DIY Rustic K-cup Holder with Spice Shakers


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I am so excited to finally be sharing all the bits and pieces that make up one of my favorite places in our home: the coffee station! This week I have been working hard to finish up all the last minute projects this week so I can share it with you! I decided to start by sharing this super simple, DIY rustic K-cup holder with spice shakers. I love how our K-cup holder turned out and couldn’t live without it.

I love having a place to hold all the K-cups and fun spices for our coffee station. This DIY Rustic K-cup Holder with Spice Shakers is the perfect way to display them on a counter and it is super easy to make. | Housefulofhandmade.com
We are loving our new coffee station, it is serving all our needs. We like to call it our recharge station because we have an outlet right next to it that can hold 2 USB chargers so we refuel our electronics while refueling ourselves with caffeine. Yeah, I live on caffeine. It is my one vice (okay, one of two if you include chocolate). I know how unhealthy it is, but will probably never give it up 🙂 I just love the comfort of a hot cup of coffee on a cold day, or first thing in the morning, or because I want a treat, or…

I love having a place to hold all the K-cups and fun spices for our coffee station. This DIY Rustic K-cup Holder with Spice Shakers is the perfect way to display them on a counter and it is super easy to make. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Even though I love coffee, I only drink one cup at a time. And because my husband is a morning person and I like to start my day an hour (or 3) later then him, we cannot share a pot or I would always end up with old coffee. Yuck! Luckily we were gifted a Kuerig for Christmas a few years ago, and I love it! But with a Kuerig comes lots of little K-cups and we needed a way to store them.

I started by putting them in a trifle bowl, it looked really pretty, but I had to dump them out whenever I wanted to actually use the bowl. I don’t make trifles too much so it wasn’t too inconvenient. But when I stumbled upon this rustic tailgating treat stand I knew it could work perfectly for the coffee station.

I love having a place to hold all the K-cups and fun spices for our coffee station. This DIY Rustic K-cup Holder with Spice Shakers is the perfect way to display them on a counter and it is super easy to make. | Housefulofhandmade.com

I found a smaller cake pan (about 6 1/2 inches in diameter) for the top pan. And both my pans are for deeper cakes (about 3 inches deep). The top pan works perfectly for holding our spice shakers to really jazz up our coffee station. Now we can have a fun cup of coffee quickly whenever we want one.

I love having a place to hold all the K-cups and fun spices for our coffee station. This DIY Rustic K-cup Holder with Spice Shakers is the perfect way to display them on a counter and it is super easy to make. | Housefulofhandmade.com

If you want to make your own DIY rustic K-cup holder with spice shakers you will need to find 2 aluminum cake pans. I found the smaller one at a thrift store for $0.75 and happened to have the larger one on hand because my sister had duplicates that she didn’t need anymore. Yeah for being a craft horder! I did have to buy a wooden candlestick (no love at the thrift stores). I found this one at Michael’s in their unfinished wood stuff and it cost less than $5 with a 40% off coupon.

A coat of bright blue spray paint on the wooden candlestick added a pop of color.

I love having a place to hold all the K-cups and fun spices for our coffee station. This DIY Rustic K-cup Holder with Spice Shakers is the perfect way to display them on a counter and it is super easy to make. | Housefulofhandmade.com

To attach the candlestick, I used a heavy duty glue and glued the bottom of the candlestick in the center of the larger pan.

I love having a place to hold all the K-cups and fun spices for our coffee station. This DIY Rustic K-cup Holder with Spice Shakers is the perfect way to display them on a counter and it is super easy to make. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Then add glue to the top of the candlestick and center the smaller pan on top. You will need to put some weight in the smaller pan until the glue has some time to cure and dry. My colorful yard dice came in very handy for this 🙂

I love having a place to hold all the K-cups and fun spices for our coffee station. This DIY Rustic K-cup Holder with Spice Shakers is the perfect way to display them on a counter and it is super easy to make. | Housefulofhandmade.com

While these were drying, I decided I needed to add some color to the spice shakers. I found these basic glass shakers at World Market for a couple dollars each. I wanted something cuter, but couldn’t find anything that wasn’t too expensive. Luckily, a little paint can work wonders.

I love having a place to hold all the K-cups and fun spices for our coffee station. This DIY Rustic K-cup Holder with Spice Shakers is the perfect way to display them on a counter and it is super easy to make. | Housefulofhandmade.com

I used paint that was leftover from painting our front door. It took 3 coats to get good coverage, but the paint dried really fast so it only took me about an hour to complete.

I love having a place to hold all the K-cups and fun spices for our coffee station. This DIY Rustic K-cup Holder with Spice Shakers is the perfect way to display them on a counter and it is super easy to make. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Then I added some vinyl labels that I cut out using my trusty Silhouette cutting machine. We filled them up with ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, cocoa powder and sugar.

I love having a place to hold all the K-cups and fun spices for our coffee station. This DIY Rustic K-cup Holder with Spice Shakers is the perfect way to display them on a counter and it is super easy to make. | Housefulofhandmade.com

We have room in the top of the K-cup holder to store all the spice shakers and the stevia drops that we use in our coffee. Perfect for dressing up a cup whenever I need something a little fancier!

I love having a place to hold all the K-cups and fun spices for our coffee station. This DIY Rustic K-cup Holder with Spice Shakers is the perfect way to display them on a counter and it is super easy to make. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Don’t you just love how it turned out, and that it can keep all those K-cups right next to the Kuerig? Convienence is key when you are in need of a caffeine boost.

