Feautured Image Credit: Studio Plumb
If you’re anything like me, then your spice cabinet or drawer is a bit messy! I don’t always have time to put things back where they go… especially when they don’t have a specific spot where they came from in the first place. That’s why I put together this list of the best spice rack ideas and organization tutorials so we can both get our spices under control
Here are the spice racks I’m in love with:
Farmhouse Spice Rack
Source: Home Made Lovely
Who knew you could use cheap Ikea frame ledges as stunning holders for spices in a kitchen? I absolutely the set up of this kitchen. And my favorite part about it happens to be the unique spice rack! This is the perfect DIY project for those of us who don’t have time to measure, sand, bolt, and drill but just want something that’s going to work (and look good at the same time) Unused Ikea frame ledges will you set you back about $20, IF THAT, and will have your kitchen looking modern, neat, and ridiculously organized. She has a super cute sign on the top shelf, with spices in mason jars on the shelves below that give a nice farmhouse charm to the kitchen. How stunning does this look?
Simple Spice Storage
Source: Rocky Hedge Farm
This is A-mason! Putting your spices in a mason jar means a lot of different things. First of all, mason jars are in. Using them for anything will make your trendier lol… The best part about mason jars? Filling them with spices means it’s rare you would ever run out. I always find myself running out of the little containers that spices come in, and it hits you before you know it. You’ll be able to see exactly what you have left. Plus, no building involved here! You can place the jars wherever you see it working in your kitchen, and create the cute little tags like beanie babies have to label them. “Jam” to these mason jars all year long!
Simple Spice Drawer Organization
Source: Garden Betty
This idea for storing your spices is sure to SPICE up your life! Not only do I love the idea of using mason jars for spices because the colors and combinations look amazing, but this idea takes it to the next level. Using a drawer, you can easily place each labeled spice in a long drawer. When you open up the drawer, the colors are stunning and look so cool! You can either build in your own drawer or use one that’s not being used in the kitchen already, requiring hardly any work if that’s the case. Love is an open DRAWER, and I am in love with this idea!
Floating Shelf Spice Rack
Source: Jess Ann Kirby
I’m in love with this floating shelf spice rack! It’s modern, it’s simple and it’s super easy to access all your spices. If you have room in your kitchen to hang a few of these up, I’m sure you won’t regret it. While this isn’t a tutorial, they did completely redo their kitchen… which turned out amazing in my opinion. Plus, I love checking out before and after pictures. If you need help building your own shelves, check out my post on the best DIY floating shelf tutorials
Scrap Wood Spice Rack
Source: Anika’s DIY Life
This may be too gorgeous for spices, just saying… You would never even believe that this patterned and layered DIY spice rack is made with scrap wood. It doesn’t get more affordable and easier to find than scrap wood, especially if you or a friend already have some laying around, then it’s free! Have you ever seen those wine racks in kitchens? The ones that are hanging on the wall in beehive pattern that you just place the wine bottles into? This is the exact same thing, only smaller and made to fit spices. It’s modern, stunning in any kitchen and will give it that extra decor you may be looking for. Plus, the spices look so cool in theM! BEEautiful!
DIY Test Tube Spice Rack
Source: The Handymans Daughter
Never trust an atom, they make up EVERYTHING! What do you think about this sciencey spice rack idea? It’s a pretty cool DIY “science” project. The design of the spice racks themselves is definitely my favorite part of this because I love how the spices sit right up on the counter in little test tubes like containers. The rack is easily made out of walnut wood, and it’s quite stunning while being very easy to construct. It’s quick, cheap, easy, and plain awesome. What could be better than that?
DIY Angled Spice Drawer Organizer
Source: Hydrangea Treehouse
This idea is so savvy it might make you TIER up! This is a two-tiered drawer, meaning there is optimal space for all of your spices. It can be created from any drawer you have in your kitchen, or you can create your own drawer if you better see that project fitting in your home. I like how it’s so neat and organized, yet stored away and unseen in the kitchen to protect from clutter. It’s easy to make, ridiculously cheap (you can get this small amount of plywood for $20 or less), and can be done in no time! Don’t cry over clutter in your pantry, have TIERS of happiness over this DIY spice drawer!
