If you have a couple of free evenings, why do not you start making crafts for the kitchen and the house? After all, with your own hands from improvised, natural and even junk materials, you can create a bunch of useful or simply beautiful trifles. In this material, we presented 50 inspirational photos and 12 super-ideas with turn-based master classes for the manufacture of decorative items, accessories for storage, kitchen accessories and not only.
Idea 1. Stand for a tablet from a cutting board
Watch your favorite TV series on the tablet or peek at the recipe book during cooking will be easier if you make a special stand for this ... from a conventional cutting board. The making of this kitchen crafts with their own hands will take no more than two hours, and it will be used every day.
To make a holder for a book of recipes or a tablet you will need:
- You can take an old cutting board or buy a new (best wooden, but bamboo). Its size should not be much larger or smaller than the tablet.
- A small wooden plank, or rather a fragment of the molding (it will hold the tablet / book).
- Another bar of wood or plywood, from which you can cut an acute triangle;
- A paint or stain of the desired color, for example, in the tone of the countertop, facades or apron kitchen;
- Brush for painting or rags for staining;
- Jig saw or saw;
- Joiner glue or any other glue of strong fixation.
- Using a saw or a jigsaw, shorten your bar or molding to the desired size (on the width of the board), sand the edges with sandpaper, then simply glue it on the bottom of the board.
- Cut out a piece of wood for the support in the form of an acute triangle with a right angle as in the photo below and also glue it.
From the inclination of the hypotenuse of the triangular bar, the angle of inclination of the holder
- Paint the entire piece by following the paint manufacturer's instructions and leave to dry.
- If desired, the handle of the resulting stand can be decorated with a jute rope or ribbon. Thus, when the stand is not needed, you can hang it on the hook.
Also, the handicraft can be further decorated - for example, artificially aged as in this master class, draw inscriptions, burn the drawing, cover with slate paint. In the next selection of photos you can draw ideas for the decor of the original cutting boards.
Idea 2. Stands for jute dishes
If your kitchen (or, for example, cottage or summer kitchen) is decorated in a rustic, Mediterranean, rustic or marine style, then you probably will like this idea of kitchen handicrafts. Literally for a couple of hours you will be able to make your own support for the whole family and guests.
To make one substrate with a diameter of 33 cm you will need:
- 10 meters of jute rope 1 cm thick (sold in construction and hardware stores);
- Hot glue gun;
Just start folding the rope in a circle, alternately gluing small areas of glue and fixing them for a while. When the mat is formed, trim the end of the rope and glue it.
Idea 3. Organizer for table and kitchen appliances from cans
Canned cans are worthless, but they are strong, easy to care for, and their shape is just right for storing all kinds of scapula, chefs, forks, spoons and other appliances. If you put a little effort and creativity, you can make a convenient and attractive organizer from them, which, if it does not fit into the interior of the city kitchen, it will definitely take root at the dacha. And an organizer, made by hand from cans, you can use to store tools, brushes, markers and other trifles.
Stand for spoons and forks from cans
To make such a stand for spoons and forks, you will need:
- 4 or 6 clean and dried cans without lids and burrs;
- Acrylic paint for metal or enamel paint (it will protect the jars from rust);
- Several wood screws and a screwdriver;
- A thick nail and a hammer;
- Furniture handle or leather strap with fittings;
- Small wooden plank.
- Paint the jars inside and out and allow them to dry for one day.
- If necessary, file a wooden board to the desired size, grind, clean and, finally, paint (not necessarily in the tone of the cans).
- Take a nail and a hammer and make a hole in each jar for the samorez.
Tip: To facilitate this process and not to damage the paint layer, place a small bar on the table with a clamp, then wrap the bar with felt and only then put a jar on the bar (see the next photo collage picture in the lower left corner)
- Attach the cans to the plate and align them as they will be mounted later. Mark on the board the location of the holes with a pencil.
- Make small holes in the board in place of the notes, using a hammer and a nail.
- Screw the screw into the hole of the first jar to attach it to the board. Repeat the procedure with all remaining banks.
