DIY Kitchen Supplies
Without decoration, the kitchen seems empty. Experienced housewives know this and try to add something interesting and bright to it. For children, the lesson will seem fascinating, but adults will have to weigh the pros and cons of each decor item. The task is usually not to spoil the finished design, not to overload it and not to do what quickly becomes superfluous due to inconsistency with the style. If we are talking about creating crafts for the kitchen with our own hands, then in this sense the situation is simple. It is enough to do something beautiful, compact and relevant in relation to the modern style or dominant in the kitchen. Store decor is often transferred to another place or thrown away. Each of the home-made options has been improved, and now philistines have access to creative ideas that can be tailored to fit their homes. Step-by-step master classes contain tips for all occasions.
DIY kitchen decor features
In addition to the design aspect, which states that crafts should be bought in style in accordance with the situation, there are also clear requirements for the items to be placed. The kitchen uses only environmentally friendly decor with resistance to external factors or processing that gives such properties. In the kitchen, all products are exposed to temperature contrasts, moisture, steam. Drops of fat fall on them. It should be understood that many crafts in the kitchen will not fit, and that the decoration that already exists should not suffer. The most suitable places for placing the decor are a kitchen table, a free wall, a windowsill and the facades of a headset. Stickers can be applied to almost any surface, painted - most of them. But to screw individual parts to furniture and walls or not is a more complicated issue. Whatever the decor, longevity and the ability to easily clean are important to him.
The main advantages:
- Minimum expenses;
- Custom solutions;
- Options for a specific interior;
- The ability to use unnecessary things.
What style to do crafts
The kitchen interior is characterized by a large workload of surfaces. Open storage systems perform a decorating function: appliances, dishes, and other kitchen utensils are put on display, so their style should be coordinated. But follow the interior design is optional. Crafts in the styles of Provence, Greek, Art Nouveau, Victorian, Baroque adequately look in any kitchen. The Greek style is clay objects, wood, meanders and patterns, mythological drawings, flowers. The following motifs are present on crafts in such a style. The provincial style is expressed in the old-fashioned design, the presence of ceramics, whitened tones, freehand drawings. Baroque, Art Nouveau and Victorian style are similar because of their craving for expensive decoration. Crafts are made of precious wood, add carving, stones, gilding. Baroque styling is characterized by light colors. The gamma of Victorian and modernist trends is much darker.
Crafts for storing something
Boxes are considered the most convenient storage option. They are roomy and compact at the same time, they are conveniently stacked on top of each other. Homemade trays made of sheets of plywood and textile are not inferior in ergonomics, since they organize items well by category. A few more storage options will appear thanks to containers and baskets. Products are woven from any materials, according to simple schemes and in a short time. Mistresses not only weave, but also sew. So they make pockets for vegetables and fruits. They turn old bags into anything, not only storage places, but also pots and decor. Suspended storage systems, baskets, bottle covers are made of ropes. In turn, containers, as well as jars, are converted into pepper shakers, salt shakers, etc. Cell storage systems are also assembled from them. Jars are attached vertically, horizontally and even upside down with the lids closed.
You will need a sheet of plywood according to the size of the kitchen drawer and the length of the cutlery, with a thickness of 5 to 10 mm. The fragment is cut from the workpiece: so that it matches the furniture parameters. On the resulting figure we put the kitchen utensils: individually spoons, forks, etc. Determine the convenient boundaries for the blocks and leave 10 mm on each of them. Then we will place the sides along the lines. To cut the base fragment, use a clerical knife (if the sheet thickness is about 5 mm). We cut the thicker blank for the sides with a circular file. We "put" partitions and external edges on glue-moment. We drive thin nails into the ends. In the four inner corners around the perimeter we install columns - for strengthening and decorative loading. Rounded parts with parameters of 60 × 10 × 10 mm are suitable. After sticking the last element, you will need to wait another hour before using the organizer.
Baskets are made of twigs, twines, veneers, ropes and paper. Veneer braid, for example, is collected by staggering. The material is pre-soaked in water at room temperature. Wet veneer is suspended for drying. When the moisture completely disappears, the material is cut into strips of 1 or 2 cm, approximately the same. At the same time, slight negligence, discrepancy in width and slightly wavy edges will contribute to the aesthetics of the product. The first half of the strips is laid on the table and fixed with duct tape. After that, the transverse segments are interwoven - one at a time. All paired under three longitudinal, and unpaired - under four - or vice versa. When the shape of the square appears on the wicker figure, it begins to bend. At this point, bending is checked on each side. Most likely, one of them will have more visual defects, and it is better to hide it. The strips are bent so that they maintain a vertical position. Then the remaining strips are woven into the walls, and the already woven protruding fragments are carefully wrapped.
