Give your flatware a soft place to land between each bite.
- two 8.5″ x 11″ felt sheets in complimentary colors
- our template
- hot glue gun and sticks
Fold a sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ in half along the 11″ side. Cut small triangles out of the unfolded side. Unfold the paper and center it onto a felt sheet. Trace around it using a marker. Repeat on the second felt sheet.
Cut out both felt trees and outline one with a thin line of hot glue. Quickly align the second felt tree with the first and adhere them together. If their are slightly unaligned, trim one to match the other. Set aside to cool.
Place the knife and fork on the flatware mat to determine the location and width of the band you’ll cut to hold the utensils in place. Using the marker, make a small dot to indicate your preferred width and length of the strap. This will vary based on the width of your utensils.
Remove the flatware, and fold the mat in half. Using the dots as a guide, simultaneously cut through both pieces of the felt to create identical slits for the flatware. Pick the side of the mat you want to face up, and thread the flatware through it’s strap. Leave the strap of the other color felt flat underneath the utensils.
Photography by Melissa Oholendt