A while back, Barry received this awesome wooden beer carrier (now a condiment caddy) with a bottle opener as a groomsmen gift from a friend’s wedding. Of course it also came stocked with beer! The important things. What a great gift and definitely more unique than the standard flask everyone has multiples of. Unfortunately, it was under utilized to carry beer, not that we don’t drink it we just don’t usually need a method of transport from the fridge, haha! This seemed like such a shame so I gave it a new purpose as a condiment caddy.
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DIY Condiment Caddy
Because it’s such a cool piece, I definitely wanted to use it more frequently. You could also say I am a bit OCD. Which leads me to one of my big pet peeves. Unattractive condiment bottles! When we have a BBQ I always HATE putting the bottles on the table, but putting them in a dish just seems too formal. Well, it turns out the answer was right under my nose this whole time….coordinating bottles paired with the beer carrier to display them!
This way they can still be used on a regular basis and stored in the fridge, but displayed nicely when entertaining. I ordered these clear condiment bottles. And this is a similar wooden beer carrier but I have also seen plans for making them on Pinterest too 🙂 Then I picked up 6 condiments from the grocery store to fill the bottles.
Have you tried the Jalapeno Ketchup?! We have been buying it for years now and I CAN’T live without it! Definitely a household favorite. We are also HUGE fans of BBQ sauce, if you can’t tell. At any given time, it’s highly likely we have more condiments in our fridge than food. True story. So to get started I turned all the condiments upside down on top of the condiment bottles to let gravity do it’s thing and empty the contents. The BBQ sauces won the race by a long shot!
While those filled, I made some labels for the bottles with these stickers I found at the Dollar Tree. I thought they worked quite well with the wood tone of the carrier.
Chalk stickers would also work well for labeling each of the condiments and would make it very convenient to switch up the contents.
Once the condiment bottles were full I added the lids and the stickers. Note, I did cut a little off the tip of each bottle with some scissors to get a better “flow” when the bottles are squeezed.
Then, I put them in the condiment caddy and we were all set for a BBQ! Not only is this a pretty solution for entertaining, it would also be super easy to transport for a picnic or camping.
Much prettier than the generic ketchup bottle and it’s so easy to bring everything outside from the kitchen now! I also love finding new ways to use items that I really love and this DIY Condiment Caddy definitely checks all of my boxes.
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