DIY Burlap Utensil Holder-Valentine’s Day Edition

It’s Week 4 in the Dog Days of Winter Are Over Series and it’s all about Valentine’s Day! For my LOVE-IT project, I chose to make DIY Burlap Utensil Holders inspired by I {Heart} Nap Time’s Thanksgiving Utensil Holder. I love Jamielyn’s so much that I decided to make my own Valentine’s Day Edition.

Burlap Utensil Holder by Design, Dining + Diapers

These are so easy to put together and are a simple way to add a little Valentine’s Day cheer to your table.

DIY Burlap Utensil Holder Valentine's Day Edition by Design, Dining + Diapers

Supplies Needed:

1/4 Yard Red Burlap

Snow White Americana Paint/Paint Brush

Hot Glue Gun

Red/White Baker’s Twine



Cut your burlap to fit your utensils. I cut mine on the fold so I only had to hot glue the sides together. And just to caution you, I would cut it a little larger than you would like because burlap tends to slide while you cut it and you might need to trim it a few times to get it straight. Or am I the only one that this happens to?! :)


I used Snow White Americana Acrylic Paint for my heart, but you would use any white textile paint.


Using a fine tip brush, I free handed a heart and then filled it in. But you could always use a stencil if you are more comfortable with that.


Lastly, I added some red and white baker’s twine for a little embellishment.

DIY Burlap Utensil Holder by Design, Dining + Diapers

Cute, easy, and very cost effective. My kind of project!


Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. Marcia @ The Shop Around the Corner says

    LOVE IT, especially the simplicity…and NO SEWING. YAY! ;)
    Stopping by via The Dog Days of Winter Are Over.

  2. Gabrielle says

    Hi Taryn :) those are so cute! Absolutely LOVE your burlap ideas. Where do you usually buy burlap? Michaels, Hancock’s, or other places?

  3. Sharon says

    Taryn these are so cute – thanks for sharing the idea. ??. I would love to make these- but where did you get red burlap? I can only find beige.

  4. says

    Gosh…so simple and yet SO sweet!!! LOVE it! Hopped over from Liz Marie and happy to now be following! Would love to have you stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy

  5. says

    Taryn–great for any holiday!!!
    do you know that if you pull one thread out of the burlap, it will then sort of give you a line to cut on?

    catching you!


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