Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I faked a place setting

I felt like I should hop on the place setting wagon...but I've never really set a fancy table before so I kind of faked it. I feel like if I had real food it'd look pretty...the clear plates are hard to make look pretty when they are empty.

But, I did something else last night!

I saw super cute burlap utensil holders on Pinterest, so I decided BITCHES I CAN DO THAT! So I did.

I had these two burlap pillow cases (that you'll remember I used some of their fabric for insets in picture frames) after a certain of three demons attacked them.

I eyed how much I would fold over to make little pockets and cut some lining fabric to the same size.

I then used my zig zag stitch to secure the pieces together (the zig zag helps make sure that the burlap doesn't fray. I then sewed the two sides of the little fold over.

After I stuffed it with silverware and a napkin, I made a fake setting for you guys to pretend to like :D

I even lit candles for some drama.

And here's the money shot of the dishes. BAM.

I made the little silverware things for free, so overall, a good night. I think they could use some bling or a flower or something.

I am going to be taking tomorrow off and I hope you guys do too! Turn the computer off and stuff yourselves senseless!

Also, don't forget to work on your Young House Love projects this weekend. The link party starts Monday! (deets here)

I love you guys, and I'm thankful for each and every one of you for motivating me to keep pushing forward on the house. You guys are the best and you truly make my day.

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. I love how the wall art, placemat and silverware holder all play off of each other! Nicely done!!

    1. Thank you! (totally didn't notice that until I was done...)

  2. I love silverware holders. The burlap goes great in your dining room. Looks wonderful :)

  3. VEry cute!!! And I love that it was a zero $$ project too! Happy T-Gives to you and yours! (I've been using the heck out of that and sounding all cool now!)

  4. I love your silverware thingies! I kept trying to figure out something exciting to do with mine, and finally I was just like, "whatever--I'll just set 'em next to the plates." Your idea is better :)

    1. Thank you! I also figured it was easier to have my 6 year old niece help set the table if I hand her them done and say that one goes on each bowl, rather than having to explain the whole the spoon and fork are exes because the spoon cheated on the fork with the knife so she's over there with her new boyfriend who is defending her thing...


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