Two things tend to happen in January, we want to get healthy and we want to clean and organize the house, right? We want healthy recipes and cool storage solutions. My Pinterest boards are full of both. Maybe that’s just me, but I don’t think so…
Anyway, a lot of these resolutions tend to get us motivated to clean out the closets and cabinets and make awesome donations to our local thrift stores. Which is why we thrifters actually love shopping this time of year, we can always find something we can’t live without.
Because I actually do like to have purpose behind my thrifting adventures, I’ve enjoyed participating in the monthly Thrift Store Challenge with several other creative bloggers, and my “Spice Rack into Craft Storage” makeover is a fun one I’m excited to share with you!
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | Domestically Creative – Pili | My Sweet Things
Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela – Jeanie | Create and Babble
Molly | Just a Little Creativity – Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek
Marie | The Inspiration Vault – Michelle | Michelle James Designs
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications – Dru | Polka Dot Poplars
Pam | P.S. I Love You Crafts – Gail | Purple Hues and Me
Jennifer | Cookies Coffee and Crafts – Toni | Small Home Soul
Sue | A Purdy Little House – Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home
Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled – Marie | DIY Adulation
Michelle | Our Crafty Mom – Debra | Shoppe No. 5
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles – Denise | My Thrifty House
Florence | Vintage Southern Picks – Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Yamilette | The Latina Next Door
Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!
• How to Update a Thrifted Spice Rack into Craft Storage •
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to stores or yard sales and passed right by these spice holders and didn’t pay them any attention.
Maybe because organization has been on my mind, but when I saw this $6.99 Goodwill spice rack a lightbulb went off. The great thing is this project is so easy anyone can do it.
If you’re needing storage solutions for small or random craft supplies, whether that’s glitter, buttons, sewing needles, threads, or whatever, this just might be the perfect project for you too.
I knew that the tops of the containers would be great for either sprinkling glitter or opening all the way for larger items.
How customized you want to make over your own spice rack is really up to you, but I wanted mine to be colorful. To cover the names of the spices on the bottles I used a few different fun washi tapes and hot glued them to the bottles (the tape didn’t stick well on it’s own).
It still didn’t seem vibrant enough, so I decided to tape the metal bars and paint the black sections. I used two coats of a pretty teal oops paint from Home Depot and then a clear Rustoleum spray sealer.
Last, I filled the bottles with all my glitter and the other tiny crafty things that just didn’t have a home yet.
What do you storage needs do you have that this would work well for? Office supplies? Hardware like nails and such? Use your imagination, and the sky is the limit.
Just remember, makeover projects don’t always have to be complicated. I’m always for keeping things simple, and with a little paint and some washi tape, this spice rack has a whole new purpose!
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!
If you like this storage solution you may also like this post about cleaning and reusing Yankee Candle jars, which make fantastic containers for a million different things!