The spoon ornament that I made for Stephanie had the title of one of her favourite hymns decoupaged on it, and was decorated with a rhinestone piece from a broken earring, and a red ribbon bow.
Here’s how to make a similar ornament.
I started with some decorative handmade paper that I thrifted a few years ago and one of the vintage rose decorated stainless steel spoons, which are from the 1970’s and made by Nasco Japan. The pattern is called Rose Border.
I drilled a hole into the end of the spoon using a 1/16″ metal drill bit.
Drilling into stainless steel takes much more time and patience than drilling into silver plate or sterling silver. This was the first time I tried to do this and somehow I managed not to break any bits.
Once the hole was in I printed the word that I wanted to use on the paper, and gently tore around the word using my fingers so that it roughly fit into the bowl of the spoon. This doesn’t have to be perfect, I just did it by eye.
I decoupaged the word into the bowl of the spoon using Mod Podge, and once dry I did two coats on top. These first pics are not that great because my old camera is ancient.
But I bought a new camera before Christmas (with some etsy earnings) and now my pics are hopefully getting better.
I decorated this spoon with a ribbon rose that I got in a batch of thrifted millinery flowers a while back. I glued it on with E6000 so it’s definitely permanent.
Here are the other two ornaments in this set.
I added some jute twine for hangers, and these spoon ornaments are ready to hang.
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