DIY Spice Organization

Oh spices, you make my food taste so good but I hate having to search through the millions of  you to find the one I want! Okay, so maybe not millions, but I do have a lot of spices (sure most of them are expired but they’re probably still ok, right?).  Anyway, all this searching made me tired and I realized that I needed to get these things organized! At Fancy That we have these great little metal window tins that are perfect for holding spices! So I got a bunch of them, some fun washi tape, and a couple magnetic strips and got to work!

DIY Spice Containers
I chose this gold glitter washi tape from the shop that I LOVE. We also have chalk tape that would work great too!

So, first install your magnetic strips to a wall or the inside of a cabinet door. You can find these strips at your nearest Swedish home goods store. Pour your spices in the metal tins, then tear a piece of washi tape off and apply it to the top of the tin. Write the name of the spice and maybe the expiration date (if you care about things like that) and then stick it to the metal strip. Bam! Your done and totally organized!

DIY Spice Containers

DIY Spice Containers

What’s your spice organization method?  I want to know!

Happy organizing!

Katie

Love Letter Garland

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Hand written notes seem to be a thing of the past but when you receive one, you realize how special they are! Instead of texting the one you love, why not sweeten their day with a simple note telling them how much they mean to you!

I made these darling hearts out of card stock and folded them into sweet little envelopes. When an envelope is opened, the heart shape is revealed as well as your hand written love note.  You could make these as individual notes and hide them for your special someone to find throughout Valentines Day, put one in your kid’s lunch box, next to their bed in the morning or in their backpack. Write one thing you love about them on each heart or just a simple “I love you”. String up several envelopes onto some bakers twine for a cute Valentine’s Day decoration. Then on February 14th, your sweethearts can open each one with your sentiments inside. It’s so thoughtful they’ll just melt!

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

Heart template (Use ours here)

heart template

Supplies:

a 12″ x 12″ sheet of card stock. Patterned or solid. I used doubled sided patterned paper so the inside of my heart was just as cute as the outside. You should be able to get two hearts out of one sheet

Scissors

Bone folder

Ruler

Pencil

Washi tape or heart stickers

Bakers twine if  you want to make a garland

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Start by printing out your heart template. Cut out the template and trace around it onto your card stock

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The hash marks on the template represent the folds you will use to make your heart into an envelope. Once traced, take your pencil and extend the fold lines onto the card stock.

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Using a ruler, lightly connect your pencil marks.

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Cut out your heart. Make folds along the pencil lines you drew. Use the bone folder to make nice sharp creases in the paper. You can also use the edge of your ruler to crease the paper.

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Once your heart is folded into an envelope, open it up and erase your pencil lines.

 

Look how darling! Now your heart has become an envelope to deliver sweet nothings to the one you love! Once you write inside , seal your envelope with a fun piece of washi tape or a heart sticker.

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If you’re making a love letter garland, you’ll need to make several envelopes. Before sealing them, lay them out with the envelope flaps pointing up. Take a piece of bakers twine and lay it across the envelopes leaving extra twine on both ends so you can hang it up. Secure each envelope over the twine with Washi tape or a sticker. Now you have an adorable garland to display!

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Look how cute these envelope hearts look on our pom pom garland by Inkberry! Stop by Fancy That for the finishing touches you need for your very own envelope garland. We’ve got bakers twine, washi tape and stickers to make yours extra fancy!

I’m just smitten with these aren’t you??

Lots of love,

Angela