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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

DIY Pallet Box Utensil Holder {Monthly DIY Challenge}


DIY Pallet Utensil Holder


Welcome back to another Monthly DIY Challenge!  Incase you're new around here, on the second Wednesday of every month a group of my favorite blogging friends and I get together to share a project based on a particular material or theme.  This month's theme involved creating a project out of wood shims or scraps.  I've created many pallet projects in the past, so of course I was super excited to tear apart yet another pallet.  I usually gravitate toward building wall art, but this time around I decided to go a completely different route.  With backyard BBQ's and parties in full swing it only seemed fitting to build something perfect for outdoor entertaining.


Each box requires 5 pieces (one for the bottom, two long skinny pieces for the front and back and two small squares for the sides.)

DIY Pallet Utensil Holder

First, add wood glue to the end of one of the long front pieces and glue it to a side piece.
DIY Pallet Utensil Holder
Then reinforce the glue with a few small nails.
DIY Pallet Utensil Holder
Do the same with the other side.
DIY Pallet Utensil Holder

DIY Pallet Utensil Holder
Flip the box upside down and do the same to the bottom piece.
DIY Pallet Utensil Holder

DIY Pallet Utensil Holder
Stain each box, let dry, paint then sand for a weathered look.
DIY Pallet Utensil Holder

DIY Pallet Utensil Holder
You don't have to add hardware, but I thought these leftover pulls would be the perfect addition to the box.  They have a large nut glued on the back, so I had to use a larger drill bit to drill a hole large enough for the nut to fit.
DIY Pallet Utensil Holder

DIY Pallet Utensil Holder
Once the box was done it was time to add the vintage metal cups that I bought from Luckett's spring market.   They were only $3.00 a piece and add the perfect rustic touch.  Not only do they work great for holding utensils, but would also be perfect to store paint brushes and other craft supplies.
DIY Pallet Utensil Holder
DIY Pallet Utensil Holder

DIY Pallet Utensil Holder

DIY Pallet Utensil Holder

DIY Pallet Utensil Holder
Don't forget to check out the other fabulous scrap wood ideas!





13 comments:

  1. This is SUCH a cute idea Katie! And super useful for BBQ season when everything needs to be carted in and out! BRILLIANT!

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  2. Love the weathered look you gave it and the pulls on the side are the perfect finishing touch! So many possibilities with this too!

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  3. This is farmhouse fantastic! I usually just stick all my dinnerware in plastic solo cups and it looks so tacky! This is a muuucchh better option for all our outdoor gatherings! :)

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  4. I totally need one of these. I agree with Erica, I usually stick the utensils in solo cups and it bugs me every time.

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  5. This is sooo cute, Katie! If love it for all our meals on the deck! That pull gives it the perfect finishing touch! I bet my husband would love it if I could handle power tools like you, girl! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xo
    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

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  6. Love this! What a great idea for Christmas gifts!

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  7. What a great idea! Thank you for the tutorial! The box looks awesome! :)

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  8. Such a great little project - love it. Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board

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  9. I love any project made from pallets, and this is such a convenient piece for eating outdoors this summers. I hope you’ll link up this project over at Motivational Monday this week. http://makingitinthemitten.blogspot.com/2015/06/motivational-monday-june-14th.html

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  10. I need to give this a try for sure with scrap wood that is just laying around right now. I love the knobs on the ends and also the rustic looking cups that just make it. Thank you for sharing at Motivational Monday Link Party. I can't wait to see what you share this week too.

    Bethany from The Southern Couture

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  11. So much rustic goodness! And so handy. I love it! You are the pallet queen!

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  12. You always share the cutest projects! Love this!! XO

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