Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Spice up your kitchen…

… with sprinkles!


Blue ones…

Blue Sprinkles

Yellow ones…

Yellow Sprinkles

Colorful ones…



I’ve been wanting to make a sprinkles display for my kitchen for a while now and I finally found this spiceless spice rack that was perfect. It even has a handle so I can carry it around easily. If you want to make one too, and you already have a rack, here are some plain bottles you can use to fill with whatever sprinkles you like.


P. S. I guess I have a thing for bottles. Here’s another display I have. When people come over, they ask me why I have so many spices in my living room. Then I tell them to get a little closer.

Sand Display

Bottled Beaches

I have about 100 beaches from around the world. It’s pretty cool because they are all surprisingly different.

So think outside the box, or bottle in this case and spice things up.

Where to buy:
Spiceless Spice Rack from Amazon. I have also seen it at The Container Store, but it’s been a while.
Plain bottles for sprinkles if you already have a spice rack.
I’ve recently found the sand bottles at Hobby Lobby and The Container Store (plastic ones).

Eicyats Treasures said...

Aloha, I have visited your blog for a while and love all your inspiring ideas. This is fantastic! What a beautiful way to capture nature.
p.s. People in Hawaii are very superstitious about people taking sand off the island. Go figure.
Thanks for the isnpiration.

November 5, 2008 08:31 AM
Tink said...

Those are so cool! Both the sprinkles and the dirt/sand. What a fabulous idea!

November 5, 2008 09:25 AM
q said...

oh wow, your sand collection is amazing !!!

November 5, 2008 09:54 AM
barbichounette said...

C’est super toutes ces petites bouteilles !
J’aime le mélange de couleurs !

November 5, 2008 10:00 AM
The Sugar Fairy said...

I like things that are neat, tidy, simple and pretty so I love your sprinkles rack idea (if only my kitchen was big enough).

Your bottles of sand in the living room is awsome different.

November 5, 2008 10:01 AM
ela'M said...

we needs all. they are amazing spice.

November 5, 2008 10:05 AM
Missy said...

pretty display!

November 5, 2008 10:09 AM
Happy cook said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWW I have never see so much filled sprinkles in mone kitchen and all neatly kept.
Here we don’t get so much varitety so this year when my hubby went to visit my sis i asked her to send me some too.
Love the way you have collected sand from different places.

November 5, 2008 10:22 AM
the projectivist said...

oh my lord that’s so funny!
you’ll have enough for your own beach soon!

November 5, 2008 11:09 AM
Bobbie said...

I love this!!! so how do you have the 100 bottles the same? you bought shares in a company or is it a standard bottle to be found everywhere??

November 5, 2008 11:18 AM
Vashti said...

AMAZING idea! I am in the process of redoing my kitchen… I want a sprinkles rack!

November 5, 2008 11:20 AM
Clumbsy Cookie said...

This is an awesome! Love it!

November 5, 2008 11:30 AM
Hoppo Bumpo said...

I used to have a little bowl of pebbles collected from diffreent places. Your beach samples take things to a whole new level – that looks amazing!

November 5, 2008 11:37 AM
BeachMama said...

Oh I love this display! I have several jars around the house, but nothing so substantial. Wonderful.

November 5, 2008 12:09 PM
Atticelf said...

I love your sand collection (sprinkles too)! What a great idea.


November 5, 2008 12:18 PM
landa said...

Oh, I am totally in love with your displays. Thank you for posting about it.

November 5, 2008 12:20 PM
Jessica said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your sand collection. Everytime I visit a new beach–I always feel like I should take some sand or rocks home with me. My husband thinks I am crazy. I need to show him this…what a great way to display your collection!!

November 5, 2008 12:23 PM
Kristen said...

I love this idea…how pretty

November 5, 2008 12:23 PM
Susie said...

I love both those ideas!!

November 5, 2008 12:45 PM
chocolatechic said...

I love your beaches.

I need some great bottles for all my spices, let alone all my sprinkles.

November 5, 2008 12:51 PM
Natashya said...

Beautiful. I want to do that!
Mine are all in baggies in decorative lunch boxes. If it were up to me the entire kitchen would be covered in baking accoutrements.

November 5, 2008 12:52 PM
wiff said...

wow, what an awesome idea! thanks for the inspiration!

