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Thursday, April 19, 2012

DIY Spice Rack

So a few weeks ago I did a guest post over at Mom on Timeout

Today I'm going to share it with you.

 I'm going to show you how I made a new spice rack for my kitchen. 

I started out with some scraps from the basement. I used firring strips cut to the following lengths:
2 pieces - 12" long
2 pieces - 8 3/4" long

The using a brad nailer, I nailed them together like this. The 12" pieces should be your top and bottom.

Next measure across for the middle to get an exact measurement for your shelf.
Cut your middle shelf. Mine was 10 1/2". Then nail into place.

Now it's time to fill the nail holes with wood filler. Since I'm painting it, I just used white that we had. 

Give it a good sanding and then prime and paint. I used Krylon Ivory in gloss.

Now for the fun part - adding the cute bottles.

Using my Silhouette, I cut little labels for the tops of the jars. I used the font "a red bucket".

I got these bottles years ago to give as gifts with bath salts inside. I must have bought way too many, because when I was cleaning out the basement, I found all these. Aren't they just the cutest jars?


  1. Great project! I love those jars. It's always great to complete a project with materials you already have on hand. Megan

  2. Your little spice jars are so cute! You really don't have many spices, I'm surprised.

  3. I absolutely adore everything about this! I found your blog from a post by Jen at the Frazzled Five, and I'm so glad I did! You have awesome ideas =)


  4. This is a great idea! I really need a spice rack as my spices are all in a cabinet and it is hard to find them. Thanks for sharing on Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you there next week!

  5. I really like it, it turned out really nice

  6. Brilliant idea. Must raid hubs wood pile....again!

  7. I have so much scrap wood that I need to use up! You have given me inspiration to do up something like this for my spice cupboard. I reallllly need to get it organized! Thanks for stopping by and linking this up at my first link party!

  8. What a great idea!! I love that you made it out of scrap wood. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  9. Hi Rachel: I'm Connie at Hot Flash'n Craft'n, your new GF friend. I would love it if you stop by and be mine.
    I love your spice rack. I need one of them. Thanks for sharing. Oh, yea, love your blog!

  10. wow! that's super crafty! i'm very impressed! i love those containers! thanks so much for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

  11. What a great way to use up scraps. I love it! Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday.

  12. I love the jars and the rack works perfectly with them. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

  13. I think even I could do that! I love it... been wanting to get those spices out of the cabinet. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Those are the cutest jars! What a great project! Love that it's made out of scrap wood :)

  15. Your spice rack looks fabulous, Rachel! Love the cute little jars!!!