My old spice rack wasn’t cutting it. It only held 12 tins. I’m not a prolific cook, but even I quickly outgrew it. Still, I needed a compact storage solution because I share a small kitchen with my roommate, and countertop space is limited. I couldn’t find a spice rack to buy that would hold all my spices and have room for expansion, so I created my own. Check out my odds & ends rack for a variation on this idea. (This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a small commission. You can read my full disclosure here.)
UPDATE 11/23/20: I found out the hard way that these tins aren’t food grade or airtight. Turmeric permanently stained the inside. Onion and garlic powders turned into a solid brick. And cloves became a black tar-like substance that I could only remove by soaking it overnight in Easy-Off Oven Cleaner. Consequently, I don’t recommend using this rack for spices. How about beads, buttons, small parts, or other craft supplies? There are 25 tins on this rack, so I turned mine into an advent calendar. Click here to see how.