Don't tell Mr M, but this project probably didn't save us that much money. The command hooks, wooden dowel and wire cost just over $22 from Bunnings, compared to the $10 IKEA stainless steal Grundtal wall rail and 10 pack of hooks for $1. However, with the leftover command hooks, wood and wire we have plenty of material to make another rod and all the hooks we could ever ask for!
The tongs needed the most head space as they hang rather precariously, while the wooden spoons needed a more obtuse angled hook as their small hole does not leave much room for wiggling on nicely. Mr M created these beautiful, unique hooks using nothing more than a simple pair of pliers.
As always, an honest review: the wooden spoons are still pretty hard to get off, and the upfront cost is almost twice that of IKEA. However, the IKEA route would not have worked for us, and this is the perfect temporary solution. It is very sturdy, easily modified and it looks great. Good job Mr M!