Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Measuring Cups/Spoons Organizer

While wasting away my day on Pinterest looking online for some inspiration, I came across this fabulous  way to organize measuring cups and spoons. I really love organization tips and tricks, especially when they are geared toward the kitchen. Our kitchen is somewhat lacking in drawer space, so I figured this would be a great way to give me a little extra room.

This was a really simple project. I cut my wood a couple inches smaller than the door and routed the edges. (the routing could be skipped, but I just set up a router table and was really excited to try it).
 
I mod podged some scrapbook paper to the front. After it was dry, I lightly sanded the paper and edges of the wood. I really love that worn look! Then, I applied a top coat of mod podge.
I spaced the measuring cups/spoons on top of the board and marked for pilot holes. I pre-drilled and then screwed in the hooks.
I added vinyl lettering so everyone will know just where they go. I used double sided tape to hang them on the doors.
Our cabinet doors are rather small, so I had to use three pieces of wood to fit everything.
Ah, organization. Love it.
Super easy and super cheap.
Wood - $2.44
Hooks - $0.99
Paper - $0.60
Clearing up precious drawer space - priceless!
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43 comments:

Toni @ SugarTart_Crafts said...

This is brilliant! Now if I could just keep the hubs from shredding the measuring spoons in the garbage disposal, I might even have the full set!

Katie said...

This is such a great idea! I have a few sets of each of these and I think this will work great in my pantry! Thanks!

Marilyn said...

Super awesome Post.. Love it..Hello there.. I'm following ya officially from the inspiration board hop..Lovely blog you have here.Can't wait to read more.. Hope you can stop by & visit me sometime / follow back.. TY So much.. Have a great week.Marilyn from http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com

Hannah said...

Love this idea! I just tweeted the link!!

Lauren said...

Stopping by from Blue Cricket. I saw this on Pinterest and have just assumed I'd have to put holes in my cabinets, and it'd cost quite a bit. You solved those problems!

Mayje said...

Hi! Stopping by from Blue Cricket Design link party.

This is very cool. I love the idea!

Mandi@MandiBeingCrafty said...

Love this idea! Thanks for sharing! Visiting from Lil Luna.

Neabear said...

This is an awesome idea..I may have to try it!

~Linnea

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

What a cute organization method! I like the paper you chose. Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Tanya said...

That is such a neat idea! I love the font you used for the labels. I wonder if my family would hang them up if I made that. We are limited on space too and that would be perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Valerie said...

I've seen this idea before, but you executed it nicely and took the cuteness up a notch! :) good job!

bailey k. said...

wow, this is a great idea! i have a pretty small kitchen, so this would totally help in saving room!

i would love for you to come link up this or any other amazing project at my creativity party going on right now!

letbirdzfly.blogspot.com

thanks so much for sharing!

Just Jaime said...

Great idea! I always seem to lose them in various drawers. Thanks for sharing!

Rhiannon said...

sooo very cute i love it!

Jess@Balancing The Dream said...

Cute and functional!! I really should do this in my kitchen!!

The Loops said...

Wow, you did this so inexpensively and it looks great! I'm a new follower. I hope you'll stop by!

http://theloops13.blogspot.com/

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

I LOVE this and plan to feature it next week on Thrifty Thursday! :) Thanks so much for linking!

Jen said...

I love your rendition of your pinterest find. I have that pinned also, but I love the color and pattern you added. LOVE IT! Thanks for posting!

craftedniche said...

Great idea! No more digging in the utensils drawer!

Dana
craftedniche.wordpress.com

Joni Nickrent said...

SUPER COOL...looks great and definitely measures up! Pop Art Minis

Samantha said...

I am in love with this idea! I always get so frustrated with my measuring cups falling off of the shelf that I have them sitting on and this would work out perfectly right above my mixer.... Thank you so much for this idea! I am officially adding it to my list!

Karena said...

Love this idea! I would love for you to share it on my link party this Friday at cookienut.blogspot.com

Jill said...

I love "looking for inspiration" on Pinterest, too! I love this idea; my drawers are pretty full, too, and this is such a cute solution!
--Jill
from Jill Made It

At The Picket Fence said...

So super cute and clever! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I bet you smile every time you reach for a measuring cup or spoon. Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence!

Magali @ The Little White House said...

That is such a great idea... I spend so much time swearing while looking for the small spoons in my drawer every time I'm baking something... Plus, you made it look so pretty.

Michelle said...

This is fabulous! I love how it is cute and keeps them organized! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

I could seriously feature you every week. There's just creativity oozing out of this site. Pinterest has really kicked me into gear as well.

Going to feature you yet again, because I really like your flair on this!

:)

Thanks for sharing at Creative Juice!

Lindsay said...

This is just too smart! Why didn't I think of this sooner, so useful! I love all the fun things you do on your blog. You are so talented! Thank you very much for sharing this @ Show & Share!

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

This is such a great idea, and a clever way of utilizing space. Thanks for sharing

Tam said...

love this idea! very cool!

Promosyon said...

Well, That is such a neat idea! Those fonts you used for the labels is great. It is best for those who have limited space and that would be perfect.

Lindsay said...

Just wanted to let you know that I featured you today @ Southern Lovely. Grab a button, if you'd like.

http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/09/show-share-5-features.html

jennibell said...

Awesome project! Great idea.

Chelsea said...

Cute, cute, cute!!

Jerri said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites. Please come back and link up again this week!

gail said...

Love how yours turned out! way cuter than the other one that inspired you!
thanks for linking up AND linking back!
gail
ps catching you this week

Dana from Our Life's Legacy said...

fabulous idea! Visiting from Shabby Nest link up :)

Karen @ It's the Suburbs or Bust- Yo! said...

hmmm, 6 that's how many incomplete sets of measuring spoons I have and I swear when I need a tea spoon I can never find one- this is sheer brillance. Come and share it with WorkShop Wednesday.

Donna said...

Love this idea!
I have hooks up under my baking cabinet where mine just dangle down- this would be so much better and cuter....and keep them out of my way!

Amanda said...

What a great project! :) I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/measuring-cupsspoons-organizer/

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JoAnn said...

I love this look. I am redoing my kitchen in Americana and this would fit right in. Where did you find the measuring spoons and cups? This will be my next kitchen project!

Vanessa said...

So organized, I love it! I would love for you to link it up at my Do Something Crafty linky party: http://vanessascraftynest.blogspot.com/search/label/Do%20Something%20Crafty%20Friday

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