I decided to tidy up my spices and put some of them into more uniform jars. To make the transfer easier, I make a simple funnel from scrap paper. A paper funnel is also useful when adding peppercorns to a pepper grinder. The funnel size and hole size can be customized to the job, and once you've finished, you can just discard or recycle the funnel.
Step 1: Cut and Fold Paper Square
- Assemble paper, scissors and tape.
- Cut paper into a square and fold it diagonally in half.
- Fold in half again, so that it is in quarters
- Cut the edge of the folded paper into a curve so that the paper, when unfolded, will be round, rather than square. This doesn't have to be perfect - I didn't draw a line, I just cut it freehand.
Step 2: Cut Out Part of Circle and Tape Into a Cone Shape
- Unfold your paper circle, and cut away one quarter
- Overlap the sections of the paper to form a cone and tape edge in place
Step 3: Cut Out Opening at End of Funnel
Flatten the cone, and cut an inverted V shape at the end of the cone to form the hole. The hole size should be large enough to allow the items you plan to transfer to flow freely, but small enough to fit easily within the jar opening. You can make the hole larger if it isn't big enough.
Now your funnel is ready to use. Happy spice organizing!