Kitchen utensil storage ideas

Everybody has utensils in the kitchens, and sometimes they are so many that you really need racks, shelves and holders to organize them all and not to clutter the kitchen. Today’s roundup will help you! We’ve gathered the coolest and easiest ideas to realize and keep your space in order. Ready to see them? Let’s do it!

The first up is a kitchen copper pipe rack, which is great not only for hanging utensils but also pots, skillets, planters and much more. The shelf is cool and stylish and will instantly give your kitchen a restaurant look, while copper is the trendiest metallic shade ever. Don’t forget S hooks to hang all the stuff you need!

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This stylish small rack is made of a piece of wood and PVC pipes. The pipes are spray painted in several shades using the color block idea and placed on the wooden stand – you may attach them if you want. such a stand is very comfy in using and won’t take much space in your kitchen.

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Gird-styled pinboards, accessory storage and stuff like that is very popular, and this grid holder is no exception. It’s made of wire mesh rebar, which was painted to fit the kitchen style, and then you just attach it to the wall and use S hooks to hang whatever you like. It’s very functional and can be used in all the rooms for holding different things. Enjoy!

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This simple rack can be made in several minutes! You’ll need a piece of wood and plumbing pipe clips, which will hold the utensils. The only disadvantage of this rack is that the number of utensils is fixed, so if you buy more of them, there won’t be any space to put them. But if not – it’s a brilliant idea!

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Pegboards are our everything: you won’t find a more functional and practical surface that can accommodate and hold a lot of things. A pegboard utensil holder will fit any kitchen, and all you need is some S hooks to hang the utensils. It’s a very fast and cool craft that everyone can try.

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Such a utensil caddy is a nice idea for most kitchens – it’s a very comfy piece to use. The item is made of some wooden circles and tin cans that were painted and decorated with paper and burlap. The good thing is that such a caddy is mobile and you can take it wherever you cook, for example, if you are making something outdoors.

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A vintage door painted with color block technique can be a nice utensil holder and organizer. You’ll need some magnetic strips, wire caddies and hooks, read the tutorial to find out how to attach them more effectively to accommodate everything you need.

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This stylish modern utensil caddy is a rotating one, which makes it even more comfortable in using. It’s made of a wooden square, some metal cups and it’s rotating! So cool and comfy, and the design lets it become a harmonious part of any industrial, Scandi or modern kitchen, though if it doesn’t fit, you can always paint it.

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This vintage industrial utensil organizer will be a nice idea for storing not only utensils but also many other things. It’s made of a wooden box and some industrial accessories, and I totally like the bold blue color that makes it more cheerful. Read how to make the organizer and how to place everything there with comfort in the tutorial.

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Kitchen drawers can quickly become cluttered with cooking tools. Most of us have loads of utensils — from wooden spoons to whisks and more. And if you’re anything like me, they’re a jumbled mess in the drawer… or several drawers. Get your utensils in order once and for all with these easy and pretty organization ideas.

Smart Ways to Organize Utensils

Store your utensils inside the cabinet door to avoid taking up valuable drawer space.

Make your own rotating utensil caddy with a wooden circle, a lazy susan and some stylish stainless steel cups.

Install a Lazy Susan under your cabinet to hang and organize your utensils. You can easily turn it to get whatever you need… no more digging through drawers!

You can also make the most of your drawer space with the help of diagonal drawers. They give you space for extra length!

Install a pegboard on the wall to hang your utensils. It’s also an excellent way to clear pots and pans out of your cabinets!

I love this utensil crock idea because it would make such a great housewarming gift! Write your favorite cookie recipe on a cookie jar, and use that to hold your utensils.

Install a towel bar and shower curtain hooks to hang your utensils on the wall or inside cabinet doors.

Or, combine a towel bar and canisters to hold loads of utensils and kitchen tools. Gorgeous!

Clean and paint tin cans to serve as utensil holders. Aren’t they charming?

Clamp mason jars to a wooden plank to create this charmingly rustic utensil holder.

