Plastic Spoon Craft Party

spoon party!

If you’re into eco-chic and eye-catching décor, but your budget doesn’t share your enthusiasm, say hello to your new best friend: plastic spoons! They’re free, but they can be upcycled into truly sophisticated craft projects. Read on to find out how!

1. Artichoke Vase

artichoke vase

These are super quick to make and can be used as vases, bookends, or just general ornaments.

You will need:

  • Plastic spoons
  • Jar, vase or can
  • Glue gun
  • Spray paint (optional)

artichoke vase

Instructions

1. Optional: spray paint the spoons and your vessel of choice; allow to dry.
2. Remove spoon handles
3. Use glue gun to attach spoons to the jar, starting at the top
4. Glue overlapping rows all the way to the bottom

with spraypaint

And there you have it! This looks great in colour if you have the time and the spraypaint, but it’s equally good au naturel.
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2. Spoon Flower

spoon flower

This plastic spoon rose makes a totally unique pendant or brooch, great for a personalized and heartfelt gift! You just need to make sure that you make it in a well-ventilated area–preferably outside in open air–and wear a mask, because burning plastic fumes are NOT good for your health!

You will need

  • 17 plastic spoons
  • Candle
  • Pliers
  • Safety pin
  • Pendant hook & chain (optional)

spoon length

1. Cut your spoon handles to three different lengths (10, 5, and 2 of each size, as shown). These will form the three layers of petals in the rose.

spoon melting

2. Use the pliers to hold each piece over the burning candle, but keep it at a distance or it will start to turn black.

attaching petals

3. While the ‘petals’ are still hot, fuse them together using pliers and if necessary, the melted spoon handles

safety pin

4. Flatten the back of the rose and use a piece of melted spoon handle to attach a safety pin

Et voila! You have yourself a unique new accessory.
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1. Spoon Lamp

This lamp won FutureNow magazine’s “Ecology and Design” award in 2010, and for a reason: it’s awesome! (Plus it kind of looks like a dragon’s egg from Game of Thrones…)

Here’s what you need to make it:

materials

  • Plastic spoons
  • Large plastic bottle
  • Glue gun
  • Knife
  • Pliers
  • Lamp with cable

Instructions

step 1

1. Cut the bottom out of the plastic bottle to create the lampshade base

remove spoon handles

2. cut the handles off the plastic spoons and arrange them neatly in rows to get an idea of how they will fit together

begin to glue

3.  glue the rows of spoon heads to the plastic bottle, beginning at the base

top

4. make a circle of spoon heads to cover the top of the lamp

almost done

5. assemble the light fitting through the bottle neck, and you’re done!

congratulations!
High five yourself, because your lamp looks awesome!
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Happy crafting, and don’t forget to share with us if you make any of these!

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