Chrysanthemum Mirror Made With Plastic Spoons


This is one of my favorite projects that I've ever done because it proves a simple fact: Pretty decor doesn't have to be expensive (and in fact, it can be pretty cheap). I made this chrysanthemum mirror using the cheapest plastic spoons I could find at my local grocery store. I glued them to inexpensive MDF wreath forms and then painted them with craft paint. Minimal cost with big impact. My kind of
Chrysanthemum mirror made with cheap plastic spoons.
Chrysanthemum mirror made with cheap plastic spoons.
I used the cheapest spoons I could find, and actually cut the handles off with a pair of scissors.  These were definitely NOT high quality plastic spoons!  :-)
I used the cheapest spoons I could find, and actually cut the handles off with a pair of scissors. These were definitely NOT high quality plastic spoons! :-)
I used just one color of craft paint for the whole thing, and simply added a little bit more white latex paint (left over from my ceiling) for each row of spoons.
I used just one color of craft paint for the whole thing, and simply added a little bit more white latex paint (left over from my ceiling) for each row of spoons.
Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating

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  • Julie Bojanek Gebhardt
    on Jul 22, 2016

    What is an MDF wreath form??

    • Victoria Kimball Marine
      on Oct 5, 2016

      MDF stands for medium density fiberboard. It's very heavy and sturdy, but more affordable than solid wood or even plywood. I think you could use just about any round flat object to make this though, as long as it's sturdy enough to support the weight of the other materials.

  • Dorothy
    on Jun 20, 2018

    How many spoons did you use?

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