We love this deep drawer that allows for upright utensil storage. Isn’t that smart?

If you’re going for the farmhouse look in your kitchen, this rake utensil holder would look amazing!

Can’t find drawer dividers to fit your needs? Build your own to accommodate your specific utensils. It’s easier than you might think!

Attach a cheese grater to an old board (upside down) to serve as utensil storage or a planter.

Attach a dish towel to a wooden cutting board for the perfect utensil holder for your outdoor cooking space. Won’t it look great by the grill?

And if all else fails, you can simply pull everything together in a pretty basket!

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Being organized is one of the first things we learn yet we’re having trouble with it even as adults. Kitchen organization is one of the trickiest things, simply because there are so many little things you need to pay attention to. Cabinets and drawer are not enough anymore. It’s time you considered a few more ingenious solutions.

Wall storage.

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The Fastbo from Ikea can transform your backsplash into an organized storage area. Hang items you use on a daily basis with hooks on a rod. Perfect for utensils and even planters.{found on ikea}.

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Try to squeeze as many things in one space as you can. A wall-mounted shelf for pots and jars, magnetic spice storage on the side and all your utensils right in front of you.{found on ikea}.

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Make cutlery and utensil storage pockets using cutting boards and fabric napkins or hand towels. They’re great if you want to add a rustic touch to your kitchen décor.

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Re-purpose items and don’t be afraid to experiment. For example, a rake can be turned into a great storage solution for your kitchen utensils. Mount it on the wall and use the teeth as hooks.

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All the pots and pans take up a lot of space if you store them in cabinets and they’re difficult to organize too. A much more practical solution would be to hang them on a wall with hooks. Store them high on the wall, above the backsplash.

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Use clothespins to hang kitchen towels. Apply a strip of double-sided tape to the back of wooden clothespins and them stick them on the wall. Clip your kitchen towels in.

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It’s also very practical to have a designated space for all the things that need to be stored in the kitchen, like a board on the wall with hooks and pins for everything, from pots to wooden spoons and oven gloves.

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Maximize the storage capacity of your kitchen pantry with wall-mounted containers. Label them so you know where to look for the thing you need.

Spice storage.

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Put all your spice jars in order. Store and organize them with a spice rack. This one has tiny compartments of equal dimensions and the tiny jars fit perfectly in there.{found on ninered}.

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You can also store your spices in a drawer. But don’t just throw them all in there. Organize them in rows so you can read the labels.

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Shelves are also practical for storing spices. Reserve some space in your kitchen island. If you want, you can hide them behind closed doors.

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If you’d rather save space in your cabinets and drawers, display your spices on wall-mounted shelves. They’re easier to grab and you can place them anywhere you want.

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It’s a lot better to have all the spices organized in rows and all in one place. Here’s a compact and practical solution.

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Store the spices under the cabinet with a pull-out organizer that slides back in to save you space and to reduce clutter.

Pot lid storage.

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Finding storage for all your pots may prove to be difficult but what about the lids? They can be stored above the stove if you install a towel bar.

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Store the lids inside the cupboard along with the pots. This container rolls in an out so it’s very practical and easy to use.

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Install bars on the inside of your cabinet doors. This way the lids won’t slide and roll out and you can store them safely.

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Store the pot lids on hooks under the kitchen cabinets. Install the hooks under the cabinet and space them out so the lids fit comfortably.

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You can use a towel rack to make storage for lids. The rack can be installed on the inside of cabinet doors, inside the pantry or on the wall.{found on instructables}.

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If you’ve decided to store your pots in a deep pull-out drawer, then you could have a drawer for the lids placed just above that. They can both be hidden behind the same panel.

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Make shelving for your pot lids and install it on the wall. You can buy a lid rack like this one or improvise and make your own version or repurpose a few things.

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Store the pots and pans with hooks on a wall-mounted rail and attach each lid to the corresponding pan. Just slide the handle of the lid down the handle of the pan.

