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DIY Travel Spice Kit is Great for Camping!

Turn a pill organizer into a travel spice kit for camping. So smart! Get the free printable labels here – and learn how to do it. You can make this camping spice kit in just a matter of minutes, and for cheap!

Skills Required: None. you can make this organizer with absolutely no previous crafting skills. That’s how easy it is.

DIY travel spice kit

When it comes to camping, one of the most important things to learn is how to organize effectively. It doesn’t matter if you are driving an RV or wearing everything on your back; you want to save as much room as possible!

Camping Spice Containers

When I used to camp all the time, the focus was on limiting the weight of utensils and food items. Every little bit you can save helps, and here’s a camping hack I learned back in the day that might help you now: a DIY camping spice kit. This cool little travel spice kit keeps you from dragging a ton of heavy spice bottles around.

DIY travel spice container

It’s pretty ingenious really – a pill container from the drugstore turned into a travel spice container! You don’t have to skimp on seasoning your food which this handy dandy organizer . . . it’s easy to make and you can carry up to seven spices at once. It’s very lightweight, too.

Camping Spice Kit on a Budget

There aren’t a lot of tips for this project because it’s *that* easy. Having said that, I’ll give you a tip to save on the cost of the project – you can get pill organizers all day long from the dollar store. My local Dollar Tree has them.

However I can’t guarantee that my printables will fit any tray you purchase – but I can encourage you to shrink them to fit by changing the scale of your printout, if necessary.

If you want to use the EXACT pill tray that I did, which my labels fit exactly, you can get it here for $6. It’s an extra large tray and is very durable. In fact, I actually made this project in 2015 and I’m still using it this year!

DIY travel spice kit materials

DIY Travel Spice Container

Gather These Supplies

Step One - cut out the spice container labels

Step 1. Print your spice labels on sturdy paper (it doesn’t matter whether inkjet or laserjet). You have been provided with two different colorways and orientations for a total of 20 tags, but feel free to make your own based on the spices that you love! Once you’ve printed your labels, cut out the ones of your choosing.

TIP #1: You may need to adjust the size of the labels based on the size of your container; your printer should have a percentage (%) size and/or scale listed in the page setup. You can decrease or enlarge the size of the labels to fit using this function.

Step Two - use double stick tape

Step 2. Add double stick tape to the backs of all of your labels.

Step Three - secure the labels down on the pill container

Step 3. Carefully smooth them onto the tops of each individual compartment on your container.

Step Four - add the spices to the spice container

Step 4. When you’re done with your travel spice kit, simply fill each compartment of your camping spice kit with the appropriate spices! But let’s say you want a little added protection?

Step Five - cut out the labels

Step 5. I’ll show you how to achieve this with the blue label colorway. Cut out the labels as you did before, adding double stick tape and smoothing onto the compartments.

Step Six - secure the labels with tape

Step 6. Simply cut a piece of packing tape slightly larger than each compartment. Place it down and smooth, being careful not to get any wrinkles.

Step Seven - trim the labels

Step 7. Open each container lid and pull back; use the scissors to trim. Smooth down the edges and repeat for the other travel spice container compartments. That’s it!

Plus, the tape gives you some added durability and waterproofing for more rugged trips.

DIY camping spice container

The nice thing is that in both cases, you can remove the labels and re-use your camping spice container for your actual pills! Or whatever else you like.

Simply pour the remaining spices back into their original bottles and wash out the container. I love that this travel spice kit isn’t permanent if I don’t want it to be.

Easy and cheap DIY camping spice kit

My family is planning on taking an RV trip down the West Coast early next year, and I can’t wait to show them this brilliant travel spice container idea! They’re going to be so impressed. Be sure to make and take it on your next camping adventure.

Yield: 1 organizer

Travel Spice Kit

DIY travel spice kit

This travel spice kit is perfect to take on trips, especially camping! It's so easy to make, and there's a printable included.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $6

Materials

  • Printer and ink with paper
  • Spice Label Printable
  • Pill container in the size of your choice
  • Double stick tape
  • Packing tape (optional)

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Print the spice labels on sturdy paper (it doesn’t matter whether inkjet or laserjet). Once you’ve printed the labels, cut them out.
  2. Add double stick tape to the backs of all of the labels.
  3. Carefully smooth the labels onto the tops of each individual compartment on the container.
  4. If you would like extra protection, simply cut a piece of packing tape slightly larger than each compartment. Place it down and smooth, being careful not to get any wrinkles.
  5. Open each container lid and pull back; use the scissors to trim. Smooth down the edges and repeat for the other travel spice container compartments.
  6. To finish, fill each compartment with the appropriate spices.

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I’d love for you to try this camping spice container and let me know how it went in the comments! I’d also love for you to check out these other

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