Recycled Utensil Holder

recycled utensil holder

Last weekend I was looking for Thanksgiving table decorations on Pinterest. I came across these fabulous utensil holders from The Idea Room. I decided to use their idea, but put an eco-friendly spin on it by using a recycled cardboard box instead of cardstock.

What You Will Need:

1. A recycled cardboard box

2. A stapler

3. Markers

4. Scissors

How To Do It:

1. Take a part your cardboard box.

recycled utensil holder

2. Cut a long rectangle like so:

recycled utensil holder

3. Then, fold the rectangle in half.

4. Staple the sides of your rectangle. You could sew the sides of the rectangle like The Idea Room did, but I’m not great at sewing!

5. Now it’s time to decorate your holder! I simply used markers to decorate mine, but you could use recycled paper as well. I loved The Idea Room’s striped design, so I did something similar.

recycled utensil holder

Doesn’t it look cute next to my paper pumpkin? What are you making for your Thanksgiving table decorations?

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Written by Bonnie Getchell

Hello! I'm Bonnie -- a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer!

If you would like to learn more about me, I also have my own blog, Revolutionaries, where I write about more craft projects, furniture redos, and my faith! You can also find me on , Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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  1. Did this tonight with my kiddos – lots of fun and held the attention of a 10 yr. old and his twin 4 yr. old sisters! Thanks :o)

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