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09 March, 2014

No-Sew Burlap Bunny Ear Silverware Pocket

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Bunny Ear Silverware PocketI am excited to join our monthly No-Sew Showcase for our spring edition! I'm sharing a fun idea for your spring tablescapes…and it’s not just for Easter…my no-sew burlap bunny ear silverware pocket! It’s super-easy and doesn’t require you to sew a stitch! I have to give credit for this one to my daughter who first spotted it in Swoozie’s spring catalog and said that it looked like something I should copy make!

Supplies Here’s what you will need:
  • Pre-made burlap envelopes from Hobby Lobby (I found them on sale 50% off, but you can always use a coupon.)
  • A scrap of burlap
  • Heat n Bond or a similar product
  • Jute twine
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Print out of the ear pattern that follows
  • Optional…small name tags

Bunny ears
And here’s what you will do:
First, print the bunny ear pattern above. (Hint: Click on the pattern and it will come up in a new window. Then just hit print and it should be the right size.)

Ears Now you are ready to create the “ears.”
  1. Start by cutting a piece of burlap that will be just large enough for cutting your ears. If you are making multiple pockets, you will, of course, cut more ears. Then cut another piece of burlap and a piece of Heat n Bond the same size as the first piece of burlap. Follow the directions on the package and fuse the two pieces of burlap together.
  2. Using the bunny ear pattern above, cut as many ears as you will need…two per pocket, of course. :-)
  3. The burlap is now thicker and will hold its shape and resist raveling.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Bunny Ear Silverware Pocket TutorialNow you are ready to add them to the pre-made envelope to create your pocket. I like to work over a piece of aluminum foil since burlap has such a loose weave and the glue can leak through.
  1. Open up the envelope and add a bead of hot glue to the inner corners. Fold the flap over and tuck it inside, pressing it in place using a bamboo skewer so as not to get burned.
  2. Add another bead of glue to one the inner corners of the pocket on top of the fold.
  3. Add one of the ears and press down, again using a bamboo skewer so as not to get burned, and hold until the ear is securely in place. Repeat for the second ear.
  4. Tie a length of jute twine around the pocket.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Bunny Ear Silverware Pocket If you wish, you can add a name tag to the pocket and it will now serve as a place card as well! Love it! Wasn’t that super easy?

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Bunny Ear Silverware Pocket and Napkin RingJust add my no-sew burlap bunny ears napkin ring to complete the look! How cute would this combination be on your Easter table! And they cost almost nothing to make!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pier 1 Inspired Bunny Ear Napkin Rings Just in case you missed the how-to for the Pier 1 inspired bunny ears napkin ring, you will find the complete tutorial here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Getting the Pottery Barn Look for Less And if you are curious about the table setting that I am using, I am spilling the beans and sharing all of my sources for getting the Pottery Barn look for less!  You will find all of the information, including where to buy and prices, by clicking here.

Baby Kitty Dreams Hmmm….it appears that Baby Kitty is also dreaming of spring and bunny ears…but I suspect that it is not for the same reasons as you and I!

Be sure to head on over and visit the rest of the no-sew gang
 to see what they are up to!

Confessions of a Plate Addict - No Sew Burlap Bunny Ear Silverware Pocket
On Sutton Place - DIY No Sew Linen Napkins
StoneGable - No Sew Woven Burlap Table Runner
The Everyday Home - No Sew Moss Pillow
Worthing Court - No Sew Roman Shades
 Special Guest: Marty's Musings - No Sew Window Valance

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing my burlap no-sew bunny ear silverware pocket! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party ,Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday,  Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays, French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday, Creative Juice for the Easter Ideas Link Party
See you next time! À la prochaine!
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  1. Your silverware pockets are wonderful Debbie, and I love the rabbit ears!
    Enjoyed visiting,

    White Spray Paint

  2. You are brilliant to combine a silverware pocket and a place card. Just darling!

  3. You're all ready for Easter, DEbbe. These are so cute -- and perfect for your Pottery Barn table and to go with those napkin rings.

  4. I have seen some darling Easter and Spring crafts, but this one takes the cake. Or egg? :) I just adore this and also love how it serves as a place card too. (I like that tag btw) I literally LOL'd at the pic of Baby Kitty. I am pretty sure you are right, she is not thinking of a bunny as "decor." :-D xxoo, Barb

  5. These are so, so cute, Debbie. I just love them paired with the bunny ear napkin rings. And the burlap and twine looks fantastic with your place setting.

  6. Oh my goodness, I love love love this project! How adorable! You really come up with things I love! Keep them coming Debbie! What fun to be a part of this group!

  7. I'm truly enjoying the spring no sew projects. This one is so cute. Love the bunny ears!

  8. This is just darling, Debbie! And I love Baby Kitty's dream!

    I took the hint and got some of those bunny ear napkin rings, but I didn't make them. The ones at Pier One were just too tempting!



  9. I LOVE this! Anything with burlap and this is one fabulous idea!! Pinned :-)

  10. Oh my! So glad I found you! These are adorable and I too love BURLAP! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. You bunny sacks are adorable and those blue dishes are gorgeous.

  12. Debbie this is so pretty, love it and PINNED!!!


  13. Great ideas, and a picture perfect table, as always, Debbie! Nicely done! (for some reason I stopped getting your email notifications, I'm glad to have found you again!)

  14. Very cute, but we don't have Hobby Lobby up here, and I've not seen the burlap envelopes in Michael's. But I don't imagine they would be hard to make...and I have soooo much burlap! These are a great idea for using some of it up. Thanks for the Easter tablescape inspirations!
    Debbie :)

  15. These are so adorable! What a beautiful table setting. I just wanted to let you know that I am linking to this post on 4/8 at Simply Creative Living if you don't mind.

  16. Since Facebook is notorious for not letting page owners know when I tag them, I thought I would stop by myself and let you know I featured this post and my readers loved it!

  17. These are soooo adorable and easy too! Holly :)


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie