- Old Hardcover Books
- Hot Glue
Soooo my husband went a little crazy at an auction and bought a variety of knives and yet none of them came with even a sheath to tuck them into. For a while I was storing them in a drawer, but many of them were too long and just weren't fitting well so I decided to make a fun little knife block! This project is SUPER easy! All you have to do is bind some old hardcover books together and you instantly have a new home for your knives!
STEP 1: Make sure you have books that are big enough to accommodate the knives you are looking to store.
STEP 2: Arrange your books in the order that you want them to be. ( I wanted to make sure the one with the cover illustration was in the front )
STEP 3: Take your hot glue and cover the side of your book that will be touching the book next to it. Making sure that the bottom edge of the books lines up, press them together allowing the glue to fuse them together.
STEP 4: Take twine and wrap it around the pile of glued books 3-4 times.
STEP 5: Tie a knot with your twine so it is secured in place. The twine is to help keep the ends of the books from flapping open. You could glue them down, but I figured the twine would help give the block some stability.
STEP 6: Trim any excess twine from the knot you just created.
STEP 7: Place your knives between the pages of the book they fit best in.
That's it! Crazy right? Such a quick and easy fix! Would also make a great gift for a book lover!
This thing is seriously so helpful! My drawer is no longer a danger zone!
Just look at how lovely and colorful their new little home is!
If you're in need of storage but don't want to go out and buy a cheap, plastic cabinet or drop a bunch of money on a nice storage cabinet, here is a great solution! This crate storage unit is both functional and a piece of unique, rustic decor. I love the way it turned out!
There are many projects to be found, similar to this one, but it doesn't hurt to share another style or repurpose, now does it? :) I found these very solid wood drawers at a country yard sale and got them for 50 cents each. Can't beat that!They were old, to be sure, but I knew that some primer, paint and paper could spiff them up nicely. Here's what I did ...
Our mudroom is one of the most used rooms in our house. It is combined with our laundry room so there is always a constant flow of laundry and children in and out of this room. The mudroom is between our garage and the front hall, and when we enter the house it’s through the mudroom. We had a lack of functional storage for each of the kids, so shoes, coats and bags just ended up all over the floor. I really wanted to take care of the storage situation, and the first thing to take care of was building the benches.
When we moved into our new home almost a year ago, it left a lot to be desired when it came to the "mudroom"... We have a tiny space right as you enter through the garage which is of course the most used entry. I wanted to use the space wisely but also keep it fairly clear because it goes right into the kitchen and I don't want tripping hazards. I'd seen plenty of wainscoting ideas and tutorials online and I love the classic look of it so we tried to mimic the idea. Also, command strips are not adequate for a coat rack... :) learned that the hard way...
Do you like secret hiding places? If you do, this easy project may be for you and better yet, it goes together in about an hour.
If you look at this picture you may think this is a post for a great upcycled bookend. But, if you looked at the title, you would know that it’s actually the books that are repurposed. Can you see the lockbox sitting on the shelf?
Everyone wants to come - even Santa, and this one-of-a-kind coat rack will give them a place to hang their things.
Keep old, unwanted books out of the landfills, and turn them into a coat rack even Santa would love!
Chances are you already have a basket in your home that would be much more useful if it were lined. I can sew, but I can only sew straight lines. The idea of sewing a liner for a round basket was a little intimidating at first. I figured out how to do it and I am going to share it with you.
I live in a small 2 bedroom home and with that being said I took the smaller bedroom and made a walk in closet so I always needed somewhere for my grand- Munchkins to sleep when they come over. .. and I always wanted a Country Cottage!
I love upcycling my old jeans and use them to make, pillows, quilts, wall organizers and even upholster chairs.
I often end up with lots of small scrap pieces of denim from these projects. Instead of throwing away these scraps, I used them to make some cute padded denim hearts.
These hearts look great hung up in a garland but also make a really sweet key chain/ring that would make a lovely little Valentine's gift.
After getting locked out of my house once, I vowed NEVER AGAIN! So I combined two trendy DIYs- stepping stones and mosaics- and added a secret key hider underneath.
Click HERE for the full tutorial...including my secret trick for a fool proof stepping stone!
If you want to add a little bit of fun to your kitchen this is a great and easy way to add a splash of character. Contact paper used to just be some ugly stuff you would use to line your drawers with, but it has come a LONG way. These days people are making things look like swanky marble with some simple contact paper. Adding contact paper to a small appliance is a cheap and temporary way to give your kitchen a little upgrade. I mean who wouldn't want a marble microwave? We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.
Like so many of you, I love to decorate with mason jars. I use them for so many different purposes-to hold makeup brushes, in the bathroom to store cotton balls and q-tips, etc. I love to decorate with soft shades of blue and sometimes the blue mason jars can be costly or hard to find. For some reason I tend to have a lot of glass jars and vases that I pick up at thrift stores or flea markets. Here is what I started with:
The first time I did this project, my goal was to make decorative storage for friends. I had a lot of left over rope so I decided to use make more baskets! This time I made them a little smaller and they were the perfect size to hold some snacks at the snack table at my wedding. These rope baskets are cute, cheap, and easy to make!