This spice drawer organizer is a quick and easy way to store your spices and costs $15 less than what you find online or in a store.
Anyone that likes to cook has probably dealt with the same issue I have – where in the world is that spice I need? You spend 5 minutes going through all of your spices, until finally you stumble upon it. At our town home, this was a daily occurrence for me and it just became a small annoyance.
So when we moved into our new house, one of the first problems i wanted to solve was the lost spice issues. Part of the reason we bought the house was for the kitchen as it was huge (compared to our old kitchen) and had a ton of cabinet and drawer space. We actually had too many drawers and not much to put in them so how to solve the spice issue was found with this spice rack drawer organizer.
I had been looking online and saw some spice drawer inserts. I knew this could be how I could locate my spices but I didn’t want to spend $20 on them. So I went to Lowe’s and spent $5 worth in wood to make my own wooden spice drawer organizer. If you make a decent amount of projects, you will more than likely just have some leftover wood you can use. Now the directions I am giving below are specific to my drawers, but the great thing about these is you can easily resize to the size of yours. The project itself can be completed in under an hour.
When I had finished this, I immediately said it was my favorite part of the kitchen. You may laugh but I really do love being able to just open a drawer and quickly pull out the spices I need. So if you have some extra drawer space and a mess of spices, I suggest you spending an hour to make this spice drawer organizer. You won’t regret it! And if you’re up for bigger DIY projects, check them out here!
Spice Drawer Organizer Shopping List:
- (2) 1/4″ x 6″ x 3′
- (2) 3/4″ x 3/4″ x 3′
- Titebond III wood glue
- Miter saw
- (6) – 1/4″ x 6″ @ 10 1/2″
- (6) – 3/4″ x 3/4″ rod @ 10 1/2″
How to Make a Spice Drawer Organizer:
Use the miter saw to cut the 1/4″ x 6″ pieces at a length of 10 1/2″ or the width of your drawer. I had two draws so I needed 6 shelves.
Use the miter saw to cut the 3/4″ x 3/4″ rod at a length of 10 1/2″ or the width of your drawer You should have 6 pieces as well or however many shelves you are making.
Put glue on 3/4″ x 3/4″ rod piece and press against the back of 1/4″ x 6″ piece, making sure the sides alight at the top. Press together with clamp. You only need to press together for 10 minutes.
Repeat step 3 until all shelves are made.
Insert the selves and have them against each other so the spices can rest against the top. Now you can know where your spices actually are!