DIY Spice Rack & Giveaway


DIY Spice Rack | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

My spice cabinet has been a mess since we moved into this house, last July.  Every time I opened the cupboard I was annoyed, and spent forever digging for what I needed.  We had been talking about how to fix it and make it functional, pretty much since the day we moved in.  It was one of those things that just got pushed to the back burner though.  I finally got fed up enough, and took matters into my own hands.

I contacted Freund Container Supply to see if they would like to work together on my project.  They were excited at the prospect, and gladly sent me a case of the containers that I picked out.  Then it was time to get to work, and actually make my vision a reality!

First thing I had to do was decide on the size of my spice rack.  Based on my kitchen, we decided that 16 inches by 20 inches would be perfect.  I went to Michael’s craft store to find a good quality frame that I wanted for the project.  I made sure to find one that had a good mounting system, so it would be easier to hang on the wall.  It was going to be holding a decent amount of weight, so I wanted something that was attached to the frame, not the cardboard backing.

DIY Spice Rack | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

To get the spice jars to stick we used magnets.  There are so many to pick from, so we ordered a few different sizes from K&J Magnets.  In the end, I think the 9/16ths inch size one worked the best.  It was strong enough to hold the full jars, and not have them slip around.  We used super glue to attach the magnets to the back of each jar.

DIY Spice Rack | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

The jars then needed something to stick to.  Lowe’s and Home Depot both had sheets of metal available, but they were so heavy.  I finally asked someone, and they suggested sheets of galvanized duct that is used in HVAC systems.  It is much lighter weight, and much cheaper.  It comes in various sizes, so you can get what is close to what you need.  Then use tin snips, or something similar to cut it down to the size of your frame.

DIY Spice Rack | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

If you wanted an industrial look, you could leave the metal exposed.  I was going for a different look, so I got a swatch of fabric a few inches bigger than my frame.  Stretch the fabric and attach it to the back side of the metal sheet, using hot glue.

DIY Spice Rack | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

You then remove the glass from the frame, and insert your sheet of metal, put the cardboard backing in, and latch it in place.  The final step is to label your jars.  There are lots of ways you can do this.  I chose to buy labels, and print them.  I used these 2 inch circle labels.  There were lots of templates to choose from, so I picked my favorite and printed my labels.

DIY Spice Rack | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Finally, attached the labels.  Then you can hang your frame on the wall, and arrange your spices how you want.  I always put my in alphabetical order, so I can find them easily.

DIY Spice Rack | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Now time for the Giveaway!! 

So, are you inspired to create your own spice rack, or tackle another organizational project yet?  I hope so because Freund Container Supply wants to give you a $100 gift card to get you started!

***This giveaway is for one $100 gift certificate to Freund Container & Supply. Gift certificate will expire on July 31, 2013 . Gift certificate is a one-time use certificate and must be used in its entirety, and any leftover monies on the gift certificate will be forfeited. This giveaway is open to both US and Canadian residents. However, it should be noted that due to current International shipping rates, any Canadian winners will pay higher shipping costs for orders. This giveaway will run from May 4th, 2013 through May 11th, 2013.

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  1. Michelle Hudak says:

    I would get some of the Interlocking Flap File Storage Boxes for sure to organize my craft room and office….love the round metal tins too, would be great for organizing some of my buttons and beads

  2. Belinda says:

    I love this, Erin! I am thinking of making an Advent calendar for a friend using a similar idea.
    On another note, I received my package of goodies. I’ll be taking a photo soon to share!

  3. I was just saying the other day to my husband that we have to figure out something new for our spices…I would use my gift card to start my own spice rack project.

  4. I always need more storage boxes since I never throw anything out

  5. I’m always looking for ways to organize my small kitchen. This looks great!

  6. Oh my gosh, what a great giveaway! I have always wanted a spice rack like yours! Now I want to make one, actually I need to make one. SO that is what I would buy with the gift card!!

  7. I would LOVE to make a spice rack like yours! I hate having lots of things on the counter and go a little crazy when I am trying to find one spice that I need, but can’t find it amongst all the other spices that I have!!