Jars for storing spices and bulk products
Spice containers are made from ordinary glass containers and lids with slots. Seasonings are sometimes stored in open banks. Original homemade products are made from raw materials, and for this you will need minimal drawing skills. First of all, wash the glass surface. Then we wipe it with alcohol and apply paints: on open glass or on molds on a stencil. In the second case, the background will be empty, but it can be finished with slow, verified movements. The most beautiful drawings are made with stained glass paints. Another decoration option involves sticking a tape. First, measure the desired number of strips by wrapping it in a jar. Cut off the desired piece, and divide it into segments along the circumference of the can. Lubricate the inside of the strips with PVA glue. Glue them alternately to the glass and gently smooth. The edges of each individual fragment are overlapped. We decorate a covering with spangles or a small pattern.
Bags and pockets for storing vegetables
Something similar to vertical systems with flower pockets is used for storing vegetables and fruits. Color storages look modern and stylish, while transparent ones look more practical. Products are also kept in eco bags and eco bags. For tomatoes make waterproof sealed bags. Dirty vegetables like carrots are stored in pockets of raincoat fabric. For legumes, cotton is usually chosen. Cucumbers, cabbage and other things are put into articles made of linings, tulle, organza, tulle, chiffon, sports net. First of all, determine the size of the pockets and prepare the pattern. After the details are cut out in the right amount and the side sections are joined with a double seam. The rectangles are folded, and the side seams are swept or chipped. They grind for 0.3-0.4 mm from the slices. On one side they do not reach the top and leave 3 cm of reserve. After that they scribble the bag and process the drawstring.
The correct practical appliances and decorations for the kitchen meet the criteria of hygiene, ease of care, moisture resistance, are not devoid of the possibility of cleaning. Classic decor, watches are made of painted paper, cardboard or iron plates with appliances. Trays and painted plates are attached to the walls: collecting a geometric figure, rows or waves. The dishes are sometimes placed on coasters. Horizontal surfaces are also equipped with shelves. Decorative options are made of slats, on which bottles are placed, and for which mugs and buckets cling. Slate board will appeal to lovers of art techniques and original design. The decoration is developed by adding magnetic boards and ribbons. Residents also resort to the use of paintings, stickers, glass flasks and panels. No less popular are paintings, prints and photo wallpapers in the genre of landscape and still life.
The decor should not occupy all the walls, it is important to leave light areas in the kitchen!
Inventive housewives came up with original options. For example, an ordinary plug can be bent and nailed to the wall, and some teeth can be folded like fingers. To place the towels use the straps with hinges, homemade carved boards with hooks. In addition, the walls are decorated with rings on all the same loops and even rods with ceiling mounts. Among non-standard ideas, it is worth noting ordinary hangers. As the material used old belts, wooden planks. The main part of the holder is glued to the hinges so that it does not go left and right, and such a fastening is also necessary for the rings. At the same time, all options on nails spoil the wall covering, so suction cup holders will become a more flexible solution. The way out will also be a ceiling mount, with towels at hand level.
Painting and decorating dishes
- By stencils and templates;
- Artistic with brushes;
The first method involves applying contours using separate points, due to which the effect of embossing, embroidery with beads or inlaid with stones appears. For subsequent use of the plates for their intended purpose, you need to use paints with the signature dishwasher resistant or dishwasher ability. The second technique means painting according to the finished stencil or drawn on a computer and printed, followed by preparation with a clerical knife. For the artistic method, brushes of different sizes and shapes, acrylic paints for ceramic and glass surfaces or stained glass are needed. Different colors are mixed, playing actively with halftones. Markers create graphic and detailed drawings. Felt-tip pens draw stylish lines, even and curves, starting from the more general and going to the detailed. The dishes can be painted and decorated with plants, gzhel, on New Year's and fabulous themes.
Types of shelves:
- wall mounted.
