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Unclutter Your Kitchen with Jars

Cupcake Wrapper and Other Kitchen Storage Ideas Using Jars

Use large jars in your kitchen to unclutter, organize and create pretty vignettes with small kitchen items including cupcake wrappers, cookie cutters and more. Kitchen Storage in Glass Jars - baking supplies at cupcakesandcrinoline.com

If you have a small kitchen with limited storage it can be hard when it comes to organizing.  

You need a place for everything but sometimes that's just not possible.

One option is to decorate using pretty jars.  This is a great way to unclutter.  

You can leave the jars out on countertops or shelves, easily see what's inside of them and if you group items by color or purpose you can create an interesting flow that's eye-catching and pretty.

Storage Jars

Use large jars in your kitchen to unclutter, organize and create pretty vignettes with small kitchen items including cupcake wrappers, cookie cutters and more. Kitchen Storage in Glass Jars - baking supplies at cupcakesandcrinoline.com

I had a large vintage looking jar that I had bought a few years ago and I had never used it.  

I originally intended to put it in my craft room and use it to hold ribbon, ric rac, etc., which would be great, but I had a real need for smarter organizing in my kitchen and that's where organizing with glass jars can be a pretty and inexpensive option.

Use large jars in your kitchen to unclutter, organize and create pretty vignettes with small kitchen items including cupcake wrappers, cookie cutters and more. Kitchen Storage in Glass Jars - baking supplies at cupcakesandcrinoline.com
Use large jars in your kitchen to unclutter, organize and create pretty vignettes with small kitchen items including cupcake wrappers, cookie cutters and more. Kitchen Storage in Glass Jars - baking supplies at cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Rather than having cupcake wrappers in a big zip-lock it is much easier to see what I have and to keep the wrappers from getting damaged, bent, or smashed.

Use large jars in your kitchen to unclutter, organize and create pretty vignettes with small kitchen items including cupcake wrappers, cookie cutters and more. Kitchen Storage in Glass Jars - baking supplies at cupcakesandcrinoline.com

 I found the other, smaller jars, at Target in the Dollar Spot and added cookie cutters and cookie stamps to those.   I found that I don't keep buying new cupcake wrappers for every holiday and occasion because with just a glance I can see what I have.

Use large jars in your kitchen to unclutter, organize and create pretty vignettes with small kitchen items including cupcake wrappers, cookie cutters and more. Kitchen Storage in Glass Jars - baking supplies at cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Do you have any other ideas for using jars for storage? I'd love to hear them!

hugs, mb new logo March 2016

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45 Comments

  1. Julia Stansel says:

    That is a cute idea. I bought several of those square type jars at a thrift store the other day with Rachel. They are quite large but I just loved the shape and thought they would look really good displayed with homemade canned goods. There is a great big antique pickle jar at one of the shops in the next town over that I keep thinking about getting to put in my new kitchen. I keep buying pickles in the gallon jugs for the kids and they go through them so fast, I think I am going to buy it and fill it with pickles, what it was intended for, and display it in our new kitchen. Keep the great ideas coming, you inspire us all!

    1. I love hearing about your finds...decorating for your new kitchen sounds like so much fun! : )

  2. Love the cupcake wrappers in your pretty jar, what a great idea for a fun punch of color. Saw you over at Funky Junk Interiors:-) Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment ~ I just visited your blog and all I can say is WOW!!!! Absolutely beautiful. : )

  3. Laura@live-love-scrap says:

    such a great idea! love this jar!

  4. What a great idea I love using glass jars to decorate the kitchen.....Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks and have a wonderful Sunday:)

  5. janine @ 3 Wishes says:

    I love this idea. You have the cutest cupcake wrappers

  6. I'm in love with anything paper! Very fun idea.

  7. I'm with you - pretty things should not be hidden in the cupboard. I have a similar display in my kitchen too. Everyone comments on how pretty (and functional!) it is!