  8. I would get containers for my spices and to organize my bathroom!

  9. containers for kitchen organization

  10. mamotts says:

    organization for the bathroom and kitchen in the bathroom we ave all sorts of homemade sugar scrubs sweet containers would be beautiful

  11. I would get metal tins and food containers. It would help me get more organized!

  12. I like the glass containers, the round and honey pot catch my eye.

  13. I would love, love, love this!

  14. We are both running giveaways at the same time Erin. So cool!

    What a great idea. I love your setup. One of my favorite things to do when going to someones home is to check out their spice rack and see what they have. It says a lot about their culinary tastes.

  15. Andrea D. says:

    I would love this to make a spice rack.

  16. /honey-plastic-bottle-ldpe

  17. I like the snap & lock containers.

  18. Heather B says:

    I would use it to help organize my newly remodeled kitchen.

  19. Susan Christy says:

    I would get the Round Glass Jars & Threaded Metal Cap

  20. Very cool! Looks so neat, tidy and super easy to quickly get what you need!

  21. I would get the Endurance® 20 Qt. Water Bath Canner W/7 Jar Canning Rack

  22. Quick-Lock Shelving would be my choice!

  23. Sonya Morris says:

    I love what you did! I may copy it or get the High-Capacity Wire Bale Air-Seal Glass Jars.

  24. Awesome idea!

  25. I’d love to get my own spice rack!

  26. Wht a terrific idea! I want to modify this for the inside of my cabinet door.

  27. I would love some jars.

  28. I *love* this idea! My spices are such a mess because we just don’t have the cabinet space to store them. I want to do something similar! :)

  29. I’ve actually been meaning to so something just like this! Digging through my cabinet for spices takes way too long. But I think I would want to do my rack like my dads, where it hang on the wall and the jars are upright on their little shelves.

  30. This is such a cute idea! I have a spice rack and a spice “drawer” which seems to help by splaying it all out there…but it is covered in spices. LOL. I would use my gift certificate for a mail to clean my spice collection. :)

  31. Storage bins and seamless tins

  32. I would buy various sized glass jars. I make homemade things like vanilla, dressings, pesto’s, herb vinegars and so much more. I also can a lot so I might get more jars and lids.

  33. I would love to get these spice containers and make this spice rack! It would work perfectly in my kitchen!

  34. I would indeed use it for buying these tins. My spice cabinet is a mess

  35. Kari M says:

    I’d use it for canning supplies.

  36. I would buy some more canning jars. I love that spice rack!

  37. I really like the spice rack idea. I have such limited space!!

  38. Angela Leonard says:

    Ugh my spice cabinet drives me nuts too. I need some help!

  39. Kristin says:

    Erin! I found the card you gave me earlier and finally remembered to check out your blog…this idea is really cute and functional. I think it is a really common problem for a lot of people—great work!

  40. Janet M says:

    Awesome looking project. Very creative. I would love such an organized/neat spice rack. Bravo!

  41. Christy Cummins says:

    Ooo…I want to make this so I would buy the spice tins.

  42. Jill Hartley says:

    Tons of new storage for when the baby comes!!!

  43. Heather Spooner says:

    I’d buy some of the blue canning jars. Thanks!

  44. Great idea that is functional and attractive. It always feels good when we make things ourselves too, great job.

  45. I need to impose order on my various bulk flours and other ingredients. I would get some jars to do the job.

  46. Kara Olson says:

    What a cool idea! So much more fun than my spinning rack!

  47. Kara Olson says:

    Better organization!

  48. I would give it to my sister who is working on restoring her 1930’s kitchen and giving it a creative spark.

  49. rachel says:

    I need some sort of HUGE container to store our 25 pounds of rice!

  50. I have about half of my spices in a system like yours–I need to finish the project!!

  51. I’d buy some cute glass deco bottles so I can finally make homemade vanilla extract and gift it to family during the holidays.

  52. Shelby says:

    not sure what I would use this on for sure…I like the spice rack you did. That would be one idea. Or some glass bottles to store random stuff in? Not sure yet, too many options!

  53. stylefriendly says:

    Glass bottles.

  54. I’d love to buy the Akro-Mils® Akrobins® Plastic Stackable Bins to help organize my boys’ Legos!


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