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4th of July Tablescape Utensil Holders

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
Add visual interest to your holiday table with these weathered patriotic utensil holders.
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Skill Level: Beginner


FolkArt ® Stains - Mahogany, 2 oz.
Item #2806
Give your craft projects a beautiful wood grain with our brand new stains. These stains are simple to use--just brush on and wipe off. Apply and reapply with ease! Convenient 2 oz. bottle with flip top lid. Waterbased and non-toxic. Great as a basecoat for FolkArt Acrylic paints. Recommended for use on interior unfinished wood surfaces including accessories and small furniture.

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

Other Supplies
Wood boxes: 5” square and 4 ½” x 5 ½”
Red white and blue scrapbook papers
Flat brush ½”
Soft cloth
Paper towels
Water basin
Foam plates
Wax paper
Four pulley wheels


  1. Apply stain to inside of boxes and wipe with soft cloth. 
  2. Lay boxes on their sides on the back side of papers and trace with pencil. Cut out pieces and trim to desired shapes as shown. 
  3. Apply Mod Podge® to box surface and place paper. Cover with wax paper and smooth excess glue with squeegee. Repeat process until boxes are covered as desired. Let dry. 
  4. Sand with sandpaper until your surfaces are distressed. 
  5. Apply several coats of matte to seal surface. 
  6. Glue pulley wheels to bottom of one box. 
Project Tip: Personalize with tags or directly onto surface with black or colored marker.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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