How to Make Giant Utensil Wall Art

Looking for some creative wall decor for your dining room or kitchen? Create your own giant utensil wall art with this DIY tutorial.

Months ago I woke up early one Sunday morning and rather than waking up the fam (well more importantly the dog) I laid in bed on Pinterest planning out my future dining room for when we finally, one day, own a home. I saw some inspiration silverware silhouettes and knew I needed them! I didn’t think the day would come so soon though.

Giant utensil wall art fork, spoon and knife image.


But here we are…(and I couldn’t be more excited!)

We started by buying a sheet of plywood and asking the lovely men in orange vests at Home Depot to cut the board in four rectangles (12×24). Once we got home we spent a lot of time (like 2+ hours probably) drawing out the shape of the utensils on the boards. It took a lot of erasing and stepping back to look some more and trying again to get the shape just right.

Large plywood pieces with drawings of a fork, spoon and knife image.

Once we got them all traced out, Justin took his jigsaw (that we so cleverly rested on the backs of chairs since we aren’t cool enough to own sawhorses) and cut them all out. As you can see in the background, it was dark. Pretty sure our neighbors hate us now from all the ruckus but oh well.

Hands using a jigsaw in wood image.

After they were all cut out we sanded the heck out of the edges to make them smooth and round. Then they got a lovely coat of blackboard paint.

Large cutouts of utensils in wood laying on a tarp image.

After a night of drying, we nailed some sawtooth hangers in the back of each board and onto the wall they went. I’m so excited with how they turned out!! Couldn’t have asked for it to be any better.

Wall art of large wooden cutouts of fork, spoon, and knife image.

Large wall art of fork, spoon, and knife wood cutouts image.

Check out our giant utensil art in our new home here.

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20 thoughts on “How to Make Giant Utensil Wall Art

  1. I freaking love this!! Wish there was a way to cut out the utensils with out using a jigsaw (im a female with no experience in power tools)

  2. Hi,

    I am in love with this! I will be copying it soon, very soon. I just bought and cut the ply wood.

    I am now trying to decide the best way to pencil out the utensils. I think I will print stencils from my printer. However, I was hoping you would give me an idea of the size of the utensils, so I can use those as guidelines to cut out the stencils.

    and…how did you hang them??

    Eagerly anticipating your response :)

    Love from Jamaica!

    1. Hi Danique! The cutouts are about 2.5 feet tall. I just free handed them with pencil. To hang them I nailed in some sawtooth picture hangers centered on the back of each them. Good luck! When you’re finished I would love to see how they turned out!

  3. Hi, just curious, would you be willing to sell these or make a copy and sell them? I’m in love with it but I’m not creative nor handy. LOL

    1. Hi Victoria!

      Sorry it’s taken so long to get back to you. I somehow missed your comment. I would love to make you a set. I would charge $75 plus the cost of shipping. Let me know what you think.


  4. I’m interested in buying a copy of this art if you are still selling it. Where would I go to order it?

    1. Hi Evanda! If you email me at burlapandbabies {at} gmail {dot} com with your preferences then I could make you some. Because of the time they take with the fork prongs I charge $100. You can choose the color that would fit your space. Let me know what you think.

  5. Hello my name is Rachel and I am very interested in buying a set for my kitchen. Can you provide me with more information? I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

  6. Love this artwork! I am a first timer and really want to get into this. 2 questions:
    1. What’s the thickness of the plywood
    2. What exact tools do you need to carve out the utensils? Especially to start the hole? Do I need a drill and a jigsaw?

    Have never used tools before but would like to try it out. How hard is it!

    Thanks !

  7. Oh my goodness! I love this and the chair idea is genius!! I use my jigsaw alot but I also am not cool enough to own sawhorses. I usually put one side on a coffee table and the other on a chair seat, that would be so much better though! Thanks for the tip!

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