Mounted Mason Jar Spice Storage

5 Materials
15 Minutes

I'm not sure about y'all, but with a lot of my spices, I buy in bulk because I go through them so fast (specifically Italian spices such as Oregano, Parsley, Basil and Garlic, because my husband is Italian and let's face it, when you live in NY, you make and eat a lot of Italian food!). The big, bulky spice containers that I get from the grocery store and Costco take up too much room in my spice cabinet, so I decided to try my hand at this cute little spice storage idea using mason jars. I'm so happy with how they came out and even happier that I don't have to deal with the bulky plastic spice containers anymore--I can simply re-fill my blue mason jars when I'm running low and then store the rest.

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-Ball mason jars (I used 8 oz. blue jars, but feel free to use whatever style mason jar you wish!)

-Dewalt 12v drill/screw gun

-HiTemp mini hot glue gun

-mini hot glue gun sticks

-wood screws (I used 1/2" screws but you'll want to get whatever size is good for under your top cabinets that won't blow through your shelves.)

STEP 1: Hot glue seals

Because I was going to be mounting these jars to the underside of my top kitchen cabinets, I needed them to be secure, so I hot glued the flat seals to the lid of the mason jars.

I made sure to apply pressure while the glue was still hot to ensure a good hold.

STEP 2: Mount lids to underside of cabinet

Next, I took my drill and screws and drilled one screw from the underside of the mason jar lids to the underside of my top cabinet. I tried to get the screw as close to center as possible. Feel free to pre-drill a hole in to the center of your lids before mounting.

Then, I screwed my spice-filled jars onto my mounted lids.

I couldn't believe how quick and easy this project was! We plan to eliminate our top cabinets in the coming months as part of our kitchen reno, but I may use this same concept with our open shelving because I love how easy these cute little jars are!

You can buy these blue mason jars here.

And can we just agree that these blue mason jars are to die for?! I absolutely love how pretty they are and how they add a touch of color to my kitchen.

(Note: My cost for this project was $17 because I only had to purchase the jars.)

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  • Candace Candace on May 12, 2018

    WHyde not save a step and use one piece lids?

  • Penny-Marie Penny-Marie on Mar 18, 2019

    I notice no labels. What can you use for that?

  • DB DB on Feb 04, 2023

    What size screws did you use? Seems the base of my cabinets is not very thick and i don't want screw to come through into the cabinet.

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  • Donna Bates Donna Bates on Nov 06, 2022

    Yes I understand about being Italian cause I’m an Italian New Yorker and in my family you use a lot of spices. Also, you always cook extra just in case someone drops by unexpectedly. I love your idea and especially the blue mason jars!

  • Lula Porter Lula Porter on Aug 01, 2023

    My mother had a small sewing caddy which used jars just like this for what nots. I copied it to make my own years ago. Thanks for the memories.