Showcase Tuesday : Silhouette In The Kitchen
As I’ve made it very well known, I love to bake! I’m in the process of doing [almost] a complete remodel in my kitchen and while searching Pinterest for ideas and inspiration, I stumbled across an idea I loved!
This is a link to the original post [I don’t want to steal their photos or their words] and while I loved the end result of their process, it was too many steps for my liking. I decided to enlist the help of my Silhouette.
I wanted labels on clear glass jars for all the powdered ingredients I use in my kitchen for baking – flour, sugar, baking soda, etc. I managed to find glass jars in similar styles and different sizes from Hobby Lobby and as a bonus I got them 50% off! Woot woot!
I wanted to make sure that the jars were dishwasher safe and that the lids wouldn’t just pop off. I’m happy to report that in addition to being dishwasher safe [and food safe], the lids screw on so there’s no chance of them coming off and powdered goodness spilling all over my floor. Yay for that!
So onto my process which turned out to be super quick and easy! I opened up Silhouette Studio and using one of my favorite fonts EVER [KG Bless Your Heart], I typed up all the words I wanted for my jars. I selected a Frosted Glass Vinyl so it wouldn’t be overly obvious on the jars, but would be readable.
Then I cut the list of words.
Once the words were all cut, I cut them in strips. I removed all of the excess vinyl, leaving just the words. I know the word looks like it is silver, but once it’s on the glass it will look more frosted and clear.
Instead of using the transfer paper [like is suggested by Silhouette], I used clear contact paper to pick up the letters so that I could place them adhesive side down onto my glass jar. Once I rubbed the letters onto the jar and made sure everything was smooth, I removed the contact paper.
I filled the jar with sugar and voila! Amazingness. I’m so excited about the way they turned out.
I continued the process for the rest of my jars and now they are happy and fun on my shelf in my cupboard. So much better than bags of various powders and they’re organized and they match and it makes me so happy.
I’m starting to wonder what else I can “vinylize” in my house. I have a feeling this is only the beginning. Hopefully you’ve gotten inspired! Once my remodel is finished, I’ll be happy to show off everything. For now, you’ll have to be happy with these snippets.
Have a wonderful Tuesday – and thanks for stopping by!