IKEA’s designs are so simple and elegant, it’s a breeze to transform them into something else entirely. Nothing demonstrates this better than these simple spice racks.
Instead of leaving these things in the kitchen cabinet, users from all across the Internet have shared the creative ways they’re using spice racks around the home. As it turns out, spice racks might be more useful when hung upside down instead of right side up! Check out these 12 clever spice rack hacks, and don’t be afraid to come up with some new uses of your own.
1. Ribbon Storage
Are you a present-wrapping master? If so, spice racks make the perfect storage system. Simply thread the ribbon through the gap between the bar and the bottom of the rack and you’ll always have ribbon at a moment’s notice.
2. Craft Shelves
Why stop at ribbons? Use spice racks as an easy way to store all of your favorite craft supplies.
3. Desk Storage
Spice racks are a great way to keep your desk organized, especially if you don’t have drawers. We recommend attaching them to a pegboard, which already has tons of great uses.
4. Cup Cabinet
Forget opening up a cabinet to grab a cup – simply hang these spice racks by your fridge to make pouring a drink even easier.
5. Bathroom Vanity
Spice racks are a convenient way to store your toiletries. Plus, if you flip one over, the bar makes a perfect towel rack.
6. Nursery Wardrobe
Part closet and part wall decor, use spice racks to put your toddler’s most adorable outfits on display.
7. Changing Station
If there’s one activity where you always want to be prepared, it’s changing a diaper. Instead of digging through a diaper bag, make sure you have all your baby-changing necessities at the ready.
8. Nail Polish Organizer
The gap between the bar and the bottom of the spice rack forms a nice window that allows you to see your colors.
9. Key Hanger
This will look great next to your front door. Get creative and fill it with flowers, art, photos, or whatever you’d like to see right when you walk in the door.
10. Toilet Paper Holder
This one requires a bit of modification, but we think it’s worth it. Attach two pieces of fabric underneath the spice rack and suspend a rod between them for your toilet paper. Then, you can store things like candles, air fresheners, and magazines on top.
11. Cutting Board Storage
For this one, remove the bottom from the top spice rack so that you have enough room to store larger cutting boards.
12. Mini Library
What could be cuter than a tiny library? Kids will love getting to pick out their own book, and it doesn’t take up nearly as much space as a bookshelf.
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