Pantry organization.

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If you keep your pantry organized, you won’t want to clean it as often. Use pull-out drawers to store and organize all the little items.

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Use the corner spaces efficiently and get extra pantry space with these lazy susans. They’re great for organizing cans, jars and other things.

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Another great trick is to label everything. If you’re using baskets, unless they’re transparent, you should put labels on. The same thing goes for other containers.

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Make the most of your pantry by choosing the right type of shelving. For example, these shelves wrap around the pantry and let you see everything without having to dog through big piles.

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Design your pantry the same way you design a walk-in closet. There should be a variety of storage solutions, like drawers, shelves, wine racks, etc.

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Don’t limit yourself to the space inside the pantry. You can also use the inside of the doors as well. Install racks to maximize the storage space.

Countertop storage.

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It’s actually better not to store things on the countertop if you can find other solutions but sometimes it’s more practical to have the basic things right there when you need them.

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This is actually an old chicken feeder repurposed to serve as storage for the kitchen. It’s great for keeping all the basic items in one place.

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Store your counter bottles in a tray or basket. Aesthetically, it looks better and it’s also practical. You can move the whole set wherever you need it.

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Get all the loose stuff you have on the countertop organized. Place your salt and pepper shakers, olive bottles and everything else in a tray. If it has handles, then it’s even better.

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If you want to store your kitchen utensils on the countertop, then you should organize them. Get three tall containers and label them. One is for baking, one for cooking and one for serving utensils.{found on craftsbyamanda}.

Organizing the drawers.

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The main problem with drawers is that they’re difficult to organize. A clever way to make the most of kitchen drawers is by organizing them diagonally so all the utensils fit.

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Also, it’s practical to have drawer dividers so you can better organize everything inside as opposed to just throw everything in there.{found on kevinandamanda}.

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Keeping all your knives in a drawer is not exactly safe unless you have a knife block. You save space and you don’t have to worry about cutting your fingers when digging for the right knife.{found on askannamoseley}.

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Set up big compartments in your deep drawers and you can have built-in storage for onion, garlic, potato and other stuff. Perfect for the area right below your cutting board.

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Here’s another practical way of using drawer space. These deep organizers are perfect for kitchen utensils and cutlery.

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Store spices in drawers but make sure you organize them nicely. Put them in rows and, if there’s some space left, fill it with a box or something else to prevent the spice jars for rolling around.

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Partitioned dishwasher drawers are very practical, especially if you place them next to the dishwasher. Use pegs to organize the dishes and to keep them in place.

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If you have pull-out drawers inside your kitchen cabinets, you should label them. For example, one drawer can be dedicated to spices, another one to sweets and so on.{found on abeautifulmess}.

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The drawer right under the kitchen sink or cutting board area can be dedicated to storing vegetables. You can have wooden dividers inside or place them in crates.

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Keep all your kitchen towels nice and organized in a special drawer. Different compartments of different dimensions correspond to different types of towels.

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Dedicate a big drawer to recycling and garbage bins. A smaller drawer right above that one can be for garbage bags, gloves and sponges.

Behind closed doors.

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Be smart and use every inch of space. For example, the inside of cabinet doors can be used for storing spices like in this case.

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You can use dedicate a cabinet door to measuring cups. Use chalkboard paint and write down all the equivalents.{found on manditremayne}.

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Install a magazine rack to the interior of your cabinet doors and use it to store wax paper and other similar supplies.

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Get yourself a pocket organizer for things like gloves, brushes, sponges and other cleaning supplies and organize them on the cabinet door, under the sink.{found on imperfecthomemaking}.

Under the sink.

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As it turns out, the space under the sink doesn’t necessarily have to be dead space if you use it correctly. You can hang your cleaning supplies on a rod and everything else can be stored in boxes.

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Keep things clean and simple with a pull-out drawer. You can put dividers in if you want or you can simply store there all the basic cleaning products.

