A Cut Above the Rest: 3 Clever Ways to DIY Your Cutlery

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Crafts

Don’t let the clear façade fool you, friends. Chinet® Cut Crystal® Cutlery can take on a personality of its own with bold colors and playful patterns. While flatware can often be an afterthought when prepping for a party, it’s important to choose durable utensils that will not only complement your plates and glasses, but will also earn compliments you’re your guests. Enter these pretty and practical DIY projects. All you need to dress up your cutlery are a few basic craft supplies and a dash of creativity. Dinner table statement or happy little accent—we can’t get enough of these whimsy touches!

1. Wrapped Cutlery

Wrapped cutlery gives a whole new meaning to do-it-quick, as it only takes a matter of minutes to complete. Just adhere a strip of tape at the base of the each fork, knife and spoon, and wrap it around the handle until you reach the top. With a variety of colors, patterns and textures available in washi tape, you can have a lot of fun with this project. See how Mariah’s used wrapped cutlery to serve kid-friendly appetizers, here.

Get the full tutorial, here.

2. Glitter Cutlery

Now, we know what you’re thinking—how is this practical? We’re here to tell you, we’ve found the ultimate DIY to give your utensils the right amount of sparkle without the mess. Start by painting a thick layer of decoupage over the handles of each piece of cutlery and immediately sprinkle glitter over the decoupage. Allow it to completely dry for a couple hours. Keep the glitter from shedding over your delicious meal (yuck!), dab a final coat of decoupage over the glitter. The more generous the coating, the more likely the glitter will stay in place. Get the full tutorial, here.

3. Dip-Dyed Cutlery

Our friends at Evite, figured out the best way to make the Cut Crystal Cutlery’s design pop using a can of spray-paint. To re-create this look, wrap painter’s tape around the base of each utensil and spray-paint the handles in a well-ventilated space. Be sure to let the flatware dry for a least an hour before using. Get the full tutorial, here.