One of my favorite projects from last year was my Wood Spoon Flower Wreath that I made for the Blitsy blog last year. It’s hanging on my door again to celebrate Spring. Here’s how I made it!
Wood Spoon Flower Wreath
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- 6.5-inch Wood Party Spoons – Six spoons for small flowers, Twelve spoons for large flowers
- 3.75 Wood Dessert Spoons – Six dessert spoons per flower
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Paper String
- Jute twine (you could also use help twine, yarn, baker’s twine, or butcher’s twine)
- Wreath form
First, we’ll make the small flowers. Using scissors (that you don’t care about too much), cut off the handle of six large spoons. Repeat with six small spoons. Leave about half an inch of the handle.
Arrange the spoons in a circle with the cut ends in the center. Hot glue the large spoons together, overlapping at the 1/2 inch handle.
Begin layering the small spoons on top of the large spoons, lining them up so they lie in between the large spoons. I glued two spoons across from each other, then another pair of spoons, then another, so the edges of the handles are lined up.
Make a large flower, make a small flower as above, but cut six more large spoons and glue them to the back of the small flower, so they appear in between the large spoons.
To make the middle of the flower, I created sort of a tassel with some striped paper twine (I chose paper because it’s stiff but any kind should work). 1. Wrap the twine around two fingers about 10 times. 2. Slip off the twine and cut a short length of twine. Wrap it around about 1/3 of the way down and tie a tight knot. 3. Trim off the opposite end so you have a tassel. 4. Squish down the curved end so it’s flat. This will be the base, so what you’ll have is an upside down tassel.
With the squished side down, glue it to the middle of the flower.
Wrap twine or whatever you like around a wreath form. Start out by tying a knot on the wreath form, leaving a tail at the end. Then, just wrap your ball of twine tightly around and around the wreath form until you go all the way around to the beginning. Tie a knot with your beginning tail. You can leave a tail in the same length for hanging.
Last step is to hot glue the flowers to the wreath form. I put them along the bottom with the large one in the middle.
This flower wreath is so clean and simple. You can paint the spoons but I loved the organic look of them in the plain wood.
Stay tuned for another craft using these spoons!