How to Make Leather-Wrapped Grill Utensils

Whip up delights for your favorite foodies with this creative gift that they'll eat right up.

Purchased grill utensils get a makeover with sleek leather-wrapped handles. Offer them as a set or individually to all the grill masters in your life and you'll get an automatic invite to the next BBQ!

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What You'll Need

  • 2 mm leather cord (6 yards per handle)
  • Yardstick or ruler
  • Masking tape
  • Grill utensils (We bought a 4-piece set from Bed, Bath & Beyond.)
  • Scrap cardboard
  • Superglue
  • Toothpicks

Step 1: Prep the tools

Measure 6 yards of leather cord and cut two pieces of masking tape. Wrap the cord around the utensil handle and tape the short end of the leather to the cardboard. Pull the leather tight and tape the opposite side to the cardboard.

Step 2: Wrap leather

Apply a small bead of superglue to a gap you create between the wrapped leather, using a toothpick to smooth the glue. Push the leather back together and apply another small bead of glue and smooth with a clean toothpick. Allow to dry for 1 hour.

Step 3: Add knots

Remove tape and cardboard. Begin the first knot by creating a loop with the cord, wrapping around the handle counterclockwise and bringing the tail over the loop. Gently pull the knot together. (Your knots will get tighter as you go.)

Step 4: Glue and dry

Continue this process, knot after knot, until you've covered the desired amount of the handle. Your line of knots will naturally twist around the handle. Dab a bead of glue on the final knot and allow to dry for 1 hour. Clip the beginning and end of the leather so you have enough to wrap around the handle one time. Apply a bead of glue along the edge of the first and last rows and smooth with a toothpick.

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