How to Make Hanging Measuring Cups and Spoons

Disclosure: This tutorial was written because I am a Lowe’s Creative Ideas blogger. I was provided a gift card to purchase supplies. All thoughts expressed are 100% my own.
I spend so much time in my kitchen.  I swear, at least half my life is in the kitchen…..I think I spend more time cooking than sleeping.  I’m always looking for ways to make my kitchen easier to navigate.  I hate when I can’t find things or they are falling all over the place.
How many times have you been making something and all of a sudden can’t find the right measuring cup?  It happens to me all.the.time.
So, to solve that problem…I created….this:
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It was SO easy…..one quick trip to Lowe’s and I had all I needed to organize my life (well really my kitchen, but you know what I mean, it’s basically one in the same for me).

Supplies

  • Wood in the correct length/width that will fit inside your door.  I opted for 3/4 inch and cut to fit inside the frame.  This all depends on the type of cabinets you have.
  • Liquid Nail
  • Small hooks
  • Duct tape or clamps
  • *optional* Paint or stain to match your cabinets

Directions

Make sure your wood is the correct size to fit inside your cabinets and allows your cabinet doors to close.  I measured out to be sure the wood was placed to give enough room for my spoons and cups to hang and the door to close easily.  If you’d like, paint or stain the wood at this point.

Attach your hooks to the wood.  You can put as many or as few as you’d like.  I put mine directly in the center and 2 inches apart.  This gave enough room for the largest measuring cups and spoons to fit without bumping into the ones next to them.  As an option, you can write the size of each cup/spoon above it’s area.  That has been the easiest way for me to see where what size is when I’m making something.

To attach the wood to your cabinets, apply a thin layer of liquid nail.  Place duct tape on each end to hold it in place while it dries.  Allow to dry overnight.  The next morning, remove tape and you are ready to go!  Hang your cups and enjoy knowing where everything is at all times!

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On the other side of my cabinet, I added chalkboard paint.  Using some masking tape, I taped around the edges and then painted three coats of the chalkboard paint   It’s SO handy!  As you can see, I added some measurements that I sometimes forget….that is a HUGE help, so I’m trying to Google in the middle of my recipe.

Hopefully that gave you some inspiration and you can help get your kitchen organized, especially with Thanksgiving coming up soon!

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