5 January 2012

You know how when you’re in line at the buffet table, and you start to panic because you don’t know how you are going to hold everything in your hands all at once?  Well, we have a solution…cutlery pockets!  They have everything you need, all in one place.

garnish wooden cutlery and paper straws

We used our small kraft bags as our “pocket”.  First we cut the tops off with some fancy scissors so that you could see the cutlery sticking out.  Next, we filled two of our small glassine bags with salt and pepper.  We also stamped on the glassine bags, but if you don’t have stamps, don’t worry…it’s pretty self explanatory what’s inside!  Then we just stacked them on top of each other and stapled them to the kraft “pocket”.  We used one of those no staple staplers because we don’t actually have a normal stapler.  See…Garnish is all about using what you have…no worries!  Finally, we stuffed our napkin, cutlery and straw inside.

Here’s a tip…place your cutlery at the end of the buffet line.  That way your guests are not having to juggle it while trying to load up their plates with food.  This is a perfect idea for when you have a crowd over to watch the big game.

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27 Comments »

    Posted by: linda (burlap+blue) on January 9, 2012

  1. THIS is just adorable! Pinning it to Pinterest now. Great for any outdoor gathering-LOVE it! xo

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  3. So true Linda…picnic perfect!

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