10 DIY Kitchen Decor Projects

There are few rooms we spend more time in that our kitchen. They’re used, abused and more often than not they could use a little bit of an uplift. Get started with one of these great DIY kitchen decor projects.

Great DIY kitchen decor projects. There are so many great, inexpensive projects here. Totally great for a kitchen makeover.

DIY Kitchen Decor Projects

Columbian coffee stenciled stools. Such a cool DIY.

Stenciled Kitchen Stools via Remodelando la Casa

Modern clay magnets. These are a great addition to a fridge or magnet board.

Modern Clay Magnets via Wonderforest

Waterslide labels

Container Decals via The Painted Hive

DIY galvanized EAT sign for the kitchen. I love how easy this tutorial is and how light weight the letters actually are.

Anthropolgy Inspired Zinc EAT Letters via Lollyjane

Summery citrus tea towels. This is such a fun DIY. Pretty and the kids could probably help out!

Citrus Stamped Tea Towels via Making Home Base

Free kitchen printables. These are so cute! I can't wait to hang them.

Kitchen Printables via Yellow Bliss Road

Fabric backed kitchen shelves. This adds such a big, bright, beautiful pop of color to the kitchen. Fabric Backed Kitchen Cabinets via Pretty Handy Girl

This chalkboard serving tray is so clever! It's a full tutorial, so you can easily replicate on your own.

Chalkboard Serving Tray

Can it! Mason Jar tea towel. I love this!

Can It Mason Jar Tea Towel via Flamingo Toes

Silverware Artwork

Silverware Artwork via Happy Clippings

In the Kitchen Challenge Season 18 | Week 4

This week, we’re whipping things up for the kitchen and I have to say our competitors have really and truly outdone themselves. Read on to check out the fantastic “In the Kitchen” challenge projects, vote and enter to win a prize of your own!

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Project #1 Cork Trivets

Cork inspired my project for this week’s “In the Kitchen” theme.  

Cork trivets. Styled after wood burned trivets, these cork trivets are easy to make.

These Cork Trivets will make your dinner table look stylish holding a pot and can also look great displayed amongst your kitchen decor. 

Cork trivets. Styled after wood burned trivets, these cork trivets are easy to make.

Cork trivets. Styled after wood burned trivets, these cork trivets are easy to make.

Paper stencils and a wood burning tool is all you need to create your own customized wood burned cork trivets.  

Project #2 Rise and Shine Enamel Mug

I have a small addiction to enamel dish ware, especially trendy camping ones with cute sayings.  DIY rise and shine enamel coffee mug. This is amazing!!!The plain mug I had in the cupboard was perfect to host a phrase.

DIY rise and shine enamel coffee mug. This is amazing!!!

DIY rise and shine enamel coffee mug. This is amazing!!!

I created a vinyl decal and applied it directly to the mug using permanent outdoor vinyl (so washing won’t be an issue). I can’t wait to sip from new mug. 

Project #3 Crochet Dishcloths

I love using crocheted dishcloths in my kitchen, they are great for washing dishes and wiping up spills. crochet dishclothes

I really like my dishcloths to have a lot of texture and not a lot of holes so I played around with some different crochet stitches and came up this pattern.

crochet dishcloths

crochet dishclothes

These dishcloths are really thick and and have a really great bumpy texture perfect for cleaning up in the kitchen. 

Project #4 Butcher Chart Cutting Boards

As I was perusing a few of my favorite home goods stores I stumbled on these wood cutting boards shaped like farm animals.  I knew IMMEDIATELY that not only did I have to have them, but that I needed to wood burn them with the traditional butcher cuts.  

Butcher Chart Cutting Boards

I picked out my favorite charts (complete with key) and got busy!  

Butcher Chart Cutting Boards

Butcher Chart Cutting Boards

They turned out even better than I thought they would and they fit our kitchen decor perfectly! Best part, this was truly a project that took under an hour start to finish!

Project #5 Wood Box Centerpiece

A planter box centerpiece is the perfect look for fall.

Wood Box Centerpiece

I used a miter saw and some basic board to create a rustic-modern box for the dining room table and dressed it up with a couple of drawer pulls. 
Wood Box Centerpiece

Wood Box Centerpiece

I love that I can change out the contents to fit the theme of the dinner!

