Black-White-Tablescape Today I want to share a simple project with you – an oilcloth utensil holder that I made for my summer table. But I must warn you – if you are a talented sewer (is that a word?), please leave now. It is not that I don’t want you here – please come back tomorrow – but I don’t want to offend you with my lack of sewing skills. I am sure this project would be even more amazing if you made it on a sewing machine. Wait, stay, just ignore the part about hot glue and a glue stick – and instead use your sewing machine. Summer-Table-Setting-Ideas So whether you are using glue or a sewing machine – here is how it goes. Start by using a piece of cardboard for a template. Make it long enough to fold over. DIY-Utensil-Holder I used my silverware to get an idea of size. Oilcloth-Utensil-Holder Then use a bowl or a glass to trace the rounded top and cut our your template. How-to-Make-a-Utensil-Holder Trace the shape on to your oilcloth and cut out each piece. I made a total of six. Oilcloth-Tablesetting Cut our your oilcloth and fold it over. Cut out another piece of oilcloth (trace from each piece) to go on the top front. I used a contrasting pattern. I attached the contrast piece of a glue stick. I know, shameful. And then I ran a bead of hot glue down the sides to hold it all together. Shameful - but it works! How-to-Make-an-Oilcloth-Utensil-Holder That was the part, that if you can sew, you ignore everything I just said and sew it. I also added a piece of washi tape to the front to coordinate with my table. It should come off easily to make it work for a different color scheme. I layered it on top of a folded napkin… Utensil-Holder-Ideas And then added a straw with a chalk cloth tag. I simply used a craft punch, added a hole and tied it with a piece of ric rac. Table-Setting-Ideas So even though my lack of sewing skills are shameful, I think it came out super cute. They will be great for the porch in the summer too. Now if it would just warm up enough to get out there. You can see my whole summer table here. Thanks so much for reading and wishing you a day filled with grace. postsignature.png
April 23, 2014 — Laura Putnam