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Dressing up Plain White Cutlery for a Summer Picnic

I used a Sizzix cube die to make a fun outdoor party container!

It’s summer here and that means outdoor entertaining.  I tend to use cheap white plastic cutlery and it looks like cheap white plastic cutlery.  Once I put it in a red and denim blue box it suddenly looked a whole lot more festive and ready for summer fun.

How’d I make that box? It’s Eileen Hull’s ATB Sizzix die with some worn out denim jeans on watercolor paper.  Best of all, I can make as many of these that I need!  Spoons get one, forks get one, knives get one.  Check out the video where I show you the process from start to finish!

Watch Dressing up Plain White Cutlery for a Summer Picnic  on YouTube

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  • Judy Shea June 29, 2014, 3:03 pm

    You are schmaat, Carolyn. Fun tute and great idea. Enjoy the outdoors.

  • Corrine June 29, 2014, 5:15 pm

    Cute. I am always looking for ideas on how to put cutlery of any kind out for the summer cookout crowd. Nice. xox

  • Eileen Hull June 29, 2014, 7:59 pm

    Carolyn I love how you used the ATB! Your videos are always so much fun to watch and this is no exception. You work like I do, figuring it out as you go- that’s the fun of it, right? Love the box, butterfly and that you recycled the jeans to make it… beautiful!

  • Maria McGuire June 29, 2014, 9:31 pm

    I’ve got my old jeans in hand…I’ll be right over for the picnic! FUN!!!!

  • Kathy Gledsdale June 30, 2014, 8:50 am

    A fantastic idea thank you for sharing your wonderful videos

  • Nydia July 5, 2014, 8:59 am

    Wow! Awesome tutorial! Such a cute little box! Thanks for sharing!

  • Eileen July 8, 2014, 9:15 am

    Love your video but I was wondering what kind of die cutting Machine did you use to cut out your box ?

    • Carolyn Dube July 8, 2014, 5:06 pm

      I have a Sizzix Big Shot- a very old one but it does the job! Hope that helps!