Make Mini Kitchen Organizers Out of Empty Spice Tins Tutorial

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Want to "spice" up your space? Instead of throwing away empty spice tins, transform them into magnetic organizers. It's a clever and convenient way to help wrangle the kitchen clutter that inevitably stacks up. It's a fun and easy DIY everyone should try!

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Image Credit: Tim and Mary Vidra
Image Credit: Tim and Mary Vidra

Things You'll Need

  • Metal spice tins

  • 1-inch ceramic disc magnets

  • Metal magnet clips

  • Craft glue

  • Drill (Optional)

  • Kitchen twine (Optional)

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Remove the spice tin caps and thoroughly rinse out to clean and dry.

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Adhere two 1-inch ceramic magnets to the backs of the tins using an all-purpose craft glue suitable for both ceramic and metal, such as e6000.

Image Credit: Tim and Mary Vidra
Image Credit: Tim and Mary Vidra

After the glue has dried, the basic magnetic storage storage tin is made and it's time to get creative. Store everything from your go-to pens and sticky notepads, to postage stamps, scissors and rubber bands. You could even nestle fresh blooms inside to add a pop of color in the kitchen or make succulent planters from several tins to create the look of a living wall.

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To make them work even harder, we added a magnetic clip to the side of one tin that holds little reminders or odds and ends that have lost their way from around the house.

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With the addition of a drilled 1/8" hole near the base of the other tin, you can also use them as kitchen twine dispensers, having at arm's reach the ability to pull whenever you need some twine.

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Image Credit: Tim and Mary Vidra

These recycled storage tins save those favorites from cooking and add a little graphic interest to your space. The same concept works with and can be applied to tea tins, mint tins and more — so give those metal containers a second look before throwing them in the recycling bin.

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