Summer time is ALL about the cook outs, family time, picnics, hanging out at the lake or pool and making LOTS of memories! Will all of this fun and excitement comes FOOD 🙂 When there are hungry mouths to feed, its important to make grabbing what you need as easy as possible! So why not make your own DIY utensil caddy for the forks, knives, and spoons you’re gonna need all summer long?

DIY Utensil Caddy - #101handmadedays


  • Tin cans
  • Wooden craft sticks
  • Glue gun and hot glue
  • Wooden spoon
  • Beads, buttons, or other embellishments optional

DIY Utensil Caddy - #101handmadedays


Remove the label and any sharp edges from the tin can.  Wash and dry it well.

Carefully attach the wooden craft sticks to the outside of the tin can using the glue gun and hot glue.  The sticks should be tight together and the bottoms should line up so that the finished caddy will set level.

DIY Utensil Caddy - #101handmadedays

After the cans are completely covered with the sticks use hot glue to attach the wooden spoon for the handle.  Attach the second can to the other side of the wooden spoon.

The caddy is ready to use!  Fill with utensils, napkins, condiments and other items for shuttling back and for to the patio table.

For added design, you can embellish the utensil caddy with buttons, beads, or paint. I’m thinking I might dip mine in a couple different shades of teal and aqua 🙂

DIY Utensil Caddy - #101handmadedays

Its cute right? I think I might have to make another utensil caddy and dip it in some fun, bright paint colors!

What adventures are in your summer plans? Or better yet, what foods will you be eating this summer?

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11 Responses to 101 Handmade Days: DIY Utensil Caddy

  1. Lora Cotton says:

    I’d LOVE to see a pic of this!!! For whatever reason, I’m not getting one in the post.

    • Jennifer says:

      Hi Lora! I had a serious blonde moment when I published this and forgot to add in the pictures! They’re in there now 🙂 Hope you can come back and check it out!

  2. alicia says:

    That’s Cute!!!

  3. Christina R says:

    This looks surprisingly easy and fun to make.

  4. Cole says:

    This looks super cute and fun!

  5. How fun! I love projects like this. 🙂

  6. Denise says:

    Looks adorable! I used to do crafts like these with my kids when they were younger (both boys). Sadly, I’m on my own these days, but these look fun to make! Thanks! From Family Joy Linkup

  7. angie says:

    what a great idea to keep for the day me and grandkids create objects this could be great gift or make cans to hold items we need
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  8. Vanessa says:

    This is a clever idea. I love it and so glad you shared at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

  9. Emily says:

    Cool idea! I love finding ways to re-use everyday items! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week.

  10. Emily says:

    So many great ways these could be decorated! Thanks for sharing at the Monday Funday Party! – Emily

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