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Love You Plates Tutorial

*This tutorial is made by Deidre @ A Craft A Day for her win of  the Love challenge in season 10*
I love these plates!  The best part… they are soooo easy!  You do not need much artistic talent to accomplish this craft.  We can all find crafts that are difficult by looking on the internet.  However, simple and cute…. much harder to find. This one takes the cake!  Give it a try.  I promise, you can do it!
Items needed:
Ceramic dishes
Pebeo Porcelaine 150 paint (Michaels)
Paint brush

Dinnerware Rack

*Project by Carlee @ Lady Bird Lane for the season 9 Knock Off challenge*

I have an awkward area in my kitchen were a chimney used to be, and have been searching for a way to decorate it.  When I found the Place Setting Hook Rack from Anthropologie, I knew it was just the thing to fill the space, and provide storage for my aprons.  Being a DIY’er I gaped at the $40 price tag, and knew I could make it just how I wanted for much less.
It is hard to tell from the picture, but Anthropologie’s version is small, it is only 12 inches wide. I needed something wider to fill the space, my knock-off version is 22.5 inches wide. Also, I did not like the solid gray color, I wanted something with more depth. I painted mine ivory, and distressed both the decorative piece, and the silverware. Additionally, I decided to make the handles the opposite direction so I could show off the cutest part of the utensil, the stem.
By finding a fun rod iron decorative piece, thrift store utensils for mere pennies, I created a one of a kind charming piece that is both functional and decorative. My aprons have never been so happy!

Anthropologie Inspired Musing Dishes

*Project by Celeste @ Celestial’s Creations for the season 9 Knock Off challenge*

I was struck by the simplicity of these Anthropologie dishes.

I love a bowl that still looks good when there’s nothing in it.  I also like paying about $4 instead of around $50.

For the words on my knock-off bowl, I used William Carlos Williams’ poem “This is Just to Say.”  It had more words and filled more of the bowl than I thought it would, but I still like it.  It’s a poem about plums, which seemed fitting for a fruit bowl, but it also reminds me to make more sincere apologies for even minor offenses.

I also ended up liking my “test plate.”  Winnie the Pooh is one wise little bear.

“When having a smackerel of something with a friend, don’t eat so much that you get stuck in the doorway trying to get out.”  Can’t beat that logic.

Kitchen Art PB Knockoff

*Project by Margo @ Art Surrounds Us for the season 9 Knock Off challenge*

For this weeks challenge I went on search for the perfect thing to dive into knocking off. The second I found this I knew I had to do it and just how I wanted to do it for my kitchen.

I couldn’t be any happier with the way that it turned out! I stuck with just the natural colors of the wood and the transferring gave the pieces a vintage look which just made them perfect. This picture is listed as being on sale for 229.00 at the moment (the original price was $299.00). I was able to make my version for $52.00!

Harvest Spoon Rest

When I think of the word harvest, I think about going out and gathering the harvest. Then, I think of cooking the harvest.



One thing that I needed was a spoon holder for cooking our harvest, so this was the outcome. I chose to make the spoon rest in the shape of a leaf since it is all autumnal like. You can now cook your heart out and have a place to rest the spoon you are using! Or, it would be a wonderful hostess gift.

Tea-licious Harvest Tea Towel

When the weather turns cooler and the leaves begin to fall, there’s nothing better than a hot pot of tea to warm you up. And just so you don’t burn your fingers, it helps to have a little pot holder or fall-themed tea towel to go with your Earl Gray and pumpkin muffins.
Rather than a boring white tea towel, let’s get crafty, shall we? Look to the pumpkin (and gourd) for artistic inspiration, since they’re the quintessential harvest veggies.
You can create your own carved linoleum block print with just a few simple steps
which you can use to stamp tea towels and tee-shirts and greeting cards and more until your heart’s content.
Dressed up with a little color and autumn flair, a plain tea towel will make a homey statement in your Thanksgiving kitchen.
It will make you feel even homier knowing that you made it yourself. A set of these towels would make a great hostess gift too, especially if you’ll be a guest at someone else’s home for Thanksgiving. Stamp away!