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Plastic Spoon Christmas Trees

Christmas is my favorite season and this is by far my favorite Christmas craft - Plastic Spoon Christmas trees. It takes only about 30 minutes to make and costs under $10, maybe less if you have spoons and paint left over from other projects! I bought a ton of plastic spoons from The Dollar Store and a paper mach tree cone from my local craft store. That, along with a hefty dose of hot glue, and a little spray paint, spoons have been transformed into a whimsical christmas display! For full tutorial, more pictures, and lots more DIY christmas tree ideas, visit the original post at http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/plastic-spoon-christmas-tree/
Difficulty: Easy
Plastic Spoon Trees are a unique and pretty way to decorate on the cheap for the holidays!
First, I cut off the heads of about 100 plastic spoons.
Then, I spray painted the backs and fronts with brown, black, and gold for texture.
Finally, I hot glued them onto a paper mache tree form, starting at the bottom and working my way upward.

To see more: http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/plastic-spoon-christmas-tree/

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  • Lois R
    Lois R Monroe, LA
    on Nov 12, 2013

    very nice! can acrylic paints be used on these spoons?

    • Jocie@OneProjectCloser
      Jocie@OneProjectCloser Ellicott City, MD
      on Nov 12, 2013

      @Lois R I would think so since the tree doesn't get a lot of wear. let me know how it goes! :)

  • Sharon Johnson
    Sharon Johnson Algonquin, IL
    on Nov 12, 2013

    Very creative. I like that idea!

  • 1vbanas
    1vbanas Deansboro, NY
    on Nov 12, 2013

    did you have to use the "fusion" paint for plastics in order for the paint to stick good? I have a green styrofaom cone to cover.

    • Jocie@OneProjectCloser
      Jocie@OneProjectCloser Ellicott City, MD
      on Nov 12, 2013

      @1vba any spray paint seems to work well since the tree doesn't get a lot of wear and tear. I would be careful using a styrofoam cone...not sure how hot glue does with foam... happy crafting!

  • JoAnn Bernier
    JoAnn Bernier Cartersville, GA
    on Nov 12, 2013

    get colored spoons!

    • Doris Hare
      Doris Hare Woodbridge, VA
      on Nov 12, 2013

      @JoAnn Peters That is a realy smart idea, however the texture looks really nice on the painted spoon,

  • Lorna S
    Lorna S Rineyville, KY
    on Nov 12, 2013

    Awesome! I may just have to try this today :-)

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