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A good dash of red pepper or a sprinkle of oregano can cover up my worst cooking days, but what do I do about those spice jars lying here and there on my kitchen countertop creating clutter? “Just store them in your pantry cabinet then”, you would say, but that doesn’t seem to keep these jars in place either.
I know most of you can relate to me on some levels as every drawer and kitchen cabinet is nothing but a mess and no storage solution seems to work. The spice jars, for example, never stay in their allotted places and roam about here and there.
To tame your collection of seasonings and herbs, I have dug up some real and failsafe solutions. From space-saving floating shelves to full-fledged DIY cupboards, these spice rack ideas were discovered to make our lives better. By the way, did you know that you can make a DIY built-in spice cabinet? Well, we have that unique project here!
Check out 51 Fabulous Spice Rack Ideas and shortlist your favorite ideas for storing those spice jars!
51 Fabulous Spice Rack Ideas
1. Farmhouse Spice Rack
Say goodbye to messy spice racks and use cheap IKEA frame ledges as floating spice holders for your kitchen. This unique DIY spice rack would be an amazing holiday project—you will need to measure, sand, bolt, drill, and so on.
Get these frame ledges and modify them according to your requirement, use mason or clear jars from the dollar store, and you are done. The spice rack would add a rustic vibe to your kitchen.
2. DIY Test Tube Rack
I am sure you haven’t come across something like this before. The test tubes would help you clear out that cluttered cabinet and your favorite spices would be on display for convenience as well as add to the decor.
You would need a walnut frame, some test tubes with cork stoppers, and rubber O-rings. A regular drill kit with sandpapers would be enough to do complete this project with ease. Besides, you will earn some compliments with this innovative kitchen project, and what could be better than that?
3. Soda Crate Spice Rack
Most of the DIY projects involve repurposing or recycling used goods, so here is something you can do with soda crates. An old coca cola crate can be transformed into a vintage spice rack with cute labels.
You would need large picture hangers to hang the crate and you are done. Customize the look by painting the crate and making the jars look extra-classy with labels on their lids. The spice jars are stored horizontally and it is best to attach the labels on the lids for convenience.
4. Scrap Wood Spice Rack
If you love working on DIY projects and are looking for one that can be a fun recycling project as well, gather some scrap wood and get to work. This DIY spice rack can be the perfect spice storage option and it looks very chic.
Bring that rustic vibe in your kitchen with its layered look—the spices look so cool on this rack, don’t they? This beehive rack is a miniature version of pretty wine racks and it would look stunning in any kitchen. You can hang the structure if you have free wall space or lean it against the wall.
5. A Tall Cabinet
We have something here that could utilize the unused vertical space in your kitchen. This tall cabinet is perfect to store spices, and you won’t have a hard time locating them as well. It can be attached to the side of your kitchen cabinet.
You can make the inner shelves yourself and customize them to hold spice jars of various sizes. The door panel can be made with beadboard, fabrics, grates, and there are so many other options. Put the parts together and give it a final touch with some stunning paint.
6. Magnetic Spice Rack
Who can say no to pretty, magnetic storage? I mean, it would utilize some corner or the side of your kitchen cabinet, and won’t even cost you much.
To make this effective DIY spice rack, you would need a gauge-steel sheet with drilled holes, spice containers, epoxy, and rare earth magnets. You can also label each tin and make it easier to find an ingredient.
Fit this set up on a cabinet wall or maybe on the sides of a refrigerator and you have successfully saved some kitchen space.
7. Spices on Pantry Shelf
I simply love wooden shelves and this one is so unique—a dollhouse to house your spices! If you are good at woodworking, you can make this rack yourself and design the shelves as per your requirement.
Just like a birdhouse or dollhouse, hang it anywhere in your kitchen or put it on the countertop to store the spices safely. You can choose a walnut stain or paint it to match the kitchen interiors.
8. Angled Spice Drawer
With little modification of any drawer in your kitchen, you’ll have yourself a two-tiered, slanting spice rack. The containers are on display when you pull out the drawer and you don’t have to search through for the spices you need.
You can easily make this DIY spice drawer using plywood, clamps, wood glue, and some knowledge of woodwork. Those glass containers are available at the dollar store, you won’t have to spend a ton of money over this DIY.
