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Genius DIY Spice Rack Ideas For A More Organized Kitchen

Gordon Ramsay wannabes tend to stock all kinds of spices in their kitchens. If your workstation is cluttered with spices all over the place, try these DIY spice rack ideas and make your kitchen worthy of a Michelin star chef.

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DIY spice rack ideas that will surely spice up your kitchen

1. Traditional spice racks in labeled containers

in labeled containers  Genius DIY Spice Rack Ideas for a More Organized Kitchen

Perhaps the easiest of all these spice rack ideas is to use what you already have but with an added twist.

Just organize your spices in uniform containers and label them accordingly. This is especially helpful for those who have a wide collection of spices for many cooking experiments and recipes that they love to try.

What you will need:

  • Recycled glass jars
  • Paintbrush and chalkboard paint
  • Schurer
  • olive oil
  • 100 grams of bicarbonate of soda

Do it yourself:

  1. Start by washing your jars and removing the labels on them. Most of it should be washed off with warm water.
  2. For glue that won’t come off, mix together oil and bicarbonate of soda. Once done, apply it to the required area and leave it overnight.
  3. Scrape it off in the morning using your square before washing the jars again.
  4. Draw two layers of rectangular labels on your jars using chalkboard paint, fill them with spices and label as needed.

2. Recycled pallet racks

Pallet wood spice rack  Genius DIY Spice Rack Ideas for a More Organized Kitchen

If you’re thinking of great DIY spice rack ideas, you can’t go wrong with recycling an old pallet.

Pallets are one of the best sources of wood for numerous DIY projects because they are sturdy, inexpensive, and easy to find. Make sure to look for pallets that look fresh rather than pallets used in wet products and chemical products.

What you will need:

  • An old wooden bed
  • Hammer and nails
  • Sander
  • the saw
  • wood stain

Do it yourself:

  1. Design your spice rack depending on the size of your kitchen and where you plan to install it.
  2. Take apart your pallet and sort out the wood. Separate the parts that are still in good condition from the parts that need to be cut
  3. Clean the pieces of wood by sawing the wood into the sizes, shapes and sections you need. Then, clean up the pieces using your sander.
  4. Assemble your spice rack and use wood stain to color it to your liking.

Pro tip: You can install cup hooks on the bottom of your pallet spice rack and use it as storage for your measuring cups and spoons.

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3. Test tube spice rack

Test tube spice rack

Cooking, as we all know, is both a science and an art. Take the idea to a whole new level by using test tubes and their racks as containers for your spices.

What you will need:

  • Scrap wood
  • Sandpaper
  • Test tube

Do it yourself:

  1. Take a strip of wood and drill holes in it that are large enough to fit the test tubes.
  2. Smooth the wood strip using sandpaper and apply wood stain to give it a rustic finish.
  3. Mount your DIY test tube rack on your kitchen wall.
  4. Pour the spices into your test tube, cover with a cork and label accordingly. Most test tubes should be large enough to hold about 2-3 tablespoons. spices

Pro tip: Not really in the mood for some DIY-ing? Save the extra effort by purchasing a stainless steel or wooden test tube rack.

4. Hanging magnetic spice rack

Spice rack

One of the most aesthetically pleasing spice rack ideas is to build a magnetic spice rack. It’s clean, colorful, perfect for your kitchen, and saves you tons of drawer and cabinet space.

What you will need:

  • Magnetic spice tin
  • Spice tin wall base
  • Paintbrush and chalkboard paint
  • Paint pen or chalk pen
  • screwdriver
  • wall anchor

Do it yourself:

  1. Start by removing the lids from your magnetic spice cans and painting half of each lid using your chalkboard paint. This should give you enough space for your label without covering the spices. Apply a second coat if necessary
  2. While waiting for the lid paint to dry, fill your jars with spices and label them with Post-its so you don’t mix them up later.
  3. Install wall anchors on your wall, line up the steel base, and drill screws into your anchors.
  4. Cover your spices and simply stick them into the magnetic base.

For a more DIY version of this, use jars you already have and buy magnetic strips instead. Glue them to the lids of your jars and stick them to any magnetic surface

If you want to save even more money, you can replace the magnets on that refrigerator and stick your magnetic jars on it instead.

5. Classic soda bottle crate rack


If you are a lover of all things vintage, this will definitely be one of the best spice rack ideas for you.

Just go to your nearest antique store and look for old soda bottle cases Compartments should be perfect for all the herbs and spices you have lying around.

What you will need:

  • Vintage Soda Crate
  • empty space
  • Picture hanger
  • Hammer and nails

Do it yourself:

  1. Depending on the condition of your vintage soda crate, you may want to paint or stain it. But if you prefer the old design, vacuum it to remove dust that has accumulated inside.
  2. Use picture hangers and attach metal strips to the back of the soda crate. Each of these hooks should be strong enough to hold 75 pounds.
  3. Arrange your spices on the spice rack. You can also cover the hooks by placing spice containers on top of your newly attached shelf.

Done testing out these spice rack ideas for your spices? Why not organize your entire kitchen with these 8 kitchen organization ideas courtesy of Kristen McGowan:


No matter how big your kitchen is, organizing all those herbs and spices can be a hassle, especially for home cooks. These DIY spice rack ideas will help you decorate your kitchen, save some space in it, and stop you from digging through your drawers to find spices.

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