At times I can be a bit of a klutz around sharp objects. I've lost count of the little scars on my hands from X-acto knives, razor blades or sewing machine needles. Yes, sewing machine needles. Don't ask me how I managed to do it but I once stitched right through the tip of my index finger and nail. But I digress ...
Anyway, considering all that, keeping my knives loose in a kitchen drawer would simply not work. Years ago I saw this tip in a magazine somewhere and have used it ever since. It started with an empty glass container like this:
And I have a nice safe place for my knife storage:
Up until a few days ago, it was just the plain glass container and the bamboo sticks. But I decided it needed to be prettied up a little. I simply used spray paint (Krylon Catalina Mist), some scrapbook paper and some ribbon trim and glued it on. I may also give it a layer of Mod Podge since it will be on the kitchen counter.
I didn't stop there. I used more paper on my steak knife holder and a can from nut snacks.
Just a little something to brighten up my kitchen a little. And save my fingers. A tip-torial!