Organizing Craft Supplies in a Spinning Spice Rack

Organizing Craft Supplies in a Spinning Spice Rack

Over the years, I have collected and gathered any number of small craft supplies. Buttons, beads, jewelry findings, bells, pom poms…you get the picture. I needed a craft organizer that could safely hold those small “bits” and it seemed like a spinning spice rack from the thrift store would be ideal for this.

After a successful thrifting run and a couple of well-spent dollars, I had an ideal spice rack for repurposing. Though it wasn’t anything special or unique, it hit all the points.

It rotated cleanly, it came with a full set of empty spice jars, and the jars had screw on tops.

Spinning spice rack

I now had just what I needed for my upcycling idea and the price was right. Now, all I needed to do was give it a refreshed makeover and then I could focus on organizing craft supplies!

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Upcycling a Spinning Spice Rack

My plan for the spinning spice rack wasn’t going to take much effort, but these are the craft supplies I used:

First, I spray painted the wood base in a warm silver, to give it a little panache…a little style.

Spray painting a spinning spice rack

 I love this paint. The color is fantastic; it’s a primer and paint all-in-one; it has an ergonomic trigger; and it dries satiny smooth.

After painting, it looked so much…tonier…which is a word rarely used in reference to a spice rack. But it looked clean and fresh, which is exactly what I wanted.

Upcycling a rotating spice rack

Next, it was time to focus on the empty spice jars, which were key to my craft supply organizer.

Empty spice jars

Empty Spice Jars for Arts & Crafts Storage

After cleaning the empty spice jars, I peeled off the labels and removed the shaker tops.

And as silly as it sounds, I actually saved these shaker tops for a movie-related project!

Spice jar shaker tops for a craft project

Then, with chalkboard paint or blackboard paint in hand, I painted the tops of my spice jars.

Chalkboard paint for a craft supply organizer

These would become chalkboard labels to help organize all the little bits!

Empty spice jars for arts and crafts storage

After the chalkboard paint dried, I filled the glass spice jars with my tiniest craft supplies!

Lastly, I grabbed a chalk pen (so much better than regular chalk!) to create orderly chalkboard labels.

Organizing craft supplies in empty spice jars

The perfect finishing touch for organizing my craft supplies!

Organizing Craft Supplies in a Spinning Spice Rack

And there you have it- a spinning spice rack for craft storage that looks fantastic.

Spinning spice rack as a craft supply organizer

I love having chalkboard labels on the glass spice jars in my craft organizer, too. That’ll make it so easy to re-label any time I change out the contents!

It really is the perfect addition to my craft room organizing needs! Craft room organization (or sewing room organization, I suppose) is a constant struggle for any crafter or maker.

Organizing craft supplies in a spinning spice rack

I think if I find another spinning spice rack, I’ll make one for some garage organization. Those little glass spice jars would be ideal for organizing hardware such as nails, screws, bolts, etc.

Oh darn, another reason to go on a treasure hunt!

And if you enjoyed this upcycling idea for organizing craft supplies, then you’ll love how I repurposed this utensil caddy as a paint brush holder!

organizing craft supplies with a paint brush holder

Plus, did you know that my first book, “Crafting with Flannel”, has an entire chapter dedicated to storage craft ideas? I hope you’ll check it out!

recycled cans from crafting with flannel book

Craft on!


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Sarah Ramberg is the owner of Sadie Seasongoods, a website that celebrates all things secondhand. From upcycling ideas and thrifted decor to vintage-centric travel itineraries, Sadie Seasongoods is a one-stop shop for anyone who loves thrifting and approachable repurposing ideas. Sarah is also the author of “Crafting with Flannel” and has been featured in numerous media outlets and magazines.


  1. looks great! love the idea and now I need to go treasure hunting!

  2. Wow you did a great job with it turned out great! Thanks for sharing how you did it all!

  3. Looks great! What a good idea for all the little things. Out of the way but still right there when you need them.

  4. This is such a wonderful idea! Pinning it! #OnDisplayThursday

  5. So cute! I love it! Very creative and a great job

  6. This is BRILLIANT!!! What a great idea – I never would have thought of it! Thanks so much for joining us at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week!

  7. Love it! Thanks for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop at Katherine’s Corner. Nina @ mamas*little*treasures and Ruby for Women

  8. organization make me smile. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

  9. Love the new and improved spice rack. Looks great! Thank you for joining us at #purebloglove. We enjoy having you every week on Thursday night at 8PM through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  10. I love this! It would come in real handy with my jewelry supplies. Love the chalkboard tops. I will have to keep an eye out for one.

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      It’s perfect for jewelry findings- not only can those little tiny bits really add up, but they will spill and get away from you in a hot second! Thanks so much, Linda!

  11. the spice racks also can hold Keurig cups.

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      I suppose that’s true! We’ll never have a Keurig because of the non-recyclable wasteful cups, but I know people have used these spice racks for that purpose. Happy 2018, Edith!


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