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Wall-mounted spice racks are sometimes hard to come by at a reasonable price.
They're also not exactly ideal in a rented apartment, where site modifications (i.e. holes in the walls) may be a no-no.

To overcome both of these obstacles and tidy up the precarious mess that was my preexisting kitchen shelving, I decided to shop around for an alternative.

Thirty minutes of shopping, a $10 investment*, and 15 minutes of assembly later, I had my spice rack!

*individual components used, some of which might already be laying about your home, come to $7.

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Step 1: Problem && Plan

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Precarious spice piles!
What a mess.

Next to the shelving existed plain white cabinet doors, perfect blank canvases.

Rather than attaching my rack to the door with screws, I needed a hanging fixture.

I brainstormed up a tiny plan to lash some suitably deep and wide containers to some sort of grid that could then be zip-tied (cable-tied) around the back of the door.

Step 2: Materials && Tools

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While I would have liked to re-purpose existing possessions, I had neither small containers or a grid, and had recently run out of zip-ties. So I headed down to a nearby Walmart for cheap finds.

There, with a bit of hunting and gathering, I came across all necessary materials.

- 4 Plastic bins deep and wide enough to hold spices (mine were 3 for $1, found near the flatware trays.)
- 2 Wire Grids (what one hangs in a paint bucket and utilizes to remove excess paint from paint rollers) ($2.50 each.)
- Assorted Cable Ties ($6 for 600.)

The tools, used mainly for reshaping the grid hooks, were few and common.

- Hammer
- Needle and Flat Nose Pliers
- A permanent marker

TeratoMarty3 years ago
Thanks for this great idea! My boyfriend was looking at a goddamn $60 over-the-door adjustable spice rack for his kitchen, and I thought "Didn't I see something like that on Instructables a while back?"
Beta_Orionis (author)  TeratoMarty3 years ago
Nice! Glad it was useful. :)
Spice rack5 years ago
Great post. I really like how the bowls look it's unique and trendy, perfect for my spice rack.
kissamew5 years ago
I think your spice rack looks good with the type of doors you have for your cupboards. If someone wants color then find spray paint for the type of material used. I've bought inexpensive metal wall decorations and spray painted them a semi-flat or flat black to look like wrought iron. The flatness of the paint color makes the black appear deeper, if that makes sense to you. Dust with a soft brush attachment and your vacuum.
Beta_Orionis (author)  kissamew5 years ago
Great idea! I'll have to try that in some other project. :)
aradiakali5 years ago
I have those exact cabinets in my rental house. You can't drill through that stuff. Thanks for the idea!
Beta_Orionis (author)  aradiakali5 years ago
 No problem! Glad it's useful! :)
FearTheDuck5 years ago
That is a great idea!! Thanks!
Beta_Orionis (author)  FearTheDuck5 years ago
l8nite5 years ago
 Thats ingenious!!