- Finally, place the furniture handle or leather strap on the end of the wooden board using the same screws. Done!
Here are a few other deco ideas and modifications of the design of the stands for cans.
See also: Remaking tin and glass jars: master classes and ideas
Idea 4. Topiary for kitchen or house decor
Topiary is a small decorative tree, which is decorated with a dining or coffee table, chest of drawers or a mantelpiece. And the topiary is an excellent addition to the gift, especially if you decorate its crown, say, sweets or flowers. Making this craft by one's own hands does not take much time, does not require the use of expensive materials, and even novices can do. Having mastered the basic principle, you can create topiary for any case, any forms and designs. Take a look at our selection of photo ideas of homemade home decor, for sure, you will like something!
The idea of kitchen decor for Halloween
For the manufacture of crafts you will need:
- A base of foam, plastic or floristic foam in the form of a ball or other desired shape;
- The trunk (a straight twig of a tree, a pencil or any other small stick);
- Decorative elements for creating the crown: coffee beans, artificial flowers, cones, colored beans, etc .;
- Decor for masking the pot filler, for example, moss, pebbles or sisal fiber;
- Flower pot;
- Filler for the pot, which will fix the barrel. For example, a cement slurry, the same foam or alabaster (the best option) will work;
- Thermo-adhesive in the gun;
- If necessary, you need paint to decorate the trunk, stem or pot. Also, the trunk can be decorated with ribbon or twine.
- To begin with, it is desirable to paint the base in the color of the crown elements, so that possible bald spots are not noticeable. You can also paint the barrel and pot and leave them to dry.
- Cut in the base of the crown hole for a trunk depth of a couple of centimeters, fill it with glue and fix the barrel.
- Take the base of the crown and start piece by piece the decorative details. The principle of action at this stage is simple: first large parts are glued, then middle and, finally, small elements fill the bald spots. Glue the decor quickly, until the glue is absorbed into the substrate.
- Dilute the mixture to fix the trunk in the pot according to the manufacturer's instructions and fill it with a pot, not reaching a couple of centimeters to the edge. Then insert the trunk, hold it a little and then leave to dry for a day.
- Mask the filling of the pot with a decorative "cover" (you can fix it a little on the glue).
For detailed master classes, see the materials:
- How to make a topiary by yourself - 4 instructions for beginners and not only
- Topiary of cones, acorns and chestnuts - photo-ideas and 2 master-classes
- How to make a topiary from coffee
Idea 5. Serving board-tray
But the idea of an unusual serving board-tray, which although it is not a cutting board (designed for laying out products only in dishes), nevertheless can be very functional. For example, it can be used for a beautiful feed to the table snacks for drinks (olives, pistachios, nuts, chips, etc.), sauces, honey, sour cream, jam. Thanks to the slate, while the board is not used for its intended purpose, it can simply be hung on the wall and used for recording.
To make this kitchen craft yourself, you will need:
- Wooden board with a thickness of 5 cm;
- Stain the desired color (for example, in the tone to the table top);
- Sponge, rag or brush;
- Slate paint;
- Two furniture handles and wood screws for attaching them;
- Jig saw or saw;
- Screwdriver or screwdriver;
- Painting tape;
- Ruler, pencil.
- Trim your board to the desired size with a manual / electric saw or jigsaw. In this master class, the board has a length of 60 cm, but you can make it shorter or longer.
- Paint your board with stain according to the manufacturer's instructions and allow to dry.
- It's time to paint the inside. To do this, first glue the paint strip around the edges of the board to limit the painting area. Next, apply the slate (in this case, paint is used in the bottle) and allow it to dry.
- Screw the handles around the edges of the board.
You can replace the furniture handles with leather straps, paint the board in a bright color, burn a picture on it or attach two "legs" to its back.
More details can be found here: Serving tray by own hands - ideas and master classes
Idea 6. Stand for mugs and glasses
If you belong to the type of people who collect wine corks (just like that or in the hope of ever making something useful out of them), then this idea of craftsmanship will appeal to you.
