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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Chop-Cook-Eat!

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Feb 25, 2016 2:09:56 PM

DIY Knife BlockSometimes a DIY project is so simple, you want to make one for everyone you know. This personalized knife block would be the perfect wedding gift for the couples who like to cook.

I hadn’t noticed before, but there is an abundance of knife blocks at Goodwill. People must get lazy and throw their knives in a drawer instead of protecting them in their own little house. The butcher block keeps the blades sharp.

Since I was looking for a fast project, I pulled out decals from my craft closet. These are pretty big, so I was limited to three-letter words. You can spell anything that suits the gift recipient, or your own cooking style.

I cut apart the letters I was planning to use. Then I used a straight-edge ruler, pencil and tape to make sure the word was centered and lined up.

Decals are self-adhesive, so pull off the backing and stick them in place.

There are so many ways to decorate a knife block. I could have given it a coat of spray paint or used stencils to paint the words. Bands of colored washi tape would be fun too. The possibilities are endless.

Topics: Merri Cvetan, DIY gifts, knife block, Goodwill home decor expert Merri Cvetan

  • DIY Knife Block

    Sometimes a DIY project is so simple, you want to make one for everyone you know. This personalized knife block would be the perfect wedding gift for the couples who like to cook.

  • DIY Knife Block

    I hadn’t noticed before, but there is an abundance of knife blocks at Goodwill. People must get lazy and throw their knives in a drawer instead of protecting them in their own little house. The butcher block keeps the blades sharp.

  • DIY Knife Block

    Since I was looking for a fast project, I pulled out decals from my craft closet. These are pretty big, so I was limited to three-letter words. You can spell anything that suits the gift recipient, or your own cooking style.

  • DIY Knife Block

    I cut apart the letters I was planning to use. Then I used a straight-edge ruler, pencil and tape to make sure the word was centered and lined up.

  • DIY Knife Block

    There are so many ways to decorate a knife block. I could have given it a coat of spray paint or used stencils to paint the words. Bands of colored washi tape would be fun too. The possibilities are endless.