Monday, September 24, 2012

Create a "Baking Basics" Jar Set ~ Free Printable


Today I am sharing a short (but sweet) cut in the kitchen. The baking soda carton and baking powder bag we purchase are a hassle to use on a daily basis (especially if you cook from scratch). The same thing applies with salt. I was always on pins and needles when pouring from the spout and into my teaspoon, hoping it didn't malfunction and dump a heap of sodium into my mixes. We have found that these items are much easier to use when placed inside a wide-mouthed glass container.


Storing the "baking basics" inside jars allows for easy access with your measuring spoons. It also makes for an efficient kitchen because there are less spills, easier handling and a clear view of your inventory. They can be placed inside a cupboard close to your cooking/baking area or just kept out on the sink.


To make, simply gather three wide mouthed jars, insert contents and label accordingly. Ours are just recycled condiment jars, nothing fancy. You can also paint the lids to match your kitchen. The original lids were bright blue so we painted them black and pasted on some pretty labels. Being in the home most of the day, it really brightens a task when you add a touch of decorative detail.


This is a sweet and simple organizational project. Would you like to create your own "baking basics" jar set? Below are a set of free downloadable/printable labels. You may also be interested in our printable pantry labels for another organizational project.

"The best ways are commonly the easiest ways and those that give most comfort to the household. Know how is a great labor-saving invention, on which there is no patent."
~ Sel.




Simply download and print. Please let me know if you have any problems printing.


23 comments:

  1. Very inspiring! I plan to do this in my kitchen. I am forever measuring the salt incorrectly!

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    1. Great! Sometimes it is the little things in life that can make a day go smoother ;)

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  2. What a great printable! Thank you for sharing! Looks like you have a lot of helpful info here!

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    1. Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful week ;)

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  3. I am definetly using this tip! Thank you! Jes, I started link up party in my blog. Come be the first to link up. Help me grow my blog. I would appreciated!

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing...what a lovely site!

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    2. You are most welcome :) Thank you for stopping by to chat!

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  4. Why haven't I thought of this? Those boxes bug me every time I bake. Thank you for the printable gift.

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    1. Glad you could use it! :) Have a wonderful week!

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  5. Hi there! You have a very nice and resourceful blog! I am so thankful I came across it. I have just started homeschooling my 4 1/2 year old and your sight has a lot of helpful information. I am now a follower and I look forward to your future posts. Thank you for being a light for our Lord!

    Blessings to you,
    Stephanie
    theenchantingrose.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, I am so glad to hear you are home educating. It is so much fun and I know your whole family will benefit from the blessings it brings. It is a new way of life *a lifestyle* that we LOVE :)

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  6. I LOVE this idea! I save every jar and container so I will definitely dig some out. When you said how you pray with bated breath that a whole mess doesn't dump out, you hit the nail on the head. Thanks for linking up to my Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/09/farm-girl-friday-blog-fest-2.html#

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    1. Glad it can help, I think any avid baker/cook knows the sorrows of flimsy containers in the kitchen ;)

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  7. Congratulations ! You were featured in this week's Blog Fest! Hope you'll come back, grab a button and link up tomorrow.http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/09/farm-girl-blog-fest-3.html

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  8. and......What a lovely idea for a homemade baking kit addition this would be

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  9. Thank you again for all you do. I printed out the labels. Would you please tell me what you did to cut out a nice circle?

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    1. Sure, I used the jar lid as the template :) Hope this helps!

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  10. Thank you again for all you do. I printed out the labels. Would you please tell me what you did to cut out a nice circle?

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    1. Sure, I used the jar lid as the template :) Hope this helps!

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  11. Those are adorable!! I have mine in other containers as well, but they certainly aren't pretty enough for display. Yours are so nice :) Saw this on the HomeAcre Hop.

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