Taking something old and turning it into a beautiful new object is undeniably satisfying. If you are looking for a striking home décor project, then try this unique idea for a cutlery hanging rack.
This upcycling idea turns long forgotten forks and spoons into a beautiful (and practical) focal point for your home. As either a hall storage solution or a DIY kitchen hanging rack to hang your tea towels, this project is easy to do, instantly brightening up a room.
What you’ll need:
- Cif Cream
- A microfibre cloth
- Electric drill
- Goggles and protective gloves
- A sturdy mounting hook
- Strong wire cutters
- Pretty metal forks and spoons
- A wooden plank with a nice grain or finish
- A tea towel
Step 1: Clean your cutlery
To get your tarnished cutlery suitably sparkly, apply a drop of Cif Cream to a damp microfibre cloth and wipe over each piece. Rinse off and buff dry with a tea towel, ready to make into your new cutlery hanging rack.
Step 2: Bend cutlery
Carefully bend each end of the forks and spoons you’re using into a U-shape, directing them up towards the front. To get a smoother bend, you can gently heat each piece before shaping. Remember to wear gloves as the metal can get very hot.
Step 3: Create holes in each piece of cutlery
Put on your protective goggles and gloves. Mark the same point on your forks and spoons and drill a hole into each, protecting your surface with an old block of wood or similar.
Step 4: Fix the cutlery to the wood
Use your screwdriver to screw each piece of cutlery onto the board for your new cutlery hanging rack. Make sure they’re evenly spaced and lined up in a neat row for a professional, smart-looking result.
Step 5: Attach your mounting hook
To finish off your DIY kitchen hanging rack, add a mounting hook to the back. Make sure it’s aligned to the middle of the board, so it will hang nice and straight. Then use your wire cutters and wire to fasten the wire to the mounting hook.
These cutlery hanging racks look great in the kitchen with tea towels on or by the front door with keys on them.
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