I’m sooo excited to share this project with you today!!
I was wondering around a thrift store… what? no… I was wandering around, well yes… I guess I was wondering around too.
OK, so I was both wondering and wandering around a thrift store a couple of weeks ago looking for inspiration and after probably my fourth or fifth lap I finally saw two sets of six asian soup spoons.
Not sure how I managed to pass by them so many times, but I guess I couldn’t see the flower that they were so obviously meant to be through all the other stuff in front of them… until I focused.
Here’s a peek at my finished spoon flower.
I had to glue the spoons to the backs of the blue votive holder petals, but the spoons have a slight angle to them. I tried a couple of plates underneath until I found the right one that would hold the spoons perfectly in place while the glue cured.
I let this outside curing for about 8 hours, and then I brought it into the house to finish curing overnight.
I glued the clear votive holder into the centre of the blue one, and added some blue glass bead thingies to the blue votive petals.
Because the blue votive holder is translucent you can see the ends of the soup spoons through the petals, but the beads help to mask that a bit. Plus I think they’re pretty.
I’ve got a stash of damaged jewelry and I glued an earring piece into the centre of the clear votive.
And last, but certainly not least, because the whole project relies on this to work… I flattened a spoon with a hammer and glued it to the back of the blue votive holder. I held the spoon in place with duct tape until it was cured.
And here’s my finished spoon flower. When I was putting it on the stake John came by and said it looked like it weighed “won ton”. Ha!
It is heavy, but the spoon seems to be holding it just fine. I’ve put it in a non-windy place to protect it, and the stake is pushed about a foot into the ground. I used a piece of an old deck swing that we took apart.
I caught Winkle the garden gnome dozing off under my new spoon flower while listening to my silver goblet wind chimes, which are not too far away. It must be nice to be so relaxed that you can take a nap anywhere… anytime.
Suddenly I’m feeling very sleepy. Well… it is 11pm when I’m writing this. I think I’ll go take a long nap, but not outside. Winkle is on his own. lol.
Thanks so much for reading!