Tuesday, April 6, 2010

super-quick, super-thrifty cutlery holder

today I wanted to share with you something I did for our Easter gathering. I know Easter is over, but this is an idea that's super-quick, super-thrifty and you can make variations of it for any occasion.

our Easter meal this year was very casual. Firstly it wasn't a "sit-down" meal, and secondly, I was gone at my son's volleyball tournament most of the weekend!

so it was put together pretty quickly, but I still wanted it to look nice.

so I had my big vase of tulips, and a couple of bunnies set out

but what to do with the cutlery? I had rolled the cutlery in thick white paper napkins and secured the napkins with cute 3-D flower stickers

so I got out a tall tin can I'd been saving and covered it with a brown paisley scrapbooking paper. I used glue dots as I had them at hand, but spray adhesive would work well too

wound a long length of vintage lace around and around the can and tied it loosely

added a chocolate carrot and voila - cutlery holder!

Now, if I'd had more time I would have prettied up the top, some pom-poms would look cute.

I've used this idea before for backyard BBQs in the summer - just change the paper to suit the occasion

Told you it was super-quick and super-thrifty!

I'm linking to Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
 Lucky Linky Tuesday at Lucky Star Lane
Do It Yourself Day at A Soft Place to Land
Toot your Horn Tuesday at A Silly Little Sparrow
Take a Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Craft Edition
Whatever goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts

Be sure to stop by and see all the other ideas!

Happy Days,


Creations By Cindy said...

What an adorable and precious idea! Love it! Be blessed. Cindy

junkdreams said...

I'm always looking for pretty ways to display cutlery for get togethers...this is a great idea!

Creations By Cindy said...

Girl, I love your blog. I am your newest follower! Thanks for visiting my blog. You are so sweet and adorable! Be blessed. cindy

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a completely cute and practical idea, I love it!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Lady Pamela said...

Hi Tracey! Great blog. I see a lot of similar things to my home in there. Maybe you have shopped at Homesense? Since we are neighbours, we can swap great places to shop. I am always looking for bargains.

Meet Virginia said...

This is too cute, I love the paper you used!!


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Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

Hi I'm Barb from the Wed. Link Party..I came over to see your blog..I love your cutlery holder..I also am your newest follower. I hope you will pop over to my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
& see if you find any inspiration for your family/home. I hope you will follow me too!
I'm going to have a Link Party Monday April 12th & would love for you to come join.
We are calling it: My Creative Space Mondays @ Santa’s Gift Shoppe

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Luv your THRIFTY idea...it's sooo CUTE! Hope you had a good time at NTT:)


Sandi said...

What a clever idea and so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Joan said...

I just stopped by your blog and found out you are from Vancouver. My daughter was just there visiting her boyfriend's family. I love your white pitchers. Now I am off to check out your ETSY shop. I see a piece of ruby glass! I am your latest follower, and hope you will stop by Applejack Lane and take a look.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Very cute! I love the silverware holder.

LuckyStarHeather said...

So pretty! Great job :)

Thanks for linking at Lucky Star Lane!

sissie said...

Hi Tracey,
That is a lovely idea, however my husband will kill me if I start saving cans! LOL!
Such a wonderful idea and I love it.

Thanks for visiting my blog, you always leave the nicest comments. I have joined your blog too and I will be back often. I love it!


Kendra Joyner said...

I love it!! Cute idea! May have to try this on my next get together with friends.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Love this idea! For my Son's Graduation party I covered can of tomatoes with his school papers...(we finally found a purpose for those LOL!) to hold flowers. Aren't we just so thrifty and smart????

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