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DIY Knife Holder Made From Upcycled Books

Looking to add a touch of creativity and functionality to your kitchen? Why not try making a one-of-a-kind knife holder using upcycled books? This innovative DIY project not only provides a practical storage solution for your knives but also adds a charming and personalized element to your culinary space. Not only does this DIY knife holder provide a practical storage solution, but it also adds a unique and artistic touch to your kitchen. Guests will be impressed by your creativity and resourcefulness, and you'll have a functional and stylish way to display your knife collection. So why not give it a try and transform your kitchen with this upcycled book craft?

Knife Holder Supplies:

  • 4 to 5 books depending on thickness. (try to get the around the size sizes)
  • Wide Tape (I used Duck Tape)
  • Scissors
  • Wide Burlap Ribbon (you want it to be slightly wider than the tape you use)
  • Twine


First thing you want to do to make your knife holder is to tape the books. But we are going to do this with the sticky side of the tape out and not touching the books.

To start it, I did let the start of the tape go on the inside of the first book.

Then just wrap all the way around until the tape overlaps. Use your scissors to cut the tape from the roll.

Few things to note when taping is you want to try and keep all the fronts of the books even with each other. Also, try and keep the tape about middle way down the books.

Next, you want to cut a piece of your burlap ribbon that will wrap all the way around your books. Then start it at the back by sticking it on the tape. Wrap it all the way around sticking it to the tape as you go until you are back where you started.

Time to add some twine to make it cute. Tie the twine at the front of the books. Then wrap it around them 6 to 8 times. Finish with a bow and you are all done!

Now simply put it in your kitchen and place your knives in it.

Just be careful when moving it as the books could slide out when lifted. If you are worried about that and will never use the books for reading again, you can start off by using some hot glue to attach the books to each other before you start. Then when lifted, they will not slide out. I, however, wanted the option to still read the book again if I wanted too.

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