Storing Sprinkles by Recycling

This is not an earth shattering post or anything but, I wanted to share it with you. Do you remember when I made these starfish cookies? To achieve the look I was going for I mixed several kinds of sprinkles. I have a cabinet full of sprinkles so I have to be creative. I used all the vanilla extract and saved the bottle. It is the perfect size for storing sprinkles you mix.

Storing Sprinkles the simple way thebearfootbaker.comI didn’t have a lot left over so this was just what I needed.

Storing-Sprinkles-by thebearfootbaker.comI used a big container to mix but it is not ideal for storage because I am trying to limit my collection to one cabinet. Fingers crossed that I can stop buying them every time I see them in the store. Seriously, there is something about those colorful little bottles that make me lose control until I have several in my cart. The same goes for Fall magazines. I am not usually an impulse buyer but, those magazines with all the beautiful fall colors and the colorful sprinkles leave me helpless.

Storing-Sprinkles-by thebearfootbaker.comAnyway, the best way I know how to get the sprinkles into my new storage bottle is by using a piping bag. I plan on cutting off the tip anyway for icing so why not take advantage of it.

I told you this “Storing Sprinkles” post was not earth shattering but I need to feel organized and what better way to recycle those cute little McCormick bottles.

For more ideas on storing sprinkles and other organization solutions, check out these fun post and pictures:

The Partiologist- Storing Cookie Cutters
A Cozy Kitchen- Spice Jars
Kailley’s Kitchen- Sprinkle Jars (She got the idea from A Cozy Kitchen.)
Sweet Sugar Belle- Storing Templates and Kopykake Images
Cristin’s Cookies- Cookie Cutter Storage
Bake at 350- Storing Icing Tips & Couplers
Store Your Piping Bags

Happy Creating,



  1. Genius, seriously! They are the perfect size, especially for special colors/mixes that you create on your own :) I never save vanilla bottles, but I think I will now!

    • There are a lot of small bottles that will work well for mixed sprinkles. I bet we will look at bottles and think sprinkles! LOL

  2. So practical, Lisa! I would guess this would work well with little liquor bottles you get on airplanes or hotel minibars. (Not that I’m a heavy drinker or anything. :-P) Thanks for sharing!

  3. This is a really great idea, Lisa! Thanks :)

  4. Piping bag funnel, I agree, Genious! I usually roll up a piece of paper but your idea would work with dry or wet ingredients. You never cease to amaze me my dear friend. BTW: good luck on “limiting” your collection. haaaaaa.

    • I use whatever I have on hand D.J. and it happened to be a McCormick bottle! Hahahah

      PS-I may need professional help to limit my collection! 😉

  5. I have jar issues … I hoard , no, collect, cute ones … Especially square ones.. The hubby doesn’t understand. Guess where my sprinkles are stored. 😉

  6. What a great idea to reuse the vanilla bottles! I always use those little wine bottles to store my homemade coloured sugar and sprinkles. However, we a recipe that uses wine almost every week, so that I can use the bottle :P.

  7. That’s great idea! I save empty sprinkle bottles from other colors and refill – even though they have the wrong color written on the front!!

  8. This is another one of those posts that makes me slap myself in the head. I’ve been looking for a good funnel for ages……duh!!!!! I literally have over a hundred piping bags that are perfect funnels!

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