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.
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.
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.
To fill the center, I hot glued a small pom pom in place.
Using different colors gives the spring time pop I was looking for.
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 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

  • Claudette Claudette on Sep 18, 2017
    Where do you find cheap colored spoons?

  • Bwarner50 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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  • Goldbeargirl Goldbeargirl on Sep 01, 2020

    LOVE this! These could be used or placed anywhere, just use different backing on them. How fun to put on a wall or on a picture??!!

  • Marsha Griffis Marsha Griffis on Jan 28, 2021

    These would be adorable as magnets on our RV door and awning poles!

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