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DIY Utensil Caddy with Mason Jars

It’s finally happening! The weather is warming up. I am even optimistic that we won’t be getting anymore snow (knocking on wood as I write this).

We are now working really hard to get the backyard ready so we can enjoy lots of dinners outside. And to make it easier to dine al fresco, I decided to make this easy DIY utensil Caddy with mason jars.

Now we are ready for summer to come!

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Get ready for summer BBQ season with this DIY utensil caddy with mason jars. It's perfect to hold everything you need for entertaining outside, it even has a spot to keep your napkins from blowing away. Super easy to build. Housefulofhandmade.com | Free build plans | 20 Minute Crafts | DIY Silverware Holder | Mason Jar Crafts | Scrap Wood Projects

This spring we have already had a lot of yard work to do. Today we spent all day pulling weeds and raking pine needles (because the grass was too wet to mow). Two giant bags full!

But now we are one step closer to lots of summer fun.

Get ready for summer BBQ season with this DIY utensil caddy with mason jars. It's perfect to hold everything you need for entertaining outside, it even has a spot to keep your napkins from blowing away. Super easy to build. Housefulofhandmade.com | Free build plans | 20 Minute Crafts | DIY Silverware Holder | Mason Jar Crafts | Scrap Wood Projects

This year I am determined to finally build our patio area. I cannot wait to have a beautiful place to entertain family and friends.

And when we do, this DIY utensil caddy is going to be at every party too.

I love that it can hold our silverware and napkins so we don’t forget anything. It also has a handle so that I can carry it while my hands are full of platters of watermelon too.

Get ready for summer BBQ season with this DIY utensil caddy with mason jars. It's perfect to hold everything you need for entertaining outside, it even has a spot to keep your napkins from blowing away. Super easy to build. Housefulofhandmade.com | Free build plans | 20 Minute Crafts | DIY Silverware Holder | Mason Jar Crafts | Scrap Wood Projects

And do you want to hear the best part? It was built with just a few scraps in a few minutes. It’s so easy to make, you can have your own DIY utensil caddy ready for a party in no time.

How to Make a Utensil Caddy

Tools needed:

Supplies:

  • 40″ of 1×4 board
  • Leather or strapping
  • Paint
  • 1″ flat head nails
  • 2 quart mason jars

STEP 1- Assemble the Caddy

Cut out the following pieces from a 1×4 board:

  • 1 @ 9 1/2″ for the bottom
  • 2 @ 3″ for the sides
  • 2 @ 6″ for the center
Pieces cut for the utensil caddy from a 1x4 board.

Add wood glue to the end of the bottom board and line one of the sides boards up so it is flush on the bottom.

Secure with a nail gun and finishing nails.

Bottom of the utensil carrier with both sides attached.

Repeat for the other side.

Attaching the side to the silverware caddy with a nail gun.

Make a mark on the bottom board 3 1/4″ in from the outside edge on each side.

Add wood glue on the bottom edge of one of the inside boards and line thitem up on the inside of the marks.

Secure with a nail gun and finishing nails.

Attaching the napkin holders to the bottom.

Repeat for the second inside board.

Let the glue dry. Then sand and paint your utensil holder.

All wood pieces for the utensil caddy assembled.

STEP 2- Attach Handle & Straps

Cut your pieces of leather to create a handle and strapping to hold the mason jars in place.

  • 4 pieces 3/4″ x 4 1/2″
  • 1 piece 7″ x 3″

If you do not want to use leather, you can use nylon strapping instead.

Cutting scraps of leather to hold the mason jars in the utensil carrier.

Using small nail with a flat-head, attach the 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ pieces to each side of the jar holder sections of the utensil holder.

I used 2 nails on each side of the leather.

Attaching the leather piece to the sides.

For the handle, shape the 7″x3″ piece of leather.

I curved the center so it was narrower and easy to grip with my hand. Then I created two fingers on each end to give it a fun look.

Shaping the piece of leather for a handle for the silverware holder.

Using more nails (or decorative furniture tacks like I did) attach the hand on either side of the napkins area.

Attaching the handle for the DIY utensil caddy.

Now all that is left is to place your mason jars in the caddy and load it up.

It’s the perfect place to store utensils and napkins for your next BBQ!

Get ready for summer BBQ season with this DIY utensil caddy with mason jars. It's perfect to hold everything you need for entertaining outside, it even has a spot to keep your napkins from blowing away. Super easy to build. Housefulofhandmade.com | Free build plans | 20 Minute Crafts | DIY Silverware Holder | Mason Jar Crafts | Scrap Wood Projects

Now I guess I should go do some more yard work.

-Kati with picture of blog author Kati

Kathy Graber

Saturday 19th of September 2020

How can I get instructions for one of your or any of your projects I am wanting to make the DIY Utensil Caddy with Mason Jars

Kati

Friday 2nd of October 2020

The project instructions for this post were shared on another blog. There is a link to it in the post.

Cricket

Thursday 4th of May 2017

I love this..the colors are so pretty. I made something similar out of old pallet wood, it really comes in handy. Great job.

Kati

Friday 2nd of June 2017

Thank you Cricket. It definitely comes in handy!

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