You may (or may not – I really wouldn’t blame you) recall that the large canisters are inexpensive Ikea purchases. It was a simple matter of spray painting the lids and creating the labels in MS Word.
I had shared the printable download for the labels previously and you can find it here if you’re so inclined.
The glass spice jars are from Griffith Laboratories and were made around 1939. The company made the jars as a kind of advertising gimmick but they became very popular. They were sold with various holders (wood and plastic) and the lids came in various colors to suit the current styles.The first jars had a baked on graphic for the label and in the following years the company switched to paper labels.
I had purchased a set with the baked on labels years ago but it’s pretty limiting as there were only, I think, 12 options. My retro love does not extend to Celery Salt and it got really confusing to remember “oh the Celery Salt jar actually has cinnamon and the Dill Weed is really Cumin.” Numerous, extremely unfortunate baking incidents occurred. But the kitchen looked cool!
So when I stumbled across a set that had lost their paper labels I….went a little crazy. It became one of those quests. My family digs quests so everyone was looking for them wherever they went. It was fairly affordable because the ones lacking their labels were cheaper and I didn’t care about the lid color. Eventually I ended up with more than enough.
I then recreated the label design by scanning one of my old-school jars and then erasing the spice name and inserting my own.
If you want to do the same just download this label sheet and then upload it into MSWORD. You can then use a Text Box (click on the pic for a larger, clearer screen shot)Format the Text Box to have no Fill Color and No Line
You may have to resize your text a bit and futz with the kerning but it’s pretty simple. I used an Ariel Font but if you want to match exaclty play around with some of the free fonts at DaFont -I’m fond of Sugo myself.
Print a test sheet to make sure the size works for your jars and then print a final version out onto decal paper and cut them out.
And now I must go outside (it’s beautiful!) and cut HOME signs.