DIY Christmas Cutlery Bands

December for me is usually filled with cooking and baking. Honestly, it feels like I barely leave the kitchen! If it wasn’t for work, I’d likely build a pillow fortress in the kitchen for December, to stay there even for those rare times when I decide to get some sleep. This time, I took a short break from playing with food and decided to work on a little inedible project for the Christmas table – cutlery bands!

The whole design is simple, but beauty lies in simplicity, doesn’t it? You can add more ornaments to it if you like. I had some fake berries prepared, but ended up not using them – the bows were big enough and I felt like adding extra elements would have cluttered the whole image.

For each band you’ll need:

  • 5×15 cm piece of thick, white paper
  • 1 bow
  • a small twig of (spruce/pine/other Christmas tree kind of tree) – I cut the ends from a bigger twig, they all nicely split into three and I liked the way it looked

Tools:

  • craft glue
  • hot glue gun
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Coffee, an important part of every DIY project

Start by folding the piece of paper so that the shorter sides meet and overlap slightly.

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Glue the ends together with craft glue, like shown in the photo.

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Attach the twig to the paper with hot glue…

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…and then, again using the hot glue gun, attach the bow to the twig.

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That’s it, festive cutlery bands done and dusted! Ready to be used on the Christmas table. 🙂

I’d recommend making these no earlier than a few days before Christmas – the twigs won’t last long. Mine started losing needles after about a week.

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