DIY Magnetic Spice Rack

Every once in a while, I plan to post really simple, quick DIY projects. This is one of them!
I had a plain, beat up, old magnet board laying around since, oh, 2005. After digging through my spice drawer(s) for 10 minutes (again), I’d decided I had enough.I’ve seen this done a TON for makeup, and thought: Why couldn’t I hot-glue magnets to the back of my spice tins? So I did. This board recently got an upgrade from metal sheet to pretty backsplash. For a super, super quick tute, see below: 
Step 1. Gather your supplies: I literally had all of this sitting around, including these adorable magnetic spice containersfrom Ikea. You’ll need:
– A metal display board (that magnets are attracted to)
– Peel-and-stick vinyl backing. I was lucky to find this at the dollar store a few years ago, but you can also find it at Walmart                               (usually used for lining drawers, etc.)
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Step 2. Cut the vinyl to fit your board, with enough extra around the edges to fold around the board edges.
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Step 3. Turn the board and vinyl over, and carefully apply the vinyl to the board, by pressing it flat…
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…while you pull the paper backing away with your other hand.
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Step 4. When you’re done, flip the whole thing back over, fold the edges up…
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…and wrap the corners like a present.
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Step 5. Attach the magnetic containers you’d like to use, and admire your handiwork!
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This was a quick fix that added a ton of character to the stovetop, and doubled as a backsplash. The vinyl (rather than, say, paper) is durable enough that I can slide the spices around without tearing it, and I can also wipe it down with a damp cloth if it gets a little dingy….I probably should have cleared off the stove and countertop before taking this picture, but hey, I cook a lot and my kitchen is always a little messy. I’m not ashamed. ;-) Enjoy!
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– Kaitlin
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