I love having a place to hold all the K-cups and fun spices for our coffee station. This DIY Rustic K-cup Holder with Spice Shakers is the perfect way to display them on a counter and it is super easy to make. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Who’s ready for a cup of coffee?

I love having a place to hold all the K-cups and fun spices for our coffee station. This DIY Rustic K-cup Holder with Spice Shakers is the perfect way to display them on a counter and it is super easy to make. | Housefulofhandmade.com

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  4. Angela Boone

    Such a great idea! I’m coming over from Merry Mondays.
    I am working on a coffee station myself and I love this idea.

    Reply
    1. Kati Farrer (Post author)

      Thank you Angela. I can’t wait to see how your coffee station turns out! They are so much fun to put together.

      Reply
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  7. Lauren

    I am hopping over from the linky party at Curly Crafty Mom. I love how this turned out! I need to make one of these!

    Reply
    1. Kati Farrer (Post author)

      Thank you Lauren! So glad you stopped by, our storage stand is so useful!

      Reply
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  11. Jamie

    That is adorable!! Perfect for the countertop, or even my desk for craft supplies. Love it! Thank you for sharing it at the #HomeMattersParty

    Reply
    1. Kati Farrer (Post author)

      It would be perfect for craft supplies, you could even do 3 tiers with smaller candles!

      Reply
  12. Kaylor Little

    Super cute, easy, functional and affordable! That’s a great idea and project!

    Reply
    1. Kati Farrer (Post author)

      Thanks so much Kaylor! It was easy and we use it all the time 🙂

      Reply
  13. Lindsay

    this turned out AMAZING!!!! great job! Thanks for sharing at #funtasticfriday!

    Reply
    1. Kati Farrer (Post author)

      Thank you Lindsay! We love our little stand 🙂

      Reply
  14. Michelle

    Cute! Great idea, thanks for sharing 🙂 #PinMeLinkyParty

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    1. Kati Farrer (Post author)

      Thank you Michelle!

      Reply
  15. Katrin@KreativK.net

    Lovely idea! I love to craft and create with baking tins! This looks so cute and is so handy!!!

    Reply
    1. Kati Farrer (Post author)

      Thank you Katrin. I love how it turned out, we use it so much. I have two more shallow baking tins I found, now I need something else to use them for!

      Reply
  16. Jenny @ Refresh Living

    I love this!! Those green lids are the perfect color (which must mean I love your front door, too!)

    Reply
    1. Kati Farrer (Post author)

      Thanks Jenny! I love the green color too. I have painted 3 things with the left over front room paint already 🙂

      Reply
  17. Megin

    This is great, Kati! I love the industrial feel and the great jars, too!

    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight). I plan to feature you next week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

    Reply
    1. Kati Farrer (Post author)

      Thanks so much Megin! I love the way it turned out.

      Reply
  18. Linda at Mixed Kreations

    That looks great! I made one using a spindle, but it turned out a little lopsided. Didn’t cross my mine to use a candle stick. I think I will take mine apart and redo it. Thanks for sharing your lovely coffee station.

    Reply
    1. Kati Farrer (Post author)

      The candlestick is nice since it has the sturdy base. I hope it works better for you than the spindle 🙂

      Reply
  19. Laurie

    Kati, Love this upcycle! Cool use for the old cake pans and the colors look fantastic together. Pinning and tweeting to share! Thank you for sharing with us at Brag About It!
    ~Laurie

    Reply
    1. Kati Farrer (Post author)

      Thanks Laurie! I am loving the colors too, so bright and cheery 🙂

      Reply
  20. Ashley

    I love the rustic look of this! I’m going to have to find one! I’m stopping by from the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. 🙂 Have a great day!

    Reply
    1. Kati Farrer (Post author)

      Thanks Ashley! It’s so easy to make when you find your supplies 🙂

      Reply
  21. Robin

    What a great idea! love it.

    Reply
    1. Kati Farrer (Post author)

      Thank you Robin! We are loving it too 😉

      Reply
  22. Barbara Ann

    The great thing about this is that you can make to any height you need. I have a small condo and when we remodeled our kitchen I hand the cabinet make to work for 5’2″ me. So the space from the counter to the cabins is less than some. I raised the height of the counter. There is just enough to space for my Krups coffee/expresso machine. So I’m limited in space. If I get a shorter candle stick it will work perfect!!

    Reply
    1. Kati Farrer (Post author)

      It is awesome that you were able to customize your kitchen to you! So cool. A shorter candlestick would work perfectly, or because it’s wood you could easily cut it down a couple inches if you can’t find a shorter one.

      Reply
  23. Julie S.

    This is SO cute! Love it.

    Reply
    1. Kati Farrer (Post author)

      Thanks! It is useful and cute 🙂

      Reply
  24. Erlene

    I’ve always wanted to make something like this. I don’t have K-cups, but I love the look and I’m sure I can find something to store in it 🙂 Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

    Reply
    1. Kati Farrer (Post author)

      The storage options are endless! I was thinking it would be great to use for tea bags too. Hope you find a reason to make one 😉

      Reply
  25. Kate

    This looks like a really fun project and something that I would love to have in my coffee nook! Thank you for the inspiration!
    Kate | The Organized Dream

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    1. Kati Farrer (Post author)

      Thanks Kate! I love how it looks and it is totally functional too 🙂

      Reply
  26. sherry

    I love this! I have everything here to make the stand and the jars. Thank you for sharing.

    Reply
    1. Kati Farrer (Post author)

      Thank you Sherry! I love that this is so easy to make with normal supplies. I hope you enjoy it!

      Reply

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