I can hardly believe Easter is so quickly approaching. Our family always has a large Easter gathering to celebrate so many things. I’ve been busy making these adorable Easter Utensil Holders from Burlap to add extra color and décor to our dinner table. They are easy and inexpensive to make and I think they are just so adorable!
Easter Utensil Holders from Burlap
- Burlap – each utensil holder will need about 5” x 15”
- Paint – your choice of color and white
- Small foam paint brush
- Ribbon or burlap ribbon
- Sewing machine, thread, scissors
Begin by cutting the burlap into pieces about 5” wide and 15” long. Cut enough pieces to create as many utensil holders as you need.
Measure and cut pieces of ribbon approximately 1” narrower than your burlap strips.
Use your sewing machine to attach the ribbon to one end of the burlap strip. The ribbon should be 1/2” in from the edges of the burlap on 3 sides. Sew through the center of the ribbon. I used a small zigzag stitch to make it look a little prettier.
When your ribbon is attached fold that end of the burlap up to create what will become the utensil pocket. The fold should be at about 1/3 of the piece. It will vary based on your utensils.
When the burlap is folded into place you’ll add a stitch around the sides and top of the holder. The stitch should be about 1/2” in from the edges. This will hold your fold in place and stop the burlap from fraying beyond the stitch line. Again I used a small zigzag stitch.
After the utensil holder has been sewn pull out all loose strands of burlap to fray the edges. Be sure to fray along the ribbon as well.
Next you’ll use a small amount of paint to add the bunny to the front of the utensil holder. First add two angled lines for ears, followed by a small circle for the head, and then a larger circle for the body. After the paint has dried you’ll add a small white circle of paint to create the bunny tail.
Using your same paint brush dab a small amount of paint to the frayed edges of the holder. This adds a nice extra pop of color! Make sure to do the painting over a scrap paper or on a covered work surface.
Let the paint dry completely.
Fill your Easter Utensil Holders with your utensils and place at each place setting. You can also add a napkin to each holder. It would be fun to do the bunnies in different colors or do them all the same to match your dinnerware! You could also stencil your guests’ names on the utensil holders and they will double as place cards. Leave off the bunny for a utensil holder to use anytime.