Build a Mini Mason Jar Spice Rack

Hey all!  Corey here from Sawdust 2 Stitches.   I am back with another quick and easy build plan that will help organize and simplify your life! Well, it may not change your ENTIRE life, but it will make your life in the kitchen a little less painful.  ( I really would rather clean than cook any day of the week.)  I digress,  this mini mason jar spice rack is a cute, easy must have for the baker… or non-baker in your life!  So let’s get started.

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How to Build a Mini Mason Jar Spice Rack

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Step 1. Cut Boards

I began by cutting and preparing all my boards before I build.  I used a single 1×3 pine board, and a piece of 1/4″ paneling.  You can use any paneling of your choice. I opted for a wood veneer/plywood.

1×3 Pine Board

  • (x2) @ 15 ¾”
  • (x4) @ 11”

Back Paneling

  • 12 ½” x 15 ¾”


Step 2. Attach Shelves

Attach all four horizontal boards to one of the side vertical boards.  Follow diagram below for spacing. Before attaching boards I like to pencil in the measurements and mark them identically on both vertical boards so that the shelves (horizontal boards) are level. Once you have the boards marked, the boards can be attached. I suggest applying a small amount of wood glue before placing the shelf in its position. I then reinforced with 2” 16 gauge nails.

* This will strengthen the shelf and also hold the boards securely in place while the glue cures. If you prefer you can use wood glue and clamp overnight.
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Step 3.  Complete Frame

Once the shelves are attached to the first vertical board you can complete the frame by attaching the remaining vertical board. Apply a small amount of wood glue to the ends of the shelves.  Then place the remaining board in place. Make sure you line up the shelves with the marks you established in “Step 1.”  Once in place, reinforce with 2” 16 gauge finish nails.

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Step 4. Add Paneling Backing

Once the shelves are attached to the first vertical board you can complete the frame by attaching the remaining vertical board. Apply a small amount of wood glue to the ends of the shelves.  Then place the remaining board in place. Make sure you line up the shelves with the marks you established in “Step 1.”  Once in place, reinforce with 2” 16 gauge finish nails.

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Step 5. Add Finish (If desired.)

I decided I really liked the look of the natural wood so I kept it. (Just apply a coat of poly to seal it.)  However if you would like to paint, and/or stain it, now is the time to do it!


Step 6.  Add Mini Mason Jars

I found these ADORABLE mini Mason Jars at my local Target, I have also seen them at Hobby Lobby as well.  You can load them up with any number of things! In my case I decided to use them as a spice rack!  Just wash them thoroughly and add your favorite spices.2018 01 03 12.57.44

When labeling you have a couple options, I found a couple of different stickers that would work, or you can write in these free printable chalkboard pantry labels found here on Remodelaholic.  It all depends on the look you are going for!  Get creative, mix it up, and make it your own!

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That’s all there is to it! As my kids would say, “Easy Peasy in the Weazy”. Not exactly sure WHAT that means, but from the context my 6 year old uses it, I think I totally  nailed it.

Looking for more ideas for organizing your kitchen here is another Spice Rack I love, and a cute Baked Good Travel Box!  I’ve got full build plans for both!Mason Spice Rack By Sawdust 2 Stitches For Www.remodelaholic.com

 


 

More easy spice rack tutorials:

build an in-cupboard tiered 2×4 spice rack for just $3 (or less)How To Build An Easy Tiered Spice Rack For Three Bucks Or Less Crop

build a slim space-saving spice cabinet

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build a custom spice rack

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printable chalkboard pantry labels

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  1. I am going to make something similar but the outside of the jars would be painted. Do you think it would be ok to sterilize the jars by boiling them before painting the outside?

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