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For years, I struggled with spice organization. I hated keeping them in a cabinet or pantry because they seemed to take up so much space. I struggled finding what I needed at the right time. Mismatched jars and bottles would frequently fall over like bowling pins during every search. Lazy susans and spice shelves added little improvement. I wanted something cheap, functional, attractive, and attractive. Preferably I wanted all the spice jars to match and be made from glass.
About ten years ago, I found some amazing magnetic spice jars at a Cost Plus World Market. They were 3 inch circles, made of tin with clear plastic windows on the front. I loved them and bought 3 at $7 each. I used them for a few years but I had more than three spices, so they did little to improve my situation. I could not afford to buy dozens more.
Five years ago, I was receiving massive amounts of free baby food from WIC. I had infant twins, so they gave me 128 free baby food jars a month. Does anyone ever go through that much baby food? Honestly, I never cashed in most of my vouchers. I had so many full jars piled up after just the first two months. My girls rarely ate it anyway, preferring to nurse or share whatever we were eating in a mushier format. Waste not, want not. I donated many of the jars to local charities and the ones I saved until they expired, I washed out to re use. I have created many fun things from these baby food jars, but one of my favorites is my magnetic spice jar collection. Let me show you how to make your own.