Thursday, June 30, 2011

DIY! Clever Chalkboard Napkin and Utensil Caddy

I have a little thing for weird objects that I can turn into amazing (at least I think so) projects. I adore those faux Bundt pans (I think) technically I have to call these beauties ring shaped fluted cake pans...because Bundt is a trademarked name!) you see all the time at the thrift store...If they have a cool shape or color I pick them up and use them as "vases" for centerpiece displays and planters....but recently I had another idea...which never quite got finished in time...but it morphed into this idea...
a napkin and or utensil caddy.
(or an art caddy...or anything  you want!)

  • Faux Bundt pan or ring shape fluted cake pan
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Primer
  • Krylon Chalkboard Paint
  • Rockler Sanding Bug
  • Drill and drill bit
  • Multi-Purpose Wire, Dand-o-line green (I used a heavy duty wire so I could form a nice handle...there are other options. I bought this at the hardware store).
  • Wire Cutters
  • Twine/ribbon/strips of fabric
  • Chalk
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This is a super easy project!
You just need to clean it.

Drill a couple of holes, and sand it.

Prime it!

Paint it.

Attache a handle!

Decorate it!

I decide to use this as a napkin caddy because I like to use cloth napkins as much as possible, and it makes a cute presentation! And it is so easy to pack up and move around!

You could use this for so many other thing too - condiments, silverware (with some mason jars tucked inside)...and of course my still all time favorite as a centerpiece.

Do you have a favorite hint or tip for entertaining?


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  1. Awesome idea to recycle old bakeware!

  2. Hi Holly-

    This is so clever and I love the way you wrote "Let's get messy" and "Take One" on it. Very cute and perfect for entertaining. I like the way you wrapped the star fabric around the handle too. I have had a Bundt pan in a kitchen cabinet for 20 + years and I have never used it. Making this with it will finally put it to good use.
    My best- Diane

  3. Genius, Holly!! Love the use of the bundt pan. And, of course, I'm wild about anything that involves chalkboard paint! Great project!

  4. Cute Idea!! You are always so clever. Have a Happy 4th of July!

  5. nice job Holly! VERY cool!

  6. very cool Holly! I love chalkboard paint! Lezlee

  7. Awesome!!! What a fun project! If you get a chance, I'd love for you to share this at the Tuesday To Do Party!


  8. Holly I featured your super clever caddy today!! I love the chalkboard paint on it - this is such a fun idea. You are so great at taking ordinary objects and making them awesome!

  9. Do you have a picture of the faux bundt pan used as a centerpiece? This is so clever. Right now I'm using my wicker utensil/napkin holder as a place where I keep my pencils and notepads. It was my sisters idea when she painted my kitchen. lol

    I found you at Flamingo Toes


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