Test Tube Spice Rack: Great Christmas DIY Gift

test tube spice rack

My lovely friend Kylie  made the cutest spice rack that I just have to show y’all. She got the idea first from Dean and Deluca {where theirs is $165!!!} and decided she could make her own for much cheaper.

Supplies:

  • Spices of your choosing
  • Test tubes with cork
  • Sharpie for marking {or you could always print off a label as well}

DIY test tube spice rack

Process:

  • Go to Etsy  and buy test tubes

  • Make funnel and pour spices in

  • Label spices accordingly

test tube spice rack

  • Sit back and smile because you just made an adorable spice rack, DIY style

test tube spice rack

how to make a test tube spice rack

Her total cost of the whole project was only $18!!! Yes, she paid $35 for the tubes, but some she shared with a friend, and some she used for gifts. The awesome little wooden box she put them in cost her a whopping $2 at an estate sale. I personally think $18 sounds a whole lot better than $165, don’t you? Detail on the tubes: They hold 1/4 cup of spices in each one {with the cork in}, and you can fit a 1/4 tsp in the tube itself for easy measuring!

How rad are these babies?! I think they would be a great DIY Christmas gift for a cooking friend. Or another idea: if someone already has a great spice rack, make this for them with speciality spices. For instance, one that is filled with all different chili powders, or indian spices, etc. I would love it! Hint, hint…{just kidding Ky:) }

Comments

  1. says

    This is such a cool idea! I really want to make this for one of my friends! She’s a chemist getting married in the summer and this would be the perfect gift!

  2. says

    Great idea! I went to buy the test tubes on the link you posted for Etsy and they are on Chritmas vacation. BOO! I went on other etsy shops to see about other ones and I can’t determine if the size is right?? Thanks Adri! Oh and the toffee is AMAZING! I am doing a different recipe tonight that a client gave me…where you poor the toffee and then while its really hot you put 3 big hershey bars on top and swish them around until it melts into the toffee!! Sounds fun huh? yum

  3. says

    Thanks guys! I’m so glad y’all love it! I totally agree and think they are adorable!
    Jess-Kylie doesn’t know the exact size they were. She said they hold 1/4 a cup though if that helps . If the toffee you make is great be sure to give me the recipe please!!!
    Nicolette- I linked up to your party! Thanks for the tip!
    <3,
    adri

  4. says

    I love this. It would look perfect on the counter. I’m hosting We’re Organized Wednesday until Saturday and would love for you to join the party. There’s a fun giveaway too. Hope to see you there.

  5. says

    SO clever! My SIL actually gave me the D & D one years ago and I love it, but always cringed at the price tag {I’ll be sure to hide this from her, LOL!}

    P.S. It’s very fun to cook with test tubes – makes you feel like a mad scientist! :)

  6. says

    WOWOWOW!!! What a brilliant idea! I might have to try this! i’ve got so many random spices and herbs that could use a new home! Thanks for the idea!

  7. says

    Um yeah, your style is totally my style. If you hear something behind you, it’s just me following you. Wait that sounds creepy…

    I like this project very much! I am a complete herbs and spices girl (expanding my herb garden this summer).

  8. says

    I just found some awesome test tubes at http://www.etsy.com/shop/PutACorkNit

    All glass, pretty inexpensive, and she is really fast and responsive… I ordered a few, and in the notes said if she had more I would like to purchase them and she got back to me right away. So if you are looking for reasonably priced test tubes, go there!

  9. Anonymous says

    Hi, I love the spice rack and was just wondering what the dimensions of the box were. I haven’t been able to find one the right size and want to make one similar to yours.

  10. says

    Thanks for such an interesting article here. I was searching for something like that for quite a long time and at last I have found it

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