spices tops

Two years ago I made spice boxes for my friends as Christmas gifts. (Two years ago i didn’t have a craft blog, so I’ve got some catching up to do.) I had seen something similar in a fancy catalog somewhere and thought it looked pretty easy to re-create. So I called up Nerdberg Scientific, or some such appropriately named chemistry supply company, and bought a bunch of vials with corks. The Nerdberg guys acted slightly bothered with my request, but I think they were secretly pleased to get a break from the usual client. A good way to customize this gift is to pick a spice theme. For example my boyfriend likes to make chili, so I printed out a bunch of chili powder recipes and filled the vials with spices that the recipes called for.