Mounted Mason Jar Spice Storage

5 Materials
$17
15 Minutes
Easy

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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SUPPLIES:

-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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  • Nadine Hartman Bourne Nadine Hartman Bourne on May 11, 2018

    Is the glue step really necessary? If you pre-drill the lid and place the ring on and screw it in the lid will hold the ring up.

  • 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?

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  • Sharon Harrison Sharon Harrison on Jan 26, 2021

    Love the idea! I remember my Grandpa doing the same thing with baby food jars! My question is: what about the screw tip that comes through inside the cabinet?

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    • Connie Garcia Connie Garcia on Jul 21, 2021

      Use a shorter screw.

  • Melissa Parish Melissa Parish on Aug 12, 2021

    I really like the idea and I especially like your countertops!

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