Spice Up Your Art. Herb & Spice Art.

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I come from a family with a creative gene. When I was a little girl, my grandmother’s house was covered with drawings and paintings that she collected from my aunts and uncles over the years. One of the most interesting pieces was a landscape that my aunt Melanie had made. It was crafted out of different oats and grains. I always found it fascinating.
This weekend, I was cleaning out our spice cabinet. It is shocking how old some of the spices are in our home. I have been wanting to toss them for a while, but my husband hates throwing anything out. He doesn’t like to waste. All these herbs & spices brought to mind my aunt’s artwork. Instead of throwing them out, I thought we would experiment a little.

I started with a sturdy piece of scrapbook paper & drew out my design. I chose an owl because I love owls. In small sections, I outlined my drawing in glue. For smaller details, I used a toothpick to spread the glue. I shook out the spice and shook the paper lightly to spread the spice out until it covered the glue completely. The excess was poured onto a paper plate to use later. I continued to work in small sections, using dark spices for dark sections & lighter ones for light sections. Allow the glue to dry in between changing spices.

Herbs & spices used in my picture:

Pepper,garlic salt,oregano,paprika,parsley,bay leaves,celery salt & ground cloves



I hope you enjoyed our spice art.

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  1. Ok, that was truly impressive that you used spices for something so beautifully designed. I could so see my husband do something like this, because he too is an artist and creative. Me not so much, but still love it and thank you for sharing 🙂

  2. What a neat idea! We’ve done this with glitter and rice, but never spices. That’d be particularly cute at Christmas with holiday-related spices. Thanks for sharing your idea! I think I might even be able to get an older kid to do this!

  3. I can’t wait to show my sister this. What a cool way to clean up the spice drawer. She also has her grandkids every Wednesday this could be a great project. Thank you for sharing it on our Four Seasons Blog Hop. Pinning now.

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