Repurposed Cheese Grater Into Towel Hook

4 Materials
20 Minutes

Some of the best zesty projects are ones that are a little more unpredictable. We always get excited when we see peeps have those “a-ha!” moments and get giddy to decorate at home. Not only is today one of those moments, but its a quick and easy project that will leave your kitchen feeling creative and a bit more organized. Oh and a little Country living vibe! ha! Simply hit up your local thrift store to find a cute metal cheese grater and then grab your drill or hammer for an easy upcycle.

Photo Cred: Anya McInroy
repurposed cheese grater into towel hook
First grab a pencil and mark where you will want your cheese grater to hang.
repurposed cheese grater into towel hook
I made two marks in the larger grater hole side so I can place to screws there.
repurposed cheese grater into towel hook
Next place either two nails or screws where your marked holes were.

repurposed cheese grater into towel hook
Hang (near your sink) and have a quick easy rag quick draw!

repurposed cheese grater into towel hook
Love how the industrial little organized corner of the kitchen turned out, cute yet functional!! Happy upcycling!

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3 of 5 questions
  • Mar14176411
    on Aug 23, 2017

    fun idea, but could you use the rest of the grater for other 'bits' at the same time as towel holder?
    • Jewellmartin
      on May 10, 2019

      Little hooks to hold measuring spoons and cups, and I need one to hold my micrograter, right with the regular grater.

  • Ilene
    on Apr 26, 2019

    Looks a bit dangerous to me. What are the chances of "grating" your fingers when you hang/grab for the towel? Have you had this experience?

    • CJ
      on May 2, 2019

      If you are prone to accidents like that, as am I, then this probably isn't the right project for you.

      Bear in mind though that the grater is hung upside down for this project so the sharp edges are pointing down thus reducing the risk.

      The main point she is making is to repurpose things you may already have, to serve a new function.

      I'd like try this, despite my tendency to be rather careless, it will be much safer than using my old grater for its intended purpose!

      Since I still use my grater I'll be looking for one someone else has discarded.

  • Dona
    on Jun 8, 2019

    Could you attach a picture? It sounds cool.

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  • Carol Carrie
    on May 11, 2019

    A really great idea, and makes everything look so neat and clean. May be using this for my next kitchen project. Thank you!

  • Nancy
    on May 11, 2019

    I made one of these too but went a little further. I cut a piece of cardboard the size of the smaller opening to make a bottom. I put my wooden spoons in the grater. I also painted mine and added a small artificial flower arrangement by wiring it to the outside.

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