DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Spice Tins

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DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Spice Tins

If you know me at all, then you know I love a good DIY project (probably the understatement of the year). I’d say over half of the decor in my apartment is from a DIY project. Not all of them work out so well and eventually get tossed a.k.a. thrown into the back of my front closet, but I also end up having some gems that I love and keep for a long time. This project is definitely a gem!

So when the spice rack that my sister bought me broke during my last apartment move, I knew I had to craft up a new one. Since I live in a one bedroom apartment in Chicago, space is tight and my kitchen has barely any room on the counter. I knew I wanted some kind of hanging spice rack to get it off the counter. Magnets just seemed like the way to go especially since I have a perfect little side of my refrigerator that isn’t being used for anything. It definitely maximizes the space I have in the kitchen. It is also so nice to have all of my spices organized and at the ready so I can just grab whatever spices I need while I’m cooking. So convenient!  I just love the way that these spice containers turned out! What do you think?

DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Spice Tins

Supplies

Empty Spice Tins, 4 oz

Craft Magnets, 1/4″ X 1/16″

E6000® Craft Adhesive

Chalkboard Contact Paper

Chalkboard Marker, White

Directions

Turn over each spice container. Then, dab a little of the craft adhesive onto a toothpick, small paintbrush, straw, whatever. With the toothpick, brush a little of the glue in the four corners of the tin. You can also just do it directly with the adhesive bottle, but we found we had better control with a toothpick. Then, take a magnet and drop it onto each dot of glue. Allow to dry for 24 hours.

DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Spice Tins

Then, measure the window of your spice tin and measure that out on your contact paper. Contact paper has grid lines on the back so I made each of mine two squares for the width. Carefully peel off the backing of the contact paper and place it on the window of the spice tin. With your chalkboard pen, write out each spice name on your contact paper. Allow to dry and then you are ready to fill with spices and put your tins on your refrigerator!

DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Spice Tins
The best part is that the marker won’t smudge with your hand, but if you ever want to change the name on the tin, you can! All you have to do is get a wet paper towel and rub the chalkboard paper. The writing will easily come off and you’ll be able to write a new spice name almost immediately. This is awful helpful if you spell a spice name incorrectly the first time. Not that I did that! (Yes I did.)

DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Spice Tins
 

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5 Comments

  1. These are seriously SO cute! Our whole apartment is DIY, too šŸ™‚ We use an old rake head as a wine glass holder, a ladder for a bookshelf, and don’t even get me started with all the places we have mason jars! So fun getting inspiration from other people’s projects.

    1. Aw thank you! I love the rake idea! Yesterday we were watching tv and I saw these cool lights on this show and I go “oooohhh look at those lights…” And Michael quickly responds “nope, don’t even think about it. You are not making those” – I might have a problem haha

  2. I love this idea! We’re getting ready to move into a new apartment and so I’ve been looking for DIY crafts and helpful tips for around the kitchen like crazy! I saw that you posted this at the Welcome Home Wednesday Party! Thanks for sharing it! šŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Ariel! IT was one of the first crafts I did when I moved into my new apartment and it made my kitchen sooo much more organized! Send me pics if you end up making some!

  3. This is a really neat idea especially if someone is lacking pantry space! I am always looking for great organization ideas! Thank you for sharing and linking up with us over at Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party!

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