Measuring Cup Organization









Finding the right measuring cups and spoons in “the drawer” has become the bane of my existence, so I decided to do something about it and come up with some great measuring cup organization.  This idea is ALL OVER Pinterest and it was pretty easy to recreate.

 

Measuring Cup and Spoon Organization by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The Surprise Find

The one thing… I didn’t want to have to free-hand or stencil all of the measurements, and especially the conversion chart.  So guess where I found these vinyl decals?  Give up?

Daily Boutique Deals
JANE!  Remember the adorable suede elbow patch sweater I got from Jane?  They sell accessories too and I found this great deal on vinyl decals in the daily deal email from Jane.  I heart Jane!

 

Measuring Cup and Spoon Organization by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The decals took a second to figure out how to work, but once I did, I was rocking.  I used one of those… ugh… what do you call them… flat plastic thingies for smoothing out icing on a cake… to make the decals stick and it worked like a charm.  I used both cabinet doors in the kitchen island to hold the conversion charts and measuring cups and spoons.  Easy to find and easy to reach.

 

Measuring Cup and Spoon Organization by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The DIY

I took 2 paint sticks, and spray painted them blue to match the decals.  Next, I used 2 strips of Scotch double-sided mounting tape on each stick, and attached small cup holder hooks.

 

scotch mounting tape

 

The reason I doubled up on the tape was so the screw backs of the hooks didn’t go through the door, and the second layer of mounting tape gave it just enough depth.

 

Measuring Cup and Spoon Organization by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I think visually, it would have been better to have the smaller measuring spoons at the top and the measuring cups on the bottom, but I use the measuring cups more, and function trumped design this time around.

 

Measuring Cup and Spoon Organization by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Ahhhh… isn’t this the most beautiful thing to see…. organized and lined up and easy to find.  Life is good, eh?

 

Measuring Cup and Spoon Organization by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Connect and Share

What about you?  How do you organize your measuring cups and spoons or not?

 

Love, hugs, and reaching in the right direction.

 

Holly

 

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36 comments on Measuring Cup Organization

  1. Susan@Organized31
    March 24, 2014 at 6:31 am (11 months ago)

    Ah, Holly, you know I lo-ove your organization! I’ll have to run to Jane! and look at their stuff now.. I’m pinning your organization now.

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    • Holly
      March 25, 2014 at 1:10 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Susan – My kitchen is so much happier now! You are my twin sister in all things organized! Hugs, Holly

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  2. Cindy Eikenberg
    March 24, 2014 at 7:10 am (11 months ago)

    Holly, this is a fabulous idea!!! Mine are so totally NOT organized and I just love this – pinning! Thanks for sharing!!! Have a fabulous Monday!

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    • Holly
      March 25, 2014 at 1:11 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Cindy – Thanks so much! It started slow but was very easy to do. Hugs, Holly

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  3. Beckie
    March 24, 2014 at 8:57 pm (11 months ago)

    Wow I had no idea Jane sold my original idea.

    http://www.infarrantlycreative.net/measurement-conversion-chart/

    You are right in saying it is all over Pinterest. My two posts have been pinned over 200K times. Would you be willing to use my link in your post as the original creator of this idea? I would be super grateful. Thanks for your consideration.

    Beckie

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    • Holly
      March 25, 2014 at 1:25 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Beckie – Wow, congratulations on all of those pins! When I did a search on Pinterest for “Measuring Cup Organization” I found a ton of identical ideas, but I was not familiar that you did this project too. I love your Roadkill Rescue blog and I know you are very creative! In case you weren’t aware, quite a few vendors on Etsy sell these charts too, so you may want to contact them as well for “stealing” your idea. Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  4. Corinne
    March 25, 2014 at 9:42 am (11 months ago)

    I love, love, love the vinyl decals!! What a smart idea to post them inside the spice cabinet or pantry door.

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    • Holly
      March 25, 2014 at 1:33 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Corinne – I am not talented enough to hand-paint them so I was happy to purchase them! Having never worked with vinyl before, it was tricky at first, but I got the hang of it quickly. Hugs, Holly

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  5. Carol
    March 26, 2014 at 10:17 am (11 months ago)

    Such a great idea, Holly!

