Creative Uses for Everyday Things: Magnetic Knife Rack

Knife Racks

For those of us who like to spend time in the kitchen, a magnetic knife rack is a must-have for keeping knives and other gadgets organized and within arm’s reach.

Not Just for Knives

But it’s clutter-busting abilities don’t end there, as I recently discovered. I put one to use in my craft space to store my (growing) collection of sewing and craft scissors. Not only are they easier to find when I’m working on a project, I also use the rack to corral other metal sewing essentials like pins, a stitch ripper and a ruler.

My husband liked the idea so much he uses a knife rack for his screwdrivers, wrenches and other guy stuff. I even have plans to mount one near our entryway to trap outgoing mail, keys and shopping lists.

Have a revolving display of children’s artwork on the fridge door? Consider mounting a magnetic rack in another room to create a mini gallery.

Affordable Magnetic Knife Racks

Ikea has a few different styles. We opted for the sleek simplicity of the affordable Grundtal stainless steel version – but other options are easy to find in most kitchenware stores. And if you want a more colorful, customized rack, don’t miss the super cute and easy Magnetic Knife Rack tutorial from The Farm Chicks.

Don’t you love finding new ways to use old things?

+ Ikea Bygel Magnetic Knife Rack, $4.99 CAD / $2.99 USD
+ Ikea Grundtal Magnetic Knife Rack, $14.99 CAD / $8.99 USD
+ Ikea Kroken Magnetic Knife Rack, $9.99 CAD / $7.99 USD
+ DIY Customized Knife Rack Tutorial at The Farm Chicks

  • jennifer@nicolejanehome
    November 1, 2010 at 19:41

    I love the colorful knives on the red & white polka dot magnetic strip. Any idea where to find those knives?

  • Kim
    November 10, 2010 at 14:32

    Jennifer, I answered your question at