How To Make A Spice Rack

I’m VERY excited about sharing this project with you! It’s probably my favourite project (so far) that I’ve done in our house.

It’s our wall-mounted, magnetic spice rack.

I love it!

It makes finding spices and herbs so easy, plus I love how it looks hanging on the wall! Here’s how I made it …

How To Build A Wall Mounted Spice Rack - Photo 1

First off I bought some of these jars from Amazon. They had gold lids which I wasn’t gone on, so I decided to spray paint them with chalkboard paint so that I could handwrite the names on the lids – this also means it is easy to change the contents as you just wipe the writing off with a damp cloth and rewrite the new label.

Next … and this part took forever …. I had to wait for the Irish weather to stay dry enough for me to spray paint outside!

So when the weather finally co-operated, I covered some chopping boards with newspaper and lined up my lids.

How To Build A Wall Mounted Spice Rack - Photo 3Then I spray painted a coat of primer (and sprayed the grass a bit too, oops!)

How To Build A Wall Mounted Spice Rack - Photo 4And once that was dry I (added another large sheet of newspaper under the covered chopping boards to protect the grass!)  spray painted them with a couple of coats of chalkboard paint (letting each coat dry fully).

How To Build A Wall Mounted Spice Rack - Photo 5Once the lids were all dry I rubbed each one with the side of a piece of chalk and rubbed the chalk all over the lid – this is to prep the lid to ‘take’ the chalk. If you don’t do this then the chalk won’t write properly.

How To Build A Wall Mounted Spice Rack - Photo 6Next I wrote the names of each spice and herb on a jar lid, and then filled them all up! That was that, spice jars completed!

At this stage you could completely just pop them all in a drawer or into a cupboard, but our kitchen is tiny and we’re very tight for space so I wanted to hang them up on the wall, as I’d seen others do on pinterest.

How To Build A Wall Mounted Spice Rack - Photo 7So I also bought this large magnetic board from IKEA.

How To Build A Wall Mounted Spice Rack - Photo 8Which I covered in chalkboard adhesive paper from Amazon.

How To Build A Wall Mounted Spice Rack - Photo 9Once smoothed on I just trimmed the edges.

How To Build A Wall Mounted Spice Rack - Photo 10Then I just put my herbs and spices in alphabetical order.

How To Build A Wall Mounted Spice Rack - Photo 11And wrote each name on the board and attached the jars. I had placed a small magnet on the inside of each lid but forgot to take a photo. I used these magnets which are small but very strong!

Isn’t it pretty? I love all the different coloured spices and how they ‘pop’ against the black.

How To Build A Wall Mounted Spice Rack - Photo 12We hung the board using strong fishing line that my lovely father-in-law gave us. The rack is pretty heavy so he gave us line that can support 100lbs, so we’re DEFINITELY covered!

How To Build A Wall Mounted Spice Rack - Photo 13I also added two small, clear command hooks at the bottom of the board to hang up all my measuring spoons. Great having everything in one place!

How To Build A Wall Mounted Spice Rack - Photo 14I couldn’t stop staring at it for ages after we hung it up. I just love it!

How To Build A Wall Mounted Spice Rack - Photo 15The fact that the lids are labelled as well means that if we’ve a few jars on the counter when we’re cooking we still know what everything is, making it easy to put them all back in the right spot.

How To Build A Wall Mounted Spice Rack - Photo 16And it’s freed up an entire section of our cupboard!

Wall art and extra storage – win win :-)

How To Build A Wall Mounted Spice Rack - Photo 17

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  1. Love this! It looks fab

  2. So cute! Found you via the Someday Crafts linky party!

    It’s Always Ruetten

  3. I LOVE THIS! I need to do this. Our spices are all jumbled in our cupboard taking up so much room, and impossible to find. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Thanks Kenz! Coming from a true DIYer like yourself that really is a compliment :-) You won’t be short of storage once you get that amazing new kitchen in though!

  4. I LOVE this! Our kitchen is tiny and we are running out of space for everything. My spices end up all mixed up and thrown in a small pantry closet with everything else. This would be a great way to organize it, plus it looks cute. I’m pinning this to try!! I would love for you to share this on my Sweet Tooth Tuesdays blog link party. It’s not just for recipes, but craft and DIY projects. It’s still going on this week.

  5. saw this through somewhat simple’s link party – it looks awesome! you have inspired me to create my own, that’s for sure! have a great weekend! – amber,

  6. vmg206 says:

    This is fantastic! I love how all the bottles match and it’s easy to see what you have!
    I’m visiting you today from Keeping It Simple. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat) and I’d love for you to link up! I hope you get a chance to stop by, link up and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

    • Thanks Megin! Glad you liked it. I’m still smitten with it myself :-) Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I have linked the post up to your party now and also added it to my ‘link parties’ page.

  7. This is brilliant. I am going to have to make one of these in my new home.

  8. Very neat idea – I’ve seen those metallic boards at IKEA and now I have a great project to go with it!

    So glad you linked up with us at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Link and Hop.

    Have a wonderful week~
    Sharon and Denise!

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  9. Really love this. ;) Thanks for linking it! Check back on Monday to see if you were featured!


  10. Great idea! I love it! Thanks for sharing it at Monday Funday!

  11. Hi Sarah! Thank you for linking up to last week’s Get Crafty Friday! Your spice rack has been featured this week. Stop by and check it out! Have a great weekend!


  12. suburbsmama says:

    Love your spice rack! Thank You so much for sharing on last weeks party. Hope to see more from you on my next party.

  13. Looove this!!!!!!!!Do you make these and sell them?


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