November 5, 2008 01:06 PM
Jen said...

Love the sprinkles display! Where did you find the spice rack? I must get one!
My bro-in-law is a pastry chef. It would be great to give him somehting like this for Christmas or birthday or when ever….

And the sand display! WOW you’re right. You’d never think that sand could be so different just because it was found on a different beach. What a clever way to display them.

November 5, 2008 01:24 PM
Candace said...

that is so awesome! I love it. Your blog is so inspiring. I tried the pumpkin cookies you did but they came out so moist that once they cooled they stuck together really bad…they were still delish but I’m wondering if they should’ve cooked longer maybe?

November 5, 2008 01:32 PM
Megan said...

Pretty sweet and pretty smart. They are so colorful. Love the sand. You’ve been around, haven’t you?

November 5, 2008 01:33 PM
Kristen said...

That has got to be the best idea for a Souvenir. My gosh, sooo many beaches, so little time! LOL What’s a girl to do?

November 5, 2008 01:35 PM
raegan said...

Howdy! I’m actually from Destin, FL but now living in Virginia. Let me know if I can expand your collection with some Virginia Beach sand. :)

November 5, 2008 01:36 PM
VeggieGirl said...

Oh my, all those sprinkles!! Lovely!!

November 5, 2008 01:44 PM
Bridget said...

I have a thing for jars, too, but never do anything with them! :) LOVE the sprinkle idea and if I went anywhere, I would try the sand. ;) That is cool!

November 5, 2008 01:56 PM
Dana said...

This is fabulous! I love texture & think the mix of the sand texture contained in the glass is smart!

November 5, 2008 02:14 PM
Courtney said...

Your sand display is so creative! It’s amazing how different each beach is…wow!

November 5, 2008 02:15 PM
Mattias, Karissa & Enzo said...

WOW! Very cool! You are so creative!

November 5, 2008 02:16 PM
Jenn said...

I have always wanted to do the beach sand display, but I need to visit more beaches! 2 bottles is really unimpressive.

November 5, 2008 02:21 PM
Angie P said...

VERY cool idea!

November 5, 2008 02:24 PM
Gina Geigley said...

Cute!! Where did you find those jars for your sand? I have been looking for something like those for my son’s room (will tell you later! ;)

November 5, 2008 02:30 PM
Embun said...

your sand bottles are so cool. fab idea!
btw, ive been following your blog for a while and love it. keep it up. :)

November 5, 2008 02:32 PM
Shari said...

I have been looking for a the right spice rack to do this for MONTHS!!! THANK YOU for posting this!!! LOVE it!!!!

November 5, 2008 02:49 PM
Mary said...

I love your sand display. What kind of jars do you use for it?

November 5, 2008 02:51 PM
Emily Rose said...

wow that is so creative! the sprinkles and the sand both look beautiful in those little jars!

November 5, 2008 03:02 PM
Liz Wilcken said...

have you got samoa sand? I LOVE black sand. Confession: I love sleeping with sand in my bed to scrub around with my hands and feet. My hubby says he doesn’t mind it :) But the black sand my parents brought me isn’t abrasive enough for “scrubbing” because it’s sooo fine. It almost feels plush it’s so fine!

November 5, 2008 03:05 PM
Its_Cin said...

Wow, how cool, I love both the spice rack with the sprinkles but the sand what an amazing idea..

November 5, 2008 03:26 PM
Shephalli said...

How adorable!!

November 5, 2008 03:26 PM
ko said...

i am so doing that! GREAT IDEA!

November 5, 2008 03:31 PM
Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

I love the sprinkle rack, such a cute idea! And the sand! I wish I had saved some from each spot I visited, I guess I’ll have to start now :-)

November 5, 2008 03:34 PM
45 said...

Ok, it’s official…YOU are the MOST creative person EVER!! These are fantastic ideas – you are amazing – thank you for sharing them and inspiring US!

November 5, 2008 03:36 PM
Jennifer said...

Hi, just discovered your blog last night, and love it. Where did you find your spice rack?

November 5, 2008 03:41 PM
elizabeth said...

i love your beach “spice rack”! How original and creative.

November 5, 2008 04:17 PM
Brandy said...

Amazing ideas on your site. My mum sent me the link yesterday and I am hooked already.

