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4th of July Tablescape Utensil Holders

Make your July 4th decor stand out with this weathered patriotic utensil holder craft. Add a handmade touch to your table spread with these easy instructions.

At a Glance:

#5534 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Mod Podge Decoupage Finishes and Formulas Logo

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz. - CS11301

Number Needed: 1 $7.49
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

  • FolkArt ® Stains - Mahogany, 2 oz.#2806
  • Wood boxes: 5” square and 4 ½” x 5 ½”
  • Red white and blue scrapbook papers
  • Sandpaper
  • Scissors
  • Flat brush ½”
  • Pencil
  • Soft cloth
  • Paper towels
  • Water basin
  • Foam plates
  • Wax paper
  • Squeegee
  • Four pulley wheels
  • Glue


  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.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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