Chalkboard Utensil Caddy for 4th of July and a Target Gift Card Giveaway

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.

DIY Utensil Caddy

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.

utensil caddy from a six pack holder

First I took a cardboard 6 pack holder and spray painted it with Rust-Oleum Chalkboard spray paint.

DIY Chalkboard Utensil Caddy from a 6 pack holder

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.

utensil caddy

I also clipped one side of the dividers and folded them back so that I’d have a place to put the napkins.

4th of july craft

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!

MUST PIN!  Amazing patriotic project ideas that DON'T use the traditional colors!  Very creative!  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

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About Corey

Corey is the creative behind Hey There, Home where she shares easy-to-follow and beautiful home decor and entertaining ideas. Her mission? To make home decor accessible to everyone, even if you don't consider yourself crafty, and to empower people to decorate their homes in a way that they can actually be lived in, not just looked at.

12 thoughts on “Chalkboard Utensil Caddy for 4th of July and a Target Gift Card Giveaway

  1. Chelsea Coulston says:

    What a super cute and super easy project to elevate your BBQ table. Love it!

  2. Absolutely brilliant use of re-purposed materials!! We totally would have made it more complicated by using wood, but why when you can just dig through the cardboard recyclables?! Faster, easier, cheaper… my favorite combination! Love it!! Off to pin!

    So glad to meet you through the patriotic challenge!! I’m also infatuated with the makers link party!!

    1. Thanks Trisha! Great minds must think alike cause I was going to make one of these and pulled out a cardboard 6 pack to get design ideas when it hit me to just use that! hahaha! Work smarter..not harder right?

  3. Holy Moly! I love that you created this using a recycled bottle holder. Do you know how many of these we went through saving up enough bottle caps for my husband’s Bottle Cap Artwork? 😉

    Loved participating in this Blog Hop Challenge with you! Pinning!
    ~ Ashley

    1. Ohhhhh! I love bottle cap art work! I so want to make a mosaic outdoor table with bottle caps. We go through a lot of beer around here too. Summer time just calls for it ya know?

  4. Stopping by from the link up and love this idea! So smart and creative!

  5. These are some cute ideas! I love repurposing, and using chalkboard paint as well. I’m glad I found your post through the Monday Funday link party.

  6. This turned out so cute! Very creative! love it!

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