25+ Creative Cutlery Storage Solutions

Cutlery Is a very large category of utensilis used both for prepping and eating food. While silverware is often gorgeous and treasured, butcher knives are made for utility rather than beauty.

Cutlery needs to be stored both carefully as well as adequately for a number of reasons. Silverware, for instance, has a tendency to tarnish. Sharp knives, on the other hand, should never be left with their blades exposed, or else they could hurt someone.

There are many ways to store cutlery, so it’s quite hard to be truly original and come up with something you have never seen before. It is possible though, and that is what this article is here to prove to you.

Scroll through our gallery of Creative Cutlery Storage Solutions if you want to store your utensils in a truly unique way.

DIY Silverware Caddy Using Painted Cans

DIY Silverware Caddy Using Painted Cans.

This caddy is quite easy to make and can be achieved by upcycling several pieces. You will use cans as holders for your silverware, and they will be nailed to a wooden board, which could potentially be reclaimed. You can add a belt for hanging and labels to identify each holder as finishing touches. via lilyardor

Double Layer Drawer Organization

Double Layer Drawer Organization.

If you want to store all of your cutlery together and make the most of a deep drawer, then this is the way to go. Buy or build two shallow wooden organizers in the size of your drawer, then stack them inside, keeping the most used silverware on top and the rest on the bottom layer. via remodelandolacasa

DIY Tin Can Silverware Caddy

DIY Tin Can Silverware Caddy.

This caddy is really cool and not too complex to make. The silverware is organized in cans by category and stored in a repainted tray which has each category labeled at the front in chalkbpard style. via pastelsandmacarons

Chalky Finish Tin Can Silverware Holders

Chalky Finish Tin Can Silverware Holders.

These silverware holders were made from cans which were painted a chalky matte gray finish. They are stored in a sort of crate made of little pallet wood for a nice, farmhouse kitchen style. via architectureofamom

Wood Pallet Silverware Holder

Wood Pallet Silverware Holder.

This silverware organizer has a truly rustic feel, as each individual holder is a box made of pallet wood with all its natural markings. All of the boxes are displayed on the wall along a board of matching wood. via instructables

DIY Painted Cans Cutlery Holder

DIY Painted Cans Cutlery Holder.

This holder set is once again made of reused cans which were painted in a pastel color and labeled in a somewhat rustic style, so each utensil can be found easily. via home-dzine

DIY Silverware Holder Using Mason Jar And Wood

DIY Silverware Holder Using Mason Jar And Wood.

These are quite different from what we’ve seen so far. They are mason jars instead of cans and they have been painted solid white for this project. Each holder is secured to a piece of dark wood using a metal ring which makes it quite secure. The matching flower vase right above and the “Eat” illustration are nice decorative touches. via tarynwhiteaker

Glass Mason Jar 3 Sectional Flatware Caddy

Glass Mason Jar 3 Sectional Flatware Caddy.

Using this holder, which was likely meant for something else entirely, as a silverware caddy was a genius idea. Each of the compartments holds a mason jar, which helps separate spoons, forks and knives. via Ebay

Mason Jar Utensil Caddy

Mason Jar Utensil Caddy.

This caddy looks really cool, and it was completely custom made. The board in the middle was cut, shaped and painted to have the textured look you see in the picture and a handle so it can be moved easily. Then two hose clamps were added to each side and filled with painted mason jars that hold and organize the kitchen utensils. via smallhomesoul

Radiator Screen And PVC Pipes Silverware Holder

Radiator Screen And PVC Pipes Silverware Holder.

These PVC utensil holders are gorgeous and you’d probably never guess what they were made from: PVC for the actual holders and a radiator screen for the stunning metallic outer piece. Everyone who sees them will want some! via prettyhandygirl

Milk Bottle Holder Turned Silverware Holder

Milk Bottle Holder Turned Silverware Holder.

This wire basket was originally meant to hold milk bottles, but a very ingenious mind found some appropriately sized mason jars and converted the piece into a simple and functional silverware holder. via happymundane

Clever Hidden Utensil Caddies

Clever Hidden Utensil Caddies.