To create hanging shelves you will need boards with four holes in each and ropes. Shelves for spices are cut out of 3 parts, and then glued and clamped with clamps. Original shelves from cans are assembled using retainer rings (clamps) and glue. Corner shelves are most often soaring (flying), because the mounts on them are hidden. Wall-mounted multi-level options make plain and narrow. In the second case, cable channels are used as the material. The assembly of classic wall systems includes cutting parts, creating grooves, pasting the outer ends with veneer tapes, attaching to hardware and processing the coating with stain, if wood was used. The most non-standard shelves are obtained with the addition of luminescent pigments and epoxies. Floor levels, in turn, are more like tables, but they have a shallow depth and are adjacent to the wall.
Murals and paintings from bulk products
Compositions are created from cereals, seeds, nuts, coffee beans and even coconut flakes. They are pre-drawn, and then individual fragments are filled with different contents in texture. Mosaic panels for walls and an apron are the result of long work with the selection of colors and shades. The usual square applications are folded with a perimeter of large particles, a rounded pattern in the center and a background of small grains. Fragments are fixed with a glue gun, theoretically with a “moment” glue, but then it will turn out for a very long time and not so reliably. Dense compositions are made using one tone paints. Spaces with pigments will be invisible. Finished crafts varnish. From coffee beans get beautiful animal figures. Crafts are applied to walls, fabrics, decorative napkins made of paper and textiles. Before the main stage, create a training mold in the form of an animal: draw or cut out.
Crafts from textiles
The creation of such crafts will interest housewives. Decoration with fabrics is a logical continuation of the overall design: it is important to match the color and texture of the curtains, as well as textiles. Old fabrics and fragments of materials, clothes are turned into potholders, covers and dolls on teapots, pockets, tablecloths and fabric napkins. The furniture is put on covers, seat cushions are put on the chairs. Baskets for bread and animal figures are sewn from textiles for the storage of small products. Textiles on any subject are hung on the walls. You can beat the atmosphere, for example, create various still lifes from fruits, vegetables or dishes. Kitchenware is sometimes folded in soft pockets. Window sills are decorated with flowerpots in the form of home-made compositions of organza. In the kitchen, light fabric fixtures look great and harmoniously blend in with the decor.
Kitchen mittens are made from natural fabrics with the addition of a filler such as felt, batting, sintepon or drape. Sintepon has high thermal conductivity, so it is better to stop the choice on other materials, and the denser the concrete sample, the better. Ruffles, appliqués and embroideries will decorate the finished product. There are many ways of sewing, but the essence boils down to using 4 pieces of fabric and 2 pieces of filler. First we make a pattern: we put our palm on the paper (or immediately on the fabric), and with the distance of 2.5-4 cm from the fingers we draw the contours of the tack. Then we cut out 2 linings and as many fragments of facial tissue. For the wrong side, we select a softer fabric, and for the front - more dense and painted. Cut out pieces of the same shape from the filler. We create three-layer parts with packing inside and scribble the edges with an allowance of 5-7 mm. Then we sew them, remove the protruding fabric and turn the product. At the end we make a decorating edging.
Kettle Warmer Cover
First of all, select the material and measure the kettle. For two tanks of approximately the same size, one cover in size of a larger capacity is suitable. The first measure is the distance from the bulge on the lid to the bottom of the bottom. The second parameter, the diameter is measured from the nose to the base of the handle (if it is on the back). After that, draw a rectangle by both standards, where the first is X and the second is Y. Its sides should be: X / 2 + 2 × 1.5 + 2 and Y / 2 + 2 × 1.5 + 2 (cm). We round the two upper corners of the pattern, but we will need 2 fragments in total. Immediately make a loop, which we then fix in the seam. You can use the finished braid. The cut rectangles are folded with the wrong side outwards, after which we insert the loop and sew on the rounded side. We cut out the corresponding size parts from the packing - only two.
Pockets for serving cutlery
You will need:
- sewing machine;
- a piece of chalk;
- linen fabric.
In total, 3 fragments are needed: a pocket measuring 13 × 17 cm, a substrate with a fold, 13 × 53 cm, and a piece of non-woven fabric - 13 × 53 cm. We mark the allowances with chalk. On the wrong side we apply non-woven and ironing. We draw up the lapel on the details of the pocket. We make a centimeter allowance on the wrong side, bind or pin with pins, smooth. Turn the supply of 1.5 cm inside out and do the same, then scribble next to the lapel. The allowance for the lower opposite seam is smoothed, also inside out. Further ironing allowances of the substrate. Mark the middle of the parts, where there will be a seam separator. We put a pocket decorated with embroidery on the front of the substrate, applying allowances and the middle of the fragments. The pocket allowance is bent over the substrate, pinned with pins. Then we double the layer, face inward. We cover the pocket in this way and combine the edges. After that we scribble the details - the craft is ready.
