Handle Wraps

Here’s a fast way to refresh an old collection…

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I love beat up pewter pitchers and trays; I have collected quite a few garage sale treasures over the years. I thought I'd give my collection a quick update by wrapping the handles in suede and cloth.

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I love change, but I also love to be able to change my changes (I am fickle). With the snip of a scissor, these wraps can easily be removed once I tire of this look.

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I used strips of torn fabric and leather cording used for beading (found in the jewelry supply aisle of craft stores). You could also use wire, yarn, twine or even ribbon.

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The nice thing about this is you can change your collection to work with any color palette you choose.

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The key to making this effect temporary is to glue the suede to itself and not to the pitcher. Keep it tight as you go along.

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To end your wrap, just add a small dab of hot glue to the end of the cord and press it onto the wrapped cord.



  1. teresina  March 1, 2012

    easy and fast. Fun change

    • camilla  March 2, 2012

      Thanks Teresina!

  2. Suan L  March 2, 2012

    LOVE the orange against the pewter. You are so clever.

    • camilla  March 2, 2012

      Thank you Susan – I love that color combo too! Take Care, C

  3. catie  March 23, 2012

    beautiful & fresh!
    oh, i LOVE that stout little pitcher!