DIY Patriotic Utensil Holder

I’m all about using a cute utensil caddy, but when hosting over 50 people for the Patriot’s Palooza Memorial Day Party, I decided to go with my own DIY Patriotic Utensil Holder.


DIY Patriotic Utensil Holder Kleenex Box Craft by


I tried to keep it as cute as I could, but I needed a size that would fit plastic forks and spoons for a small army.  I upcycled a couple Kleenex tissue boxes – they were the perfect size!


DIY Patriotic Utensil Holder Kleenex Box Craft by


It didn’t take long – a few pieces of scrapbook paper and a few little embellishments and some Mod Podge.


DIY Patriotic Utensil Holder Kleenex Box Craft by


I used plain paper for two of the sides, and decorated the other two sides.


DIY Patriotic Utensil Holder Kleenex Box Craft by


This is an easy enough craft for the kids to do.  After looking at the picture, I will probably add a little paper to the inside to lift up the forks a bit.  And glue down that last corner LOL!


DIY Patriotic Utensil Holder Kleenex Box Craft by


What do you think?  Ready for a party?


DIY Patriotic Utensil Holder Kleenex Box Craft by


Don’t forget to stop by our Patriot’s Palooza online party!


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Love, hugs, and sticking a fork in it.




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14 comments on DIY Patriotic Utensil Holder

  1. Susan
    May 21, 2014 at 8:10 am (11 months ago)

    Holly, these are perfect for your party and you know I love a repurposed craft project!

    • Holly
      May 27, 2014 at 8:33 am (11 months ago)

      Hi Susan – You are my muse! Happy Memorial Day! Hugs, Holly

  2. Alycia Nichols
    May 23, 2014 at 10:56 am (11 months ago)

    Two very enthusiastic thumbs up!!!!!

    • Holly
      May 27, 2014 at 9:02 am (11 months ago)

      Hi Alycia – It held enough for all of the utensils that we needed. Hugs, Holly

  3. Karren Haller
    May 23, 2014 at 10:57 am (11 months ago)

    I love your utensil box, perfect for a lot of holidays. I found you on Crafty Allie, I would love to have join in Weekends Are Fun & Featured Friends Linky.

    You can also check out how to be a Featured Friend of Oh My Heartsie Girl.
    Weekends Are Fun Linky

    • Holly
      May 27, 2014 at 9:19 am (11 months ago)

      Hi Karren – Thank you so much for visiting and thank you for the invitation. I’ll be sure to stop by! Hugs, Holly

  4. Megan Walker
    May 23, 2014 at 12:32 pm (11 months ago)

    What a cute upcycle!

    Thanks for sharing on Hump Day Happenings : )

    • Holly
      May 27, 2014 at 9:21 am (11 months ago)

      Hi Megan – Thank you for hosting! Hugs, Holly

  5. Sue
    May 23, 2014 at 2:35 pm (11 months ago)

    OMGreatness and this was made out of tissue boxes?- You did such a good job I can’t even contain myself. Have a great weekend.

    • Holly
      May 27, 2014 at 9:25 am (11 months ago)

      Hi Sue – I don’t know about greatness, but it was certainly functional! Hugs, Holly

  6. Kathy
    May 28, 2014 at 1:17 pm (11 months ago)

    These look fantastic, Holly! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

    • Holly
      May 28, 2014 at 5:17 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Kathy – Thanks so much! Hugs, Holly

  7. Bobbi
    June 6, 2014 at 10:49 pm (11 months ago)

    PInned this…love it!! Do you save them for next holiday/next year?

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Holly
      June 10, 2014 at 12:12 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Bobbi – Oh you know it! As long as they will make it through being boxed and put up in the attic for the year, if they come back in one piece, we are totally reusing. Thanks so much for stopping by and pinning. Hugs, Holly


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