DIY Silverware Holder

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.

DIY Silverware Holder - great idea for outdoor entertaining

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!

DIY Outdoor Utensil Holder

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

– Stencil

– 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.

Mason Jar Succulent via

Size the galvanized plumbers tape around the mason jars (remember yours will be white and larger).

Mason Jar Succulent Planter

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.

Outdoor Silverware Holder

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?!

DIY Outdoor Silverware Holder


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Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. says

    That’s awesome Taryn!! I love the stain you chose. This is would perfect in my kitchen actually! All of our drawers are so narrow that a utensil tray won’t fit so I keep my utensil in a utensil holder on the counter top. I love this idea!!

  2. says

    This is a lovely idea. It looks great.
    I think the brackets on the back with the great big brick to weigh it down seems like a great idea to me. You are keeping the whole thing very flexible – it can be moved, used anywhere. Once you permanently attach it to something, that’s where it stays!

  3. says

    I love this silverware holder. What a great idea for outdoor bar-b-ques. I would love it if you linked this up at my Motivate Me Monday linky party!

  4. Tammy says

    I have a question about the galvanized plumbers tape. After you set it and attach it, would you then just slip the mason jar in and if so does it scratch off the paint. It looks so much simpler than some others tutorials I have seen. And could this tape be painted? Thank you so much for your post! It looks so cute!

    • says

      Hi Tammy! Yes, I just slipped the mason jars in. The metal did scratch off a little more paint off the jars, but since mine were already distressed it didn’t bother me. You could definitely paint the tape, I would just recommend using a primer first since it’s metal. Hope that helps!


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