
- Wrap the twine once (or twice) around the neck of the jar and then fit the string through the “back” of your tag.
- Tie string into a simple knot or bow.
- Take a step back and admire your handy work!
*Don’t worry about perfectly aligning your letters. The imperfect nature of the ink and the slightly wobbly alignment help to enhance the “charm” factor.
In a few short minutes your jars will transform: