I l ooked all over at my blog for the post about “My spice rack” and couldn’t find it .  Besides cooking my next obsession is crafting….especially recycling.   I love to turn out things from ordinary household items or recycled materials.  I  have tons of spices and didn’t want to buy a ordinary spice rack so I decided to make one from corrugated cardboard.  I did this last year and I still have spices galore that don’t fit in it.

This was a 2 day project with all measuring, cutting, painting, and coming up with the idea.   I used flaps from corrugated boxes in this particular craft. 

Straight edge
Tacky glue
Hot glue gun
Spices (whatever you have on hand)
Pen to write the labels of spices


1. Gather the spices you want in the spice rack. Determine if you want a two tier or one tier spice rack. I have a lot of spices so I needed the two tier rack.

2. You can paint the cardboard to match your kitchen. I sponge painted red for some parts because my kitchen is red and black.

3. The bottom and sides were flaps (sides) of boxes. I just cut down to the length I needed, The middle flap was hot glued in place to the back of the rack.

4. The back of the rack had a piece of cardboard to hold the upper tier of the spices. I made a decorative scalloped edge on the eaves and also on the sides with red construction paper. I used brown construction paper to write the names of the spices.

5. All sides were hot glued to make sure it was a good heavy duty spice rack.

Tips and Tricks The flaps in the front and back  is most important to hold the spices. Make sure the sides are hot glued very good.


About 2sassygal

First of all, I love to cook...not every night, but weekends are the best time to cook. I am a animal lover, especially wildlife. My next vacation would be to South Africa. To get personal and close up to wildlife would be fascinating. I like to read suspense, thriller novels. Regarding television....I like some reality shows, crime shows, comedies. I like to look at a recipe from a cookbook and do my version of it.. usually the healthier choice. I am all about substitutions, if a recipe calls for a ingredient there are dozens of ingredients you can substitute for the called-for ingredient. I like summer because I love cooking outdoors, swimming. It's just the fresh air that makes everyone want to get outside and do something. I love the air especially after the rain.... that nothing compares to that.

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