I would also like to know where you got your spice rack/bottles for your sprinkles. I am in the middle of redoing my kitchen and as I am a cake decorator that would fit perfectly for me.

November 5, 2008 04:20 PM
patsy said...

I have a sand collection too!!
It’s way smaller than yours though- I love that yours is in your living room- mine is in the master bath-

great sprinkles idea- you amaze me!

November 5, 2008 04:25 PM
rachel whetzel said...

That is SO FUNNY!! I collect salt and pepper shakers for my dirt!!

November 5, 2008 04:29 PM
Andrea said...

I love the idea of collecting sand from different locations and displaying them. Brillant. Make me wonder what I could collect?
Thanks again for another great idea

November 5, 2008 04:37 PM
Dana Treat said...

What a beautiful idea!

November 5, 2008 04:40 PM
Reese said...

Ok, I really want a sprinkle collection too. You and my sister are the only two people in the world with a dirt collection. I have sent her dirt from EVERYWHERE! Hers is not so pretty. My brother-in-law will be so sad that the dirt collection will be coming into the living roon soon.
Thanks for the fun!

November 5, 2008 04:43 PM
nicole said...

That is so neat. I’m going to have to find that spice rack.

November 5, 2008 04:47 PM
ConnieC said...

I love the beach display. I’ve been collecting sand and shells when we go to the beach, I didn’t think about displaying them in the living room. I may have to put up a new shelf just for beach jars.

November 5, 2008 04:49 PM
Dawn in CA said...

Isla Mujeres is one of my all-time favorite places. And my goodness, 100+ beaches? You are a lucky girl.

November 5, 2008 04:53 PM
Steph said...

Oh wow. I love the sprinkles. The sand, though, blows my mind! It’s amazing. Have you visited all of those beaches?

November 5, 2008 04:58 PM
Glenda said...

Wow Bakerella, I love these. I too have a thing for bottles and boxes. The problem is, I don’t know what to do with them. I love the sprinkles! The sand is also very cool, i wish I could say I’d been to that many beaches, but my sand collection would be very small.

November 5, 2008 05:11 PM
Marie said...

I LOVE the sprinkles rack. What a great way to add some color to your kitchen!
My one bottle of sand is now used to hold up some fake orchids (blasphemous, I know) in a vase. It’s been a great way to show it without it just taking up space.

November 5, 2008 05:13 PM
Tink said...

Wow! That’s awesome! Thanks for the tip.

November 5, 2008 05:16 PM
My First Kitchen said...

I’m drooling. I’m a sucker for jars and tins and labels and shelving and symmetry and color… oh my goodness. GREAT photos. And I love the sand idea. I need to visit more beaches!

November 5, 2008 05:24 PM
Anonymous said...

Ok, that sand display is awesome! I love the sprinkles idea too. TFS!

November 5, 2008 05:33 PM
LaDue & Crew said...

Waaaay cool! And I thought sand was sand! Ok, now we have to see a pic of the whole living room… lounge chairs..? Gorgeous tanned men in place of the end tables holding your drink? {{{giggle}}}

November 5, 2008 05:51 PM
Karen said...

Love the beaches collection! What a great idea!

November 5, 2008 05:53 PM
Amanda, Mandy, Manda, Tomato said...

Very cool.

November 5, 2008 06:20 PM
Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

I love both “spice” racks! I think I want a sprinkles rack of my own!

November 5, 2008 06:24 PM
sukesgirl said...

I love both ideas. My daughter would never leave me alone about the sprinkles though. I think the sand is a great idea, wow!

November 5, 2008 06:37 PM
m?d?lina said...

why are you so cool?? lol

November 5, 2008 06:41 PM
m?d?lina said...

why are you so cool?? lol

November 5, 2008 06:41 PM
m?d?lina said...

why are you so cool?? lol

November 5, 2008 06:41 PM
m?d?lina said...

why are you so cool?? lol

November 5, 2008 06:41 PM
m?d?lina said...

why are you so cool?? lol

November 5, 2008 06:41 PM
m?d?lina said...

why are you so cool?? lol

November 5, 2008 06:41 PM
m?d?lina said...

why are you so cool?? lol

November 5, 2008 06:41 PM
m?d?lina said...

why are you so cool?? lol

November 5, 2008 06:41 PM
Jaina said...

