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January 14, 2015

Sister's Challenge: Fabric Wrapped Kitchen Utensils-- and a LEGO giveaway!

Welcome to another Sisters' Challenge!  Keep reading after our project for a fun giveaway!
This month I challenged Laura and myself to use fabric in a project.  The catch was, there was no (or very minimal) sewing allowed!

I came up with a great scrap-buster that makes a great gift for a new bride as well: Fabric-Wrapped Kitchen Utensils!


I chose these fun, brightly-colored rubber spatulas from Walmart.  You could also use wooden spoons or other similar utensils.


SUPPLIES NEEDED: 
Utensils of choice
Fabric scraps and scissors
Mod Podge
Paintbrush


This is such an easy gift to make! 

  •  First, determine how long you want your scraps to be (or how much of the handle you want to cover).  Mine are about four inches long.  Trim your scraps to fit your utensil handles.  Make sure you have nice even edges with no stray strings.
  • Apply a coat of Mod-Podge to the utensil.  Since mine are flat, I just did one side first.
  • Use your finger to smooth one edge of your fabric on top of your Mod-Podge.  Then carefully wrap your fabric tightly around the handle to the other side.  
  • Place a nice thick coat of Mod-Podge on top of your fabric where the ends will overlap.  Again, use your fingers to pull your fabric tight, then smooth down onto the glue. 
  • Once your fabric is the way you want it, cover the whole fabric piece with a thick coat of Mod-Podge, paying careful attention to the top and bottom.  This will help seal it against water when washing. (It goes without saying that these are hand-wash only, right? )
  • Let your utensils dry completely.  The fabric handles should be stiff to the touch.


Just for fun, I used my precision engraver to engrave some words onto some of the spatulas.  I think it's kind of cute.


Now I have a few sets just waiting to be given away!  Or maybe I'll keep some for myself!  (I have found you can never have enough rubber spatulas!)

Now for the giveaway:  I'm teaming up with some Arizona bloggers to celebrate the new year with one of the hottest toys of 2015.  You can't find this anywhere for an acceptable price- trust me, we've looked!  
That's right- we have a LEGO Elsa's Ice Castle and we are giving it to one of you!

Simply enter via Rafflecopter below.  I am so jealous that you all have a chance to win this- my daughter would pretty much do anything for this set!  Spread the word and good luck!  (And don't forget to come back tomorrow to see what project Laura made using fabric!)
a Rafflecopter giveaway


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31 comments:

  1. My daughter and I are huge Tangled/Rapunzel fans, I'm not sure if they have a Rapunzel Lego set out or not :)

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    1. They do and it's so cute! It's Rapunzel's tower. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Wrapping those spatulas with fabric definitely make them stand out more. Cute & easy project. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Theresa- I appreciate you stopping by!

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  3. One of our daughters would have been Elsa crazy if she were little now. The spatula idea is so cute, and adds a personal touch.

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  4. This is so cute and would make a wonderful gift to someone either in a basket with other baking things like a brownie or cake mix! Love it!

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    1. I thought to do the same thing Tara! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. What a great idea! I love the way those turned out, Valerie!

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  6. What cute utensils. Great idea! xo Martha Kate www.leavingperfectionlearninggrace.com

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    1. Thanks Martha Kate! I appreciate you stopping by!

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  7. This is a cute idea and something that will be fun for me and the kiddo to do thank you for sharing

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    1. That's great to get your kids involved- you're right, it would be easy for them to do this project!

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  8. That would be a great housewarming gift! Cheap and Easy too!

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    1. My favorite type of gift (easy to make!)

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  9. We love LEGOS, I think it would really cute to do Princess and the Frog in LEGO!

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    1. That would be a great set Emily! I hope they do more of the Disney sets in LEGO.

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  10. Oh love Legos! And so love this idea for the utensils. Gonna make this soon:)

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    1. Thanks Lauryn! I think it gives a special touch to something we all need!

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  12. I love the fabric wrapped spatulas. This would be cute as a housewarming gift also, or if you are giving a child a cooking set.

    As for my favorite Frozen character, I love how Anna is so focused on making sure her sister is safe and feels loved.

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    1. Aliza that's a great idea to give a little cooking set to kids! Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. My favorite is Anna! She's the heroine of the story!

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  14. What a cute gift idea! I have no creative thinking power!

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  15. Olaf! I'd love to see The Lion King as a Lego set.

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  16. I would love to see even more Frozen sets from Lego!!!

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