Add a little “pop” to your dinner or buffet table this 4th of July (or any occassion for that matter!). Simply roll up your flatware in an ironed cloth napkin and tie a bow around it!

  1. Available on 4 or 10 yard rolls at my local craft store, I look for a good quality grosgrain ribbon that best fits the mood of the event or season. I take the hand (feel) and weight of the napkin into account when choosing the width of the ribbon.
  2. Cut ribbon into 24-30 inch lengths.
  3. Roll up utensils in napkin and tie with a bow, snipping the ends at an angle with a pair of sharp scissors.
  4. When all place settings are wrapped and tied, I like to present them in a basket with higher sides so you can really see them!

For more 4th of July and summer entertaining ideas, please view my Summer Anniversary emagazine!

Enjoy! Love, Nora


  1. Barbara Stillman on June 29, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Thank you, Nora, for this pretty idea to dress up a patriotic table for the 4th of July and all summer long! Also love your magazine!! Thank you, again.

    Barbara S.
    Parrish, FL

  2. Amy Chalmers on July 1, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Love this simple but pretty idea Nora!

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