DIY Coffee Mug Organizing Rack

Coffee is an important part of my life. Just the smell of a fresh pot brewing instantly lifts my mood (any time of day, I might add). Because of this absolute love of coffee, one of the most difficult areas to de-clutter are my coffee mugs. I began collecting them on my travels many years ago in high school. They mean a lot to me and some are irreplaceable. That’s why it was a big deal when I took on decluttering this spring that I pared down my collection. I kept the ones that I simply couldn’t part with and decided that items that emotionally charged deserved to be displayed. Thus, this DIY coffee mug organizing rack idea was born.

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Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

 

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Materials

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Step 1

First, spray paint your mattress support on a protected and well-ventilated area.

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

 

Step 2

Next, lay out all of your s-hooks and spray paint them.

Step 3

Allow both your mattress support and s-hooks to dry.

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Step 4

Flip your s-hooks over and spray paint the other side.

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Step 5

Add a second coat of paint to your mattress support.

Tip:

  • Make sure that all of the sides, corners, and wires are covered during this step.

Step 6

Allow all of your paint to dry.

Step 7

Flip over your mattress support and add 12-16 Command Picture Strips around the edges that will face the wall.

Step 8

Hang your organizer on the wall by pressing the edges firmly against it.

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Step 9

Lastly, add your s-hooks and mugs to your organizer.

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings. Guests will be able to strike up a conversation about your unique collection and you will have freed up extra cabinet space. One last tip I want to leave you with: Definitely hand this on the wall and don’t skimp on the Command Strips. I got impatient and wanted to test out my DIY coffee mug organizing rack. I loaded it up and leaned it against the wall behind our coffee pot. The next day, I walked past it, into the kitchen, and immediately heard loud crashing and glass breaking.

 

Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!

I knew before I had even seen it that the mug rack had fallen. I saw the shattered mugs that meant so much to me and wept. Thankfully, not all of my mugs were on it yet. Once I hung the organizer, I tested it by pulling down on it with all of my strength. It didn’t budge so I felt very confident. It has now been hanging for 3 weeks with mugs on it and no more incidents.

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Having all of your mugs on display with this DIY coffee mug organizing rack will totally brighten up your mornings and you will have more cabinet space!


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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.