Craftastic Tuesday: A New Take on the Hanging Spice Rack

DIY Hanging Spice Rack


So this is what my spices have looked liked since I got married. That's been almost 4 years now. So I figured I needed a better system. I can't bring myself to "purchase" anything and I am limited on space. I've always liked those magnetic spice containers, but I just don't have the space on the fridge or the money to buy all the containers.

Well, my little guy is eating baby food and we are going through jars like crazy. I was saving them to take to school for projects, but I got an idea. Why not use them for spices!! They are FREE right.

However, where do I put them? So I thought, how about use the space above my counter tops. I mulled it over for a few days and then had the perfect idea on how to get this done.
You'll need your spices, baby food jars, labels (I got mine from good ole' Martha Stewart), magnets, tape, and a sheet of metal. I also used a glue gun and some picture sticky tabs to hang the sheet of metal.

First, clean out your jars and label them. Fill them up and glue your magnets to the top of the lid.

Next, stick your picture stickers onto your sheet of metal. You might need several, just depends on how heavy your sheet is.

Stick the metal up where you want it in your kitchen. Make sure to let it rest to help the adhesive set.


Then put up your spices!

Doesn't it look great. And they are so easy to find.

I am way too excited about this.


Why not use all that unused space right!!!


Now my pantry has a bit more room. Loving it!!!

FYI: I spent maybe $10 for magnets and the sheet of metal. I know I couldn't have gotten matching containers and a spice rack for that little. I call that a good deal. And I never have to worry about finding matching jars. I just need to make sure I have baby food jars around!!!