You will need: 3 terracotta small pots, 1 terracotta 18 in round pot plate, outdoor patio paint in colors of your choosing, brushes, and decorative ribbon if you choose.
I painted the terracotta plate first, and kept the blue as the bottom color. I did not paint under the plate, because I liked a little of the terracotta showing, because I wanted to keep it showing inside each of the pots. You could paint in the inside of the pots, but I personally would not put my plastic or silverware in there on top of the paint, without having a liner over it.
For my design, I decided to alternate colors of the top and bottoms of the pots.
Once the paint was dry (do 2 or 3 coats), you could do as I did and hot glue on some fun ribbon. I also considered chalkboard paint to write "forks" "knives", "spoons" on them, but changed my mind last minute. That is another option!
And there you are, outdoor utensil holder for your BBQ's and entertaining! And, you can keep the pots outside since the paint is protected. I probably wouldn't keep the silver or plastic ware outside though ;) Happy Summer!~