Summer is in the air! I don’t know about you, but we love to celebrate the warmer weather and the longer days by taking our meals outdoors.
Hi, it’s Tonya and I’m back with a fun outdoor dining craft project — DIY cutlery pockets out of burlap and lace.
I’m not a huge fan of plastic utensils and paper napkins. I prefer re-usable items for outdoor entertaining and picnics.
These fun burlap pockets are a great way to keep all of the items you need for a meal together. You could also include other items such as chopsticks, metal skewers for s’mores, and a straw depending on what you are serving. They are perfect for backyard barbecues, picnics, summer concerts in the park, and outdoor entertaining. The best part is that they take just minutes to whip up.
What you need:
- sewing machine
Lay out what you are going to include in your pocket to get an idea of the pocket size you will need.
Allow for a 5-8mm seam around the sides and bottom when cutting. You will need two pieces of burlap per pocket.
Lay a piece of lace over the top of each side of the pocket and sew it into place.
Place both pieces of burlap together, ensuring the lace is on the outside, and sew a seam down each side and along the bottom.
I quite like the frayed edges of the burlap, but you could always turn it inside out if you like.
You can also make these fun cutlery pockets out of oilcloth, which I plan on doing as it gets closer to summer.
Enjoy dining outdoors!
13 thoughts on “Burlap & Lace DIY Cutlery Pockets”
What a cute idea! This would make for a great beginner project for kids.
Adorable idea! I love the burlap and lace combo!
These are so cute too! And those burlap pockets could be used for so many different holidays. Love this idea! Pinning it too!
These are lovely, so simple and pretty!
These cutlery pockets are so adorable! I need to make them for one of our picnics this summer!
This is nice -I love how versatile and clean this project presents itself. These would be great in my country home.
There is nothing like an adorable cutlery case to keep things tidy while barbecuing and picnicking! Bravo.
Thanks for sharing this fabulous DIY project at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! I love the burlap and lace combo and think this would dress up any table! Congrats – you are one of our featured guests at this week’s party! 🙂
Thanks so much!!
Oh, I have burlap and had no idea to use it,until I see this. Love it!
These are adorable! I love combining burlap and lace. Thank you for linking up to The Creative Exchange! We will be featuring your project this week!
These are so pretty, and I love how simple they are! Perfect for summer entertaining. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week’s issue.
Thanks so much for sharing your adorable cutlery pockets at Celebrate! These would be great for so many fun summer meals, picnics and get togethers. I pinned and tweeted these and I hope to see you again at Celebrate It! We are live starting tonight at 9pm! http://www.thefreshmancook.com/