Saturday, 16 November 2013

DIY Spoon Decorations

As long-time readers will know, I volunteer in a charity shop and utterly love putting together window displays! The manager had decided for the Christmas window to be done this week, so I made these unique spoon decorations from some donated spoons, to go on our Christmas tree!

Thought I’d take pictures along the way, so I can share this DIY.

This is a DIY that will require the use of power tools. Such things are scary and I am clumsy lately, so I enlisted the help of my Dad :)

You’ll need:
Small spoons (e.g. teaspoons, jam spoons, etc)
Jump rings or loose links from a chain
Thread or ribbon
Piece of kitchen towel or rag, to protect spoon when in vice

Round nose pliers
Flat nose pliers

1. Wrap the spoon handle in kitchen towel or a rag, and put in the vice. Cut the spoons in half along the handle.
If the handles are longer than teaspoons, you might need to cut out a section from the handle instead.

2. File the ends so there are no sharp edges.

3. Drill small holes in the ends.
My Dad did this bit. Thanks Dad! :D He used a standing drill rather than a hand drill.

4. Fit jump rings or chain links through the holes (open and close the jump rings by twisting sideways with the pliers!).
I used links from a bit old chain.

5. Cut lengths of thread or ribbon, and slip through the jump rings/chain links, tying the ends in a knot to create a loop for hanging.

Will be linking up to the parties listed on the link parties page! :D

1 comment:

  1. These are really cute and look easier to make than I would have thought.


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