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Aside from a pull-out drawer, you can also have wire baskets installed on a shelf board. You can store there things like towels and sponges.{found on craftsalamode}.

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A heavy-duty metal pull-out drawer is also great for storing and organizing all the cleaning supplies that usually pile up under the sink.

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It’s customary to have the garbage bins placed under the sink, behind cabinet doors. But don’t waste all that space just for that. You can also squeeze in your cleaning products, nicely arranged in a basket.{found on askannamoseley}.

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Make the most of the space under the sink. Organize everything in baskets and boxes, hang towels from hooks on the inside of the doors and install a rack up there too.{found on sweetparrishplace}.

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If you do decide to store things on the inside of the cabinet door, then make sure you leave room for them inside.{found on organizinghomelife}.

Two individual storage bins should be enough to keep all your everyday cleaners and similar items organized under the sink.{found on julieblanner}.

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The whole point here is to be ingenious and to compartmentalize everything as best you can. Use different types of containers.{found on hisugarplum}.

Wire Baskets.

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There are tons of uses for wire baskets in the kitchen. For example, use them to store and organize kitchen utensils and brushes.

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You can also use wire baskets for vegetables. Label them to it’s easier to grab the ingredient you need. Perfect for the pantry or for cabinets.

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Install a wire basket on the side of the kitchen island or cabinet and use it to store your cutting boards. You can also use it as a towel rack.{found on vintagemellie}.

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Use wire baskets to get extra storage in your kitchen cabinets. For example, they can fit under the shelves.

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Make the most of your kitchen island with wire baskets. Mount them on the side and use them to store all sorts of things, from cutting boards to plates and towels.{found on goldenboysandme}.

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Wire baskets are also great for storing kitchen books. Mount them on the wall like this and you can use as cubbies.

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Another useful idea is to store wooden spoons and kitchen utensils in baskets which you can mount on the wall or the inside of a cabinet door.

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These wire baskets are similar to paper towel racks. Hang them on a rod under the cabinet and use them to store vegetables and fruits or the ingredients you plan on using right away.

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And don’t forget the kitchen pantry. Baskets are extremely useful here. Wire baskets don’t necessarily need labels.

20 DIY Kitchen Utensil Holders That Will Give Your Space a Chic Update

The kitchen is one of the trickiest and messiest areas in our homes particularly if organizing is not your cup of tea. Imagine what it would be like if you are a person who loves to cook and host every occasion you could get yourself into. This means you have all the kitchen utensils and equipment for every dishes there is. Or maybe you are someone who just starting to live on your own and being able to do things by yourself for the first time including cooking a decent meal for yourself really excites you. So you go on a hunting mode and grab the kitchen tools and gadgets you think you need.

But there is one problem: You get overwhelmed with the intricacies of kitchen utensils and you thought, how am I going to squeeze in all these tools in my limited kitchen space without going nuts?

So what can you do about it?

Don’t worry. There is a solution.

The cool thing about it is that the answers are on your fingertips. There are tons of easy, innovative and creative ideas and tips readily available on the internet that will help you in your quest of organizing even the smallest gadget you have in your kitchen.

Today, you will see 20 Amazing DIY Kitchen Utensil Holders that are both practical and functional. It will help you optimize your kitchen space, limited or not, without sacrificing your sense of style or breaking your bank. All it takes is your creative skills and keen eyes to spot the things that are lying inside your home and turn it into something special.

What are you waiting for? Grab some paint, some old door or tin can you may find not so useful at all at the moment and let’s get busy!

1. Repurposed Wine Cork Utensil Organizer

A Magical Mess

If you are a wine drinker and you somehow find yourself owning a lot of wine corks, then this project is sure to put those gems to good use. It will lend a striking accent to your kitchen while keeping your utensils neat.

2. Wooden Wall Holder


Mounting storage is a wise move for those with limited spaces. This wooden holder could give you a lot of storage options. You may hang buckets to hold more kitchen tools. You may simply hang your towels or add S hooks to place your utensils orderly. It is really up to you, but I am telling you, this one will not only help you free up some space and provide storage but will also lend a rustic warmth and style to your interiors.

