10/10/09

Altered Spoon



I recently picked up some old spoons while out thrift shopping and decided to try altering one of them. I have seen many different kinds of altered silverware out in blogland...all of them beautiful. I decided to make mine a Christmas ornament. I cut off part of the handle and curled the rest back to make a loop then I put burgandy colored velvet on the spoon and added trim and embellishments. There is a great tutorial on how to do this at Gingersnap Creations Blog. Thanks for stopping by my nest!

Take Care - Robin

27 comments:

*jean* said...

oo robin it turned out great! a beautiful ornament!

Barb said...

That is just lovely. i would never had known it was a spoon if you had not said.

blessings

barbara jean

Susan said...

That's a beautiful ornament. Was it hard to cut the spoon?
Susan

Dee Dee said...

lovely. Is this soldering?

Music said...

Gorgeous! :) I was just thinking about you the other day, I missed reading your posts and seeing the wonderful things you make.

whymsicalmusings said...

What a wonderful idea!!! And it is so beautiful! BRAVO
XXX
Becky

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Gosh that's pretty. Very rich-looking!!!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Very unusual...what an interesting way to use a spoon! Love looking at your older posts too.

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Oh your ornament turned out so beautiful! It is very unique! I will have to visit Gingersnap Creations, thanks for the link!

Barb said...

OMG Robin, your altered spoon is amazing !!! Love it!
Thanks for stopping by to "visit" my blog. :)

Gaby Bee said...

That's a fun idea! Your altered spoon is fantastic!
Gaby xo

Rita said...

Wow..how cool is this...I love this.

Lynn said...

Wow, this is just beautiful Robin, and will make a lovely decoration, I am off to check out that tutorial :)

Linda said...

So pretty!

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Dear sweet Robin, Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog and leaving your beautiful comment. You have touched my heart so much with your caring & heartfelt words.
Have a lovely rest of the week!
Hugs, Carol Anne

beth said...

Robin, very nice.
I have used Adirondack inks on old spoons, I love it that you covered it with the velvet, it looks antiquey. Clever idea.

beth
ps. Thanks for the comment on my blog, the prayers are very appreciated.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is sooooo beautiful Robin! what a wonderful and clever idea. thank you also for the tutorial link. When my Mom was a young girl they use to make "spoon" bracelets.

Diann said...

Robin, it's a very beautiful spoon Christmas ornament! I've been missing yor ART and posts! Thanks for the tutorial link! Diann

Elizabeth Golden said...

Your spoon is so beautiful. I have wanted to do something with some I have but am such a chicken. Yours is inspiring.

Judy said...

Very pretty, Robin! Good job!

Diane said...

How beautiful. Thank you for linking us to the tutorial. I wonder if there is a way to do this without the torch, for those of us who don't have one.

This could be done with a fork also!
Or a butter knife with a pretty shaped blade.

If anyone has any ideas how to do this without the torch, I'd love to hear them!

Diane

Sarah said...

WOW!!!!!!

livia said...

I really like the velvet idea

ScrappyPam said...

What a great idea! I love it that you made it into something you can use - and so pretty, too!

Jan (J.T.) Thomason said...

it's beautiful! so creative:) and i just love it! you do such great work - jan

QueenBe said...

I'll have to check out those instructions. What a great idea~

Sandi said...

Just lovely spoon Robin! Can they just be bent back with pliars?
Blessings~