Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: Utensil Holder

I needed a better way to store all of my spatulas and other utensils. I don't have the biggest drawers and the ladles always seemed to get stuck. Plus, my one year loves to pull everything out of my drawers. So I decided to decorate a big jar that someone gave me. I used fabric because it is more flexible and I knew I could fit around the weird shape of the jar.

Here's what I did:
1) Selected and cut the fabric

2) Put Mod Podge all around the jar and apply the fabric

3)I added ribbon to separate the colors and I wrapped twine around the mouth of the jar and some brads at the bottom.

4) Add your utensils and that's it!
It is so nice to have this on my counter because now I can actually find what I am looking for!

23 comments:

Scrappy Gifts said...

clever and cute...why didn't I think of that when all I had to use were juice cans before

Stef said...

Love it! I need to make one of these ;) Thanks for sharing your great idea!!

Maggie said...

Modge podge on glass??? Really???

Awesome!

Misty said...

What a great idea!!

Kim said...

This is one of the prettiest utensil holder of seen. Very nice job.

honeysuckle said...

Good idea! And I love the repurposing of the jar too.!

Sarah said...

So stinkin' CUTE! Love it!!

:) Sarah

Jenna said...

I was JUST thinking I needed to figure out something for my utensils! So perfect!!!!

too Blessed to Stress said...

all I can say is.... L.O.V.E I.T.

i am so totally wanting to do that to my utinsil holder. thanks for the inspiration :)

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Steph said...

That is really pretty! Love that you used two different fabrics.

Heather said...

That is such a cute idea. I actually have a glass jar on my counter holding all of my utensils right now. I'm definitely going to have to wrap that thing in fabric.

Stephanie - My Frugal Lifestyle said...

What a great idea! Thanks!

Andrea said...

Great idea! Love the colors!

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

What a great idea. Would be perfect for a housewarming party gift too!

Tiff @ Making The World Cuter said...

BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing Kaysi!
-Tiff

jaimeparis said...

So beautiful. I love the colors.
♥ Erika

Angie - treasuresfortots@gmail.com said...

Thank you for sharing your awesome project at Thursday’s Treasures last week! Come share your crafty projects in this week’s Thursday’s Treasures too!
http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/02/thursdays-treasures-week-9.html

Lanie said...

I love this and I have A LOT of jars! THanks for the inspiration.

I have linked to this post in my Friday Favorites. I hope you will stop by to say hello!

~Lanie

R. said...

i love the jar organizer! Definitely will be making one of those!!

www.rachaelsblossoms.blogspot.com

Tere said...

Love it! I will definitely try this project soon! Thanks for sharing!

terelauritsen.blogspot.com

Kelly said...

I love it! Right now mine are in a curvy blue vase and for the most part it works other than the fact that I have trouble fitting in all the utensils since it has a curved mid section that is smaller then the top and bottom. I will be changing soon with some of my coffeehouse themed fabric and a large mouthed mason jar or similar. Thank you for the inspiration. Happy Holidays!!!

Natalie said...

Love the tutorial. I shared my version on my craft blog and linked you.

http://www.corduroydreams.com/2011/04/my-mod-podged-life-podging-tips.html

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