DIY Spice Jar Storage
Source: Dream Green DIY
How cute are these spices just “HANGING” out in the kitchen? I’ll admit it, I’m not good with power tools. I’m striving to be better every day with new projects and small DIY crafts, but it’s still not my strong suit… most of the time my husband has to be available to help me when I need an extra hand. I definitely don’t need him for this! These spices are hanging on some wire and a wood board, a lot like a key holder that you have at your front door. It looks unique, it’s neat and organized, and the spices are easy to use and put back
Plus, it doesn’t get much cheaper than some wire and wood, or much quicker either. When life gets down to the WIRE and you need something quick, this should be your go-to DIY project for spice storage!
DIY Rustic Wall Mounted Spice Rack
Source: The Inspired Hive
Ikea is everything, don’t you think? I live about an hour and a half away from the nearest Ikea, and you better believe I find myself there at least a couple times a year. This spice rack shelf is made using Ikea Belkram shelves, but you could pick up some that are similar at most home goods stores. All you need is 5 materials and about $20 dollars for this industrial farmhouse spice rack. You can place the rack anywhere you see fit in your kitchen and it just adds a kick of a rustic industrial vibe. Plus, you could paint the rack any color you wish and customize the size, shape, and placement. Give your spices some farmhouse charm!
DIY Magnetic Dollar Store Spice Rack
Source: A Cultivated Nest
I’ve never met a dollar I don’t like, but this may be one of my favorites! All you need for this “DIY project” (it’s so simple you may not even want to call it that) are magnetic containers and a cookie sheet that you probably already have. Fill the magnetic jars with your spices, place them on the cookie sheet, hang the cookie sheet, and voila! You have colorful spices hanging from a simple cookie sheet looking unique as ever in your kitchen. Another day, another dollar… This project will have people thinking you are one smart cookie!
Rustic Spice Cabinet
Source: Sawdust 2 Stitches
Don’t be afraid to take “whisks” while you’re baking. And use ALL the spices. I’ve found that the more I season something, the better it tastes. So naturally, I own a lot of spices. This rustic spice cabinet will store all of the numerous spices you have, and will look darn good doing it! With plywood, some nails and smoky grey paint, you can create your own little cabinet that can be stored in any space you please but is also rusticly modern enough to be placed right on the kitchen counter. Spices just get placed right into this little cabinet, so customizing labels could be in the cards for this project as well since you’ll only be able to see the tops. Rusticly gorgeous!
Cute Spice Jar Ideas
Source: Wu Haus
“I’ll send an SOS to the world, I hope that someone gets my… Message in a bottle!”
Message in a bottle, how about spices in a bottle?! I love the different shapes and sizes of these little message in a bottle looking containers for spices. She has them set up in her pantry using a couple of the shelves. It’s neat, organized, and all of the colors of the spices look really pretty in the pantry and add a homey touch. You could purchase these containers on Amazon, in your local target, or even Walmart in the glasses and jars section for under $40! Move your spices over and you have your very own “spicy messages” in bottles in your pantry!
Vintage Coca-Cola Crate Spice Rack
Sodalicious! How vintage is this Coca-Cola spice rack? I love how she takes a rack she had laying around and turns it into something absolutely awesome. She had a Coca-Cola rack, but you could have any old vintage rack or storage container hanging around waiting to be used for the ultimate spice storage. Using picture hangers, she is able to easily hang the entire rack in her kitchen and easily places the spices right into the rack. The addition of the 5 main spices she uses on the top of the rack is a cute little twist too. Easy, fun, and so unbelievably vintage. I am obsessed!
Easy Spice Drawer Organization
Source: Making Lemonade
Have you heard of spice bottle liners? Wow, these are a serious gamechanger! By purchasing these for less than $20 and creating an available small drawer space to put them, and your spices into… you will open up a near and organized drawer of pure spicy happiness every time. This is such an easy, and quick way to achieve declutter in your pantry. She also purchased new spice bottles that are small and cute, yet modernly pretty and labeled them with correct spices ever so neatly. Doesn’t this project seem so de-stressing? I’m upset this is my first time hearing about these!
