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!
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.
burlap - red, green or natural would all work nicely
hot glue gun and glue sticks
white paint pen
alphabet and star stencils
thin piece of cardboard
- 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.
- 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.
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