Hi there! Did you catch the Target Gift Card Giveaway last week? If you missed it, you’re in luck cause it’s at the end of this post too, but that fabulous giveaway is all part of today’s post. The challenge was to create something “patriotic” without using the traditional red, white, and blue color scheme. So I thought with all of the BBQ’s that will be happening why not throw in a little trash to treasure too and make a chalkboard utensil cadddy from a cardboard six pack holder!
This is just one of the projects from over 30 bloggers that are taking on this challenge. So there will be lots of projects for you to check out. Starting last week and running through July 4th, more than 30 projects will be shared on some of the most awesome blogs around. I can’t wait to see all of the inspirational projects and hope YOU will find some inspiration as well.
This utensil caddy took me less than 20 minutes to make and is going to be the perfect little addition to my BBQ this 4th of July.
First I took a cardboard 6 pack holder and spray painted it with Rust-Oleum Chalkboard spray paint.
Once it was dry I “seasoned” the surface by scribbling white chalk all over the surface and rubbing it in with the palm of my hand. Then I used a chalkboard marker to write my saying on it.
I originally set out to transfer the text from my paper to the chalkboard surface, but in the end because it is only going to be something I use once, it was not worth the time for me to make it so perfect, so I just went for it freehand.
I also clipped one side of the dividers and folded them back so that I’d have a place to put the napkins.
Once it’s filled with utensils you are ready to party! I love that this project was made from things I already had on hand and adds something a little bit unexpected to my decorations for 4th of July.
Now, before you head out, be sure to check out the AMAZING projects that were shared last week AND be sure to enter for your chance to win a $310 Target Gift Card by using the Rafflecopter at the end of the post!
1. USA Map by Paper & Fox
2. Let Freedom Ring Gold Art by Life on Virginia Street
3. Wood Shim Flag by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body
4. Corrugated Metal Star Art by Addicted 2 DIY
5. Neutral Nautical Pallet Flag by Southern State of Mind