Spice Rack With Printable Labels
Source: The Merry Thought
When in doubt, make a printable and PRINT IT OUT! How stunning is this glass tray turned into spice storage? Seriously, this is pretty gorgeous. I love how she takes a glass tray she purchased from Michaels, adds black trim to match her kitchen, labels her spice jars, and places them right on a shelf in the kitchen in plain sight, looking beautiful. You could find a glass tray anywhere, even often at a dollar store or target, and could add trim to fit into your own kitchen. This DIY tutorial also comes with a printable to label your spices in a neat and organized way. Sassy and glassy!
White Chalk Paint Spice Storage
Source: Confessions Of A Serial DIYer
Everything about this spice cabinet screams rustic beauty! If you ever open up your cabinets to messy spices everything and wonder where you would even build something for them, or what drawer to squeeze them into without any luck, this is the solution to you… There’s bound to be a little space after your cabinet or pantry that you could stick this little contraption onto and hold your spices in, and it hardly takes up any space at all. I love how this has an awesome farmhouse vibe to it. Something small like this will definitely give you kitchen a pop of rustic to an otherwise plain old boring wall. I love this!
Copper Spice Rack
Source: The House of Wood
Are you copper? Because I CU in my dreams! This is copper, and yes… It’s everything you’ve been dreaming of. This is full of copper color, industrial, stunning, and unbelievably sturdy. With 6 materials, INCLUDING the tools, and some copper spray you can cut, drill, and hang this stunning spice rack holder anywhere you please. I love the boxed rectangle look of this rack and the way she painted a plant pot copper as well to put it next to the rack. It gives the kitchen such a modern vibe for hardly any work, and I am obsessed with the coloring of it too! Cute copper creations make for a happy and organized kitchen!
Cheap Spice Rack
Source: The Stony Brook House
Some people say money can’t buy happiness, but I know for a fact these three dollars would make me and my cluttered pantry very, very happy. How creative is this DIY spice rack? You can find a cooling rack like for cookies or desserts anywhere, and three of them were only 3 dollars. After making that purchase, and bending the rack, you can place the spices right into them! It’s a cheap and easy project, and it’s a great way to get some organized bang for your buck. Plus, this would be easy to hang or leave standing alone… however, you see fit in your own kitchen. Dollar dollar bills y’all!
Spice Organization Tips
Source: A Bowl Full of Lemons
These organization tips are helpful for not only neatly storing your spices in an effective manner but prolonging the life of your spices as well! As explained in the article, using a lazy susan or two-tiered shelf will essentially “put your spices on display” in a way where it will be unique to look at, and full of color. There are then details given about spices themselves; like how to tell if a spice is getting too old, or what to do to prolong the life of your spices. This is a very good and informative read!
DIY Built-In Spice Rack
Source: Shanty 2 Chic
Sometimes I feel like my kitchen is so cluttered that not even “Bob the Builder” or “Fix it Felix’ could fix it…and they usually take care of the impossible! It’s savvy projects like this built-in spice rack that have saved my life and my space. This takes what would be a pointless wall with no purpose to the next level. If you have drywall like she did, it’s super easy to pull it out. Then make a rack using wood, add some shelves, drill it back in, and boom! Maximum utilization for your favorite chicken seasonings and salt and pepper/ Can we fix the clutter? Yes we can!
Easy DIY Giant Magnetic Spice Rack
Source: Jessica Welling Interiors
Is my heart a magnet? Because I am undeniably drawn to this DIY giant magnetic spice rack! Is it the fact that the spices go into the rack horizontally, and are labeled in a perfect fashion to easily find them? How about the fact that the magnetic spice rack itself requires hardly any work and can be found at most stores? Or it could be the fact that you build this anywhere and have the magnets keep it perfectly in place? I love the versatility, and I love the modern style this magnetic spice rack gives. May the force be with you and your spices this year!
