Magnetic Spice Rack

Our cabinets and counterspace were cluttered with spices.  It was driving me nuts.  Therefore, I decided to create my own magnetic spice rack!
Bed Bath and Beyond sells these magnetic tins, which are airtight and have two spouts to sift spices.  I bought a bunch of them to remedy our little spice dilemma.

I emptied the contents of each spice directly into its own tin.  Then, I wrote the spice’s name directly on the lid with a black Sharpie.  

I planned to hang this magnetic spice rack on a wall, so I purchased a piece of metal flashing from the air conditioning and duct work aisle at Lowe’s.

Using a power drill and a metal drill bit, I created pilot holes into each corner of the metal flashing.  Then, I hung the flashing on one kitchen wall using regular nails.  
The flashing was a little dusty and scuffed, so I scrubbed it thoroughly once it was on the wall.
Once done, I arranged the tins in alphabetical order on the flashing.  Spice problem: Solved!  

I absolutely adore these tins.  They’re simultaneously functional and pretty.  This spice rack was the perfect solution for our kitchen.

 Easy enough, right?

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10 thoughts on “Magnetic Spice Rack”

  1. I wanted something just like this for my fridge! I went to Ikea because I saw they have similar spice tins, only to find that I didn't like the way they closed/lack of seal. How are these holding up? The BB&B website has some poor reviews for them… They are also on the pricey side. Looks great though!!!

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  2. I've had magnetic spice jars on my to-do list for a few months. Maybe I can talk my hubby into driving my to Chicago next weekend to get my jars! 🙂 FYI: Ikea has magnetic spice jars that are cheaper than the ones at BBB. $4.99 for 3, rather than $2.99 for 1. Just throwing that out there for cheapskates like me 😉

    Shandy @ aprons-n-pearls.blogspot.com

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  3. I could give this idea a try. This is really amazing. It is a great way to organize all the spices in the kitchen. But maybe I could print the names of the spices rather than just writing it on the cover to complete its look.
    Lyt.com

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