IKEA Spice Drawer Organizer hack: An easy peasy DIY

spice drawer organizer

My jars of spices was getting out of control and I needed a spice organizer for my non-IKEA kitchen drawer. I couldn’t get one that I like so I thought I could try hacking one out of the IKEA BEKVÄM spice racks.

It turned out easier than I thought. And totally transformed my spice drawer.

There is space on the left and right of the organizer to store smaller jars and bottles of spices. So far it’s working.

IKEA items used:

IKEA BEKVÄM spice racks (I used 4. Use as many as necessary for your drawer size)
RAJTAN spice jars (as many as needed)

Tools needed:

Nail gun
Permanent marker
Nail brads, 1″
Measuring tape
Wood glue

IKEA spice drawer organizer hack

Begin by removing your drawer from the cabinet and removing the drawer front. Set aside. Assembly the BEKVÄM shelves by attaching the middle dowel to the side pieces with the nail gun and wood glue. (Discard the bottom portion, and use them for another IKEA hack.)

attach middle dowel

Next center the BEKVÄM racks in the middle of the drawer, be sure to measure the distance from one side of the drawer to the other to make sure they are even. Tape the BEKVÄM shelves to the drawer, making sure to tape the seams between the BEKVÄM shelves.

Making a spice drawer organizer
tape it down to fix spice organizer

Carefully flip the drawer upside down. Measuring from each side of the drawer mark a straight line the distance you had placed the row of BEKVÄM shelves.

mark where the organizer goes in the drawer

Run a line of nails with the nail gun on the marker line. Next fill RAJTAN jars with your favorite spices (could even make for a craft drawer). Attach the drawer front and insert the drawer, it is ready to use.

~ by Miranda Hall



IKEA also offers a spice drawer organizer called the UPPDATERA. You can get a few of these inserts to fit the width of your drawer. This wave like design gives the jars a tiered look and gives a good overview of the jars. Will work with slimmer spice jars like the ÖRTFYLLD.

Jules Yap