Sprinkles ~ Re-purposing Spice Rack Bottles

A few years back, while visiting one of my favorite gals, Bakerella, I saw a Spice Rack that she had purchased and stored her Sprinkles in. Well, of course, at the time, it was way above my budget, so I have just been using old plastic jars to store my Sprinkles in.

Since my cupcake decorating has grown so much this past year, and with the generous gifts from Wilton, my Sprinkles collection, was taking over the Baking cupboard.

Most days, my cupboard and counter looked like this…ugh! It drove me crazy.

Fast forward a couple years to a couple weeks ago, when Doug and I were visiting my Father-in-law and choosing some of the household items that weren’t needed anymore, as the house and farm have sold.

When…what do I spy with my little eye? A Spice Rack with Glass Bottles!! YES! Score! My Sprinkles will have a new home!

We packed the Jeep, until we couldn’t fit another single thing in, and headed home. I dumped the old Spices, washed the bottles, and filled to my heart content!

Now all of my Sprinkles are happy in their little homes!

My counter is back to normal and I can actually find which Sprinkles I’m looking for.

And my Baking cupboard…I can actually find what I’m looking for in there too!

Have you Re-purposed anything lately? Share with me in my Blog Frog Community or on Facebook!

I’m linking to…Saturday Night Special



  1. MahinaMK says:

    Good idea! Good way to recycle the bottles too. We usually throw our spice bottles out, but I think we’ll try this idea. Thanks for sharing it. =)

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  2. Susie's Homemade says:

    What a beautiful job!!

  3. Christy says:

    It just looks so pretty. Great way to repurpose!
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  4. Courtney says:

    looks fantastic!

  5. Nikki says:

    I have a spice rack that I’ve been thinking about all week. I don’t use the spices in it– but can’t bring myself to toss the thing out.

    So when I saw the link on WFMW for re-purposing spice rack bottles, I was excited. And then when I followed it and found out it was YOU, the super-duper creative crafty blogger, I was even more excited.

    Great tip. :)
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  6. really great find! I love your roosters on top, I have roosters on top of my cabinets too :) I love re-purposing items, that reminds me I need to be cleaning out my cabinets!

  7. Jennifer says:

    Aww!!! This looks so pretty! Great idea!

  8. That is a fabulous idea and I love your baking cupboard!
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  9. Joan says:

    Great idea and very cute!

  10. What a cute idea! This is a great way to reuse those bottles! Love it!
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  11. Caroline says:

    I recently bought some spice jars to do that with my sprinkles too! My kids like to put sprinkles on their pancakes instead of syrup so we’ve got a lot of them and they usually want to choose which ones they get. In the spice jars they’re all visable and since they’re all the same size and shape they look neater sitting on the counter.

  12. Nikki says:

    I love this! Everything looks so pretty in the containers too!
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  13. Hi Liz, wonderful idea! I simply adore sprinkles. I have a bit of a “problem” in that I’m even a bit of a sprinkle hoarder. I guess it comes with the territory of having formerly owned a cake business, but that excuse is running thin now that I’m just baking for fun, family & friends!
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  14. Sherry says:

    How cute are those?! :D
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  15. Kansas Amy says:

    That’s a great find and idea. You must use a lot of sprinkles! ;)
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  16. fitty says:

    looks like your cupboard is so organized now.. simple and yet great end result!

  17. That is a great idea. And the clear glass jars with no labels really show off the pretty sprinkles. Beeeeuautiful! Thanks for linking up.

  18. Hi Liz~ ~Love your idea and they look so pretty in clear jars. I have started putting mine in glass too. Don’t you just love makin’ cupcakes. My kitchenAid is calling. . .lets play, lets mix!
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  19. This makes me smile!
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  20. The sprinkles look really pretty in the new bottles. Adds a lot of color to your cupboard.

  21. angie says:

    love this idea that will be the next thing on the list to hunt for at garage sale/flea markets
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  22. Ellie g says:

    Oh my gosh! I could not be more OUT of love with the store bought sprinkle bottles. I hate them! I hide them! Now my wheels are churning…I might need a sprinkle display. In a bad way! Awesome!
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  23. Debbie says:

    I’m all about reusing so these rock my socks. The bottles were a great find and now can double duty as decoration and confection. Double win!

  24. Holly L says:

    The sprinkles and decorations look great in those jars….love them on display!
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  25. niki says:

    That’s a good idea. I should totally do this with my spices and baking goodies. All the different sizes bottles (and sometimes shapes) drive me crazy when I am rushing and cooking and trying to find something.

    Stop by and visit sometime over at Free 2 Be Frugal.

  26. Hi Liz,

    Great ideas! And I noticed your roosters too, which prompts me to share our upcoming exhibition with you: http://queengallery.ca/2010/06/el-gallo-chantecler-kamyl-bullaudy-rodriguez I hope you like them.

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  27. I must admit that it never occurred to me to use my sprinkles as art – ’til now! THANKS for the great eye *candy* and inspiration. I think I’ll go copy you right away. I love new ways of using color!

  28. Wonderful idea! Sprinkles totally need bottles. Your pantry is to die for btw!!

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  29. You are quite the organizer!

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