To make one stand under the mug you will need:
- 8 plugs (respectively, for the production of a set of 4 stands will require 32 plugs);
- Roll cork board, rug or stand under the plates (for cutting the base of the cup holders);
- Hot glue;
Step 1. Lay out your corks in pairs in a square format, as shown in the photo below. Using hot glue, apply a strip of glue between the two plugs and press them against each other for 30 seconds. Repeat the procedure with all other pairs.
Step 2. From the cork (board, rug) cut out the square corresponding to the size of the future stand. Next, apply a thermal adhesive on it, wait 15-20 seconds. and glue your workpieces.
Step 3. Fill the spaces between the plugs with glue and let it dry. For better adhesion of the glue to the plugs, you can put any press on the workpiece.
Step 4. Wind the craft with twine and tie the knot.
Stands for mugs, glasses and glasses made by own hands can be beautifully packaged and given to a friend
If desired, the supports can be made round, triangular or hexagonal, cutting the excess with a knife.
According to the described principle, you can make your own hands and such a stand under the hot. By the way, as a basis in this case the old compact disc will fit.
Idea 7. Wall panel
Another idea of crafts for home and kitchen, which you can make with your own hands of wine corks - a wall panel to decorate the interior and store notes, commemorative photos and postcards.
Panel of cork in the frame of Ikea
For work you will need only a beautiful frame (from a painting or a mirror), a paint of the desired color, hot glue and a large pile of plugs. Cork can be laid out "herringbone", in checkerboard order, in even rows and in other ways that you like. If necessary, for example, if there are not enough slugs, they can be cut along or across. And to make the cork easier to cut them, they must be soaked in hot water for 10 minutes.
Other interesting ideas for making wall panels with your own hands are looking for here.
Idea 8. Universal knife holder
The knife stand is a very useful device for the kitchen, which helps keep the workspace in order and longer to maintain the sharpness of the blade blades.
It's very easy to make a knife holder with your own hands - just pick up a small vase and fill it with bamboo / wooden skewers, colored beans or ... colored spaghetti, as in our master class.
To make a knife stand, prepare:
- The container or vase is the height of the blade of your biggest knife. The shape of the container can be any, but without any bends;
- Spaghetti, a lot of spaghetti;
- Several packages of ziplok of a large size (or simply large packages that can be tightly tied into a knot);
- Alcohol (for example, vodka);
- Liquid food coloring of the desired color (or several dyes if you want to make a multi-color filling);
- Aluminum foil or old oilcloth tablecloth;
- Paper towels;
- Kitchen scissors.
- Make sure your container is clean and dry, then tightly fill it with spaghetti. When the container is full, pull out the spaghetti and add to it a couple more bunches of pasta in reserve (in case of replenishing broken sticks).
- Spread evenly the spaghetti into packages and pour in them as much alcohol as possible so that it can moisten all the sticks. Next, add 10-40 drops of food coloring to each package.
- Seal or tie up your bags, then put them in extra packages to avoid leaks. Slowly shake and turn over the bags to mix the dye with alcohol and pasta. Then put the package on one side and leave for 30 minutes, then turn the package over again and leave it for another half an hour. Continue to soak the spaghetti in this way (but not more than 3 hours) until they get the desired shade.
- Cover your baking tray with aluminum foil, then a layer of paper towels (or oilcloth). To protect your hands from dyeing, it is advisable to wear gloves. Remove the spaghetti from the bags, having drained all the liquid, place them on a baking sheet in one layer and leave to dry. From time to time, spaghetti should be picked for uniform drying.
- Once your spaghetti is completely dry, start putting them in a container.
- Shake the filled container and smooth the spaghetti. Insert your knives to determine the optimum filling density, add macaroni, if necessary, or remove excess.
- Now use kitchen scissors or other very sharp scissors to cut the spaghetti to the desired length without removing them from the container (it's best to do this over the sink). It is important that the spaghetti does not exceed the height of the container by more than 2-3 cm, otherwise they will quickly break down.
Idea 9. Jars for storing spices and loose products
When there are not enough storage space in the kitchen, the bottom of the cabinet and several glass jars with tin lids help you out. Depending on the volume of cans, they can store spices, cereals, sugar, salt or any small items.