9. DIY Built-In Spice Rack
Here’s a DIY built-in cabinet to store spices. This is perfect if you have a large spice collection and those jars often get lost inside cabinets. You would just need a free wall space in your pantry and you are ready to get started.
Make sure you know what is behind the wall before you cut into it and the rest is super easy. The supplies needed are scarp plywood, dowel rods, wood glue, and regular drilling tools. Finish the rack with a pretty wood stain, you can choose a color to contrast the background for extra effect!
10. Adjustable Spice Rack
One of my favorites from the lot, this adjustable spice rack deserves every bit of appreciation. It has got modern looks and extremely efficient drawers to make an intelligent storage solution for your spices.
The pretty white rack with three drop-down drawers has adjustable dividers—they enable you to organize square or round jars without any hassle. The package includes 100 removable drawer labels and is worth every penny.
11. Spice Drawer Organization
Spice up your kitchen space with this easy drawer organization, and eliminate clutter forever. The idea of using mason jars to store essential spices has always worked well and you don’t need a well-equipped rack to store those jars.
This is a 4-step DIY spice drawer and you would need some jars, miniature labels for convenience, and finally, some foam liners to organize the drawer.
You can also go for wooden drawer inserts if your budget is slightly high and you are good to go.
12. A Showy Built-in
Those colored and smokey spices look aesthetic and they deserve to be on display shelves. Here is an easy DIY where you can build a sleek built-in and put the spices on display. While this won’t be a good option to store your everyday-use spices, you can always keep some exotic seasonings and herbs on display.
Choose the wall carefully since you are building a display shelf. You would need some woodworking skills and regular tools to build this one, but the results are stunning and it will be worth it!
13. Wooden Display Rack
If you think that I am obsessed with DIY wooden racks, you are right! Every part of these wooden racks screams rustic and they add a unique touch to your kitchen.
Use scrap wood to build this display rack or you can buy one and store spices in glass jars. Sauce things up a little bit by labeling the jars and you are done.
These racks are usually to display souvenirs but they can be used for your spice collection too.
14. Door Mount Spice Rack
Here’s a gourmet metal spice rack to utilize the door of a cabinet which is one of the most under-utilized spots in any room. The shelf can be easily mounted on the inside of the door and you can keep all the spices and herbs in a convenient spot.
The racks are lightweight and durable making them perfect for pantries, kitchen cabinets, and any other storage spaces. With a sleek and modern design, the rack also has a chromium coating which will keep it rust-free.
15. Floating Spice Rack
One of the most popular storage solutions for small spaces, floating racks have always been the savior when we wanted effective storage without cluttering. If you can spare a corner in your kitchen, install these floating spice racks and you would love it.
They look very modern, the spices are easy to access, and you can change the look or redo the self without damaging the interiors. It doesn’t involve heavy drilling, so it could be a nice option for rented apartments.
16. Hooks for Spice Jars
Redesign your kitchen with hooks and wires and hang those spice containers with ease. This could be a small DIY project for the weekend—those cute hanging jars will add to the decor of your kitchen.
Buy some glass spice jars, wires, and small hooks and the rest is all about drilling. Make sure you do not buy heavy jars because it will be hard to hang those. This DIY would not only declutter your kitchen cabinets but also free up space for other essentials.
17. Spice Tower Organizer
Spinning spice racks are always a good choice for small kitchens as they keep all the spices within reach. This spice tower would look perfect on your kitchen countertop and you can access all the essentials with ease.
This revolving rack can hold 20 jars at once, and to ensure mess-free pouring, the jars have sifter tops and plastic caps. All of them are labeled for convenience and it comes with free refilling for 5 years. A slightly damped cloth would be enough to clean this tower and you don’t have anything else to worry about!
18. Pallet Spice Rack
If you need a bigger shelf to store your spice jars, this pallet spice rack can optimize space and store every jar with ease. This rustic spice organizer has three racks, and each can hold several jars and free up your cabinet space. The labels on each jar make it convenient and easy to use.
With little knowledge of woodwork and drilling, one can make this pallet without any hassle. Don’t forget to attach hooks beneath the last rack to hang cups.
19. Spice Rack for Small Kitchens
A large kitchen with high ceilings and uncountable drawers is a distant dream if you live in a small apartment. Optimize your kitchen space with this easy and cheap spice rack that doesn’t involve any heavy drilling work.
