A Stylish and Unique Way to Display Your Kitchen Knives

5 Materials
1.5 Hours

With a few simple items you can create a unique way to display your knives . Instead of hiding them in a drawer, display them in this stylish holder.
Items assembled
Find yourself a round or square heavy glass vase. You dont want it to be really tall. I found mine at a garage sale for $1.00. Check the dollar store for one but you want it to be pretty thick.
You will also need packs of wooden skewers. You are going to completely fill your vase so your package count is determined by how large your vase is. I figured mine to be 2 packs which I picked up at at Kroger (food store) for $2.00 each. I'm pretty sure the dollar store carries these too.
Of course you will need the knives you will be displaying.
Whats not shown is a table saw or a good pair of sharp scissors.
Place in vase.
Completely fill your vase with wooden skewers pointed ends up. You want this pretty tightly filled.
Add tape to wrap all of them Tight
Wrap tape, I used painting tape , around all the skewers holding them in place
Mark skewers
Using a thin marker trace the top of the vase all along the skewers.
Now in a perfect world I would have taken this whole bundle out to the table saw and in one fell swoop cut them all in a few seconds but I don't have a table saw or live in a perfect world so I did the next best thing.
Cut with sharp utility shears
I cut each and every skewer using the black mark as my guide using a pair of very sharp utility shears! That is why it took me 1 1/2 hours!
All set in a clean vase
Clean your vase well and insert all the cut skewers finished side up. Your cuts will not be perfect so be sure to turn them all to the finished edge.
Nice display of knives
Voila! A unique and stylish way to display your kitchen knives!
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  • Louise
    on Feb 1, 2019

    I have a commercially produced version of this - your solution is just as good and far less expensive! My only suggestion would be to initially put the skewers in points down...then after cutting, put them in the case points up...so the knives will slip in with less friction.

    Great job. 😊

    • Linda Ellis
      Linda Ellis
      on Sep 30, 2019

      I used popcorn instead of skewers...could also use rice, beans , etc Love your udea

  • Evelyn Newton Saflarski
    Evelyn Newton Saflarski
    on Feb 8, 2019

    I made one of these last year and I love it. I did leave the skewers longer and put the points down.

  • Phyllis
    on Sep 4, 2019

    Why use 2 packs when you could cut one pack to length, then put them back in and cut the top part to length? Could do this with only one pack of skewers and it be even cheaper.

    • Flipturn
      on Apr 29, 2020

      Depending on the height of your vase, the blade length of the knives, and the skewer length, you may need more than one package of skewers to achieve the density inside the vase.

      I have noticed that there is an inconsistency in the length, and also the diameter of skewers sold at different stores.

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  • Do your best!.
    Do your best!.
    on Oct 28, 2019

    Thanks for sharing. I have lots spare (old project) needing used an need a rack for my knifes...so..Be making one off these..again thank you :)

  • Elise
    on Jan 24, 2020

    Clever and fun. I’m gonna try this.

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