As part of the styled shoot recently featured on Style Me Pretty I added a little extra detail to the tablescape by wrapping the silverware in shades of purple & blush wool and rustic twine. I also wrapped some of the pillar candles too, a simple way to add texture and colour to your decor without much effort.
I thought I’d share the DIY tutorial for wrapping the silverware with you, so that you can re-create it for a dinner party or event yourself. With thanks from Alex Miller Photography for the images and his patience on the day!
Ok so all you need to do this is your cutlery of choice, a selection of lengths of thick wool and/or twine, scissors and either tape or glue. As I created this look for a styled shoot I simply used tape to secure the ends of the wool on each piece of silverware, but for a more professional and finished look I would suggest snipping it short and using hot glue to secure the end in neatly – just be aware that it may not then come off so well if you want to remove it afterwards!
The rest is straightforward – just make sure when you tie the first knot that you keep the left over length of twine or wool close against the handle as you wrap, so that it’s tucked in and out of sight.
As you can see, I continued with complimentary coloured twine and wool for other knives, forks and spoons… but the method is just the same!
I’m hoping to share a few more DIY tutorials from this shoot soon, sometimes the simplest of ideas can really take your table design to the next level with relatively little effort… don’t you think?