- Make three holes in the lids with a nail and a hammer.
- Screw the covers to the underside of the enclosure with screws. It is best to choose the closet closest to the stove and work area.
- Fill the cans and screw them to the covers. Voila, the organizer is ready!
Idea 10. Storage bin
Baskets in the house are never a lot, because they are so cute and help to organize the storage system more rationally. Fortunately, you can make baskets with your own hands from newspaper tubes or just sheets of paper. At that, paper baskets can be very strong and practically not differ from baskets woven from rattan. Perhaps, this is one of the best ideas for crafts for the home and the kitchen from improvised materials.
How to make such a basket for storing your own little things yourself read in our step-by-step master class.
Today we will tell you about the express technique of making a basket of paper that can be used to store trifles (keys, stationery), yarn, as well as for unusual feeding of fruits, Easter eggs, bread or bakery to a festive table or as a gift.
To weave such baskets, even a child can quickly and easily
You will need:
- About 15 sheets of thin paper A3, cut halfway along the sheets (this could be printer paper, a newspaper sheet in full spread and even baking paper);
- A container of suitable size with straight walls (for example, jam jar);
- Glue in the stick;
- One skewer;
- Paint in can (if desired).
- Starting from one corner, start tightly-tightly folding a piece of paper around the skewer to a diagonally opposite angle, to make a smooth and long tube. When the tube is ready, add a few smears of adhesive to the corner of the paper to fix it in place and pull out the skewer. Do the same with all the remaining sheets. In this master class, the weaving of 2 baskets required 30 tubes.
- If necessary (for example, if you used newspaper sheets) or if you wish, paint the tubes with acrylic paint.
- Take an even number of tubes and connect them together as shown in the photo in the upper left corner. In this master class, for a basket the size of a jam jar, 6 tubes were required, for a basket larger - 8 tubes.
- Start the weaving: take one of the outer tubes (which is under the grate), and lay it over the next tube, then start it under the next tube, then release the tube again over the next tube, etc. Continue the weaving by lifting the already wrapped tubes vertically (now these tubes will be called struts).
- When 2-3 cm from the first working tube, increase its length. To do this, apply glue to the new tube and insert it into the remaining "tail". Continue to weave again and again, adding paper tubes as needed.
- As soon as you weave the base of the desired diameter (the same size as the container), put a container on it and start the netting around it, pulling the tube-strips against the walls.
- While weaving the basket to the end, take out the jar and gently wrap the end of the working tube into the weaving.
- Wrap the ends of the pillars inside the weave and cut if necessary. Next, you can spray the paint from the can as in our master class.
Idea 11. Wall holder for towel and kitchen accessories
From a conventional grater you can make such a convenient and beautiful holder for a towel and storage of kitchen accessories or even living or artificial plants.
From a flat grater you can make your own kitchen decor in the strength of country, provence or cheby chic
To make a towel warmer and a tray for small items you will need:
- Grater (preferably old, but the usual new grater is also suitable, the main thing is that it should be metallic);
- Patina for metal (for artificial aging of floats);
- A small cutting board or just a wooden board;
- Wooden die (for the bottom of the float);
- Following the manufacturer's instructions, cover the grater with patina for metal, for example, in green color as in this master class.
- Set the inside of the wooden bottom. It must first be cut to the size of the top of the grater. As a rule, at the top of the grater there are protrusions from metal pens, it is on them that the bottom will be fixed.
- Screw the grater to the board with self-tapping screws, first making holes in it with a nail and a hammer.
- Place the board on the wall near the sink, hang the towel on the handle, fold your scapula, cooks or flowers inside.
Idea 12. Flower vase
Glass bottles from wine, milk or other beverages are almost finished vases that are just waiting for painting with acrylic paints and / or trimming.
Detailed instructions on how to convert bottles into vases and candlesticks, as well as hand-painted vases, you can find out in these materials:
- Vases from glass bottles: decor, painting and pruning
- Hand-painted vases: 3 master-classes and 45 decor ideas