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With these three ideas, you can store knives efficiently and creatively. (And we promise, your knife block will look nothing like your neighbors'.)

Knife blocks generally fall into two categories: Super high-design/super expensive and super basic/regular price. Instead of scouting out the few pieces out there that are attractive and affordable, we've got three of the best DIYs out there.

Think popcorn is just for the movies? No way. You can bring kernals to the kitchen in a calorie-free way: Just choose any ceramic vase you wish, then just fill with popcorn! (Un-popped, of course.) We love how you can customize this idea to fit as many knives as you need -- and yes, that the kernals work in separating the knives and keeping them sharp. Check out Shelterrific for the details.

Another creative way to store knives? Why not build a wooden box and fill it with skewers! (And you thought they were just for shish kabobs!) Get the step-by-step to make this knife block in your home.

No room on your counter? No problem! Check out this magnetic block that mounts on the wall. We came across the idea on the 2Modern blog. Learn how to make this happen in your kitchen by following the instructions listed there.

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  • RW

    The popcorn idea is ok - unless you live in a house with mice...then you're inviting them for dinner!

  • Sally G

    Drat! I really liked the idea, but you are right about rodents. Back to the drawing board.

  • Tanya

    Those are creative! I never would have thought about any of those. Http:// I just did over my kitchen, and I Love it!

  • Melinda

    I couldn't live without my wall mounted, magnetic knife holder. I can get approx. 10 knives up there. I purchased it at Bed, Bath and Beyond several years ago.

  • Hawk

    Thanks for the Info on where to find the Magnetic one.

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