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DIY Magnetic Spice Storage

Paige Paige Decor, Eat, Fengshui, Home & Family, Kitchen, Storage Ideas

Our kitchens can be spiced up a bit more in the decorating department…with actual spices! The colors of some spices are so beautiful and they are usually hidden away in a cabinet.  Well…no more! We are bringing them out of the cabinet and onto our walls to create home décor that is fashionable and functional (and fun)! Here is how to get started.

You Will Need:

  • 3” wood rounds (can be modern or rustic)
  • Twine
  • Super glue gel
  • Glass test tubes with cork lids
  • Small, powerful magnets
  • Screw gun with a drill bit a little bit bigger than the size of your magnets
  • Colorful spices (I am using Tumeric, Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, Za’atar, Saffron, Lavender, Sumac, Red pepper, Parsley flakes, Black pepper, Fennel Seed, Paprika)
  • 3M Command Strips or Velcro
  • Hot glue/glue gun
  • Paper or card stock
  • Measuring tape or ruler
  • Blue painter’s tape
  • Rag
  • Scissors
  • OPTIONAL: Hole punch
  • OPTIONAL: Chalk paper
  • OPTIONAL: Chalk pens

How-To:

  1. Using a drill bit slightly larger than your magnets, drill a hole in the middle of the 3” round as deep as the magnet is.You can add some painter’s tape to your drill so that you know not to go in too deep.
  2. Dump out any sawdust that accumulated and wipe down the surface.Glue will not adhere to a dusty surface.
  3. Using the super glue gel, add a bit of the gel to the hole.Immediately add the magnet and let this sit overnight. The manufacturer’s directions say 24 hours to completely set up, so this is definitely something you don’t want to rush!
  4. For your test tubes, measure out how far down you want to put your magnet.This is up to you and your taste, but just make sure that you put them all in the same place on each tube so that visually it looks good.
  5. Apply super glue gel to one side of the magnet and attach it to the glass tube.Set aside to dry 24 hours.
  6. Once completely dry, take your tubes and begin to wrap them with twine about an inch in height.Secure with hot glue.
  7. OPTIONAL: Add a little sign to each of your spices with chalk paper, a hole punch and twine.You can switch out the spices and always know which one you are using! Add a bow or just a knot to finish it off.
  8. Add your spice to the tube by using a home-made funnel with paper.
  9. Put the cork back on to secure the spice inside the tube.
  10. Measure on your wall where you would like these to go. Make sure they are even by measuring the space where each one will go.
  11. Using command strips or Velcro, attach one side to the wall and one side to the back of your 3” round.
  12. Hang your spices on each round and enjoy your new functional and fashionable spice décor!
  13. OPTIONAL: For fresh herbs, leave the bottom row filled with water (and cork off) and fresh herbs. I am using fresh Rosemary, fresh Basil and fresh Mint.

Tips:

  • This design works with fresh herbs as well as dried herbs and spices. On our bottom row here, you can see that I left three filled with water for my rosemary, basil and mint.  You can make the entire structure fresh herbs, or mix and match like I did here.
  • If the tip of your super glue gel is too big, or you are unsure of using it, you can squeeze out some gel onto a paper plate and use an artist brush to apply the glue. This will give you much more precision that simply squeezing it out of the container.
  • Instead of investing in a funnel to get your spices in the jar, you can simply take a piece of paper or card stock and roll it over itself and you will be just fine getting those spices into the tubes!
  • You could definitely, but this is great way to do it if you are renting or like to change up your décor (like me) since these products don’t hurt the walls.

This is the perfect addition to upgrade and organize your spices and herbs at home. Share with us all of your Ultimate Organizing DIYs on Instagram and Twitter @paigehemmis 

If you missed the episode check it out by heading over to Home & Family!

XOXO,

Paige

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