The Shady Porch: Joyful Burlap Silverware Holders: How-To

11.25.2013

Joyful Burlap Silverware Holders: How-To

These Easy Burlap Silverware Holders were a Pinterest find that I've been hoping to make for a while. The great room layout of our home means no formal dining room, so the kitchen table is "the table." Since "the table" is in the main room of the house, I think it needs to look nice...all the time
In preparation for our Christmas table, I took inspiration from that easy burlap silverware holder craft and made some of my own. I think they will bring a colorful, festive pop to the table for the holidays!

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To embellish the burlap silverware holders, I stenciled the word JOY on the front, using a star stencil to serve as the "O." This project is easy to complete and can be knocked out in a day. I used hot glue to seal the edges that create the pouch, but I saw other tutorials that used a no-sew method with fusible webbing, and still others sewed the sides closed. 

Material needed:
burlap - red, green or natural would all work nicely
scissors 
iron
hot glue gun and glue sticks
white paint pen
alphabet and star stencils
thin piece of cardboard
Fray-Check, optional

Directions:
  • Cut out a piece of burlap measuring 7½" long x 5½" wide (includes fringe) I also ran a line of Fray-Check along the edges (sorry, no photo).
  • Fold up a section about a 3½" to create the pocket for the silverware.  
  • Iron the burlap with the pocket fold in place. 
  • Open the pocket and run a thin line of hot glue up both sides and use a craft stick or something similar to push down the pocket section, sealing the silverware holder. Allow to cool. 

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  • Cut a piece of cardboard to fit inside the silverware pocket and slide it inside. This is to protect the backside of the pocket from the fabric paint and glitter while stenciling. 
  • Now stencil "J", a Star (serves as the O), and "Y" on the front of the pocket. I stenciled the star first to make sure I was centered. I used a white Elmers Painters pen to stencil. 
  • After the paint dried, I added the silver glitter glue and allowed it to dry. 
    Joyful Burlap Silverware Holders #holiday #craft #tablesetting #tablescape
That's all there was to it. I think it will be a "joy"-ful addition to our holiday table setting. 

-other craft projects you might like...


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