Thursday, July 16, 2009

~ Kitchen Swag ~

Good morning everyone...I wanted to show you this little kitchen swag I made yesterday. These swags are so fun to make......I have a gazillion green handle utensils and thought this would be a fun way to display them, I like the way this turned out so today I'm going to work on one for the kitchen window. I first saw these cute swags on Sharon's blog and I was hooked. She has made several and I've made an Easter and a Valentine one. They are simple, simple...here's what you do.....
Select the fabric for the theme you want to create. I try to buy remnants. Cut strips 1 inch wide, 7 inches long...cut a lot because this needs a bunch. There are no rules, you can make your swag as long and as fluffy as you want. Now you are.....
ready to tie your strips on to a jute base. Just tie the strips on randomly, when your swag is as full as you want, add your embellishments......and there you go. Have a great day. hugs, Linda


26 comments:

blushing rose said...

LOVE that swag ... green utensils I have a few of ... gave me an idea of doing something different. Usually I am very planted with my decor. TY
TTFN~ Marydn

Mildred said...

That is so cute. I love your choice/color of fabrics and the green utensils. Thank you so much for sharing this photo with us.

TattingChic said...

That swag is darling!

Marjorie said...

That is very cute! I see similar swags in boutiques for lots of $$. Seems they can be made very cheaply...

Love Bears All Things said...

Thats interesting. I have all of my grandparents red handles ones in a basket on top of my cabinets. I have nowhere to hang a swag like this one.
Mama Bear

Michelle said...

Love the swag!! Now I'm looking around my kitchen for a spot for one. Have a nice day.

Michelle

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Linda,Very cute idea! Possibilities are endless!
~Patti

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

What a wonderful idea! You did such a lovely job! Blessings,Kathleen

Nancy said...

What a neat way to show off your utensils. That is just too cute. It is so much fun to make things and just watch the results.
Nancy

TattingChic said...

Hi there, friend! I know I was already over here telling you how cute that darling swag is, but I wanted to let you know that I'm having a giveaway! Be sure to come on over and join in!

She'sSewPretty said...

That is so cute Linda and a great way to display your green utensils. I should do something like that too!

Jackie said...

Linda, what a great idea. I love your swag. Thank you for sharing the directions with all of us.

God bless.

Candy said...

How cute is that? Really cute!
I have several green handle gadgets inherited from relatives. Can't wait the see the yellow one for the window.

Friday Blessings, Candy

Heidi said...

This is soooooo cute! Where did you find the old kitchen utensils? I just love this.

I loved seeing your Yule sampler finished. Do you know how you will finish it - frame or something else?

And I loved the book Alice's Tulips. I needed a kleenex at the end. I am also a big Elm Creek quilts fan too.

Hugs ~
Heidi

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

HI Linda
that is just adoreable~!!!!!!!!!!! way cuter then my tapeworm pic
LOL

ya a icky icky thing ~!!
better look closely before cooking it (:)
hugs,Patty

Michele said...

Your new swag is wonderful! Love the color and showing off your old kitchen utensils is sooo fun!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Linda,
Very fun!!! Love the colors and thanks for showing us how to make one...
Happy Sunday!
Deb :)

Florence and Mary said...

Linda your swag is great,

Victoria xx

PEA said...

What a delightful idea! I love it!! I imagine you can make one for any season or holiday or for whatever you want to display, like your green utensils!!! I`ll have to keep this idea in mind:-) xoxo

Denise said...

YOU are just a crafty little gal! It is soooooooooo cute....... Good job......

Thanks for coming by and sending sweet words about my Ant bites. They are better but still itch so bad.... I am taking Benadryl once or twice a day.....Seems to help.......

Have a wonderul week girl!

kbbryant said...

Cute cute idea! I love the green utensils. How are you keeping cool? We are going to the mountains tomorrow for two weeks.

Kathy b

violetlady said...

Lovely swag. Great idea!

BittersweetPunkin said...

That is darling! I love all those green handles gadgets!

Hope your summer is going wonderfully! :)
Hugs,
Robin

blushing rose said...

TY Linda for coming by .. I used to have about 800, all (yes all) hanging on the walls of our house, but when I redecorated a couple years ago I changed all & probably have less than 100 gracing the walls now. I've sold about 200 of them. I love them, more than I can ever say. TTFN ~Marydon

Tootsie said...

very cute !!!!

ceekay said...

Hi ...thanks for stopping in today. Oh how I love the swag. That is just way too cute!