Plastic Spoon Flowers for the Garden

May 20, 2015By 2 Comments

Craft with Rami

Hey everyone! Welcome to another Crafting with Rami upcycle craft!  The creative challenge this month is silverware or utensils – a real tough challenge for everyone! We googled all kinds of fun tutes with silverware and this was just gorgeous!!

plastic spoon flower 2crochethooks

we used this Chrysanthemum Mirror from Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating as inspiration. Isn’t it cool!!

Gramy had to have one (or more) and she had the perfect spot – the back shady corner of her garden.  Keeping upcycle in mind, we decided to use some plastic plates left over from a party for the back and some left over ball jar lids from candle making as the centers.

plate markings for Spoon flower 2crochethooksWe cheated a bit and marked circles on the plates to help keep the flower petals straight.

gluing petals Spoon flower 2crochethooks

Then time to hot glue and stick on a petal, glue and stick. We used about 50 spoons per flower. That was a lot of spoons! (We used a tile cutting hand tool to break our spoons and hot glue (only 1 burn!) to stick them on. It was easier to stick on the spoons when they were cut with most of the handle taken off)

Spoon flower 2crochethooksLovely!! But…. I felt bad about all the handles going unused so…..

spoon handle flower 2crochethooksTa da!! I think this is my favorite!

Painting Spoon flower 2crochethooks

We ran to Home Depot and picked out three colors – purple, cherry red and bright yellow – and had those little sample jars mixed for us. While waiting we found a blue and cream samples for 50 cents, so we took those too! Then time to paint! 
Rami painting Spoon flower 2crochethooks

Rami regaled us with stories from happenings at school as we painted. colorful Spoon flower 2crochethooks

Done! Kristina being super quick painted the blue and purple, Rami made the cherry red and Bob blue with colorful centers, Gramy did the handle flower in yellow but then added a bit of orange (cherry red and yellow mixed) to the tips. 

close up Spoon flower 2crochethooks

We mixed some yellow and the blue together for a lovely green for the edges of the plates, glued on the center and time to hang!

hanging Spoon flower 2crochethooks

Poppy did the hanging for us – super easy he just made two holes in the ‘top’ and used cotton twine to wrap around the lattice.
Spoon flower wall 2crochethooks

Now this dark, shady corner has some light and beautiful flowers! Which is your fav? What color would you make your flowers or would want to spend several hours clipping spoons? I am curious about what forks would look like next…….

Thanks for crafting with us!
Rami & the whole 2crochethooks gang


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