Spring Flowers Made Using Plastic Spoons


Using plastic spoons for crafts is nothing new, but it's something that I hadn't done, so I thought I'd give it a try. Making flowers seemed like a good first time spoon craft for me. They are easy to put together and I've got several ideas in mind for using them in my spring time decor.
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Breaking or cutting plastic spoons leaves jagged edges. After thinking about it for a bit, I decided that I would use a lighter to soften the plastic and then use scissors to cut the spoon apart.
Hold the spoon close to the flame for a few seconds and it will melt and bend down. It's easy to then snip it apart cleanly with scissors.
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I used a small paper doily as a backing for these, but you can just as easily cut your own paper circle to use. Find the center point of the circle and use hot glue to place a petal in place. Continue adding petals, spacing them as close as you would like. The closer they are placed, the more petals you'll have, giving you a large or small flower.
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To fill the center, I hot glued a small pom pom in place.
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Using different colors gives the spring time pop I was looking for.
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The best part about these little cuties is that the cost is next to nothing. Plastic spoons from the dollar store and a bag of pom poms and you're all set.
Beverly Roderick at Across the Blvd

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  • Dianne Tinline
    on Jun 12, 2017

    So you think we could use a tea light in the center and they would float in a pool

    • Ard7370318
      on Jun 15, 2017

      Wow, Dianne, that was a great idea and you could buy a sheet of thin colored vinyl foam and attach it to the base of your spoons then add vinyl green leaves to make your lotus flower look more realistic! I just might make a few to put in my large concrete birdbaths as well as our little pond! You'll have to get a glue that won't melt your foam though!

  • Claudette
    on Sep 18, 2017

    Where do you find cheap colored spoons?

  • Bwarner50
    on Aug 25, 2018

    What did you do with the flowers once you had them finished? Let me know. I've made other flowers from spoons - like a giant sunflower last summer.

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  • Bri7991282
    on Jun 26, 2017

    I think a string of lights used as the flower center would make for great patio lighting or used to "cute up" a little girl's bedroom. ( :

  • Ard7370318
    on Sep 19, 2017

    Like you I've never made anything using plastic spoons but I have a huge box of then that's just been taking up space forever so I think I'm going to make a few flowers to float in my birdbath. I think instead of using paper I will use some silk leaves to attach them to or possibly cut out a few leaves and paint them using a thin sheet of foam. I also like the idea another person said, and space my spoon centers large enough so that a tea light fits in the center then float them in my birdbath. Thanks for the inspiration!

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