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DIY-ify: Under Cabinet Rice and Pasta Storage

The husband and I have plans for our tiny kitchen, and it will take quite a bit of time to finish. For now we are going to do a little here, and a little there. Right now we are working on storage the storage situation since our 94-year-old home is lacking in closets and cupboard space. Our challenge: find storage on a small budget. I’ve seen this jar storage wandering Pinterest A LOT, in fact I used it for my calendar work station DIY. After looking through our overstuffed cupboard and knocking over the jar of rice, I decided it’s time for a change. I’ve installed a Pasta and Rice Jar Storage under one of our open cabinets. This project took 1 hour and cost under $10. My kind of kitchen organizer update.


- glass jars (with lids)

- screws with washers

- nail

- hammer

- drill



- Use the nail to poke a hole through the center of the jar lid.

- Measure and use a pencil to mark where you’d like the jars to hang. Drill in the screws through the holes you poked through the lids into the bottom of your cupboard.

- Fill your jars and screw onto the lids. Done!

I’m so happy with how this turned out. I definitely think I’ll be changing the jars to quart jars. We need just a bit more room for the pasta, etc. Ok, happy Thursday!

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama

8 Responses to “ DIY-ify: Under Cabinet Rice and Pasta Storage ”

  1. This idea brings back great memories! My dad used to do this with baby food jars for his nails, screws, washers and other little pieces. It’s really a perfect use of space and it looks great. Thanks for sharing this idea.

  2. My dad did the same as Nicole mentions with the baby jars in his workshop. :-) This would be really pretty with the colored quart canning jars in blue and spring green, too.

  3. Love this idea. Yes, I remember the baby food jars in the garage/workshop. I noticed your walnut candy dish with the squirrel on top. Did you make that? I took a ceramics class with my mom years, and years ago…1966 to be exact. My oldest daughter went too in her portacrib. That does bring back memories. I hope I can get my kitchen organized soon. Thank you…..

  4. Hi….good job….just remember to store foods that do well outside refrigeration in the jars. Nuts are best stored in the fridge or freezer as they will go rancid at room temp….also any kind of other grain…rice, wheat, cornmeal, etc. can go rancid and you definitely do not want to store your eggs on the shelf unless it is for VERY short periods of time. Our house is 102 yrs. old this year and has very, very little counter top space so I feel your pain. Thanks for posting photos!

  5. Great idea. We’ve recently moved into a 1920′s cottage and kitchen storage is a battle!

  6. This is such a fantastic idea, you could even place spices and herbs in the jars. Or another idea would be to place coffee tea and sugar in them.

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