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    • Holly
      March 27, 2014 at 6:11 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Carol – Thanks so much! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  6. Meghan
    March 26, 2014 at 10:38 am (11 months ago)

    Decals can be tricky, I agree. If I had cabinets near my counter space, this would be perfect. Instead I have a very organized drawer.

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    • Holly
      March 27, 2014 at 6:12 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Meghan – Organization is key, regardless of the system. Hugs, Holly

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    • Holly
      March 27, 2014 at 6:15 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Selene – Thanks so much! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
    • Holly
      March 30, 2014 at 2:53 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Betsy – Thanks so much for visiting! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  7. Nancherrow
    March 28, 2014 at 1:16 pm (11 months ago)

    Such a fantastic idea! And so simple. Why do I never come up with these sorts of brilliant ideas? Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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    • Holly
      March 30, 2014 at 2:56 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Alison – Thanks so much and I hear you… I’m all about finding great ideas on Pinterst! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  8. Sue
    March 28, 2014 at 1:28 pm (11 months ago)

    I have to relate that the measuring spoons and cups not being put back where they belong drives me batty too. Fab organizational idea you did here that impresses by looks and how you did it especially not creating a hole in the cabinet. I have to pin and share.

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    • Holly
      March 30, 2014 at 2:58 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Sue – It took a minute to figure out how I wanted to do it, but the mounting tape works well. Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  9. Cynthia L
    March 28, 2014 at 2:39 pm (11 months ago)

    I have all of my cups and spoons in a drawer and it makes me crazy! I keep loosing my measuring spoons! I am not sure how, but I do. Having something like this would ensure that everything makes it to its proper place. Plus it looks great too!

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    • Holly
      March 30, 2014 at 2:59 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Cynthia – Those measuring spoons are so easy to loose! And when I put this together, somehow I ended up with 2 identical 1/2 cup measuring cups. Go figure. Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  10. ARod
    March 28, 2014 at 3:05 pm (11 months ago)

    wow love the look of it all organized what a smart idea thanks so much for sharing

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    • Holly
      March 30, 2014 at 3:03 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi ARod – Thanks so much! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  11. Vegan Mother Hubbard
    March 29, 2014 at 8:40 am (11 months ago)

    My measuring cups (all 3 sets) are stacked in a cupboard, where I also keep a drinking glass with the 4 sets of measuring spoons I have. Yes. I have a problem with acquiring measuring tools. I also have a problem with functional organization for them. I cook and bake almost everyday, and every time I reach into that cupboard, I get frustrated. I think I need to put your idea to work.

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    • Holly
      March 30, 2014 at 3:06 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Vegan Mother Hubbard who had so many measuring cups in the cupboard! :-) Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. I bet you could make each set a different color and display your collection absolutely beautifully. Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  12. Rachel G
    March 29, 2014 at 8:53 am (11 months ago)

    Wow! That turned out awesome!! I still just throw my measuring cups and spoons in the drawer. My reasoning is that we’re moving soon. :P

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    • Holly
      March 30, 2014 at 3:08 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Rachel – Thanks for stopping by and good luck with the move! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  13. Brenda Jenkins
    March 29, 2014 at 5:26 pm (11 months ago)

    I love this!! I have been organizing and this is an awesome idea.

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    • Holly
      March 30, 2014 at 3:12 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Brenda – Thanks so much – I heart organizing too! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  14. Marie
    March 31, 2014 at 11:27 am (11 months ago)

    Love this idea! Right now mine are in an open tote in my pantry, but I’ve been considering hanging them to make them easier to find. Thanks for the nudge. Stopping by from Making Your Home Sing Monday.

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    • Holly
      April 4, 2014 at 4:06 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Marie – Nudge… nudge… :-) Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  15. Kathy
    April 2, 2014 at 9:14 am (11 months ago)

    Hmm, this looks great…I may have to see if I could do this! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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    • Holly
      April 4, 2014 at 6:23 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Kathy – It’s pretty easy, trust me! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  16. Kristina and Millie
    April 2, 2014 at 6:17 pm (11 months ago)

    That is an awesome idea! I have the hardest time keeping up with measuring tools, we will so have to try this out. The trick is getting everyone to put them back when they are done! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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    • Holly
      April 4, 2014 at 6:27 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi K&M – Yep and yep! Hugs, Holly

      Reply

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