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Burlap Silverware Caddy

Easy-to-Make Burlap Silverware Caddy

I like to keep my everyday silverware handy on the counter and my better silverware organized all nice and cozy in a drawer.  For years I have been keeping my silverware in a silver planter that I purchased at Ikea {I think they still carry these or something very similar}.  I always place either a vintage linen or napkin in the container but sometimes these get stained because of the proximity of the container to the sink.  I decided to switch things up and since burlap is all the rage {I love it too!} I made a quick, easy and inexpensive caddy insert that can be switched out or embellished for the season.

Materials needed:

burlap ~ cut a square that will fit into your container of choice with adequate overlap to pull to the front

rubber band

twine or ribbon

ephemera ~ I used a scrapbooking flower with a brad through the center

1.  Place your burlap in your container and gather up the excess to the front of the container.

2.  Secure with the rubber band {I used some elastic that was leftover from a candy box}.  Think ponytail holder for this step.  I pulled the burlap together and then placed the band on similar to the way I would put my hair in a ponytail.

3.  Wrap twine {or ribbon} over the rubber band to cover it.

4.  Poke your flower with brad through the burlap and then ‘flip out’ the back of the brad to keep it secured.  You could also use a vintage brooch, pin or any other embellishment you choose!

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Thursday 27th of September 2012

Hi Mary Beth, I just love this - it is so original and gorgeous! Do you mind if I feature it on my blog and link back to your post for the 'How To'?. I just love it!

Mary Beth

Thursday 27th of September 2012

Hi Suzanne,

Thank you so much for asking and of course you can feature this on your blog {which is awesome by the way!}.

Have a wonderful day!

Mary Beth


Wednesday 26th of September 2012

One of the most beautiful silverware caddies I have ever seen. So very pretty, and so very creative! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

Mary Beth

Wednesday 26th of September 2012

What a sweet comment, Cathy ~ thank you so much and thank you for hosting such a lovely weekly party. mb

Debi @ Adorned From Above

Wednesday 26th of September 2012

Mary Beth, I love this, and I am doing a 65th birthday party for my husband this weekend. I am going to do this. It is so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at from Wednesday until Sunday. Hope to see you there. Debi Bolocofsky Adorned From Above

Mary Beth

Wednesday 26th of September 2012

Thanks so much, Debi. Happy Birthday to your husband. I'm sure the party will be Wonderful!!!

Have a lovely week.

p.s. I already linked up this week. : )


Tuesday 25th of September 2012

This is so lovely!!!I found you through a blog hop and am following you. I will look around some more. Dee from The CSI Project.

Mary Beth

Tuesday 25th of September 2012

Thanks so much, Dee! I am a big fan of your blog. I appreciate you stopping by and commenting. :)