If you cook very much at all, you know how important spices and seasonings are to great tasting food. Here’s how to store more spices with our easy DIY spice rack.
It’s been almost three years since we finished our kitchen makeover for the One Room Challenge. I’ve said many times on Instagram, that it’s one of my all-time favorite room makeovers/renovations that Dean and I have ever done. Part of the joy of this space is its organization, including our DIY Spice Rack using picture ledges and small canning jars!
When I designed the kitchen, I was very deliberate in planning where everything would go. I set up zones for cooking, cleaning, storage and guests (the coffee bar/mini fridge combo area).
I have many favorite spaces and storage options in the this kitchen. In the cooking zone, one of my favorite storage solutions was our simple DIY spice rack and spice storage.
How To Store More Spices with This Easy DIY Spice Rack!
This DIY really couldn’t be any easier. And it’s a very satisfying way to get your kitchen more organized in an hour or less!
- Stud Finder
- Picture ledges
- Screws (& drywall plugs if needed)
- Canning jars (250 mL)
- Canning jar labels
- Various spices, seasonings and herbs
1. Measure your the wall space you have in your desired location. Choose the length of your picture ledges base on your space. (When we made our diy spice rack, we used 2 of the longer Ikea Ribba picture ledges each cut in half. At the moment, it seems that those are only available on Amazon. While Ikea has a new picture ledge called the MOSSLANDA, you will want to double check to see if the canning jars you choose fit.)
2. Hold one of your shelves up to see approximately where you want it to go on the wall. Then measure and mark its location, adjusting if necessary to center or place on the wall in the desired position. Our shelves are centered right to left in the space, using the height measurements below.
3. On the wall, while holding the shelf up in place, mark the location of the left screw hole on the shelf.
4. Check for studs and mark their location with a pencil.
5. In line with your screw hole mark from step 2, measure up from the counter and mark at 13 1/8″, 18 3/8″ 23 3/4″ and 29″. Then mark your second set of holes at the same heights, to the right of the first set of markings (the distance between each set of holes will depend on the space between screw holes on your particular ledges – ours were 6 5/8″ apart).
6. Drill the pencil-marked holes in the wall using an appropriately-sized drill bit (we used #10 flathead screws that were 2″ long and 3/32″ drill bit, with no anchors). Insert drywall plugs, if needed, to fit the screws you’ve chosen to use.
7. Place the picture ledges in the correct spot and screw into place (either with your drill and a screwdriver bit, or a screwdriver).
8. Place your individual spices into jars and label accordingly and place on shelves.
DIY Spice Rack Video Tutorial
Voila! Now you have a super organized spice storage solution. And you can store even more spices than those silly little store bought spice jars and racks can hold!
Bonus points for alphabetizing your spices too!