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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

How to Cut Burlap and Make Easy Utensil Holders


It's Monthly DIY Challenge day!  This month, we worked with burlap ribbon to create 12 unique and different home decor projects.  There is such a mix of projects in this month's challenge that there is sure to be a project that fits your individual style and decor. 

12 burlap projects
It's amazing how many different things you can create with simple burlap ribbon.  I thought about making a few different projects, but ended up sewing simple burlap place card utensil holders.  

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The hardest part of this entire craft was cutting the burlap in a straight line.  If you have ever tried to cut burlap without a technique then you know it's pretty much an impossible task.  BUT, the good news is there is a simple trick to cutting the perfect straight line. 

burlap ribbon
All you need to do is cut one string of the burlap at the edge then pull it all the way through. You'll be left with a little gap that you can follow to cut a perfect straight line.  How cool and easy is that?  I did this on both ends of my burlap, so I had about an 8 inch piece of burlap.
how to cut burlap without it fraying

how to cut burlap and reduce fraying
Now that I had a perfectly cut line I needed to make sure the burlap didn't unravel.  Using a zig zag stitch (on my sewing machine) I ran a hem along both ends of the cut burlap.
how to limit burlap from fraying, burlap ribbon
Once the ends of the cut burlap were secure I folded the burlap over and ran a hem along the edge to create a pouch.
how to sew burlap utensil holders
To dress up the utensil holders I added a band of fabric tape then created a label using a piece of leftover faux leather and a small metal label holder.   These are the times when a well stocked craft stash come in handy :)
burlap utensil holders

burlap utensil holders

burlap utensil holder place cards
These little place card utensil holders would be perfect for small get togethers or for sprucing up a simple table setting. 
burlap utensil holder place cards

burlap utensil holder place cards

 burlap utensil holders, burlap ribbon

burlap utensil holder, burlap ribbon

burlap utensil holders, burlap ribbon
Don't forget to check out the rest of the burlap projects!






      

8 comments:

  1. these turned out super cute! and great tip about cutting the burlap!

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  2. Wow, the "leather" and label holder really put this over the top! It's the little touches like that that make this project so special. Great job!

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  3. Your burlap ribbon project turned out fantastic, Katie! I love how the leather, label holder and fabric tape really dress up the burlap to give it extra style. This would look awesome for a dinner party or to add a WOW factor to a Thanksgiving table. Thank you so much for sharing this great idea with your readers!

    Best wishes,
    Carrie at Kenarry: Ideas for the Home

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  4. This is totally darling! I agree with a previous commenter that those little touches really made all the difference - made this utensil holder the cutest thing! Great idea.

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  5. Very cute, Katie! Love the little name holders too!

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  6. This is a great project and totally something that can be used season to season! I love the label holders ;)

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  7. I totally thought about doing this for this project, but I'm glad I didn't - yours turned out WAY better than mine would have! Lol. These are perfect for a dinner out on the patio or for inside when the weather turns cold. Love the labels and the leather!

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  8. Love the idea! Burlap goes great with my rustic style, so I'm definitely going to make some of these. Thank you!

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