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DIY Magnetic Spice Rack (plus a free organize your kitchen workbook) | DIY Magnetic Spice Rack (plus a free organize your kitchen workbook) | Looking for a way to have your spices close at hand when you're cooking? But don't want them taking up any counter space? See how to make this magnetic spice rack that will let them stick to the wall...it solves both problems (and it looks cool, too!)
DIY Magnetic Spice Rack

This is part 4 of our DIY kitchen organization series. I am on a mission to get my kitchen organized without spending a lot of time or money, and this is the fourth step along that journey. I’m more than half way done and my kitchen is functioning better already!

In case you missed them, here are the other kitchen organization projects in this series:

And now on to this week’s kitchen organization post…click Next to see how to build a DIY Magnetic Spice Rack.

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  1. Sibyl
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    I love your idea and the helpful hints on how you did it. Question is would small 4 ounce mason jars work or would they be too heavy? I have loads of them, and would not have to purchase or would the small tins be better.

    • Wanda
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      Thanks, Sibyl! I think the small mason jars would work…but you might want to try one first. (I used the side of my fridge to do all of my “does it stick?” testing). If it starts sliding down, you could try adding a couple more magnets or get stronger ones. I think that would be less expensive than buying all new spice tins.

  2. dana
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    Where do you get the small metal spice tins?

    • Wanda
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      Hi Dana…I already had mine so I didn’t have to buy them. But I have seen them on amazon.com (search for “spice tins”). I have also heard that you can get them at Bed Bath and Beyond, and World Market (although I think they might be a little more expensive there).

  3. Violeta
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    What did you put between the rows of spices! I want to copy what you’ve done. Thanks a million.

    • Wanda
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      Hi Violeta…The magnets that I used are strong enough to hold the spice tins in place on the wall, so I didn’t put anything between the rows. I just stuck them up where I wanted them to go…and they stay there.

      If you wanted to make sure that the rows were always perfectly straight (or if your magnets aren’t strong enough to prevent the tins from sliding down), I think you could install some thin moldings across the sheet metal at the bottom of each row. Then line the spice tins up along the edge of the molding and that would keep them in the right place.

      Hope this helps! Wanda.

  4. Susan Ashton
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    I don’t see where you talk about what metal thing you used on the wall to put the tins on?

    • Wanda
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      Hi Susan…it’s a sheet of galvanized steel that I think they usually use for fixing heating vents. There’s a link to the product on page 3 and the steps for installing it on page 5. Hope that helps!

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