MATERIALS LIST – DIY KNIFE BLOCK
The good news is that the things you need for this project are pretty cheap to make. You may even have most of it lying around!
- Old knife block – Find one for about $2.00 – $3.00 at the thrift store
- A power drill
- 3/8 drill bit – Use the size drill bit for the thing you’re storing in your knife block. For crayons, the 3/8 bit works well.
- Milk Paint– I used General Finishes Corinth Blue.
- A few metal two-hole straps – About $1.50 or less.
- Wood shims – $1.00 for a pack – Or any small, thin piece of scrap wood will work.
- Screws – Use wood screws in the blue pack – About $2.00 or less (#10 x 3/4″).
- Washi tape – Or you can use scrapbook paper and Mod Podge, or duct tape or anything sticky, really.
- A couple small mini nails – To attach a wooden shim.
- A small hammer
There are all these great projects, but many of them require you to have things you don’t own or can’t afford to buy, like circular saws and craft supplies out the kazoo. Plus, many of you have lousy thrift stores that offer hardly any good selection, but this old knife block you could probably find somewhere in middle America in the worse thrift store on a little corner where no one visits.
Watch Thrift Diving’s step by step tutorial so you can make one of these nifty organizing tools for crayons, brushes or whatever you want to put it in it!