Recently I decided it would be a great idea to gut our existing pantry and build a custom pantry. The process has been long and flat out exhausting, but I am happy to the project is finally complete! One thing I really wanted for my new pantry was a decorative spice jar rack. The problem is they all look the same and have way more containers than I would EVER use. I don’t know about you but mustard seeds are not in high demand in our house! My solution, create my own custom spice rack. It’s a lot easier than you might think!
1 – 1/4″ x 2″ x 2′ Poplar (or pine)
1 – 1 /4″ x 3″ x 2′
2 – 1/2″ x 3″ x 2′
Paint (I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Duck Egg)
8 – Jars with Lids (2 1/2″ diameter)
8 – Vinyl Labels
Step 1: Cut the wood to length. If you are using 2 1/2″ diameter jars like shown you will need your pieces to be at least 10″ long.
Step 2: Lay one 1/2″x3″ board down and glue a 1/4″ x2″ to the front and a 1/2″x3″ to the back clamp and let dry.
Step3: Glue one 1/4″x2″ to the front and one 1/2″x3″ to the bottom of a 1/2″x3″ board clamp and let set up. (Make sure your edges are flush)
Step 4: Glue a 1/2″x3″ to the very top of your spice jar rack carefully clamp and let dry.
Step 5: Paint your spice jar rack.
Step 6: Create Labels for your jars using a vinyl cutter. If you like you could also use chalk board labels or chalk board paint to create a different but also pleasing look.
Step 7: Clean your jar and align the label
Step 8: Burnish your label allowing the lettering to stick to the jar
In an afternoon you can create your own custom spice jar rack!
This spice jar rack was created for the Crafting for Charity Blogger Giveaway competition sponsored by Homes.com.
Homes.com will give the winning bloggers charity $ 5,000.
And guess what?? WE WON!!!! That’s right we won $5,000 big ones for Catholic Charities thanks to Homes.com!
TheDIYVillage.com selected Catholic Charities of East TN as our charity. Catholic Charities addresses the unmet needs of the most vulnerable of our region by providing shelter, nourishment, counseling and education, in order to foster human dignity. They provide services to anyone with demonstrated need, regardless of race, income or religion; fewer than 5 percent of all clients served are Catholic.
One area Catholic Charities of East Tennessee focuses on is to help provide housing services needs for families transitioning from homelessness to self-sufficiency, single clients in group living facilities, & single clientes to stable community living. Items on needs lists can be as simple as postage stamps and tissues to larger lawnmowers and appliances. Catholic Charities of East Tennessee (CCETN) is a member agency of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), which was founded in 1910 on the campus of Catholic University of America, in Washington D.C., as the National Conference of Catholic Charities. CCUSA’s members provide help and create hope for more than 10 million people of all faiths each year.
We are honored to have the opportunity to compete for Catholic Charities! Thanks you Homes.com!