Ichabod is itchy

September 17, 2006

Marmite spice jars

Filed under: art — by ichabodisitchy @ 5:56 pm

A tip for the marmite-fans amongst you…

We get through quite a bit of marmite– and for some time now have been converting empty marmite jars into colourfully painted spice jars. Not only are they perfect for storing spices (because they’re really dark so no light gets in), but you have all the fun of painting them too.

We had a couple of empties lying around, so spent the afternoon adding to our collection…




  1. Wow — Cathy adores marmite and I can’t tell you how many jars we have got through in her 15 years of life. All dumped into recycling — what a waste! Have sent her a link to your post so I hope we will soon be following your lovely, creative example. Love your jars — especially the one with what looks like a snowdrop on it (but probably isn’t as they are poisonous) — this is Cathy’s special flower as she was born in early Feb.

    Comment by Web editor — September 17, 2006 @ 7:49 pm |Reply

  2. They’re really lovely, Sian! I think I’ll copy you. At the moment I’m using a standard, store-bought spice rack which I ‘cheered’ up for myself by relabelling the spices. Tarragon is labelled “E.coli”; Thyme is “Cryptosporidium Parvum”; my chili powder is “Trichinella”; ginger is “arsenic”; pepper is a favourite – “Ground Glass”. Oddly enough, I’m still amused by it…

    Comment by Susan — September 17, 2006 @ 9:18 pm |Reply

  3. Oh joy, they are great and i’m going to label them ‘Susan’ fashion!!

    Comment by Minx — September 17, 2006 @ 10:41 pm |Reply

  4. now why didn’t I think of this – great idea – more resons to buy marmite

    Comment by skint writer — September 18, 2006 @ 7:52 am |Reply

  5. Can I ask what paint you use? I love this:)

    Comment by Lena — February 16, 2015 @ 3:17 pm |Reply

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