As you may have seen here, I put together an easy DIY magnetic knife strip. I have always liked the idea of a knife strip like this one, but never wanted one out in the open in my cluttered kitchen. Then, it dawned on me to put it inside of my cabinet door. Unfortunately, the ones sold at stores are at least 12″ long, and that just won’t fit. Wanting one as soon as possible and not having any tools to make one like this, I came up with this easy solution.
** Updated to say: I recently came across this magnetic tape on Instagram, if you are looking for an alternative!
- A stainless steel ruler, mine was 6 inches.
- Some magnets. I used all-purpose ones but it may be better to use heavy duty magnets. I also came across this magnetic tape that may be worth a try.
- Industrial Strength Velcro
- Strong glue (I used Gorilla Glue)
- Decorative craft paper
I am considering covering the magnets up with another ruler to make it look a bit more seamless but it works for now. This was mainly just a quick 10 minute fix that has much more room for improvement. I will keep you posted if I do end up changing anything.