Counter space is a precious commodity for people who cook frequently and have small kitchens. You can free up your kitchen counter with this simple DIY project. Even if you don’t spend time in your kitchen, you can use magnets to create formidable wall art while storing your kitchen utensils. Here’s how to make a magnetic knife holder:



  1. First, find a wood block to match your kitchen decor. It should be long enough to hold all of your knives and thick enough for the magnets. You should use a rectangular wood block similar to the one in this DIY tutorial for a bottle opener.
  2. Now, measure your magnets. The disc magnets should be about ½ to ¾ inch in diameter and ⅛ to ¼ inch thick.
  3. Drill four to six holes into the back of your wood block. The holes should be the same size as the magnets. If you use more than six magnets, you will need to drill more holes. The number of magnets you use depends on how big you want your knife holder to be.
  4. Glue your magnets into the holes with your super glue and wait for the glue to dry.
  5. Once the glue has dried, you can secure your new knife holder to the wall using hammer and nails.

Now that your knife holder is ready to use, all you have to do is hold the blade of the knife against the wood where the magnets. The magnets will attract through the wood and hold your knives in place. You can also buy hook magnets to hang additional utensils on your new knife holder like in the picture above.

This magnetic holder for your knives and other utensils will free up your counter and your kitchen drawers. Instead of having a bulky wood block to hold your knives, this DIY magnet project allows you to keep your knives out of the way. This project is also useful when trying to keep dangerous objects out of the reach of children.

How did your magnetic knife holder turn out? Feel free to share pictures from your magnet projects with us on Pinterest!

Image by Rusty Clark