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How to Make a Magnetic Spice Rack

Messy cabinets, rolling jars, tipping bottles, and spilled spices can now be a thing of the past with a magnetic rack for all your yummy seasonings.


  • Step 1: Mark corner holes Use a permanent marker to mark the location for four screw holes in the corners of the steel sheet, approximately 1/4 inch from the edges.
  • Step 2: Drill holes Lay the sheet of steel on a worktable and drill four holes at the marked locations.
  • TIP: Choose a surface that can be drilled while drilling the sheet of steel.
  • Step 3: Screw into the wall Screw the steel sheet into the location you have chosen -- preferably a wall or solid core door -- using four screws.
  • Step 4: Hot glue magnets Wash the aluminum canisters, and glue a magnet to the back of each, using liberal amounts of hot glue. Allow the glue to set for 30 minutes.
  • Step 5: Fill with spices Fill each aluminum canister with a different spice.
  • Step 6: Label spices Write the name of each spice on its respective case to keep them organized.
  • Step 7: Arrange on steel Arrange the canisters on the sheet of steel in any order you choose. Enjoy the beautiful colors, the easy access, and the awesome organization of your spices.
  • FACT: The most expensive spice in the world is saffron. It takes anywhere from 70,000 to 225,000 purple saffron crocuses to make 1 pound of saffron.

You Will Need

  • An 18 X 24-in. piece of 22-gauge steel
  • Permanent marker
  • Drill and drill bits
  • 4 flat-head sheet metal screws
  • Screwdriver
  • 15 aluminum canisters
  • 15 heavy-duty 3/4-in. circular magnets
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • 15 spices

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