Friday, November 8, 2013

DIY - Magnetic Spice Rack

This isn't my invention at all. I saw this on A Beautiful Mess and it was one craft I knew would work for me. I've said this a bunch of times but my place is small and doesn't really have much in the way of storage. Everything has to be out so it also has to look nice. I wanted to display my spices more so because of my deep cupboards and forgetfulness (see my cupboard re-do from yesterday). Now I know exactly what spices I have, what I need and I can clearly see when I'm running low. It's awesome! I think I will use spices more now because they are right next to the stove and clearly visible.

On ABM, they used a magnetic board to display their spices but I decided to use my underutilized fridge. I have a stainless steel one so only the side is magnetic. The only part that is visible is between the top of the counter and the bottom of the upper cabinet. Perfect spot for spices since the fridge is right next to the stove!

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You can consult the original DIY on ABM here but this is what I did. I ordered the jars online here and ordered 25 (I linked to the specific jar I bought). They were actually pretty reasonably priced and I will have extras for when I want to add more spices down the road. Then, I just picked up a basic set of circle labels and a perfect green sharpie from Staples. I ordered circle magnets online but they didn't come soon enough and I wanted to get this project done. When I was organizing my craft bins for this DIY, I found some magnets I had ordered on Etsy a long time ago. I just taped them to the back of the jars with clear tape. That was it! I might swap them for the ones that just came from Amazon or leave them as is for now.

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The jars are the perfect size for the smaller spice jars you get at the store. If you buy one of the larger ones, just pour what you want in the jar and put the rest in the back of the cupboard. I think this will also be a lot easier when baking because it will be much easier to get the measuring spoon into this jar opening than the tiny one they come in! Plus, I can buy spices from markets or specialty stores now. Since they usually come in bagies, I was always hesitant to get them before. Horizons=expanded! haha

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PS, I also alphabetized mine cause I'm cool like that...


3 comments:

  1. I have a friend that does this with her spices too! I think it makes a lot of sense! Yours turned out great!

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  2. Nice! Looks so organized... my spices are all over the kitchen in different cupboards - I shold do this

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  3. nancy @ adore to adornNovember 8, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    I love how neat and organized it is. It's also great to have on the fridge with everything else you reach for! =)

    xo,
    nancy

    www.adoretoadorn.com

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