The Organized Dream

DIY Patriotic Utensil Holders

by The Organized Dream

Even though Memorial Day is over, the spirit of the USA is going strong with anticipation of the 4th of July. Many of us will be enjoying this holiday with our family and friends during cookouts and outside events. What is the one thing you have to look out for when partying outside? Cleanliness! These are the perfect solution to keeping your utensils clean and make them easy to store away after the party is over!

These containers originally stored drink mix packets that you can easily find at Aldi. I kept them for so long thinking of what I could possibly create with them and this is the perfect thing! Although you can use any container, these work well because they can easily fit plastic cutlery and utensils with the lid.

What you will need:

  • Containers
  • Decorative Duct Tape
  • Hobby Knife
  • Chalkboard Labels


Start by measuring your duct tape to fit around the container. The placement of the tape depends on the direction the print is going. For the stars, I placed the tape horizontally. It was very difficult to line up the stars so I didn’t pay much attention as I did to the stripes and nautical prints.

At the bottom of the container, I measured a piece to fit the end. This I had to do for all three containers.
After your containers are finished, place chalkboard labels on them and label them accordingly.
Since they are large enough to comfortably store your plastic ware, you can remove and replace the lids with ease which makes for cleanliness and easy storage.

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Anonymous June 3, 2015 - 2:55 pm

Love this!!! Very creative!! I love duck and washi tape! Thanks for sharing!

Tayrina from TGAWrites

Kate Lynn June 3, 2015 - 10:50 pm

Thank you, Tayrina!

Joann Woolley June 4, 2015 - 5:26 am

I love this idea for a summer picnic and it is smart how this can double as a centerpiece!

Kate Lynn June 10, 2015 - 12:34 am

Yes! It is a great idea as a centerpiece!

Donna Wirthlin June 5, 2015 - 4:35 pm

Very nice! I decorate my home in red, white, and blue from May through July so this will be a nice addition. Thanks.

Debi @ Surroundings by Debi June 6, 2015 - 1:56 pm

Cute idea! Thank you again for partying with us at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!

Amber Harrop June 7, 2015 - 9:11 pm

Great idea to change up storage containers – Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

Karen M June 8, 2015 - 5:46 pm

Hey this is a cool project. Fun with duct tape! Linking up from Sew Many Ways hope you stop by my blog too.

Kate Lynn June 10, 2015 - 12:35 am

Duct tape is one of the best DIY things to use!

Rachel Beach June 11, 2015 - 11:30 pm

Such a clever idea! I always thought of saving Pringles and Crystal Light canisters for projects like these. Anything that uses decorative duct tape is a plus. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

Kate Lynn June 12, 2015 - 11:23 pm

I knew there was a reason for saving them! 🙂


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