Raise your hand if you like to entertain during the summer months? Are you going to be hosting a BBQ or ladies shower? Now that we built our dream patio, I’m always looking for cute and practical ways to set up a buffet for when guests come over. So the other day I whipped up with DIY Silverware Holder.
I think this would also look really cute hanging in a kitchen and you could put utensils in it! If I had a place for it in my kitchen I would definitely hang it there!
This was really simple to make and could easily be done in a day (allowing for drying time). I used the same technique as I did for my Wall Hanging Succulent Planter so I used some of the same photos, but just picture this on a larger piece of wood.
- 12X21″ piece of birch wood
- English Chestnut Stain
- Polyurethane Sealer
- Galvanized Plumbers Tape
- (3) 3/4″ screws
- White Paint
- 3 Quart Size Mason Jars
- Shelving brackets (Optional)
Start by applying two coats of English Chestnut stain to the wood. Allow at least 1 hour in between each coat. Then after it if fully dry, seal it using polyurethane (I used a gloss sheen for this project)
Paint your mason jars white. I think chalk paint would work best for this project.
Size the galvanized plumbers tape around the mason jars (remember yours will be white and larger).
Then screw the loops onto the board, three in a row. Place them slightly below the mid line so you have room for the silverware at the top.
For the stencil, I created mine in my Silhouette program. Using Stencil Font and this utensil graphic that I altered.
I thought I had this genius idea of putting shelving brackets on the back to help it stand up. Wrong. I had to place a stone on top of the brackets to weight it down. It worked but I wonder if there is a better way to make it stand up. Or maybe it would just work better as a wall hanging? Unlessss, you screwed the opposite side of the brackets into the surface. It would leave marks on the table but if you wanted a more permanent fixture it would work! I’ll let you decide, but I like the concept and I’m excited to display it during our next BBQ! Who wants to come over?!