Plastic Free Dry Goods

It is with a Heavy Heart ( and an excited one) I am replacing my dollar store plastic canisters I have been storing all of my dry kitchen goods with glass canisters I ordered from World Market a few weeks ago. 

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As you can see, I really did love my plastic canisters. The labels were ( and are still) so beautiful. Image

I tried justifying keeping them, but since the majority of them were from the dollar store, I can only imagine the chemicals leeching into our food from the BPA created plastics. Sigh. I guess I just had to order glass ones 🙂 

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Here they are in all of their shiny glassy GLORY. No BPA’s getting in our lentils now. I’ve managed to wash & transfer all of the contents into the glass canisters. They’ve even made it into the pantry. But I am just so TORN on what labels to put on them. I spent what seemed like forever looking at Pinterest for a brilliant idea for my new labels. The last time I just used a free template I found on Pinterest and changed the font. This time I really wanted to create my own (they will be for sale if you are interested, so I got to work with an idea. I found this on Pinterest.

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Which I could buy if I really wanted to. I decided that because I spent invested in the glass canisters, I should make my own labels. Three nap times later…

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I am going to apologize AGAIN for the lack of the “good” camera. Its in the baby’s room and he’s napping right now. So a blurry iPhone snippet will have to do 🙂 

Here are the photos of some of the labels on my canisters. I still have a few more to print and design ( I have really small canisters for my baking soda and baking powder- so I am going to do a label similar to the one I found on Pinterest for those). Again, I apologize for the blurry photos- baby is still napping with the camera 🙂 

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Overall, I am very pleased with the result. I wanted to make it look a little more rustic than the chalkboard effect. Especially because, even though I love chalkboard, it’s a bit over used right now 🙂 I wanted something a little more original. I could have spent days playing with the font for these, but I think they turned out fantastic. What do you think? What would you have changed? 

If you want to order customized pantry labels, feel free to comment or message me and I could figure pricing out for the labels and my time. I’m happy to share my love of organizing!

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