Bundles of Cutlery How To

Bundles of Cutlery How To

Create bountiful bundles of cutlery!

Make easy-to-grab packets of cutlery for your food-lovers! Transform an orange dinner napkin, doily placemat and piece of ribbon into a cute pocket for forks, knives and spoons. These grab-and-go sets of silverware are perfect for guests trying to juggle a beverage and plate of food. Line a trifle container with burlap and green tissue paper to match your color scheme, then arrange your pretty packets inside!

How-To

Level Easy
Bundles of Cutlery Idea Idea
Supplies:
  • Orange dinner napkins
  • Doily placemats
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
Follow Instructions
1) Make 6 sections
First, lay the napkin completely unfolded in front of you. With the napkin's natural center fold vertically in front of you, fold the left side of the napkin halfway towards the center. Then fold again so it is lined up with the napkin's natural center crease. Repeat on the other side. When you completely unfold again there should be six sections.
2) Fold the bottom twice
Take the bottom edge of the napkin and fold halfway to the center crease. Then, fold again using the natural crease. You have the beginnings of the pocket!
3) Fold in the sides
Flip the napkin so the "pocket" is face-down. Take the left side and fold over using the natural center crease. The ends of the napkin should be touching. Then, fold the right sides in toward the center.
4) Make the final fold
Fold one last time so the edges are now touching.
5) Cut some "lace"
Cut a strip of "lace" about 6" long from the edge of a doily paper placemat.
6) Decorate the pocket
Wrap the doily lace around the napkin, aligning the top of the doily edge with the napkin pocket edge. Use a piece of double-sided tape to secure it in back.
7) Add ribbon
Cut a 6-in. piece of ribbon and wrap along the top of the lace. Secure it in back with a piece of double-sided tape. (We used grosgrain fabric ribbon, but curling ribbon works, too!)
8) Add a bow
Cut a 5-3/4-in. strip of ribbon that coordinates with your napkin and make a little bow. Attach it to the front with a piece of tape.
9) Arrange in a bowl
Line a container with burlap and tissue paper to create a complementary container and arrange your pretty packets inside!

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