So, for the next week or so I'm going to share some ideas you can craft for neighbors, friends and family during your long weekend–starting with the one I'm making–this beaded pie server. I've seen DIY beaded silverware but since I am making something not only for neighbors, but for some of my husband's clients, the idea of doing two per person (a fork and spoon) sounded a bit daunting to me! SO... I came up with the thought of doing the one pie server along with a pie per person. It turns out, the beading did not take nearly as long as I thought it would! And if you do need to make something for a number of people, this is perfect because I found decent pie servers at The Dollar Tree! Then, I used my 40% off coupon to buy bead sets at Hobby Lobby. Each bead set was a few dollars and you can probably make at least three from one set.
I tried my darnest to take how-to photos, but because of the pie server's mirrored reflection and the fact I only have a pocket digital camera, the photos came out awful. Luckily I can direct you to this tutorial here. When you go there, you'll notice she took the extra step of hand stamping the silverware. You'll have to scroll down to get to the beading portion of the direction. But, I do love the project. I'm hoping to find a felt pouch I can put them in.