Friday, 18 October 2013

Festive cutlery stand!!!

We have a dinner invitation this weekend and the same friend had asked me to do a cutlery stand which can accomadate spoons, forks and knives. He dint want the regular looking one's available in the market. He has been a wellwisher of my crafting talents and my recycling i had to do something really special!

Since Diwali is round the corner, i thought i will make something festive which will add a lot of color to the dining table and will end up being a conversation piece(hope so!!!) when he entertains guests in that space...
My recycled ingredients here are a couple of empty tissue rolls(hard roll) and a CD!

Firstly layered the rolls with some texture paste and colored with them yellow acrylic paints and gave more texture with chicken mesh and yellow ochre paint! The rolls have been varnished also.

The blooms are all hand made with looots of distress inks and gold glitter in the edges!
With some gold ribbons and buttons I gave the holder the much needed festive look! I heat embossed the "Thank you" and layered it on green CS and glitter foam backing and tucked it neatly admist the foliage.
The CD is well sandwitched with some scrap upholstery fabric on the top and some felt cloth on the base so that there is some grip.

I couldn't resist the temptation of placing the entire cutlery range in it and clicking a here it is!!!!

How do you like it??? I just loove it and must shamelessly admit that i am having a hard time parting with it!!!
Have you ever felt that way...let me know.
Thanks for stopping by...
Happy crafting.
Am linking this project to
The acrylic paint(tubes),golden ribbon,clitter gold foam,Thank you stamp and gold glitter dust from Itsy Bitsy.


  1. Absolutely stunning creation!! Thanks so much for playing at CCCB!

  2. Awesome recycling Rupa the cutlery stand and the bloom..

  3. beautiful. recycling is awesome

  4. Beautiful recycling Rupa!! loved all the elements you added to your project!! They are gorgeous!! :):)
    And thanks for your sweet words on my blog! :)

  5. Awesome recycling Rupa...we must meet one day!Where in Bangalore are you ?My clinic is in Sahakaranagar [North Bangalore]Do give me a call if you come that side!

  6. What a fabulous idea Rupa and the colours are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Altered Eclectics for this month's challenge. I look forward to seeing more of your entries in the coming months.

  7. LOVELY work!
    Thanks for joining us at City Crafter Challenge Blog!

  8. This is fantastic Rupa ..I have missed lots of your post..will take a look now..I love the way you dress up the recycled stuff and make them look stylish !!

  9. This definitely will be a conversation piece Rupa, very beautifully done. love the colors n texture. Thank you for sharing with us at Catchy Challenges!!

  10. lovely idea.... thank you so much for stopping by my blog :)

  11. Beautiful project, Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. Marlene DT

  12. Hi Rupa!
    All your up cycled projects are awesome. You've done a great amount of work I think :) Congrats on your top 3 at BGC fall colour challenge :)

  13. Fabulous!! Great upcycling, thanks for sharing at Catchy Challenges, all the best.

  14. Wow Rupa! Fantastic! What a clever idea too - your friend must have been delighted! Thanks so much for playing along with the Anything Goes with ItsyBitsy Challenge. All the very best!
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