It is easier than you think. Here is a video of how ridiculously easy it is.

3. Up cycled Tin Can Caddy

Rhapsody In Rooms

This pretty DIY tin can caddy is sure to give your kitchen table a dainty look and a place to store and display your cutlery in style.

4. Lego Blocks

Lenore Edman

If you have Lego pieces just lying around the house, then call on the kids and together you can make a fun and creative project like this one. The striped castle design above is inspired by the Duomo di Siena. A cathedral in Siena, Italy.

Amazing, isn’t it? You got a striking and unique accent in your kitchen while serving as an organizer to free up some of your drawer space.

5. Crafty Boxes

Crafts By Amanda

Rest your overwhelming kitchen tools separately in these vintage-chic boxes that are very easy to make. All you need are medium size boxes (or whatever size you desire, depending on what you are planning to put in there), paint, fabric, hot glue, twine and more of your imagination to capture the design you want. Just like that, you have made yourself an additional storage full of your personality and style.

6. Hanging Ladder Pot Rack

Fab From Drab

Create an eye-catching accent to your kitchen that will provide you sufficient storage space while showing off more than your beautiful pots with this hanging ladder.

7. Rope Oatmeal Canisters


Make a beautiful and refreshing table centerpiece or countertop organizer with these rope canisters. It is very easy to make and there are a lot of wonderful designs you could create out of it if you are feeling extra crafty. You could use different tin can sizes, depending on what you want to store, different rope colors, add burlap or maybe toss some lace, too and… Bam! You made yourself a unique holder! Check out what other things that you can make using tin cans.

8. Pots And Pans Pegboard

A Beautiful Mess

Add character and drama to your space with this black pegboard displaying your kitchen collection! Look at how it makes this dining room pop. It sure makes any interiors standout and adds an eccentric flair not to mention provide an ample vertical storage solution.

9. Upcycled Thrift Store Vases

DIY Inspired.Com | Dinah Wulf

This project is simple and very easy to make. All you need is a vase, a couple or more if you have an unused collection of those, why not? I mean the more vases you have things you can organize. Different colors of paint to create a stunning stripe effect, painter’s tape and credit card (to smooth down painter’s tape) or any card for that matter. You will be amazed at yourself and the work that you did for giving your kitchen a pop of colors and style that is functional.

10. Wooden Utensil Box

The Frugal Girls

Add a warm, rustic touch to your kitchen interiors with this wooden box that could be used to hold anything that you need.

11. Vertical Kitchen Organization

A Beautiful Mess

Create an interesting accent in your kitchen by adding this boho-chic vertical organizer that will definitely lend a wonderful contrast (if you have a light colored wall) like the one on this photo. It will give you a modern bohemian vibe with a stylish look and exquisite texture. Also, it offers a lot of storage room for your kitchen supplies. You can even put flowers in it or succulents to create a more romantic and inviting touch to the whole scheme.

12. Crafty Door Organizer


This charming door organizer is great if you do not want to put holes on your walls, have limited space to put up a shelf, want to store a lot of things that would typically go in drawers and add a pop of fun and youthful vibe to your interiors.

13. Leather Swing Shelf

Homes To Love

Hang in there while staying on point and stylish! This leather swing is sure to give your kitchen gadgets a sophisticated storage solution with that is very easy to make.

14. Wire Utensil Rack

A Beautiful Mess

This one is a no-brainer. Really!

Grab a wire mesh and clean it up. Spray some rust-preventing primer, coat it with epoxy paint in the color of your choice, add those S hooks, hang it on your kitchen wall and you made yourself a suspended, easy-to-reach-no-more-bending utensil storage that is practical, functional and has a quirky look.

15. Colorful Mason Jars

Popsugar Living

Add an instant mood booster with this adorable mason jars organizer. It adds a pop of cheerful, pastel colors that could brighten any space. This one is also a versatile storage that you can use in your bathroom, bedroom, and living space even in your dining table as a playful and bold statement. Check out how mason jars look like when used as an outdoor lighting!

