Turn Your Old Knife Block Into An Amazing Crayon Holder

Most people have a lot of old stuff just lying around and taking up space in the house. Perhaps, they are being kept for sentimental reasons. Or maybe sometimes it’s just hard for you to just let go of something, even if it is very old. Well, if you’re thinking of re-purposing an old item, there are so many ways to upcycle it rather than just leave them to collect dust. Here’s a great idea for turning an old knife block into a craft station.


Creatively reuse your old knife block into a functional crayon and craft materials, holder. It can be a fun project that you can do with your kids at home. This is a great way to save money. Create a unique art box for your kids instead of buying a new one.

Here’s how:

Materials needed:

· Old knife block
· Drill
· 3/8 inch drill bit
· Small drill bit
· ½ inch thick metal loops
· Screws
· Screw bit
· Wood shim
· Washi tape
· Paint
· Glue or small nails


  1. Get the old knife block and cover the top with tape to hide the slots. Decide on how many holes you want to drill and mark the tape covering.
  2. Before drilling holes, make sure you wrap the 3/8 inch drill bit with tape, so you know when to stop. This will allow you to drill holes with equal depth.
  3. After drilling, cover the area with a decorative washi tape leaving the holes uncovered. This should cover the defects of your old knife block.
  4. Drill pilot holes on the sides of the box, so you can screw the metal loop. This is where you can keep a scissor or a drawing pencil in place.
  5. Attach 2 metal loops at the back of the box for the paint brushes. To avoid the brushes from falling off, attach a wood shim using the small nails to the bottom part of the box. This should act as a stopper, so the paint brushes stay in place.
  6. Paint your art caddy with the color of your choice.

What a nifty idea! Now your kids have a new crayon holder that’s one-of-a-kind. Isn’t upcycling old stuff lots of fun to do? 🙂