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Video of the Week- Roses from Plastic Spoons

by Susan

Melted spoon rose #diy #recycle

How do you create beautiful roses from melted spoons?  This video, presented by FaveCrafts.com shows a simple way to create these roses.

Not willing to just throw the video out there for you to see, I felt the need to try this project so that I can give you a first hand opinion on how easy this project really is.   My thought was to create a headband or two of plastic  flowers made of plastic silverware.

Melted spoon roses #diy #craft #recycle

So, I got together my supplies and tried it out. I used a coconut scented candle, figuring I’d make the house smell good while crafting.

Melted spoon rose #diy #recycle #crafts

The video makes this project look a lot easier than it is.  After a bit of practice, I was finally able to melt my spoons like she shows in the video, but the trick seems to be to hold it higher above the flame than you think you should.  If you go to try this project, I’d recommend having a large supply of spoons on hand for practice, and do it outside to avoid the melted plastic smell.

Melted spoon rose #diy #recycle

Melted spoon rose #diy #crafts #recycle

Results: Two slightly charred roses, two slightly charred fingers, a bunch of melty spoons and  a house that smells like plastic coconuts.  But a cool project if you can get the hang of it!

 

 

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1 Jul August 29, 2012 at 11:27 am

Could u do that with the popsicle bracelets to make sets?

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2 Susan August 29, 2012 at 11:33 am

Hi Julie! Thanks so much for checking out Totally Green Crafts! As for your question, you could do popsicle bracelets to match, but I wouldn’t try to attach the rose. Each rose take about 10 spoons and they are a little heavy. I would use them for headbands, or maybe a corsage, or to decorate an object that isn’t a wearable. If you decide to try this project, I recommend doing it outside to avoid the fumes.

suzy

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3 Lynda August 29, 2012 at 12:02 pm

I love this project. Thank you for doing it and sharing your thoughts about it. I think it would be a fun project for the beach but not making headbands cause we are too old for that, hehehe maybe like you said, a decoration on something. Any thoughts?

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4 Joey July 26, 2013 at 7:42 pm

This is awesome! I was wondering what kind of paint you would use? Any suggestions???

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5 Amy July 29, 2013 at 9:00 pm

Hi Joey,

No need for paint just buy colored spoons. You can usually find them on the cheap at the dollar store or Christmas Tree Shops. If you don’t have any luck with those places a party store will have them in every color of the rainbow! :)

Amy*

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