Everything I used for the pouches were purchased at Michaels on clearance...Happy Dance!
I couldn't decide if I wanted to go with traditional red, glittery cream and gold, or a more natural color scheme so I made one of each.
I really liked the glittery gold chevron ribbon and it went so well with the gold placements I already had on hand.
I'm a sucker for holly so I made these ones using a more open weave natural burlap ribbon.
I fused a tighter weave burlap ribbon onto Heat n Bond paper with an iron. Then I drew out some holly leaves using a black paint pen and cut them out. I removed the Heat n Bond backing from each leaf and fused them onto the pouches. Note: Insert a piece of paper inside the pouches so the glue won't adhese the front backs together). Then I sewed some cute red wooden beads and ta da! I really liked these but they weren't the winner.
I'm a sucker for all things red and so the winning pouches to adorn my Christmas Tablescape were these...
Simple yet have that punch of red that goes so well with my holiday decorating scheme!
For a tutorial on how to make flatware pouches press HERE.
Which ones would have been your choice?