Today I want to breakdown how to make magnetic spice jars for you. I used metal twist jars from Specialy Bottle. Make sure your jars are made from food-safe materials. If you are going to use glass jars, locate them out of direct sunlight. No matter what kind of container you use, your herbs will stay fresh much longer if you keep these away from light and extreme heat or cold.
- Jars or containers
- A Sharpie or printed labels
- Clean and dry your jars.
- Turn them over and glue your Magnets on the bottom.
If you are using 3 little magnets like I did, you will want to glue in one magnet at a time and let dry. This way they don’t pull together toward the center before the glue has a chance to dry. If you are having trouble with that you can use tape to temporarily hold magnets in place while the glue dries, as well.
- Fill your jars with delicious spices.
- Attach your labels, or write on them with a Sharpie. Learn how to make your own here.
- Stick ’em to your fridge or other metal surface.
I have a little nook on the side of my fridge that protects them perfectly and still keeps them accessible. If you don’t want yours on your refrigerator, you can attach a metal ruler, straight edge or brackets to the underside of a hanging cabinet or the inside of a swinging cabinet door. You can learn about those materials and how to do that here, in my Hanging Bathroom Jars tutorial. You can do this anyplace you need to save some some counter or drawer space. Think: Craft areas, closets, junk drawers, garages – anyplace you find a need!
Project Cost: $42 for 30 jars– about $1.35 per jar.
$14.95 Magnets (set of 100 Neodymium N42 1/2″ x 1/16″ magnets from K&J)
$25.80 Jars (30 x $0.86 Twistlug 3oz Jars from Specialty Bottle)
the other materials I had already. Liquid Nails is about $5, so you could make this at home for under $50. (Assuming you have a Sharpie and some spices.) Most folks have way less spices than I do, too.
PLEASE come back and show off your handiwork if you make these!
Stay Crafty My friends,