DIY Silverware Caddy

8 Materials
25 Minutes

Make a DIY Silverware Caddy in minutes using Dollar Store supplies!

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This caddy is the perfect size for hosting buffet-style dinner parties or as an all-in-one caddy to take out to the patio table!

Check out the video and steps below to learn how to make one.

Above is a photo of the supplies I used to make this fun caddy.

I found these beautiful diamond-cut tumblers at Dollar Tree and I have to say they inspired this DIY. The paper towel holder is also from Dollar Tree and the wire (to hold it all together) can be purchased at any hardware store.

Don't worry if you can't find these exact items. Pretty much any standard countertop towel holder and tall plastic cups will work.

I also made another caddy using sea glass spray paint (photo below).

To get started, you'll need to drill two holes into each plastic tumbler so you can wire them together.

Set your plastic tumbler in a miter box to hold it in place while you drill. If your miter box is wider than the tumbler, add a cloth or an extra piece of wood to the sides to keep the cup firmly in place.

The holes should be set side-by-side in the center of the tumbler. See the next photo for a closeup.

Close-up of a finished tumbler with two holes drilled.

Before assembling your caddy, decorate it!

Here are a few ideas:

  • Wrap the center of each cup with twine.
  • Use sea glass spray paint. There are many colors to choose from. I'm using Sea Foam Green above.
  • Glue charms to the cups
  • Use wire to string beads or charms to the handle.
  • Spray paint your holder a different color. I used metallic copper spray paint above.
  • Wrap the top of the handle with colorful washi tape or faux suede cording.

Secure the tumblers to the base by stringing wire through them. You'll want to go around twice. See the video below for more detail.

To finish pull the wire tight and twist the ends together on the inside of the last cup.

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Updated: My Dollar Tree finally got in more cups in different summer colors so I made a Patriotic Caddy!

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  • Talitha Hudek Talitha Hudek on Feb 23, 2022

    I may try this and give to my daughter. I think may be hot glue instead of wire? Wire may stretch after awhile? Thought? Thanks.

  • Mary Harvatin Metzner Mary Harvatin Metzner on Feb 23, 2022

    I suggest the silverware or plastic ware is placed in the glasses upside down., so the eating ends are not touched when getting your spoons, forks or knives.

  • Katen Katen on Dec 03, 2022

    Are the cups that thin hard plastic typically found at Dollar Tree? I’ve had so much trouble using drill on other items as they crack easily. Yes cheap but my experience has been after made a one and done project.

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  • Dukiemom Dukiemom on Feb 21, 2023

    Great for an outdoor picnic with plastic ware and cute spring melamine used!

  • Angela Usher Angela Usher on Feb 21, 2023

    Loved this. Maybe I should make this to put my gardening things in instead of putting them "somewhere" and I can't find them. Ha Ha the joys of getting old : )