How to Create Your Own Kitchen Utensils Holder

There is a range of kitchen utensils holders available to purchase ready-made on the market but nothing is as fun or as original as creating your own utensils container to adorn the style of your kitchen. This article provides some suggestions to get you started on your rummaging and creating quest.


  1. Image titled Use a jug Step 1
    Use a jug. The more "Provençale" or rustic, the better. This works really well in an old country kitchen.
  2. Image titled Use a wooden wine box Step 2
    Use a wooden wine box. After consuming the wine, tip up the crate and seal along the open side, using either small nails or wood glue. If there is a design, logo or brand name on the side, make sure to display this side outwards in your kitchen.
  3. Image titled Try a corn asparagus saucepan Step 3
    Try a corn/asparagus saucepan. These are saucepans that stand tall and are fairly narrow but wide enough for a set of utensils. This would work in both a rustic/country style kitchen and a more modern style of kitchen.
  4. Image titled Use a wine cooler Step 4
    Use a wine cooler. These have many different designs on them and they are usually made of terracotta. They are very affordable and would suit many kitchen styles.
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    Have your children make a papier mâché container. Ask them to paint it and write their names on it. Coat with a waterproof varnish to protect the container. This will remind you of their dedication and artistry for years to come. If there is any risk of water seeping underneath this container, set it up on small trivet to protect it. These can be obtained from dollar stores easily.
  6. Image titled Try an old candy sweets, sugar or flour jar Step 6
    Try an old candy/sweets, sugar or flour jar. These are old glass jars that sometimes have a lid. You will most likely find these in an antiques store or a secondhand housewares store. The styles and types will vary depending on where you are located in the world.
  7. Image titled Rescue an old beer stein Step 7
    Rescue an old beer stein. For those who enjoy beer, this can make a great conversation piece. Many steins have fascinating scenes on them that can brighten up the kitchen. Select the larger size in order to accommodate the longer length of kitchen utensils.
  8. Image titled Use a steel milkshake container Step 8
    Use a steel milkshake container. You should be able to pick these up in used goods stores and kitchen stores. Older ones will be scuffed and will have rustic appeal. Newer ones will be shiny and will be more suitable for modern kitchens.
  9. Image titled Use old or unusual vases Step 9
    Use old or unusual vases. This is especially good when you find the vase too heavy to cart around filled with water and flowers. It is also nicer to keep lovely old heirloom vases on display rather than shut away most times in the cupboard.


  • To protect a nice glass object, put a couple of crumpled paper towels or coffee filters in the bottom before the utensils. For small objects (e.g., bathroom utensils with sharp/pointed tips), use cotton balls.
  • Thrift stores/opportunity shops make excellent places to go rummaging for a utensils holder. Use your imagination as you see the different objects on offer. The main ingredients are that the item must be tall enough and wide enough to accommodate your utensils.
  • Deciding on which utensils to put on display and which to pop in the drawer is a very personal choice. You might like to display some utensils because they look interesting and add to the rustic character of your kitchen. One obvious reason is to have the most-used utensils readily at hand.
  • Other possible choices include: a flowerpot, a hollow sculpture, unusual packaging, beer glasses, etc.

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