Saturday, November 3, 2012

Flowers From Plastic Spoons!

Flower Made From Plastic Spoons
 
 
I came across this idea while I was browsing different ways to make paper flowers and thought I have GOT to try this! The best part about this craft is that plastic spoons are super cheap and the colors are almost limitless.
 
What you need
 
 
1 Burning Candle
Scissors
Plastic Spoons (Any Color, and at least 6, the more spoons the fuller the flower)
 
 
How to Make

 
Step One: Take one plastic spoon and sway it over the burning candle until it looks to start becoming droopy. (The closer you put the spoon to the fire the more of a burnt look you get)

 
Step Two: While the tip of the spoon is still hot (be careful spoon will be extremely hot) shape the spoon into the desired shape of petal you want. I usually pinch in the sides a bit and then make the tip fold outwards just a tad. (The plastic hardens quickly, so try to get the shape you want fast)

 
Step Three: Reheat the base of the scoop part of the spoon and snip off while the stem is still warm. 

 
Step Four: Repeat step two to the rest of the spoons and fuse them together one by one by heating the ends slightly and pinching them together.

 
Keep going around placing the petals where you want them
 
For this flower I used the ends of a plastic black fork for the center.

 


2 comments:

  1. How cool! Soon homes all around the world will smell of burning plastic ;)

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