This DIY Upcycled Knife Block is Handy and Super Easy to Create!

Having a knife block is not only a great statement piece for your kitchen, but it’s a really handy way to store and access your good kitchen knives. If you don’t want to go out and buy a knife block, you can create a DIY project with things you already have around the house!

Materials and Tools:

  • 4-5 medium-sized hardcover books, or more if you have a large knife set
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Twine
  • Scissors


  1. Start by measuring the length of your knives against the books to make sure that the books are long enough. If they aren’t, find books that are longer.
  2. Put your books in the order you want them to be (randomly or based on where you want your knives to go exactly).
  3. Glue the covers and stick them to each other and then let them sit stacked against each other for a few minutes so the glue can dry. If you’re worried, you can put another few books on top of them to make them really come together.
  4. Wrap the books in twine a few times just to make sure they stay together.
  5. Then, place the knife block anywhere on your counter, stick the knives into the pages of the books and you’re done!