Have you ever walked into your kitchen and realized that you have nowhere to put things? Perhaps you actually do have everything you need but you were looking around recently and realized that it’s all just kind of plan and doesn’t really match your bright, cheerful personality or the rest of your home decor scheme? Then maybe it’s time to get crafty with some of your cooking utensils! Lately, we’ve been looking for small, simple ways to brighten up our cooking experience just to keep things fun and engage our creative skills with other parts of our lives and, since we just happened to be standing over the stove in our kitchen when we had this thought, that’s where we decided to start! That’s why we’ve been on the lookout for awesome upcycling, embellishing, and DIY based kitchen utensil products for the last few weeks.
Just in case you’re as interested in making or decorating your own kitchen utensils as we were, if not more, here are 15 of the best ideas, designs, and tutorials we’ve come across in our search so far!
1. DIY wood and metal ring utensil rack
Perhaps the utensils you have in your kitchen are all well and good and you don’t really feel the need to change any of those right now but you’re actually finding that you don’t really have any convenient places to put them? We frequently wish that our kitchen tools were a little more accessible, but it’s usually in the middle of cooking something and we have yet to actually solve the problem. That’s probably why this simple but super useful board and metal ring hanger idea featured on Grillo Designs caught our eye so well! We also quite like that the wood and metal combination gives it a slightly rustic finish.
2. Neon painted kitchen utensils
Is your sense of style and personal tastes basically the opposite of down home and rustic because you’ve always been a huge fan of bright colours and shiny finishes? In that case, we think we’ve found the perfect way to help you add just a touch of personality to your spoons and flippers. Check out how Sarah Hearts sat down and did a paint dipping session with some of their wooden utensils, adding a fun neon colour blocking effect to each one.
3. Graphic pattern wood burned kitchen utensils
Have you always been a huge fan of patterns and details that do add personality to thinks, but bright colours have sort of just never been your thing? Well, there’s nothing wrong with preferring or working in neutral tones and that certainly doesn’t mean that the things you create aren’t fun looking when you’re done! These DIY patterned utensils that have been wood burned are the perfect example of what we mean. Take a look at HGTV to see how the technique is done in more careful detail!
4. DIY ombre hand painted kitchen utensils
Were you quite intrigued indeed by the paint dipped utensils we showed you earlier on but you were actually thinking of gifting them to a friend, so you think you might rather make a matching set rather than adding a range of random colours to each tool? Them perhaps you’d actually prefer to make something like this ombre dipped kitchen set instead! Lydia Out Loud guides you through the process of creating the same idea but with a stunning turquoise to mint colour fade instead.