Hang wall bars and baskets in an unused wall and deck it up with spice containers. You can organize the spices without using any drawer space or shelves—what more does one need?
20. Spice Cabinet Makeover
Makeovers aren’t only meant for us, cluttered cabinets can also need a quick and easy makeover sometimes. Here is a simple idea to declutter your spice cabinet and make it look cute with adorable labels.
After you have taken every bottle out of the cabinet, group them according to their usage, transfer some to new bottles, etc. Next, organize every category in separate racks so that it doesn’t get messy again. Finally, print some creative labels and decorate the cabinet.
21. Floating Shelves with Hooks
These wall-mounted floating shelves are a good choice when you have less counter space in your kitchen. Store only the spices that you use regularly on this rack. But you can hang cups and spatulas on the lower rack because of the hooks—extra storage!
You can get these racks for your kitchen and bring in a rustic touch. If you are redesigning your kitchen, spare some wall space for the shelf so that you have those herbs and spices handy while cooking.
22. Metal Spice Rack
If you have a small kitchen and only a few spice bottles, this metal rack can fit in any wall space and store those spice jars. You can use a wall above or beside your kitchen counter and hang this metal rack.
Metals are cheaper when compared to wood and you can get this at any hardware store. Attach hooks to it so you can hang spatulas, spoons, and more—it will be a piece of multipurpose equipment.
23. Repurposed Spice Rack
Repurpose an old wooden display rack into a vintage spice rack. You already have compartments to store the spice jars with ease and you can add in chains to hold the jars in place.
Use these racks to store larger containers with spices and herbs that are frequently used. For extra convenience, attach labels below each jar. Customize the labels to match the vintage look and you are done.
24. Spice Rack Stand
A unique stand to hold 18 bottles, this spice rack stand can be placed on the countertop and is perfect for rental apartments. The S-type holding shelves can hold round jars with ease and the whole package comes with labels.
Built with sturdy steel, this rack has a shiny chrome finish and a modern design. The spice rack can gel with any interior and help you organize your spice storage.
25. Big Spice Rack
If you have enough space in your kitchen or pantry, this big spice rack would be perfect. These wooden shelves are long and can hold plenty of small and large containers of spices.
The lowermost rack can be used to store sealed packages or herbs. You can keep the spices and herbs you use rarely on the topmost shelf.
26. Cubby Storage
Another one for big kitchens, this cubby storage is beautiful and can proudly display your spice collection. Store spices in big mason jars with pretty lids and put those colorful dried leaves on display.
Each cubbyhole is made using glass dividers. Store one spice jar in each cubby and add some flair to this organization by pasting labels on every jar.
27. Pallet Spice Rack for Kitchen
Want to add a rustic vibe to your kitchen? Are you looking for an interesting holiday project? This pallet spice rack would be the answer to everything. From a fun adult project to a vintage spice rack for your kitchen, these creative shelves can also optimize your kitchen space.
The vintage design can be kept on kitchen countertops or mounted on a wall for convenience. To make this, you would just need a wooden pallet and a suitable stain for it to match your interiors.
28. DIY Wall Spice Rack
This one is all about using an empty wall to store a huge collection of spices. Simple labels can transform regular jars into cool decor pieces right beside your pantry.
The wooden racks have been used to store spices while the lowest rack has a collection of antique and showy spoons. It is worth appreciating how they have used a unique look to utilize an empty wall that creates a deep impact as well.
29. Magnetic Strip Rack
This DIY uses long magnetic strips to hold the spice jars. You would also need some metal canisters readily available at the dollar store for this one.
You can use a cabinet door for this rack and glue down the magnetic plates onto it with super glue. Super glue is runny but it works well with woods and metals. Use some funky labels to identify each canister and finally, attach them to the strips.
30. Wood Spice Rack
Wooden racks could last a lifetime and here is a bamboo spice rack for your kitchen. This beautiful rack has a transparent satin finish and can accommodate 60 4oz spice jars at a time.
This product comes with 60 spice jars which have a fantastic matte finish and defined labels covering most common and some exotic spices. Your only work would be to install it in your kitchen after you have filled the jars and it’s done.
31. Rotating Spice Rack
Here is another rotating spice storage solution for you, a compact rack with 2 tiers. It can hold up to 16 medium-sized spice jars and rotation can make it super-efficient.
