Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Baking Supply Tags

I was in the mood to do something just whimsical and fun, so I made little tags for my baking supplies. :D
Some of my baking supplies are in glass jars and some still in their original packaging, and they were all stuffed in my baking supply section of the pantry.  So I decided to buy more glass jars (well, I still have to buy 'em) and put all my main baking supplies in them, and then make tags for them and move them to a kitchen shelf for display, where they can "brighten" up the kitchen a little, because the kitchen is too boring for my liking, hehe.
(excuse the damaged paint in the background)
So far I have jars for the ready-made (thanx to Nigella!) flapjack (pancake) mix, icing sugar & cocoa powder, so I still have to get jars for the castor sugar, white sugar, brown sugar & baking powder.

Anyway, here's how I made them:
I traced flowers with a stencil and cut them out by hand (some of us aren't yet lucky enough to have a fancy cutting maching, *sigh*).  I cut out the first set out of brown cardboard so that they would be sturdy tags, and then another set out of green paper.
I glued them together and punched some holes where the string would go through:
I used jute, folded the piece in half and strung it through the holes by going in through the top front and out the bottom hole through the back.  Where it came out the front at the bottom, I tied the jute in a double knot and cut off the excess pieces so that it wasn't too long:
The tags were too light and needed to be weighed down, so I decided to hot glue on some glass pebbles.  But first I punched out some mini flowers and modge podged them onto the top of the pebbles, and then added a little bling in the centre:
Then I had to add the labels, so I stencilled a shape onto white card stock and glued it on.  To decorate it a little more I added blings to the labels and a little ladybug (since my kitchen theme is ladybugs).  I went for a garden-y theme for the tags.
Overall I think it would have looked great to paste something directly on the jar instead of making little hangers like I did, but I thought this would be easier for when I have to wash the jars and I don't have to worry about the labels getting water damaged etc.
I think they're cute. :D

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elexerdelex said...

Cocoa Powder!!!!
You sure know what you need in your house!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

I think these are great!!! I like the idea that you can take them off instead of having them glued on to the jar.
Great stuff :)

Rhinestone Beagle said...

These are so cute. Thanks for linking up! Can't wait to see what you have for next week.

melburger29 said...

I love those tags - adorable! You are so creative.

Monica said...

Adorable tags, these are.

I have left you something on my blog...

I will try and enter the linky party today.



Anonymous said...

These are great! They are so attractive and should definitely brighten up any kitchen. I admire your creativity and patience to be able to take time for making these:)

Jenn Erickson said...

Monique, they're wonderful! I love the ladybug embellishments especially!

Thank you so much for continuing to be a creative inspiration at "A Little Birdie Told Me..."


Lindsay Conner said...

Nice crafty blog you have here! I'm over at www.craftbuds.com if you'd like to say hi! Visiting from the UBP!

Merry Johnson said...

Lovely blog on Baking supply. They are so cute...
Good work..
Keep going..
Thanks a lot