This is what they started out like, right out of the box.
Then, I took the never ending roll of jute that I bought at the very beginning of all of these baby shower crafts, and I started wrapping (and hot glueing) the jute around the base of the knife. It took less than 5 minutes to get the entire thing wrapped and glued. It looked a lot better than what I started off with, but I thought that it still needed something.
I took some red rafia-style material (that I bought to make a bow) and tied a ribbon around it. I didn't like it, so I took it off.
I had found a 6 ft. roll of red bandana print ribbon at Hobby Lobby for 99 cents and haven't found anything to use it on, so I thought this might be the thing! But, I didn't like it, so I took it off. But I really liked the ribbon and wanted to use it, so I cut off a couple of small pieces... And wrapped it around the top and the bottom and hot glued them down. I really liked that a lot better and liked how the red broke up all that brown.
Because I just love bows and all those different textures! Isn't that cute? Much cuter way to cut a western baby shower cake then a regular 'ol knife!
Happy Crafting and Enjoy Your Weekend Folks!