16. Artsy Knife Holder

Another Bright Idea – Felicia Kramer

Another simple and easy do-it-yourself storage solution to upgrade your kitchen space that will keep your fingers safe. Never let your knives set loose in your kitchen especially if you have kids around. That is a major no-no! So get a bunch of skewers, an empty glass container, spray paint, some scrapbook paper and some ribbon trim and glue it on, and you have a lovely, safe place for your knife to get stored. You’re welcome!

17. Shelf And Pot Rack In One

HGTV – Sam Henderson

Who doesn’t love inexpensive multifunctional solutions for their homes? This project is a perfect fix for those who are in need of a practical solution that does not compromise style.

18. Magnetic Knife Block


If you are up for a clever way to store your kitchen cutlery, this creative magnetic knife holder project is the one for you. It is sure to lend a futuristic touch as if your knives are floating and helps get rid of that huge drawer space or counter space you can use for something else.

19. Copper Pipe Hanging Rack

Apartment Therapy

Add a modern look to your kitchen space with this copper pipe project that doubles as a hanging rack to cater for your storage needs – showcasing your pots and pans together with some beautiful hanging decor.

20. Wood Stripes

A Beautiful Mess

Do you need a whimsical yet sophisticated element to add to your kitchen interior? This simple craft will leave your space the additional storage it needs and an eccentric flair it craves.

I got to say, these easy do-it-yourself projects are very impressive, cheap (in some cases, may not cost anything), and would give the style and functionality you need. There are a lot more hacks and solutions you could creatively do. Take a cue from the list that I showcased today. A lot of things we use every day that we considered junk could actually be turned to good use. You just have to tap into your crafty side and know what you really need and what style you are into and you could be a surprise of what you can come up with.


Time to organize your kitchen utensils! Here are 10 Kitchen Utensil Holder tutorials that not only look great, they serve a fantastic purpose too!

A Place for Kitchen Utensils

Using a kitchen caddy is a great way to ensure your dinner guests have all the kitchen utensils they need. Set the caddy on the table and let everyone grab their own fork, spoon, napkin etc. A caddy is also a convenient way to carry supplies to your table with just one hand. We use ours all the time to bring kitchen utensils outside when we dine al fresco.

In fact, our caddy gets used all.the.time. and it works beautifully. Did someone just drop a spoon? No worries, here’s another one. Need a little more salt? Here’s the shaker. Straws make for easier drinking of milk – it tastes better, I hear. So we have those at the ready as well!

Ready to Make Your Own Kitchen Utensil Holder?

We searched the internet for some of the best DIY kitchen caddy ideas, and we are here to share our top 10 favorite. If a DIY project is not your thing check out some ready-made caddies on Amazon!

10 Favorite Kitchen Caddy Ideas

  1. With a few pieces of scrap wood, you can make this darling little kitchen caddy in no time! From Old New Again.
  2. How to Build a Wood Tote Toolbox, from Refresh Restyle.
  3. Upcycle a wire basket and add some mason jars for this rustic/chic caddy, from Chateau Chic.
  4. The perfect tin caddy for a farmhouse kitchen, from Stone Gable Blog.
  5. How to make a wood silverware caddy, from Black and Decker.
  6. Reclaimed Soda Crate Caddy, from Ana White.
  7. Turn an old CD case into a Cutlery Caddy, from Confessions of a serial DIYer.
  8. A Goodwill find, this crayon box gets a darling update as a counter caddy, from Recaptured Charm
  9. Learn to make a quick and easy silverware caddy from recycled tomato tin cans that you will absolutely love! From Pastels and Macaroons.
  10. Put your walls to work and free up space on your counter for slicing, dicing and kneading the dough. From Ikea.

There you go!

10 Favorite Kitchen Utensil Holders!

Which one is your favorite?