A rustic way to make your table look might fancy for a dinner party. You can re-cycle hessian bags too and use whatever flowers are in season. Great for a garden party, christmas or just a birthday – change the colours to suit the event!


  • some hessian cloth / rustic linen
  • a reel of twine
  • sprigs of lavender/branches or cute flowers
  • 1 can orange spray paint
  • vintage cutlery


  1. Cut your hessian / cloth down to napkin size.
  2. fold over to look like picture above and rest cutlery on top to hold.
  3. lay out your flowers on the newspaper and spray with the orange paint (do this outside or in a well ventilated area - if outside watch the wind isn't blowing towards anyones washing house or car :)
  4. once dry - turn and spray the other side.
  5. Now lay the sprigs of flowers on the hessian next to the cutlery and tie up with twine to finish.


Gold looks great at christmas, mixed up pastel tones look good for a baby shower. You can spray anything - I once did gold grapes for each setting - looked ace - but now the toddled would try and eat them so flowers are safe!

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    • 18 Feb 2014
      3:16 pm

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  • Very beautiful, I think they look great


  • I can’t really picture and event where I would use these, but they do look fantastic


  • Rustics look great. love the fact you could reuse them.


  • Recycling is always fun and you get to creative awesome things


  • I love your rustic place settings,they look fab!


  • Looks so good. Thank you for sharing a great idea.


  • Lovely idea and so versatile – you could use these for any occasion.


  • This is a great idea. I might do a set for my sister!

    • oh that would make a great gift for sure. lovely thought


  • What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this!


  • Currently on the look out for some old sacking etc in Sydney for similar projects. Thanks for sharing this one.


  • Thanks for sharing this creative idea; looks good.

    • A gorgeous setting for a romantic outdoor picnic.


  • Rustic always seams to work and can really be very inexpensive.


  • I would never have thought to spray paint the flowers! Great idea for a wedding, could match in with any wedding colour!


  • Rustic place setting is perfect for a bbq


  • this is a pretty good idea! it looks simple enough


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