spoon fed

Late one night Ryan came into the office to tell me he was going to sleep.  I told him I was too, just as soon as I made a wreath out of plastic spoons.  He snickered, shook his head and left the room.

He thinks I’m nuts.  Maybe I am.

I first saw the plastic spoon wreath here.  I thought it was clever and had to try it.  I went to the dollar store to pick out some pretty spoons.  I settled on yellow.  I’ve been on a yellow kick lately.

Two dozen spoons and some hot glue later I had myself a wreath.  It only took about 10 minutes to make.  You just glue the back of the spoon to the handle of another spoon and keep going.  You can use more spoons if you’d like.  I added ribbon also from the dollar store.  It was so easy.  In fact, I was thinking that this might be a fun craft to do with kids.  I was feeling a little like a girl scout leader in my delirious state of mind.  So I went to sleep.

The following day I looked at my wreath of spoons.  What the heck do you do with a wreath of plastic spoons? 

That’s what I was thinking as I carried it around the house looking for a place to hang it.  It’s not exactly super chic unless you are having a picnic.  Oh, the perfect picnic decor!

But we weren’t having a picnic.  So I kept trying out spaces…

Then I settled on this wall above my antique dresser behind my Grandmother’s pitcher and basin. 

It looks right at home there and sort of frames the pitcher. 

By the way, the pitcher and basin must have been made in the ceramics hey day of the ’70s.  The tell tale message is on the bottom.  To Rita (my Grandmother), Love Debbie.  We have no idea who Debbie is.

Back to the plastic spoon wreath…for it to not look super strange in your home decor, it really needs to be part of a vignette and preferably set back.  Then it blends and becomes a subtle conversation piece.  This isn’t a wreath that can hang out there alone.  Think buddy system.

The spoon wreath vignette sits opposite the vintage sheet music wreath in the guest room.  We’re officially at wreath capacity in that room.

I think I’ll try a fork wreath next…

Linking to:
The Lettered Cottage
House of Hepworths
Fireflies & Jellybeans
Beyond the Picket Fence
Mod Vintage Life
Between Naps on the Porch

7 thoughts on “spoon fed

  1. This is so cute!!!! I totally needed this tutorial as my mom collects spoons from Yogurtland every week and just last week I was wondering if anyone had done anything artsy with them!! And then, Bam, there you are on Madigan Made!!!!! Love it!!! 🙂 Thank you!!!!!

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