Monday, February 25, 2013

Sprinkles, Sprinkles & More Sprinkles


Don't laugh at me, but the state of my "Sprinkle" organization has been bothering me for quite some time.  I don't have a fancy remodeled kitchen like in my dreams.  I have builder-grade cabinets from 1989 which I have painted twice.  Do any of you have this small little cabinet above the hood in your kitchen with the vent occupying most of the space?  This is what mine looked like:
Often times I would open the cabinet and sprinkles would actually fall onto my head.  (By the way I love sprinkles and I pride myself on having a selection fitting every holiday.)

 I emptied the contents to my counter:
 I have sprinkles in every possible container, tub, or shaker thing-a-ma-jig.  My friend gave me all these empty shaker bottles and I knew that was my answer.  All the sprinkles needed to fit into like-sized containers...and so the process (a day's work) began.

 I emptied all my sprinkles into their own same-sized bottle and tossed the original packaging.
 The only problem was all the labels on the new containers were all different and I wasn't going to spend a week removing them.  Enter in scrapbook paper and sticky strip.

 I cut a 2" x 6" strip out of paper that matched the sprinkles in the bottle.  I didn't want all the bottles to look the same with fancy Martha Stewart labels.  I like that look, but when it comes to sprinkles I need to grab and go!  Color coded bottles were just the answer!  Green sprinkles get green paper, etc.

I went to the Avery label website and printed off custom labels to attach to each bottle.

 It is starting to look happy in here!!!

 I planned on returning my sprinkles to my double-decker Lazy Susan.  Only it needed a bit of sprucing up.  Enter in Washi Tape.  In a matter of seconds I transformed a very boring item into something bright and cheerful!

 Next, all the cupcake papers needed homes and one jar was not enough.  I could have bought all matching jars, but I didn't want to make a trip to the store so I used what I had.  It works.
 (The inside of the cabinet is not the cutest - yes, that is the actual wall you see inside the cupboard - QUALITY!!)

 I grouped the sprinkles by color, then by holiday.  That should work for now.  It won't make the cover of a magazine or anything, but it makes me feel happy when I peek in there.....and it makes me want to bake something yummy!!



  1. Very cute! I'd love for you to link up at my new party! It'll be fun...


  2. Love it. Having them all in the same size bottle is the best idea!