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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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 🙂
Thanks, Janine! 🙂
That’s so cool! Looks nice and is super creative! Love it!
Thank you. It smells good too. Lol
haha even better 🙂
Awesome job! It looks amazing!
Thank you so much.
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!
Incredible! I bet it gives off a killer aroma as well. My dad and brother got the creative gene in my family, skipped right over me.
Wow that is so creative! beautiful pics!
Impressive, beautiful, my son is very interested in art;I’m going to show your post to him, I think it will inspire him to create something beautiful as well!
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.
Thank you, Shawna. I am glad you liked it. 🙂
Saw you featured over at the Four Seasons Blog Hop and had to come by. This is just incredible. 🙂 What a fantastic idea and what beautiful art!
Thank you very much. I just hopped over to your site. You have some beautiful recipes. Thanks for stopping by. I am following on G+
Amazing… Very Nice… Thank you for sharing at One More Time Events.com