Does anyone else think this month is flying by? I can’t believe we’re less than a month away from July 4th! Although I’m not complaining–it’s one of my most favorite holidays, and our whole family looks forward to it. I love to host family and friends when we’re in town, and when we do, I’m always trying to find simple and inexpensive ways to decorate and make everything festive. Enter in these adorable Burlap Flag Silverware Holders—I absolutely love them, and you’ll love how easy they are!
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Slide a piece of cardboard or heavy card stock inside the burlap bag to prevent the paint from going all the way through the bag.
Use painter’s tape to create stripes, and an area for the blue/stars. I only had wide tape, and I needed my stripes to be much thinner, so I tore off a piece to match the length, laid it on the bag, then folded it on top of itself until it was the right width. Worked really well!
Paint red in the open stripes, and blue in the stars area. Let dry completely.
Remove the tape, then using the very tip of the foam brush, paint the white stripes.
Dab the bottom of a pen (the round part) into the white paint, and use it to add polka dots in the blue area, to represent the stars. You can always use a star stencil if you want to, but I wanted it to be fast and easy. Plus, I like polka dots! Let dry completely.
Now you’re ready to slide in your silverware (plastic or wood tableware would look super cute too) and set the table!