Recently, I’ve been working on filling up the open shelving in our kitchen. I want it to be both beautiful and functional. We do have a pantry, but it’s really small. So I decided to store some of our food on the open shelves as well!
I decided to transfer all the food that would work in clear glass jars from their boxes and bags. I asked Emma what type of airtight jars she thought were best, and she recommended these Weck Jars, which I love, by the way!
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How Do I Label the Jars?
I wanted a label system that would be easy to change out and wasn’t super fussy to keep up with. At first I was planning to buy a label maker, but then I remembered paint pens!
Do the Paint Markers Stay On?
I tested two colors. I also wanted to know how hard it was to get off. It’s actually perfect because it won’t come off if you just wipe down the container with a paper towel and water.
But, it will come off if you either scrub it with a textured sponge or throw it in the dishwasher.
I’m planning to add eight more jars on the other side of my shelves soon. They are so practical! You can store coffee, cereal, pancake mix, tea and all kinds of other things.
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Hi, I see the pens you used in your photo are oil based, which are permanent, but the link you provided for where to purchase are water based, which one should be used, can you please confirm? Thanks
Hi! You can use either one. Water based would come off easier if you plan to swap later.
If you are concerned about not having the best handwriting, I suggest printing your favorite font. Then place the printed paper inside the jar. Trace the font you have chosen. Should work well.
What is the font that you used here? I love it.
Oh and if you choose to use the permanent Sharpies, the writing can be removed using Acetone nail polish remover. Works well.
Hi, love the Weck jars. What size are the ones in the above photos?
Where did you buy your 1.5L Weck jars?
I love this idea. I’m just worried that a 1 liter jar isn’t going to be large enough for flour, sugar etc.
I have horrible penmanship. Any suggestions for fonts I could use to help mine look as good (or almost) as yours?
We have some similar ones in our app, A Design Kit 🙂
I checked out the jars and I wanted to know what style of jar you used in the photo like cylindrical, mold jar etc.
Hi! Great idea! What size jars are these? There are a few different options and want to make sure I get the right ones!
I am sorry but from where did you get that jars from?
The link is in the post 🙂
Love everything about this. Now if only I had your handwriting!
Ah they look so pretty like this! Thanks for sharing
I think this is what I’ll get for my husband,It’s a new Weck jars! I loved the explanations here and thanks so much for your articles. Now I need to choose one of them. the hardest job still. I’ll see what he likes.
Omg! I love this! I was really wanting to know what size of jar that is? I am thinking about buying some myself and wondering if that’s the best size for most dry foods?
i love this idea and have been looking for inspiration for my new kitchen. I just wish these jars were not $49 a piece. 🙁
great idea though and I will certainly be looking for a similar look
SUPER! Cheep, cheerful and changeable 🙂
Any tips for writing so beautifully on the jars? I love these, but feel like mine would look like a 3-year old did them.
There’s a link in the post! They are weck jars from Amazon.
I wouldn’t recommend using this on plastic. 🙂
Anybody know whether these markers would work on plastic/Rubbermaid containers without being permanent?
They’re airtight, so there shouldn’t be any problems. Love those Sharpies! 😀