DIY Magnetic Spice Board

This handy metal Magnetic Spice Board can be mounted to the inside of any kitchen cabinet to hold containers of your most-used spices. It's removable too!
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My blank canvas is a 12"x18" piece of sheet metal from Lowe's!
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These are some of the supplies you'll need to make your Magnetic Spice Board. The piece of metal is 12" x 18" - a perfect fit for the inside of a cabinet door!
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I made a border stencil out of cardstock and a border punch (that I found on clearance for a great deal quite a while ago). Then I adhered it to the top third or so of my sheet metal and spray painted with chalkboard paint.
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I'm quite pleased with how my makeshift stenciling turned out! Now I have a chalkboard space on the metal board that I can change if I wish. Right now, I'm using it to store spices, but I could use it in my craft room for any small craft storage, like beads or buttons.
Below is the board mounted on the inside of the kitchen cabinet.
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Find out how I attached it to the cabinet door by clicking here:
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3 questions
  • Yvonne
    on Aug 21, 2016

    How did you make it magnetic???

    • Jjb8493754
      on Nov 24, 2016

      The picture of the supplies showed a package of magnetic buttons. I'm sure they were glued to the bottom of the spice containers.

    • KD Redlowske
      on Feb 24, 2017

      Sheet Metal accept magnets really well, sometimes too well. I do suggest that you use something that won't scratch the surface.

    • Patti
      on Feb 25, 2017

      I don't think small scratches on the metal mounted on the INSIDE of a cabinet door in a WORKING KITCHEN is a big concern.

    • Lisa Bullock Kopf
      on Feb 28, 2017

      She has a link to her blog ⬆️⬆️⬆️ That tells you all about How to make the jars magnetic! And even where to buy them

    • Cal30024358
      on Jan 28, 2018

      Be sure that you buy sheet METAL, not the sheet of aluminum shown in the supplies list. Magnets would not stick to aluminum.
    • Leah Seals
      on Jan 28, 2018

      Yes, her supplies list needs to be updated to reflect a sheet of sheet metal, not aluminum otherwise you will need to use Velcro to attach your jars of spices.
    • Jeanne Martin
      on Jan 28, 2018

      Hometalk adds that material list at the end of each post now because they are all linked to Amazon. I have no doubt they get a kickback if you order thru those links. They get a lot of materials wrong on these posts. Always go with the list near the top of each post, those are provided by the actual person posting the project. Those are rarely wrong cuz they know!!
    • Lee Anne H.
      on Jan 28, 2018

      My hand/eye coordination is poor, I’d have to add a line where the cabinet shelf is to show where NOT to put a jar.
    • Linda Sikut
      on Feb 2, 2018

      @Jeanne Martin, When Hometalk lists products, it's actually an affiliate link and that is stated below the products. "Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page". It's one way Hometalk makes money to pay for their website and pay their employees so that we can enjoy the site free. The sad part is that sometimes it is not the correct item. It's a relatively new program so I'm hoping it will get better. :)
  • ME Lopez
    on Feb 24, 2017

    Where did you find the spice containers?

    • NotHermione
      on Jan 20, 2019

      I have seen those type of spice jars at Dollar Tree. Also available on-line.

  • Patti
    on Feb 25, 2017

    The spice jars seem to be really tiny. Do you only buy small amounts at a time ... like the DIY bulk spice dispensers in the store? If you buy larger containers where do you store them?

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  • Itsmemic
    on May 19, 2018

    I buy beautiful tins...tuna fish container size...clear tops...ALREADY with a large magnet on the back..flat. And put all my craft stuff and spices in them...I then?? Stick them on my stainless steel fridge and freezer sides. Looks awesome..and they are SOOOOOO Useful !!! $1.00 each at the Dollar Tree.. !! They also have 2 smaller ones for $1.00. I mean come on...why make your own ???

  • Bkr34090381
    on Sep 13, 2018

    I did something similar for my small crafty item storage but used an old cookie sheet that was far beyond being used for food ever again. I painted it with a rust prevention paint and stuck it to my wall using a sturdy Command strip in each corner.

    I'd suggest you could also use a past-its-prime cookie sheet for this project. Such an item could be purchased at a thrift store very inexpensively. Just remember if you paint it, do so in a paint that isn't likely to peel with frequent use. Of course you could always go with the "rustic look" if using it inside the cabinet door. I would still advise removing any rust and spraying it with clear coat to avoid future rust from forming.

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