That’s so neat. I love that idea.

November 5, 2008 06:44 PM
T-mom said...

while helping in my son’s second grade class I met one of his classmates and she was telling me of her collection of dirt! I thought it was pretty cute – she had dirt from a lot of different states! Can’t wait to see how it continues when she grows up….

November 5, 2008 07:07 PM
Anonymous said...

That is truly a very creative idea, but what can I say to the queen of creativity….
Patty Miami,FL

November 5, 2008 07:11 PM
Laurie said...

What a great way to “spice” up my kitchen. Where did you get those great heart shape candies??

November 5, 2008 08:06 PM
Katie said...

I LOVE the pretty bottles of sprinkles. AND I love the sand idea….I’m going to pitch it to my husband. Maybe we’ll steal it, I hope you don’t mind.

November 5, 2008 08:20 PM
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November 5, 2008 08:20 PM
MarcyG. said...

My husband collects sand also! I thought he was the only one! Love your blog.

November 5, 2008 08:39 PM
Trisha said...

This is the cutest thing I have ever seen! I love it!!!

November 5, 2008 08:48 PM
Ale said...

My god! That is soooooo awesome! One of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while!!!! :D All those mini beaches in your living room :D

November 5, 2008 09:10 PM
Lauren said...

If you want another spiceless spice rack withOUT having to transfer spices from jar to jar, check out the SpiceStack spice rack at It holds 18+ bottles from the grocery store and takes up less space in your kitchen.

Happy Organizing!

November 5, 2008 09:10 PM
sharyl said...

oh. my. God. what a clever clever idea! oh what i would give for a bigger kitchen to accomodate all the sprinkles the world has to offer!

November 5, 2008 09:20 PM
Momma Bear said...

Oh Wow I never thought about that. I have sand from a black beach in Hawaii and some for the White beach in Siesta Key Fla. That I was needed to find a way to display. That is a great idea

November 5, 2008 09:36 PM
Emily said...

What a great idea!!! Your display is amazing!

November 5, 2008 10:14 PM
Kris said...

I love this! So cute, thanks for the inspiration.

Since you must love sprinkles as much as I do do you know where I can find the chocolate sprinkles that look square? Like the ones shown here?
link to

I cna’t find them but maybe if I knew their name I could google them.

November 5, 2008 10:19 PM
Pattty Treviño said...


November 5, 2008 10:51 PM
Christina said...

I love your sprinkle rack! I would love to have one in my kitchen, but my boys would always be raiding it. Out of site, out of mind!

I love the bottles of sand too, I brought some back from Mexico 10 years ago and had it in a little jar in my bathroom. It has since been spilled down the drain. My kids are just way to curious!

I love your blog, and have made cupcake bites a few times. They are always a big hit!

November 5, 2008 11:08 PM
Renee said...

What a neat idea!

November 5, 2008 11:16 PM
GardenGoose said...

how very neat!

November 5, 2008 11:36 PM
Melissa said...

What a cool idea. I love the beachy bottles!

November 6, 2008 12:30 AM
Rissa said...

The sand is so cool! I only wish I had thought of it before our last 2 cruise trips!

Where did you get your bottles/jars that have the sand in them?

November 6, 2008 12:39 AM
The Gomes Family said...

That is the greatest idea about the sand in the bottles!

November 6, 2008 12:54 AM
mimi said...

okay the sprinkles are cool.

but i don’t know what is more cool – your idea to bottle the sand, or the fact that you’ve been to 100 beaches!! anyhoo, it looks totally awesome!!

November 6, 2008 01:01 AM
Stephanie said...

Ok, first of all, the sprinkles are so darling! How fun with all those bright colors.

And then you spring the beach sand on us. AMAZING!! How interesting of a display. I love it and am SO jealous!

November 6, 2008 01:02 AM
Loni said...

I ADORE your sanad collection! We started collecting sand every time we went to the beach, but never had a good container for it, so I gave up. I wish I had a FABULOUS idea like you did!

November 6, 2008 01:48 AM
Hilary said...

Beautiful photos (as usual) of the sprinkles, and what an inspiring, clever idea for the sand. It is so cool to see the difference in all the beaches. Thanks for sharing!

November 6, 2008 01:54 AM
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