This $1 Dollar Tree Decor Find Brilliantly Doubles As a Spice Rack (It’s Perfect!)

published Apr 16, 2024
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If you have to maneuver around a small kitchen like me, then you understand how important it is to find clever ways to save space. Appliances can’t sit on the counter given the limited surface you have, and forget having a full spice rack on your counter as well unless you have a space on the wall or a large cabinet door you can work with. You’ll have to find another clever way to store those spices. Thankfully, @beauty_by_serina on Instagram thought of a clever DIY that will give you the spice cabinet of your dreams, without taking up any precious counter real estate in your home. And it’s all done with a few picture frames purchased from Dollar Tree at the low price of $1.25.

That’s right; those clear picture frames on Dollar Tree shelves are just the thing you need to make the spice drawer of your dreams. Clear out that junk drawer and clean it, then buy four plastic picture frames (this DIY uses 5×7-inch frames) with an angled bottom. Place the frames backward in the drawer so the bottoms of each frame touch the angled top to create sections to place your spices. Once they’re in, lay out the spices that you use the most in your drawer, and voilà — a spice rack that doesn’t take up space on your counter and costs you less than $5 to put together.

Dollar Tree is full of all kinds of ingenious storage finds right now, particularly for organizing your kitchen and pantry. These bottle holders are ideal for organizing all of those water bottles you keep collecting. They even stack nicely and make for a great spot for placing those extra wine bottles you have on hand. These clip-on baskets can double the storage space in your fridge, perfect for storing snacks and any other school lunch fixings.