Magnetic Spice Rack with Chalkboard Tins – DIY or Buy

DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Spice Tins

It finally happened…


I knocked a bottle of garlic salt out of my over-crowded spice cabinet and it shattered to pieces.
My dog ate some so that was the last straw people. I’m tired of not being able to quickly and effortlessly find a certain spice when I need it.

Now presenting the DIY or Buy magnetic spice rack storage solution.


First, get cha some tins.

I bought online at for 55 cents each. These have screw tops. I’ve heard horror stories in researching this project of other spice tin lids coming off & spilling everywhere. I’ve had enough spillage issues.

Second, buy some magnetic strips. I bought mine at the Container Store for $12.99 each.

Third, you’ll need some chalkboard paint. I prefer Hobby Lobby for these kinds of things. The spray paint was $7.49. Just get the spray paint and keep it simple. No need to get a paint brush involved here.

Fourth, you’ll need some adhesive magnets. I bought 1″ magnets. They were $1.49 at Hobby Lobby.


Oh, and don’t forget chalk. Do I really need to post a picture of chalk here? Ok good…moving on.

Wait, I feel bad. Here you go.


That’s all you need! Easy peasy.

Now, spray those babies down. You will want to do an additional coat a few hours after the first one.

Spraying Tins

Wait several hours and prime the lids by turning the chalk on it’s side and rubbing the lid with it. Then wipe it off with a paper towel. This keeps scratches from occurring as you write on these lids with your chalk. Label your lids, apply your adhesive magnets, mount your magnetic strips to the wall, & enjoy!

This has made my cooking life so much easier and it’s kind of fun to reach up and grab whatever spice I need and unscrew the lid. I give myself a mental pat on the back with each use of this simple spice rack storage system.

DIY or Buy

It’s totally ok to be lazy and just buy a spice rack like this. Go for it!
Here’s a couple that are for sale.
Click on the photo to purchase.

DIY or Buy Spice Rack

DIY or Buy Magnetic Spice Rack
Xoxo, Jenn Pilgrim

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  1. This is a great idea, Jen! I have the whole cabinet over my stove full of spices and they are so hard to find. I’ve been looking for a way to organize them.
    Thank you for sharing at Brag About It this week.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  2. Love this tutorial and gotta love that photo of the chalk because it just wouldn’t be the same without it!! Thanks for linking up to Give Me The Goods Monday!
    Jamie @

  3. This is awesome! Thank you for sharing and for the links to find the products. I’d love it if you would share this at “What We Accomplished Wednesday,” at Green Willow Pond. It is live Tuesdays at about 6:00 EST. Have a great week!


  4. That is so smart! I have zero cabinet space for spices, but plenty of wall space. I’m going to give this a try! Thanks for linking up :) xo

  5. I love the nice clean look of these–great job!

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