Saturday, August 18, 2012

Magnetic Spice Rack and easy DIY labels

I am amazed I am functioning today, as one who does not cope well on inadequate sleep... last night I was awoken by the loudest thunder and brightest lightening I have heard/seen in a long time! It must be the amazing about turn in weather, as the sunshine is pouring into the house today and I am loving it.

Last week I was dreaming about my soon to be magnetic spice rack, and this week I have it! I found a very well priced supplier of magnetic spice tins on good ol TradeMe, so I purchased and a day later they arrived!

It took me all of 10 minutes to create my very simple spice labels. They may not be fancy or complicated but I like them, and they suit me.

Here's the before piccy:

and here is what it looks like now:

it is very much my style to just plonk things into arrangement

here's my wordless tutorial on making the labels

easy peasy!

and because christmas is just around the corner...

I am LOVING my new magnetic spice rack for it's simplicity, ease of locating spices, accessibility, and utilization of space off the bench, to free up that prime real estate!

Thanks for dropping by!

linking up to:


  1. Love this idea! I need to free up "prime real estate" in my cupboards and this would be the way to do it. Thanks for sharing! I'm pinning your idea onto my Pinterest board!

  2. I love your DIYs!! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Check it out:

  3. Love it! We just did exactly the same thing to our spices (except I stuck a sheet of tin to the inside of a cupboard door instead of using the fridge) and it's great. So organized and so easy to find and use the spices now :-)

    Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  4. This is great! I am always trying to put my custom label maker to use. This is so cute!!!

  5. Can I ask what you looked up on Trademe to find the little tins? I can't find anything like them

    1. Hi There, I just searched for 'magnetic spice tins'. The ones that I bought don't seem to be available now but I have found a similar type on there - they have red bases, and are 4 sets of 3 for $10 - listing number 580472139. Good luck :-)

  6. It looks so much better. I love how you made those spices look organized. Oh! I will definitely going to give this idea a try.