Spice Cabinet Organization Makeover
Source: Lamberts Lately
Makeovers are for more than just your face, but for your spice cabinets too! This is a pretty standard spice storing method, using an empty drawer… However, she adds some HEAT to the spices with her cute and adorable label makers and storing techniques! If you’re already keeping your sugar, spice, and everything nice in a drawer then you’re in luck because this will give you a stunning and easy way to label them so that you will never have a problem finding them again. It looks pretty, it’s neat, it’s organized, and it makes your life easier. What could be better than that? MAKEOVERRRR!
Wooden Spice Rack
Source: Sadie Season Goods
Happiness is an ice-cold drink, a long summer day, and toes in white powdery sand. “Seas” your kitchen with this stunning sand collection display! I love this idea, especially for some summertime decor. You can create your own sand by looking at the textures and colors online or legitimately order sand from other countries, put them into spice bottles, and display them on any DIY rack or area you see fit. I think this idea is unique, it’s easy to create, and will give your kitchen the pop of summer it definitely needs in those long hot months. Beach please, don’t even try to tell me you don’t love this!
Open Wall Mounted Spice Rack
Source: Studio Plumb
Wow, everything about this kitchen makeover is absolutely gorgeous! They redid the cabinets, flooring, opened the kitchen up, added an island, and added a stain to the counter. This is a huge project, but some of the little things done in the kitchen are doable… plus, they’ll add uniqueness and modernity to an otherwise boring kitchen
For example, the colorfully displayed spices. They built in a modern rack, painted white, right into the wall for the spices, moved them into “message in a bottle” like jars… then filled them with spices and labeled them in a practical way. A brand new kitchen with an awesome designed spice rack!
Glass Etched Spice Jars
Source: AV Does What
Sketching and etching on our spice jars this summer, what do you think about it? I never realized how easy it would truly be to etch glass until I saw this glass etched spice jars DIY project, it’s hardly any work at all! With contact paper, etching cream, some spice jars, and an electronic cutter, you can create your very own design and customize this how you see it fit in your own space. She etched the spice names clearly and concisely, so there’s no room to mistake the cinnamon for the Montreal grill seasoning… which may have happened to me before…LOL! I love this idea!
DIY Tiered Spice Drawer Insert
Source: Addicted 2 Decorating
Another tiered spice drawer DIY project but this time it’s an insert for a more shallow drawer then before! Some of us have more spices than others, and I somehow found myself collecting a lot more than I ever would have thought I would. If you’re in the same boat as I am, this tiered drawer insert may be for you… This will give you at least 4 rows of space to put your spices, and you can organize them how you see fit. They are tucked away yet look amazing in the drawer, they declutter your pantry, and the tier is easy to make with just 5 simple instructions and 4 materials. Take it to the next level with this one!
Small Kitchen Spice Organization
Source: H2O Bungalow
Let’s face it, a large kitchen with high ceilings, all the shelves and open drawers for spices and anything else we may imagine is the lifetime dream (GOALS)….but it’s not where we start. I had a small kitchen for a LONG time, like way too long. And I have to say, hacks like this spice organization technique always came in clutch and saved me from an endless pile of clutter that I could have been facing
Simple as this wall racks are to place and mound, they make a huge difference in the aesthetic and organization of your spices; making them easy to see, easy to find, and easy to utilize. She purchased hers at Ikea but you could get these racks almost anywhere. Optimal cheap and practical utilization of racks at it’s finest right here folks!
DIY Hack For Spice Cabinet
Source: Joyful Derivatives
We can’t all be princesses… Somebody needs to be the one to clap when I walk by? And check out my stunning spice castle! This two-tiered DIY spice rack project is an awesome way to organize all of your spices in a practical manner, while still keeping it classy and unique at the same time. The spices are legitimately on display with the tiered levels, and the labels she created for the spices are easy to read and look good. (plus, super easy to create) Two-tiered level racks can be purchased, or easily made… as you’ll see in this tutorial! I’m princess Laura, bow to me spices!
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