A DIY Glass Spice Rack That Turns Heads

When my husband and I redid our kitchen in our current apartment, it became apparent our mismatched spice jars were kind of an eyesore — and seeing as we live in New York City, there wasn’t enough cupboard or drawer space to stash away twenty odd plastic and glass bottles. Additionally, I didn’t have a good system that allowed me to keep track of which spices I already had, and so while cleaning out our spices, I realized we had three separate jars of parsley. Whoops.

(Photo: Kimberly Wang)

(Photo: Kimberly Wang)

Since moving into our new place, our new spice rack is actually one of the features that attracts the most comments. The funny thing is I kind of stumbled upon the solution by accident.

I already had an old three-tier cupcake stand from Crate and Barrel (they no longer have the same model, but you can find a similar one on Amazon for $25) that I used for jewelry storage of all things. And when we moved into our new place, I actually didn’t have a good spot for it, so it wound up in the kitchen.

(Photo: Kimberly Wang)

(Photo: Kimberly Wang)

Then, I found these World Market Round Glass Spice Jars ($6), which came in a set of six, which were incredibly affordable. I purchased four sets, and spent no more that $24 altogether. One thing you want to bear in mind when looking for spice jars is you’ll want something that’s airtight when sealed to preserve the longevity of your spices.

(Photo: Kimberly Wang)

(Photo: Kimberly Wang)

Lastly, I purchased the R.S.V.P. 96-Piece Spice Label Set ($4), which had nearly every kind of spice I owned and more. There are also blank labels for you to write in other spice names, which we did for just one — Adobo. And voilà, an affordable spice rack that’ll get you a lot of “Where is this from?”

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