Between our new Apothecary Business, canning, and general food storage, the bottles, rings, and lids in our house were starting to get out of control! While I haven’t figured out a simple space-saving solution to store the bottles, I did come up with a simple solution for storing the rings and lids! Enter the DIY canning ring and lid holder! This DIY will cost around $12 and take about 30 minutes of hands-on time, with around 2 hours of drying time.
What Do I Need To Make This Project?
The supply list is pretty straightforward. You will need:
A base piece of wood that is 12” by 9” and at least ½“ thick
1 - 3’ long ½” dowel cut into four equal-length pieces (approx 9” each)
2 - ¼” thick (balsa wood) pieces that are 7” x 3”
2 - ¼” thick (balsa wood) pieces that are 3 ½’ x3”
½” spade bit
Paint color of your choice
Making the DIY Canning Ring and Lid Holder
If using a three-foot dowel, cut it into four equal pieces measuring 9” each and set aside. You may also need to cut your balsa wood slats to size.
Measure and mark your base. Draw your markings onto the base to match the diagram.
Drill the holes for your dowels.
Fill your drilled holes with wood glue and insert your dowels into the holes using a twisting motion to ensure a tight fit. Line up the dowels with a square to ensure they are inserted straight.
Glue the wood box for your lids into place using the line you drew as a guide. Allow the wood glue to dry for an hour or more. If there are any rough spots, sand them down carefully.
Paint your masterpiece in whatever color your heart desires. I chose black because it matches our apothecary space the best. But the sky is the limit!
If you make one of these, be sure to tell us all about it in the comments below and tag us on Instagram. We'd love to see your finished projects! Until next time,