You can make a rack like this, but to achieve the rotation, you might need some expertise. These racks are readily available in the market and in my opinion, something like Lazy Susan is a perfect option if you have limited space and more spices to store.
32. Small Wooden Holder
Wood always adds a rustic touch no matter where it’s placed and this compact wooden spice holder ticks every box. It is small, portable, and has enough storage to hold everyday spices.
You can fashion this yourself if you’ve got woodworking skills. This holder would ensure that all the essential spices would be easily accessible. Use cork stoppers as jar lids to match the rustic look.
33. Bamboo Spice Rack Organizer
This is precisely an organizer made to fit your kitchen drawers and keep those spice jars in place. This 4 tier spice rack would also look good on kitchen countertops and keep the spices within reach.
Neatly arrange those spices and herbs in this slanting bamboo rack as this makes them easy to get hold of the spice bottles that you need. Made from thick bamboo wood, it is stylish, durable, and can be long-lasting when handled with care.
34. Countertop Spice Rack
Yes, this is a multipurpose storage rack that could fit on any kitchen countertop and help you keep every essential within reach. It has 3 tiers with utility hooks on the sides to hang kitchen utensils and cutlery.
The rack comes with a melamine coating which ensures a sturdy and waterproof surface. The retro, rustic brown display can add a vintage feel to your kitchen effortlessly.
35. Pull Out Spice Rack
Resembling a regular rack, this one comes with a slide-out tray beneath the lower shelf. This heavy-duty spice rack is engineered to fit narrow cabinets and it can use less space efficiently.
The 2 tiered design can accommodate both round and square-shaped spice jars and the pull-out tray offers a smooth slide-out every time. You can label the tops of the spice jars for convenience.
36. Kitchen Countertop Organizer
A multipurpose rack can be very helpful to store spice jars when you use limited spices in your recipes. Having a spice rack exclusively for your 5 jars of spice is not feasible when you have a small kitchen.
This 3 tier spice rack can be a good kitchen countertop organizer and it comes with excellent versatility. From storing wines and pickles to spices and herbs, the shelves can accommodate everything. It has a well-balanced structure, and you don’t have to worry about its stability.
37. Spinning Countertop Spice Rack
A stylish version of regular Lazy Susan, this revolving spice jar organizer can store 12 spice jars at once. The spinning structure ensures each bottle is within your reach.
The stainless steel rack fits perfectly on your kitchen countertop without taking too much space. The transparent glass jars available with this rack ensure that your spices can be easily identified.
38. Bamboo Drawer Seasoning/Spice Organizer
A compact spice tray designed to fit your kitchen drawers, this bamboo seasoning/spice organizer or rack would clear up space on the kitchen countertop. The modular design maximizes your space and the slim form will not clutter your kitchen.
It is made of bamboo and the 3-tiered structure can hold 30 spice bottles in those pull-out trays. The simple and attractive design can fit any interior and is great for organizing spice jars.
39. Inclined Spice Rack
This very stylish inclined spice rack resembles cosmetics storage and has got some wonderful looks. It can accommodate 16 standard seasoning jars and the storage kickstand is skid-proof—you don’t have to worry about it slipping on the kitchen countertop or tabletop.
The sturdy configuration suits every kitchen in the best way possible and you won’t regret buying this. The holder shifts position and you can tuck it away in a drawer or simply fold the kickstand when not in use.
40. Metal Spice Rack and Organizer
This 3 tier iron spice rack can store up to 30 bottles of spices at once. It is 3 tiered and the middle tier can be pulled out to access any bottle you want.
Perfect for kitchen countertops and pantry shelves, this rack can store both square and round-shaped jars and the package includes 270 labels for your custom drawer organizer. The mesh design, anti-slip mat, and strong rods make it durable and improve stability.
41. Expandable Spice Tray
This 4-tiered expandable rack tray is an amazing option for your spice drawer organization. It comes with adjustable dividers that would keep those jars in place. It can accommodate 64 standard size spice jars and the slanting trays make it easier to locate the bottles.
With elegant and stylish looks, this tray can fit any wide drawer and keep the bottles organized. You would never have to deal with a messy spice drawer again!
