Add Some Cute (and Convenience) to Your Kitchen


I have an ongoing list entitled “Crafty House Projects.”  Fun little DIY and creative projects that I want to do to add some personality and personalization to our home.  Projects that I’ve been looking forward to for months.

And yet, I had yet to tackle any of them.  What can I say?  Gardening, canning, dragon boat racing, family reunions and blogger meet-ups have taken up our summer weekends.

On Sunday, we finally had some real down time.  Down time where we didn’t feel pressured to run errands or have previous commitments.

Also known as: time to get to one of my fun projects!

Now, the bulk containers lining one wall of my kitchen are clearly labeled, look great, and bring some color to that side of the room.  And it was so easy to do!



Bulk Container Kitchen Labels


Plain white or off-white paper
Decorative papers
Contact paper
Double-sided tape
Scissors and/or paper cutter


Clean and dry the outside of your bulk containers.

Create all your labels on white paper.  Just for fun and variety, I did some in print and some in cursive, some in all-caps and some not.

Cut out each label and mount on a piece of decorative paper with the double-sided tape.  You should be able to see between 1/4″ and 1/2″ of the pattern on all sides of the label.

Cut a piece of Contact paper that is 3/4 – 1″ wider and 3/4 – 1″ taller than the decorative paper.  Peel off the Contact paper backing, and center the label with the printed side facing the sticky side of the Contact paper.

Starting at one corner, carefully apply the label to the jar, smoothing as you go.  Repeat with your remaining containers, then step back and admire your handiwork.


    • Julie @savvyeats says

      Awesome. Love the convenience (and cost-effectiveness) of bulk jars, especially when you can display them in a pretty way!

    • Julie @savvyeats says

      I love the chalkboard look, but hate writing with chalk! Which is why I still don’t have any cute chalkboard items in my house… 😉

    • Julie @savvyeats says

      When we first moved in, there was pretty much no pantry space…but there was this long shelf. It has made all the difference (and it looks nice)!

  1. says

    I love how we both have labeled jars of bulk products on our blogs today. Except that yours have pretty contact paper labels and mine have haphazard stickers and post-it notes 🙂

    Next time I’ll go for the contact paper, that is a great idea!

    • Julie @savvyeats says

      Thank you. I’ve been going for the ‘country cute’ look in our kitchen/dining room!

  2. says

    I love this a million times over! I get stuck in the same overbooked way, and never get to do fun projects. I’ve wanted to do something similar for a while now…you have inspired me to finally get to it!!

    • Julie @savvyeats says

      I’ve been accumulating them over the years, from various places. Dan makes fun of me, because I can spot canning/bulk jars from a mile away (same goes for vintage Pyrex).

      The frosted glass ones and one of the really large ones are from Ikea.

      Some are just generic Ball jars (pint and quart sized), which you can get at the grocery or hardware store usually.

      All the rest are garage sale/thrift store/flea market finds!