Learn how to turn your favorite cereal box it into a fun and functional kitchen utensil holder with this DIY Fruity Pebbles Utensil Holder Craft. A fun and simple DIY cereal box craft to do with your kids!A Pinterest image for a DIY cereal box utensil holder

There are so many fun things you can make with cereal boxes and in our house we love to upcycle and get creative while doing it! That’s why we adore this DIY cereal box craft! This Fruity Pebbles DIY Utensil Holder is not only a fun project to make with the kids, but will brighten up your kitchen counters in a fun and whimsical way!

I am excited to be working with Post Pebbles as a Blogger Ambassador! This blog post is sponsored by Post Pebbles, but all opinions and ideas are my own!

We’ve been doing A LOT of baking in our kitchen lately. My kids have been pretty obsessed with creating yummy treats for anyone who is interested in giving them a try!

A couple of weeks ago we made a trip to the store to buy them a few of their very own kitchen utensils to use when they’re baking. There are so many fun, bright colors available these days; it’s actually hard to choose.

My kids have been storing all of their new spatulas, spoons and whisks in with my kitchen utensils, but they wanted to have their own special spot to store them all together. And that’s when we decided to see what we had at home and get crafting!

We keep a large plastic tote in the garage full of recyclables like oatmeal containers, paper towel tubes, egg cartons, cereal boxes, etc. These things can really come in handy on a rainy day not matter the age of your kids.

After poking around, we found the perfect materials to use for their Utensil Holder: an oatmeal container and a cereal box. They picked the Fruity Pebbles box because it is their favorite but also because it was bright and colorful; just the look we were going for with this craft idea. (be sure to check out our Fruity Pebbles Cookie Cheesecake Bars, they are an easy 6 ingredients recipe and a dessert your family will love!)

Materials needed to make a CIY Cereal Box Utensil Holder

Here’s what you need to make your fun Fruity Pebbles Cereal Box Utensil Holder:

  • Sturdy cardboard oatmeal container (or coffee can)
  • Fruity Pebble cereal box
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush
  • Scissors
  • *Blue painters tape
  • *Flexible measuring tape

*Optional but very helpful

How to make your own DIY Utensil Holder

Step 1: To get started, break the cereal box down until it is nice and flat.

Empty and open the cereal box

Step 2: Trim off the winged edges until you are left with a rectangle. Then sit it aside.

Lay the cereal box flat and trim the edges

Step 3: Grab a flexible tape measure and measure the circumference and the height of the oatmeal container. Be sure to write down your measurements so you don’t forget.

measure the can

Step 4: Next, you are going to want to get an idea of what area of the cereal box you want to be most visible on your utensil holder.

measure the cereal box

Step 5: Once you know what area you want, trim off the part of the box that will be at the top of your utensil holder.

trim the cereal box

Step 6: Now, get your measurements. Flip the cereal box over and measure out, mark and cut the height of your container. Repeat the same steps for the width.

trim the cereal box

Step 7: Next, peel off the paper label of your container if possible; it will help the Fruity Pebbles cereal box stick to the oatmeal container.

Peel of the container label

Step 8: Pour some glue onto a paper plate, and using a foam brush, apply a nice coat of Mod Podge all around the container.

get your mod podge ready

brush mod podge on the container

Step 9: Repeat the same process on the back side of the Fruity Pebbles cereal box.

brush mod podge on container

Step 10: Place the cereal box, print side up, onto the container, and press firmly. Apply pieces of blue painter’s tape along the top and bottom of the container to help hold things in place.

place the cereal box on the container and secure with painters tape

Step 12: Allow to dry for approximately 1-2 hours, and then remove the tape.

allow to dry for 2-4 hours

Fill your fun, colorful Fruity Pebbles Utensil Holder with utensils and show it off! My kids are beyond thrilled with how things turned out, and now they’re ready to get baking!

This also makes a wonderful DIY Mother’s Day gift! Your kids would love to make this for grandma and grandma would love to show it off on her kitchen counter!

enjoy your own DIY cereal box utensil holder

This turned out to be such a fun craft for kids. Think beyond the kitchen…these are great containers to hold pencils on your desk or even a decorative way to house loose craft supplies.

Now go grab that Fruity Pebbles box and get crafting! It’s amazing the great things you can DIY with a cereal box!

How to make a DIY Cereal Utensil Holder - great DIY Mother's Day Gift

Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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