42. Mini Mason Jar Spice Rack
For those who are obsessed with mason jars, this one is for you! You can make a wooden rack with shelves according to your requirements and work on the display by using mini mason jars as your spice containers.
You would need a pine board, nails, and wood glue for the rack. Buy mini mason jars from the dollar store to cut down the budget. The project is easy to replicate and you can customize the jars with cute labels if you want. The best part is, all the jars would always be on display and therefore, very convenient to use!
43. Wall Mounted Spice Rack
Here’s another wall-mounted spice rack for storing your spices. It has 4 tiers with 5 distinct shelves that can be used as kitchen storage. You can store other essentials along with spice jars on this rack. It’s neither too big nor too small and can be attached to a cabinet or pantry door.
You can store at least 45 pieces of regular spice jars with ease on this rack. The sturdy steel construction makes it a perfect choice for households.
44. Multi-function Spice Rack
This pretty 3-tiered multi-function kitchen rack can adorn your kitchen with its sleek design and functionality. Along with shelves, it also has side storage for extra space and hooks to hang cutlery. It even has a phone holder!
The beige-white-colored storage is more powerful than ordinary spice racks and it is also perfect for storing canned goods and coffee supplies. The sturdy plastic construction ensures a strong load capacity and it would surely keep your kitchen tidy and organized!
45. 3-Step Expandable Shelf
One of the unique racks in this list, this 3-step spice stand is expandable and fits perfectly on any kitchen countertop. You can keep the shelves stacked and maintain them as a compact stand or pull them out to add extra storage.
This black functional spice organizer brings a modern touch to your kitchen and can be combined with any interior. Made with durable and sturdy steel, this organizer can accommodate 25 standard spice bottles and keep them neat.
46. DIY Step Spice Rack
After exploring some step storage racks for spice jars, here is a DIY option if you want to test your creativity. To make this easy rack, you would need some poplar boards, screws, sanding blocks, and flat plugs. Regular tools like saws and drills would be enough to complete this project.
Assembling and joining the parts are quite easy and anybody can do it without prior experience. You can keep this step storage inside a cabinet and keep the spices organized and ready for use.
47. Lazy Susan
If you love rustic furniture or prefer versatile wooden racks that are functional and have a vintage vibe, this walnut-colored lazy susan turntable would be your perfect match. It can fit in any corner of your kitchen cabinet or countertop, and keep your spices organized.
The trays of this turntable can rotate, which makes every item easy to reach. It would also look amazing on dinner tables and even for an outdoor table if you are hosting a garden party!
48. Rotating Spice Organizer
This rotating white spice organizer would not only make a style statement but also keep every item within your hand’s reach as it can rotate seamlessly. It can be kept on a countertop or in the cabinet and can keep those spice bottles organized.
This organizer has an anti-slip design, and the drawers are easy to pull out and super easy to clean. Combine it with a dark interior and you have an intelligent and beautiful storage solution!
49. Baby Bottles Spice Rack
This unique spice rack using baby food jars can not only make a statement with its looks but also save lots of space. It’s magnetic and can be mounted on the wall—this would free up your cupboard space and keep the spices organized and tidy.
Magnetic spice jars are available in the market, but they would come down heavily on your pocket. Try your hand at making some for your spicy needs and it would all be worth it. You would need some baby food jars for this one, scrapbook paper, glue, and distressed ink for decoration purposes, and finally, earth magnets, and your work would be done in no time!
50. Iron Mesh Spice Organizer
A 3 tiered solution to your spice storage problem, this iron mesh rack can organize 30 full-size spice bottles and keep them clean and tidy. They can create more space in a cluttered kitchen and add some storage in the pantry, shelves, and cupboards.
The drawers slide out easily and the setup is pretty easy to assemble. The package includes 270 labels for your spice jars and makes every jar easy to locate.
51. Expandable Shelf Step Organizer
Another step organizer, this one can hold 48 spice bottles at once when fully expanded. This 4 tiered shelf step organizer can reduce clutter, and keep the spice jars organized.
Keep the steps on the countertop or inside a cupboard and store the spice jars in order. The setup is quick and easy and this perfect spice organizer doesn’t require any special tools for assembling.
After spoiling you with choices, I am sure you have already picked your favorite spice racks from the lot. So gather the supplies required for your shortlisted ideas and get to work. That messy spice cabinet or countertop is waiting and you should go to their rescue right away!