This idea is quite cool. The drawers of this cabinet were converted into a tall box with circle openings to serve as silverware holders, but the illusion of having two drawers instead of only a deep one was kept at the front using two conjoined fake drawers with matching pulls. via work-in-wood

Fold-Up Bin

Fold-Up Bin.

This is the ideal project for those that have little space and lots of cutlery to store. The bin keeps all the silverware stored and organized in a compact way, while also being easy to fold out so that everything is accessible when needed.

IKEA’s Fintorp Basket Utensil Storage

IKEA’s Fintorp Basket Utensil Storage.

This idea is quite original, as it uses a rack, from which the genius behind it hung some Ikea baskets which hold their silverware, as well as a matching dish towel. via Amazon

Dollar Store Bins Cutlery Drawer Organization

Dollar Store Bins Cutlery Drawer Organization.

This is more of an organization than storage idea. Here, long slim plastic bins were used to separate the silverware pieces by type inside their respective drawer. via theelmlife

DIY Mason Jar Crate

DIY Mason Jar Crate.

This is something we’ve seen before, yet a little different. This stained wood crate holds several mason jars, which in turn hold silverware. To add some color to the set up, the owner also inserted some flowers among the cutlery storage. via shanty-2-chic

DIY Gold Painted Silverware Mason Jars

DIY Gold Painted Silverware Mason Jars.

These definitely aren’t your average mason jar silverware holders. They were painted a fully opaque, luxurious yellow gold and they have 3D etchings, probably from the original contents of the jar, which add to the effect. Might not be ideal for those who don’t like mixing metals, but the silverware sure looks cooler inside of these. via cleverpinkpirate

Jeans Pockets Turned Into Silverware Storage

Jeans Pockets Turned Into Silverware Storage.

Now this is what we call a brilliant idea. These jeans pockets were turned into little fabric pouches that help organize and separate the kitchen utensils in their drawer in a very modern way.

Hanging Kitchen Utensil Holders Using Mason Jars

Hanging Kitchen Utensil Holders Using Mason Jars.

These mason jars were painted a pastel blue color and hung on the wall using chains, so they serve as some of the coolest silverware holders out there, as the metal adds an industrial vibe to an otherwise traditional project.

Deep Kitchen Silverware Drawer

Deep Kitchen Silverware Drawer.

What’s so different about this silverware drawer is that it is much deeper than usual and the sections are made of identical woodem squares, where all the pieces are stored in a standing position.

Silverware Holder From Aluminum Cans

Silverware Holder From Aluminum Cans.

This is a sweet example of how to turn cans into silverware holders, as they were painted a pastel blue color, then decorated with scrapbooking tape and tied off with a bow at the middle. via myneisslife

Triple Buckets With Handle For Utensils

Triple Buckets With Handle For Utensils.

It is probably the simplest project you will see here. All you need to do is find some aluminum buckets, sanitize them and put your silverware inside, standing upright. If you prefer, however, you can always customize the buckets for a less obvious look. via save-on-crafts

Built-In Silverware Drawer With Drawer Separators

Built-In Silverware Drawer With Drawer Separators.

This is your traditional embedded silverware drawer, except for the dividers, which have a smooth, wavy edge. They are probably custom made, but you may be able to find or make your own too.

Creative DIY Cutlery Drawers With Angled Drawer Dividers

Creative DIY Cutlery Drawers With Angled Drawer Dividers.

This example is very similar to the previous one, except for the fact that the dividers are mounted diagonally, which makes this organization style look even more original. via adrianmakes

Mason Jar Storage Caddy

Mason Jar Storage Caddy.

This colorful caddy is made of mason jars painted in different colors and held together by a thick rope, which almost makes it look nautical. via onekriegerchick

Chalkboard & Jute Silverware Holders

Chalkboard & Jute Silverware Holders.

These holders are pretty much plain mason jars, except for the jute wrapped around the middle and the vintage style chalkboard labels at the front. via thepinningmama

Ceramic Flower Pots Silverware Holder

Ceramic Flower Pots Silverware Holder.

If you can use buckets to hold silverware, you can certainly do the same with ceramic pots. These look like they are brand new, and they have been labeled at the front using white letters painted in a fun font. via julieblanner


  1. Ivory Reply

    Wow, these different and unique knife, spoon, and fork holders are amazing.

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