Hold It: Garden-Inspired Utensil Holders

Learn how to turn terra-cottas pots into the perfect outdoor entertaining accessory.

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Terra-Cotta Utensil Holders

Terra-cotta flower pots, complete with miniature blooms, have been recycled into utensil holders for summer entertaining.

Terra-cotta flower pots, complete with miniature blooms, have been recycled into utensil holders for summer entertaining.

Once the weather begins to heat up, so does the barbecue grill. It is the season for summer barbecues and parties.

Transitioning from inside dining to outside dining is always great fun. With a little imagination and a few supplies, it is easy to create a rustic and simple way to keep your silverware clean, organized and accessible to your guests.

These terra-cotta pots come in a variety of sizes and colors and are not just for silverware. So, go ahead and make a few extra.

With erasable labels, they are versatile enough to hold utensils, toothpicks, corn cob holders, and napkins. You could even use these as place settings. All you have to do is add each guest's name to the label and fill them with a lovely plant for guests to enjoy at your table or take home to their own gardens.


  • Newspaper 
  • Terracotta pots
  • Garden twine
  • Scissors
  • Miniature corked bottles- Look in the scrapbooking section of the craft store.
  • Chalkboard paint labels- Again, head to the scrapbooking section.
  • Chalkboard paint pen
  • Small flowers
  • Water

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