If you love creative, simple, and festive DIY projects, then pay attention to these. Created by various crafters around the web, these two adorable projects are perfect for the season, and surprisingly, they’re both made entirely from plastic spoons. There’s more than one reason to consider using plastic spoons for your crafts. Most of us have an abundance of them lying around the house, and it’s a great way to recycle them after parties. They’re durable, easy to paint, and as you’ll see below, have a pleasing aesthetic when layered on top of one another. Need to see it for yourself to believe it? Check out these two great holiday spoon projects.
->**Plastic Spoon Christmas Trees**<-
This is a great craft to follow all of those holiday parties: You’ll have dozens of plastics spoons left over, and once you wash them, they’re ready for use.
Snip off the rounded part of each spoon with scissors.
Spray paint the spoon heads in the color of your choice — silver and gold look amazing for this project.
Make sure to let all of the spoons dry completely.
Using a Christmas tree form, glue spoons at the base with the clipped tip facing up. Additionally, glue them side-by-side with the bottom of the spoon angling outwards.
Then, build another layer on top of that.
Do the same until you’ve covered the entire tree, and finish it off by joining the last few spoons at the top of the tree. Isn’t this project adorable?
->**Plastic Spoon Wreath Mirror**<- This one is so pretty, you could use it year-round! It's so quick and easy, that you can get this done in time for Christmas with time to spare.
This project is super pretty, and it will look good hanging on your wall all year round. To complete it, you’ll need plastic spoons, spray paint in your color of choice, a hot glue gun, plenty of glue, nails, duct tape, string, spray primer, a mirror, a cardboard box and sandpaper.
Measure out your preferred wreath diameter using a piece of string, a pen, ruler and scissors on top of your cardboard.
Use your string and scissors to create a perfect circle: Hold your string at the center in place, and slowly move the string around. Repeat this step for the inner, smaller circle.
Cut the wreath out from the larger piece of cardboard.
Cover the edges of the wreath with duct tape to smooth them out.
Then, begin gluing the spoons in alternating, evenly spaced rows.
Continue gluing in the alternating pattern as you start to see your wreath take shape.
If you’re patient, the wreath will end up looking something like this.
Before adding color, use primer to coat the spoons. Take your time, as this step can really add to the overall polished look of your wreath. Then, spray paint with your color of choice.
Once your spray paint is dry, you can add your mirror. On the front of your mirror, add hot glue around the perimeter and place it on the back of the wreath. Reenforce the edges of the mirror with duct tape and add a sawtooth hook or D-ring.
After the entire thing dries completely, you can hang it on your wall — perfect for the holidays, or simply to spruce up any room in the house.