Pillows and chair covers
For chairs, 3 types of wraps are made: on the back, seats and solid ones. For the kitchen, capes with an elastic band will be better, even for chairs with a back. The main fabric can be sewn from tapestry or flaps, and the foam filler can be chosen. For the manufacture of seat covers you will need a ruler, pins, a sewing machine, chalk, textile gum, durable threads and the fabric itself. The lining is made of soft fabric, repeating the shape of the stool. The thickness of the filler layer is selected depending on the presence of the back. If it is not, you need 3-4 cm, and for options with a back - 6-7. Other indicators will lead to the fact that the seat will become uncomfortable, or the pillow will move. In addition to foam, felt and synthetic winterizer are also suitable. Sewing from individual square fragments, each of which will be filled with a pad, will take longer, but the level of comfort will be much higher.
From wooden saw cuts
Useful things such as chopping boards, cup holders and candlesticks are made from log cabins. Various compositions are also collected - voluminous from hemp, long fragments and flat from thin cuts. A large round panel will decorate an empty wall. Voluminous products on a fabulous theme are collected from a variety of different fragments. Larger arrays are converted into decorative countertops and seats. Masters turn material with a wide diameter into coasters for large dishes, wall clocks. Just one more or less strong branch is enough to make a bookcase for 3-4 saws. Log houses up to 4 cm wide can be folded into something similar in size to a pot. Just a few hours of work with a glue gun, and on the kitchen windowsill you can put a number of flowerpots. Of the cuts are most often made cup holders.
Select cuts with a minimum number of defects. Treated variants with synthetic adhesives are avoided. Wood species are suitable for any, but it should be remembered that birch, spruce and pine spoil relatively quickly. For wood, dryness throughout the material, integrity of the structure is important. Sections are selected without knots, loose sections, cracks, without large chips. By smell, it is determined whether there is technical oil or gasoline in the raw material. If a cutting board will be used for processing meat, then the cut is chosen thicker. In the course of work on the contour from the drawing, the desired figure is cut out. The circuit itself is printed out or drawn by hand. A cutting board is produced using a jigsaw, circular saw, milling cutter, planer and planer. Faces are processed with a grinder, sandpaper and a file.
They are made of thin sections: separate for glasses, and connected several for pots and teapots. To make a quality cup holder, you need to get a waterproof sealant, sandpaper, saw, tape, ballpoint pen, pencil, carbon paper, brushes, white and colored paints. We prepare the product according to the template. Transfer the picture through the carbon paper to the tree. We paint the crafts with paints, and when the top layer dries, we cover it with sealant. We select the figure either abstract, or in some way emphasize the natural structure of the tree, for example, add asymmetric rings with curvature. The cup holder can be made the size of a plate to place several mugs, dishes, pans and other accessories at once. In this case, we use several small cuts or process one large one. If we use small ones, then in this case we give any shape: from the simple addition of all fragments to the correct square with cropped edges.
By itself, the drank is already ready in order to become the basis of the candlestick. We are talking about slices more than 10 cm in height. Holes are made in them, into which candles are inserted in size. At the same time, they maintain a margin of about 2 cm from the top or, on the contrary, make a rise above the saw cut - the decorative effect depends on this. Serving elements are made including from store options. In shops with the author's handmade, they sell high-quality log houses without cracks and chips. They are already dried and polished. It remains only to choose the height, diameter and type of wood, it is possible to pick up more logs to create a large composition. In the acquired slice, a cell for the candle is made - a drill with a Forstner drill or any other that can cut through a blind or through hole of large diameter. Among these tips can be:
- feather drill;
- crown on wood;
The material for the candlesticks must be treated with a refractory composition!
In just a couple of free days, the kitchen can be changed beyond recognition. Decor options are becoming more and more, but the bulk of them gravitate to a dozen key areas. For the kitchen - it is modern, classic, baroque, Greek style, Provence, loft and hi-tech, etc. Their features subtly convey kitchen accessories and decor. Owners should concentrate on 4 finishing paths. Firstly, these are modules for storing products and various accessories - a key aspect in restoring order and organizing space. Then you should do the walls. If it makes sense to fill them with shelves or decorations, then you can not spare the place. Attention is also paid to the selection and creation of textiles, the use of wood in the interior. From improvised materials make covers, tacks, seats and pockets for appliances. Wood cuts are used as raw materials for kitchen boards, cup holders and candlesticks.