Burlap Silverware Caddy {Tutorial}

Create a very simple burlap silverware caddy for less than a dollar with this 2-minute DIY tutorial.

When it comes to farmhouse, country, or rustic décor burlap is a wonderful staple because of its versatility and cost....it's very inexpensive!

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.

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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
  • Small bucket or planter
  • ephemera ~ I used a scrapbooking flower with a brad through the center but a vintage brooch would be a wonderful touch!

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!

hugs, mb new logo March 2016

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  1. debbiedoos says:

    This is adorable! I am pinning now.

    1. Thanks so much, Debbie! You're a sweetie. : )

  2. Mixed Kreations says:

    This is so pretty! With this I would keep my silverware out on counter to. Love this! Pinning and sharing. Thanks

  3. Cool trick! It's really pretty MB... I love it!

  4. Love this - so pretty!

  5. Steph @ The Silly Pearl says:

    So completely charming! Love the flower!

    1. I'm glad you like it, Steph...thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  6. Bobi Jensen says:

    That is SO beautiful! And so simple. Thanks for sharing!


    1. Thank you for such a sweet comment and for stopping by, Bobi!

  7. Cute, cute, cute!
    Gotta love burlap!
    Thanks for linking up this week...hope to see you next week at the Autumn Inspiration Linky Party!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  8. amie @ Pinkapotamus says:

    This is sooo pretty! Love it's simple elegance! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party~
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

    1. Mary Beth says:

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

    1. Mary Beth says:

      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. : )

  9. Cathy@My1929Charmer says:

    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!

    1. Mary Beth says:

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

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

    1. Mary Beth says:

      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

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