BeaInspired – BBQ Time! – Outdoor Utensil Holder

Although it is still raining in Northern California, I was thinking about the upcoming summer and how excited I am for weekend days by the pool with my family. I thought I would create something fun to have on our summer table. A few restaurants in town use six-pack holders for utensils, or condiment holders. I thought it would be a great idea and would easily translate into backyard fun!

So, I grabbed a six-pack holder out of the recycling bin and went to work. I created an SVG file to act as a template for this idea. The file cut out pieces to fit the sides of the holder, and also a part to cover the top handle portion. I put together a picture tutorial to help you recreate your very own outdoor utensil holder. To download a copy of the instructions, CLICK HERE.

Before we start the tutorial, I want to let everyone know that I will be giving away 5 copies of the file needed to create this exact project this week, so be on the look out this next week!

1. Start by uploading the SVG file into your software (I use SCAL2 in the photo below).

2. Cut out each piece using whatever die cut machine you prefer (I use a Cricut Expression). I choose matching colorful patterns, one pattern for the sides, and one for the ends.

3. The cut out pieces have tabs on the side to make it easy to attach them to one another. Score the pieces and fold the tabs.

4. Add adhesive to each tab and attach the pieces together until you have a long string (side, end, side, end) attached together. Do not close the strip, you will not do this until you attach it so the six-pack holder. I used a combination of terrifically tacky tape (available at Michaels) and quick dry adhesive glue (for the corners).

5. Next, attach the cut out pieces to the six-pack holder. Apply glue around the edge of the six-pack holder and attach one side at a time. When you reach the final side, be sure to attach the final tab.

6. Finally, add some embellishments and fill the holder up with napkins, spoons, forks or even ketchup, mustard, and relish! After that, you’re all finished and your holder is ready for the picnic table!

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12 Comments

  1. robin
    Posted June 5, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    Love this!

  2. Debbie Jozwik
    Posted June 6, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    This is awesome! I would like to make these with a luau theme! So much fun and great to do for several tables.

    Thanks!

  3. Emma
    Posted June 10, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    This would be great with a Christmas theme too.

  4. Shy
    Posted June 10, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    Are all six packs standard? Where can I buy this SVG?

  5. Posted June 10, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    This file was created using a Mike’s Hard Lemonade six-pack holder. The SVG file can be adjusted in size to be bigger or smaller. We recommend doing a test run with scrap paper and making sure it will fit your six-pack holder before you create your actual project.

    If you are interested in purchasing this file, it can be purchased at our Etsy store (click here).

  6. Joann Lienert
    Posted June 10, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    I think this will be a great time saver and step saver! Thankk you.

  7. Jackie Sue
    Posted June 10, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    You could use this for so many things LOVE it!!!

  8. carmen mosquera
    Posted June 10, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    Que bello trabajo !!! me encanta y soy tu seguidor aunque habo poco ingles !!!

  9. Ashley
    Posted June 10, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    i love this idea!! it’s so cute!

  10. Marla H.
    Posted June 11, 2011 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    I would love to have this file and would find it useful in holding items or making things.

  11. Tammy Moore
    Posted June 11, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    How cute this would be for a summer picnic – Love it!!!

  12. LisaR
    Posted June 11, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    Fabulous file! Great box!

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