Well, the Christmas tree still isn’t decorated. I’m thinking lights look pretty great as a decoration all on their own. I’m not sure why I keep putting it off, but here I am getting ready to show you another non-tree project: How to make jute webbing silverware holders. Now, these particular holders are not exactly Christmasy, so they can be used at other times of year also.
These are so simple that I am a little embarrassed to show you how. No sewing necessary, though you certainly could if you want. I simply stapled them together!
- Jute webbing
- Stapler & staples
- Nippers (if using buttons for embellishment)
- Embellishments of your choice
- Hot glue gun & glue
Cut your jute webbing about 14 inches long. I cut an arch on one end and a different little diddly on the other.
Place your silverware on the strip to determine how far up you want to bring the fold. Staple along each side. Or hot glue. Or sew. Your pick- I chose the quick and easy way.
Now to jazz them up a bit. I made burlap roses for mine and added vintage buttons. If you want to go more specifically Christmas, try some snowflake ornaments, jingle bells, etc.
If you use buttons with shanks, you’ll need to remove the shank so they will lie flat. I have found that nippers work great. I think that is what they are called. Anyway, here is what they look like.
I stuffed a short piece of tulle inside to soften the look.
What do you think? These would be fun to use as small gift or gift card holders, too. Place them in a basket for a buffet style family dinner.
Today, I am joining All Things Home Christmas Craft Showcase to bring you even more Christmas crafting inspiration.
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