Grill Set Holder

I’ve mentioned this before but must mention it again… I feel like together, the hubby and I can do anything. Yes, I know – it’s cheesy but true! Without him, I definitely could not do this blog and he’s always there to help out for every project. For a ton of our home projects I’ll usually come up to him with my “idea” and together we make it happen. It’s so fun!

This next project is another one of those “working together projects”. Together, we decided to come up with an Outdoor or Patio Grill Set Holder and Sign. I had wanted to buy him a new Grill Tools Set for Father’s Day but thought making a holder for them would be even better.

Here is what we came up with:

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Yeah, I kinda love it. It makes some of the other signs we’ve made for our patio and is the perfect little addition right next to the grill. Since it’s summer time, we’ve been putting the grill to good use, so I have a feeling the new tools will be getting used a TON!! 😉

Here is what you’ll need if you’d like to make one as well…


– Wood (we used Redwood Fence Panels used at Lowe’s – it’s very light-weight and more weather resistant than other woods)

– Paint (Spray Paint)

– Aging Solution

– 3/4″ Screws

– Knobs

– Vinyl

– Spray Polyurethane

– Grill Set


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 1. Cut the wood panels to 4 inches in width and 31.5″ inches in length. Do this for 4 boards. Also cut two pieces that are 2 inches x 15 inches. These will act as straps holding the 4 boards together on the back.

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2. Cut one of the strapping pieces on the long edge at an angle (ours was about 30 degrees) to create an undercut. This will give you something to hang it by.

3. Making sure the boards are square to each other and lined up, place the strapping across all 4 boards near the top and the bottom of the back of the sign and drill at least 1 screw into each board. Two screws will make it more sturdy.

NOTE: Make sure undercut is face away on the top strap (SEE PICTURE ABOVE)

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4. Make the aging solution by tearing pieces of steel wool and placing them in a jar (use gloves if possible because steel wool can be sharp). Fill jar with distilled white vinegar. Close the jar and let set for at least 12 hours. Shake before using. WARNING: This concoction smells horrible!!!

Paint using Paint Brush. The wood will begin to gray after a minute or so.

Let dry.

5. Design your vinyl and stick it to the top of the board.

Add spray paint of your color choice over the entire board. Let dry and then peel off your vinyl creating a backwards stencil.

Add a layer of spray polyurethane and let dry.


6. Drill holes to attach your knobs where you want them.


7. Add your tools and hang your sign.


Grill Set Holder and Sign tutorial { }

Grill Set Holder - Grillin' and Chillin' Sign

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A perfect gift for dad! 😀

I love that this matches the rest of the items we’ve been making for the outside like our Vintage Cold Drinks sign.

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Behind the Scenes - Grillin' and Chilling Sign

Gav said he liked it and wanted to make sure I got a picture of him giving a THUMBS UP! 😉

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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.
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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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  1. 1
    Barbara Law :

    Oh, Gav looks like a sweetie! I love the cupboard makeover. Love the green paint, looks like a celery green, very pretty, with the white and black. The chevron shower curtain is very pretty. I’ve been thinking about a makeover in a bathroom, and using a chevron shower curtain too.

  2. 2

    This is ridiculously cute!! And SO functional— I mean, grill set utensils are always so clunky and inconvenient to put up anywhere! This is perfect :)
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  3. 4

    Love this!! Perfect for hanging the grill utensils. Thanks so much for the awesome idea! Pinned :)

  4. 5

    Very creative and good looking ideas. The tube holder is very fun.
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  5. 6

    I am dying over how cute this is!! I love the font you used, and those knobs are awesome!!
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  6. 8

    I’m in love with this. Pinning and shared on Facebook.
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  7. 10

    I just want to start out by saying all your projects and recipes are awesome. Quick question. How do you do the vinyl lettering. Not the design part, but the printing and cutting?

  8. 14

    Hi there! Thx for this fun tutorial! I was wondering what the aging solution does? Is that to give the color of the grillin’ & chillin’ once you remove the vinyl? Also do you remember where you got those cute knobs? So cute! Thx in advance.

    • 15

      The aging solution changes the color of the wood to that darker gray/brown look. And the knobs are from Hobby Lobby. We sand blasted them to get rid of the paint that was on there. 😉

  9. 16

    Do u makes these to sell??

  10. 18

    How did you hang is from the brick? I love this by the way.

  11. 19

    Where did you get the Grill Tools? Awesome modern design!!

  12. 21

    I’m making these for my father-in-law and brother-in-law, where did you find the vinyl lettering??

    • 22

      I cut it myself with my vinyl cutter but do not offer custom orders. If you go to you should be able to find countless shops that offer custom vinyl lettering. 😉

  13. 23
    Kristin Foster :

    I have a question. When I used the steel wool and white vinegar mixture, it turned my wood BLACK. Just straight up black… What did I do wrong?

  14. 24

    What size did you use for your font?

  15. 25

    What size font did you use for the grill sign?

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