This past year, we did a great job with the living room/dining room/kitchen area, but the den was a wreck and we never got around to getting little necessities around the house (like a toothbrush holder). So when we renewed our lease, I made a little home decorating wish-list, and I've been trying to tackle at least one thing a week.
First up... a magnetic spice rack!
They stick right to the fridge!
Labels on the side...
Incredibly strong neodymium magnets glued to the top.
A word about the magnets. Every tutorial I found was vague on these magnets, so I was kind of shooting blind when I ordered them. I got the 1/2" x 1/8" magnets from here. If I could do it over again, I'd get magnets that are at least 1/4" thick, because the jar tops dip inward more than 1/8". I had a problem getting some of the heavier jars to stay put on the fridge until I stacked some of the magnets on top of each other so they could actually touch the fridge. If I had realized this earlier, I probably could have gotten away with using fewer magnets. But it is definitely a testament to the neodymium magnet's crazy strength that some of those jars are held in place without having a magnet physically touching the refrigerator!
4-oz Ball jelly jars (12-pack) -- $8
50 neodymium magnets-- $17
Gorilla glue-- $2
Reclaiming my cupboards from all those spices-- TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!
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