Make Your Own Kitchen Utensil Holder
If you like your kitchen to be organized and you don't have the cash right now to buy a
few utensil holders to store your various kitchen pans, cutlery and other accessories, you can make your own
kitchen utensil holder at a fraction of the cost of a new one. And with a bit of DIY knowledge yours will be a
unique one that guests will really envy.
I got the idea from my mom. She is into sewing and crafting around the house and she is
rather frugal. If she can save some money on things she can create on her own, she will go for it. Many times she
had a false start, however since the material is not expensive to get, she usually got it right. After some times
when her friends started to see all these kitchen tool holders around her cooking area, they started to ask her to
make them some as well. Why she would not take money for making one of these, she certainly enjoys giving her
friends a beautiful piece as a birthday present.
There are actually many different ways of making your own kitchen utensil holder, and I
will describe below some of the ways I've seen it done. It depends on your creative skills and the actual piece you
want to have as final utensil holder as to which instructions you will follow.
Sewing together your utensil
If you like sewing, this one is for you.
What you need:
How to do it:
You can use any materials you want, however vinyl is very popular for these as it's easy
to clean and it doesn't kink or fray. Also it's quite easy to sew together.
Cut a 10" rectangle from your material of choice
Fold the fabric in two.
Mark with the pencil lightly the place you want to cut your material for the pockets
Cut off the tip half of the front cover to make the pockets that will hold the utensils
For some interesting effects make a slant cut in diagonal
Now sew together the open site with the bottom part about 1/8" from the edge
Make sure the sewing can hold the utensils without the thread breaking or cutting. When you're
sure you've done a good job, place your favorite cutlery in the pockets.
Use clothespins to make your own kitchen utensil
This one is just as easy to do as the previous project and it only needs supplies that you
have around the house anyway.
What you need:
How to do it:
Measure the place where you want your new utensil holder to be setup
Take a look at what utensil and cooking tools you want to hang on it. If they are rather heavy or
long, consider mounting the holder into wall studs
You can use either large gauge screws or alterantively some fancy knots to hang your clothesline
Use drywall anchors for support
For added decoration appeal paint your clothesline to a chosen color that will go well with your
Seal it with a good spray sealer that will allow for much easier cleanup
Use a mounting device to hang your clothespin utensil holder to the wall. You can buy mounting
devices and tools at the local hardware DIY store. Once you've made one holder, you will easily make
more for your pantry, laundry room and any other room that can benefit from cheap utensil holders that
do the job.
Use your clothespins to clip on the prepared clothesline the kitchen utensils
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Above are a couple of further easy ideas on kitchen utensil holders. Just by looking
at them you will realize how easy to create several variations of holders for your kitchen tools and