Friday, 20 January 2012

Cupboard craft

You may remember that I had a New Year clean out of the pantry cupboard, No? Well I did and threw away anything pre 1975 (or so it seemed) and now I have some pretty empty shelves that I am slowly restocking.


I removed and washed some storage jars as they were largely unused. I have since found a fab idea for their rejuvenation which I would like to share with you.

I also had some jars that I save for chutney and the like so this is a repurposing idea that is v. cheap.

Using only things scavenged from the garage, or man cave as I have been informed it is called, I made chalkboard labels for the jars so that I will know whats in’em. ( the union flag is there to provide a cover for the infamous pile of crap that always seems to be there, it is made up of things that have no home or are temporarily needed. No matter how often I clear it away, it returns.)



I masked out a rectangle with electricians tape and painted with 2 coats of blackboard paint. The repurposed jars have a painted lid to mask the writing on them.

I love these beauties and made them in between brekkie and a careers interview with T. I am fully aware that as they are glass you can see what's in the jars merely by looking but I think they look nice s’there.

I get my ideas from stumbleupon and hope to try something new most Fridays as that is my craft time that I set aside. I will start to put them in the sidebar if I remember how…….




  1. Oh, I really need to do that! Find a Union Jack or five to cover all my 'Crappity Crap'! You are a genius. On a more serious note I love what you created after you braved the 'Man Cave'. I am glad you are 'Stumbling' I think it is fun too. It is like a crafting Lucky Dip. Have you seen what 'Cherry Heart' is doing on her website? I think we need you on board! :) Have a lovely weekend X

  2. I too, need the Union Jack (except the Crappity Crap is on the bit of worktop by the hob so it might increase the fire hazard potential). I have resisted Stumbleupon so far,but I am not sure for how much longer. I do love your jars by the way - a brillaint idea and much better than sticky labels.

  3. That's a clever idea for jars - I like it!

    Thanks so much for joining me on the PCH project. I've added your link to my site and I've popped over to wish you good luck!

    S x

  4. I love this idea. My cupboard could use some serious organization. I think I would use the chalkboard to note the 'use by' dates!

  5. I have nominated you for 'The Versatile Blogger' Award. You can read more about it here:
    I hope you have fun with it!


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