Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Plastic Spoon Roses Tutorial



Plastic Spoon Roses

Have you seen roses made from plastic spoons before?

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I saw it on Pinterest and it looked really cool so I knew I had to try it! 

Materials Needed:
Plastic Spoons
Candle
Lighter
Scissors
Hot Glue Gun
Paint (Optional)
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I began by lighting the candle and holding the spoon about two inches over the flame.  It is best to do in a room with no fan or a lot of air circulating around.  The plastic will begin to melt just a little and become pliable.  You can use pliers (I just used my fingers and I didn’t get burned) and bend the spoon to create a petal shape.  Try to keep the spoon from getting too close to the flame or it will catch on fire or cause blackening of the plastic. 

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After I did about 12-15 spoons, I cut the handles off.  I left a little bit to use to fuse the petals together.  I left more on some and less on others so there would be variation.

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Then, I took one of the petal pieces held the small bit of handle over the flame until it became softened and pressed it into the handle part of another until they joined together.  I then heated another one and added it to the two. 

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I did about five petals together then started a new group that was a little smaller around. 


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Then I did a last group of petals even smaller around than the last one. 

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I stacked the small flowers on top of each other  and used hot glue to hold them in place.

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I could have just stopped there.  They look beautiful white.  Just like porcelain.  But I decided to give them a little color. I painted them with acrylic paint (I used a shade called Skintone).  I made sure to get the paint into all of the little nooks and crannies and also to paint the underside too.  I could have spray painted them or even used colored spoons!

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I love how they look and they are very sturdy!  I may even like them better than my egg carton flowers.  I can think of so many possibilities for these roses:  pendants, hairclips, brooches, jar toppers, magnets, maybe even wreaths! For now, I’m going to display them on this dessert tray I found at the thrift store and spray painted white.  I like them here in my dining room. 

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21 comments:

  1. This looks so pretty. I have never seen this before.

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  2. Kathie...Thanks for the idea...You have my mind going...Blessings, Becky

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  3. Oh, these are darling! Thank you for the tutorial and I may just have to try my hand at this.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. Those are so pretty. And you're right, they do look like porcelain. I've never seen this done before. Thanks for showing it.
    ...came here via CCC, Pat

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  5. These are so amazing! I keep saying I'm going to do this to add to a vase. I love the colors. They turned out so great. :)

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  6. How cool is this? Plastic spoons...oh my!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  7. Fabulous!! Your roses are super cool! Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Carrie

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  8. Visiting from the Shabby Nest Frugal Friday. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing :)

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  9. Amazing! I can't believe those are made from spoons! I hope you’ll link this up today (or anytime this weekend) at One Creative Weekend on OneCreativeMommy.com.

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  10. THese look amazing! Would have never known that they are spoons. These would look amazing on a birthday cake too.

    www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  11. Your roses are so pretty! It's amazing that they're made of plastic spoons. You'd never know it by just looking at them. What a great idea!

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  12. Just to let you know, I featured your wonderful project today. If you have a moment, stop by and grab a featured button. Thank you so much for sharing your project on homework. http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-inspiration-board-link-party_10.html

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  13. Holy cow! These are so freakin' cool!! They look so good!! Love them!
    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party! I included this in my Feature Friday post! http://www.aglimpseinsideblog.com/2012/08/feature-friday-76.html

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  14. Well, how freakin clever is that! Awesome. I am going to have to give this a try! Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a fantastic weekend!

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  15. AMAZING!!! Talk about turning blah into bling!! :)
    LOVE IT!

    Fun stopping by.
    Much love,
    Marcia

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  16. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 5 post on Aug. 12, 2012. Thanks again.

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  17. Great idea! They look almost real! Liz

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  18. Those are so pretty! I'd never guess they were made of plastic spoons. They make a wonderful display, but would also be gorgeous on top of a round hatbox for extra oomph when giving a gift.

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  19. Kathie! These are fabulous! I just saw them as they are featured over at Carolyn's Homework. Thanks so much for sharing how you made these. I know you said you saw these on Pinterest but I am going to pin them from your site because I have not seem them before and want to remember how to make them.

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  20. I’m so glad you linked this up at One Creative Weekend! I love it! I’d love for you to join the party again tomorrow.

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  21. What a unique idea! Your flowers are so pretty and can be used in so many ways. I'd love to try this craft for myself.

    Paula@SweetPea

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