Introduction: DIY Magnetic Spice Rack
I got tired of my plain, old, dumpy lazy susan spice rack taking up space on my kitchen counter, so I decided to make a wall mounted magnetic spice rack.
for more pictures and DIY fun, go here: angelpeach838.wordpress.com
Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.
Step 1: Buy Materials
1. Sheet of steel (purchased at Lowes). There are many different sizes available, choose the one that best fits your need.
2. Toggle bolts (purchased at Lowes). The spice rack needs to be anchored to the wall if you're putting it into drywall. Mine we're 3/8".
3. Super Glue. I used E-6000 (purchased at Walmart?). The only thing I did not like about this was the drying time. At LEAST 16 hours. It was also stringy and had a tendency to get everywhere, although it did not become tacky right away, so that was good.
4. Neodymium magnets (purchased from eBay). I used 1/4" x 1/16". Next time I would go larger in diameter because I ended up having to use two magnets in order to make a full jar stick to the steel.
5. Spice Jars (purchased online). This is totally up to you. Personally, 4oz is PLENTY big enough. I probably would've gone for 2oz jars, but I couldn't find the shape I was really going for in 2oz (hex shape).
Large drill bit, drill, screwdriver.
Step 2: Pre-drill Holes
In order for the toggle bolts (which are quite large) to get into the wall, you will need to pre-drill holes big enough for them to fit into. The holes were huge and quite scary, but anchoring is necessary!
Step 3: Glue Magnets
This is pretty self-explanatory. Just follow the directions of whatever glue you choose :)
Step 4: Label
This step is optional, and since I can't tell the difference between chili powder and chipotle chili powder based on looks alone, I needed to do it. You can buy spice labels online pretty cheaply, but we just used a silver Sharpie :)