Having an outdoor barbeque and want to jazz up an otherwise bland picnic or patio table? Try these recycled menu and silverware holders that take no time to make made from old (and otherwise thrift store bound) jeans. Whether your party is just an informal get-together or a western-themed celebration, these denim pocket place settings are a trendy addition to any gathering.
- Several old pairs of jeans
- Paper towels
- Fabric scraps
- Brown cardstock
- “Cowboys” and “Bleeding Cowboy” fonts downloaded from dafonts.com
Cost: $0 – I used all upcycled materials to create this cute project.
1. Cut out the pockets from some old jeans, making sure the pockets are large enough to hold your menu. Don’t worry if your collection of jean pockets is mismatched. This just adds to your overall look!
2. Print and cutout your menus, making sure they are thin enough to fit in your pocket place settings. To add a western flair to my menu, I downloaded some free cowboy-themed fonts from dafonts.com (“Cowboys” and “Bleeding Cowboy”).
3. Roll up your silverware in a paper towel and secure the bundle using leftover scrap fabric. I used paper towels because they’re more durable and able to withstand the sauce from my dad’s Memphis-Style Ribs. I also saved some money by using the fabric that was leftover from my Backyard Barbecue Fourth of July Bunting.
4. Put a menu and silverware bundle into each pocket, and place a bundle on each place setting, and you are done!