Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Plastic Spoon Laurel Wreath

I am "kopy katting" a clever, fun, inexpensive 
craft/design item I recently saw:
a wreath made of plastic spoons!

Nesting Place blog posted the first one I had ever seen. 
She did one of white spoons and then another one
 with green and blue spoons...both very cute.

I couldn't really think of a place in my house to use a 
wreath made of spoons with fun colors.
  I decided to try to make the wreath with the cheapest 
spoons I could find and then spray paint
 it to try to look like metal. 

At the Dollar Tree, their clear plastic spoons are 48 per pack.
The original instructions said that the wreath 
takes over 50 so I bought two packs.


The only other things you need is are hot glue gun,
 glue sticks and spray paint.  

If you find a cute color of spoon and it goes with
 your house, kid's room, party theme, etc., you 
would not even need the paint. 


You put a dab of hot glue on the neck (near the bowl)
 of the spoon and on the end of the spoon handle. 

Then place the second spoon on top of your first spoon
with the bottom of its bowl on top of your hot glue 
 blob that is on the neck of the first spoon. 

 Press the handle of the second spoon onto the
 glue on the handle of the first spoon.  
The second spoon's handle will be longer than the
 one it is on top of.  Continue this exact same process 
over and over and over and over. 
  This is the almost-finished wreath to show that it does the curving for you.

My wreath took 56 spoons and 30 minutes to construct. 
The only cost for me was for the spoons
 ($2 with lots of leftovers).
I already had the glue gun, glue, and paint.
Ta-dah!!! This is the wreath "going full circle" but not yet painted.


Mine is not perfectly lined up (notice wobble) .
  
This wreath turned out 17" across.
  The type spoons and how far you place them
 down the handle could affect the amount 
of spoons you need and the diameter size.  

Mine is not what I would consider "kid tough"
 so you might keep that in mind if you are
 planning to use one in a kid's area. 
Getting a coat of spray paint in Rust-Oleum Hammered Finish Autumn Brown
 (left over from another project).

It was not as hard as I thought it might be to get good coverage in all the nooks and crannys.  
Well, looking at the drips in this photo, maybe I sprayed too heavy but it messed 
up the textured finish if I tried to "fix" the drip while it was wet.

I might play with the color to make it more metal looking 
(and will for sure clean up the "spider webs" from the 
glue gun and the paint drips). 


Depending on the color of spoons you choose
 (and whether or not to paint), the possibilites for
 this project are endless!

32 comments:

  1. What a cute idea. It really came out nice. I might have to give this one a try!
    Marianne :)

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  2. oh that is the coolest thing! pinned it to Pinterest so hopefully you will get some more views out of it!! love it

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  3. I'm amazed every day at the creative things bloggers come up with. This is a neat one, yours came out great. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I am absolutely going to try that!

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  5. This is on my to-do list too. Love the metal finish on yours.

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  6. I'm going to do this too! I love yours with the Rustoleum paint on it! I can't get over how cool that looks! I'm your newest follower; found you via Kim!

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  7. Who would have thought plastic spoons could be so cute! I love this idea.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  8. Great idea to paint it! I want to try one too!

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  9. This is soo awesome! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing :)

    www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

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  10. Very cool. It doesn't even look like spoons!

    P.S. I am having a giveaway on my blog. There are awesome organizational tools for moms and kids. I hope you will enter.

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  11. Miss Kitty! How amazing! I am going to do my best to read every one of your posts. You are so creative!!!!

    Thank you so so much for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave comments. You made my day!

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  12. What a cool idea! I love wreaths and glue guns. The spray paint was an awesome idea. Love It!

    I found you at Shabby Chic Cottage's Link Party. Have a great day.

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  13. this is so interesting to look at!! great job!

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  14. That is so creative! It amazes me how you guys can come up with things like this that are so cool!! Your spoon wreath turned out great, love it! Thanks for visiting with me, I appreciate your kind comments.

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  15. This is so cool!! I have never seen a wreath made out of spoons! I found you from your link-up at Serenity Now. Great project, I'm inspired!
    www.inside-outdesign.blogspot.com

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  16. No WAY! I would never have guessed that that was made out of spoons. Bravo! :)

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  17. I LOVE this!! Pinning it right now so I don't lose it. Fabulous job!!

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  18. Beautiful! Pinning it to my board.

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  19. Wow, what a beautiful wreath from spoons! I never would have guessed it was plain plastic spoons. Great job!

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  20. Who knew how great plastic spoons could look??? Your wreath turned out great, Miss Kitty and you're right my mind is spinning with possibilities!

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  21. Wow, I am amazed! Very cute project! I love the idea of painting them to seem like metal..good idea! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog! Liz

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  22. Wow!! Stunning! Love how it came out and never would have guessed they were spoons!!!!

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  23. That is seriously so stinkin cute! So happy you joined my newbie party. Have fun!

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  24. Miss Kitty!

    This is so cool! I really did think it was a metal piece of farm machinery... some part of a field plow!?
    YOU had me fooled.
    :)
    So clever.
    Love it!
    xx
    A

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  25. turned out really nice! found you via debbie debbidoos newbie party !

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  26. turned out really nice! found you via debbie debbidoos newbie party !

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  27. This is awesome! It looks so cool, especially after the spray paint. I am totally going to have to borrow this idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. So cool! Saw you on Debbiedoo's. I will have to try this!
    ~ Adrianne at http://happyhourprojects.blogspot.com/

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  29. This is such a clever idea!!! Thanks! XO, Pinky

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  30. Wow! What a cool idea! Love the textured paint you chose! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

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  31. Stunning, it looks like the wreath that a roman emperor would wear on their head!

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