I want to show you how to make a no sew burlap silverware holder but first let me tell you that gathering your materials will take longer than making one. If you made them in an assembly line, I’m sure you could make half a dozen in 30 minutes or less. I’ve seen these on Pinterest but most of the time they are pictured at a very large gathering…like a wedding reception. I embellished mine for Halloween/Thanksgiving and will show you how to switch it up for Christmas. Honestly, even though they are easy, I can’t imagine making 300 for a wedding reception. Just saying.
Here is what you need per holder: 5 in. x 22 in. piece of burlap, fusible tape, embellishments of your choice.
With right side down (on an ironing board) fold one end of the burlap over 6 in. (this will be the top) and the opposite end over 2 in. Press both ends well. Take the 2 in. end and fold it over again 5 inches. Press again.
Now unfold the 5 in. flap and lay two pieces of fusible tape along each side of the holder. The tape should be cut in 5 in. lengths. Lay the flap back and press very well so the tape activates. I made a little bow out of the orange ribbon (wired) and tucked it into the flap of the pocket. I really, really wanted to hot glue it on but then it wouldn’t be re-usable so I refrained from doing that. If tucking it in doesn’t work you could easily use a safety pin and attach it that way.
I bought this a few months ago and have been saving it for holiday items. It’s quite a bit pricier than regular burlap but I loved the gold polka dots so I got a few yards. Here’s the deal. It can’t be cut straight, it can’t be frayed and it can’t be washed. The gold dots are like glue and are printed on the burlap. That means you can pull a few strings but when you run into a dot you are finished. I made it work by just cutting it as straight as I could. Regular burlap would be so much easier and that would be my recommendation. What would also be lovely is to use a heavy linen. Linen can be frayed as well…it just takes a little longer because the weave is tighter.
If you look closely you can see that my frayed sides are not even. As much as it bothered me, I just had to go with it. If you used regular burlap these could be made for literally pennies a piece. Thrifty and crafty. What a pair.
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