  8. Darling... can't get over how cute the polkadots are!

  9. Kristin@ Bring Pretty Back says:

    We can't get enough of cupcake liners can we! Because they are so darn cute!
    Great idea!
    Have a Pretty day!
    Kristin

  10. Oh I LOVE old glass jars... And even the new ones that have a Vintage feel... Love how you used your Jar.. 🙂

  11. Kathy @ Katalina Jewelry says:

    Love this idea! The colors and patterns of the liners look delightful inside the glass! Visiting from Not Just a Housewife: Show Me What Ya Got.

  12. Love the vintage jar and the cupcake wappers....I have to stop myself from buying soooo many........thanks for the creative inspiration...:)

  13. angie @ the cellar door stories says:

    adorable! i love this idea. anything in jars is a winner in my book 🙂

  14. What a great idea and so simple. Thanks.

  15. Shannah @ Just Us Four says:

    This is such a cute idea! I have a million cupcake wrappers and never know what to do with them. This idea would at least be putting them to good use too!

  16. shirley@housepitalitydesigns says:

    What a great way to display and organize your cupcake wrappers!...So colorful and interesting!

  17. I have a love of cupcake wrappers too. I didn't realize my obsession until I was reorganizing all my baking stuff this last week. I too decided they need to be in a jar in my kitchen. But sadly for me, I don't have a fabulous jar lying around and am now on the hunt for a perfect one. I love yours!

  18. So pretty!
    Great display idea!
    I would love for you to stop by to link it up to my Creative Inspirations party opening late tonight at Embracing Change!
    I would love to have you there!
    Stacey
    https://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

  19. Tanya@TakeSix says:

    What a sweet idea. I even have one of those square jars. I think I will ditch the oatmeal and put my cupcake liners in it! Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

  20. Very cute! Love the idea:)

  21. What a great idea. I love how it gives such a punch of color.

  22. Barb @ A Life in Balance says:

    Love this idea! My friend and I found some vintage wrappers at a local thrift shop, and I never could figure out what to do with them. Putting them in the jar would protect them from dust and grease.

  23. How pretty the liners look in there! It made me happy too! I pinned it.
    Susan
    Homeroad

  24. Absolutely love the look of this. I may have to go buy some cute cupcake wrappers so I ca make this vignette, Perhaps I can work it into one of my boutique flower shop's window displays.

  25. Jenn/Rook No. 17 says:

    Simply beautiful! I'm spotlighting your post on my FB page today.

    Jenn

  26. Dora, the quilter says:

    I've loved those jars for years. Back in the 70's I paid $1.69 for them and used them to store various flours and other kitchen commodities. The other day in Wal-mart I saw some that were about 1/4 the size--and at least 4 times the price.
    Still, they are a classic shape, no matter their size!

  27. My kids got me a jar just like this with sayings on them about things they remember doing as a family for Mother's Day a couple of years ago. I now use it to hold my tea bags. (We drink alot of iced tea.) I wish I had more of them.

    1. I'm always on the look-out for more but so far no luck.

  28. Theresa @DearCreatives says:

    I am right with you {love papers} of all kinds. I store my cupcake liners like that. Just the other day I wanted to buy some pretty floral ones & I let my young daughter talk me out of it. She said I still have liners. You know at some point I will get them or other spring liners to drop in there 😉 I love your jar. Mine isn't vintage but I am on the look out for some.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Theresa ~ I'm with you. I love papers ~ I have far too many journals, notebooks, cardstock and cupcake liners *sigh*

      I hope you find a vintage jar soon.

      Hugs,

      Mary Beth

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  30. Linda L Maybury says:

    You can find these jars at Marshalls. I use mine for the cupcake cups also for chocolate chips, small bottles of vanilla (and others) and any baking supplies that fit in the jar. I have jars of all sizes. Pasta looks great and you can tell at a glance what kind to cook.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Great tips, Linda! Thank you so much.

  31. YOU DO HAVE AWESOME KITCHEN IDEAS !!! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Paula!

  32. NO, NO THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU HAVE HELPED ME & SO MANY OTHERS ON THE QUEST TO A BETTER HOME!!!

  33. I save jars once I have used up the contents. I was them and put them in that useless cupboard above the fridge. They come in handy for all sorts of storage.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      That's a great idea, Cynthia! Thank you for sharing. xo