Silverware, also known as Flatware, is wonderful to bend and shape and stamp. What was once an ordinary item on your table can be transformed into amazing home decor. Actually, many items can be made from flatware including lights, garden markers, jewelry and more. This article will focus on home decor, with more articles to come on other items.
Why would someone want to do this? Aside from creating lovely pieces of art, we can take something that was once treasured by older family members, and create something that will treasured by younger family members, and future generations to come.
One of the most prolific flatware decor items is lights of all shapes and sizes.
Lamp shades, spoon curtains, desk lamps are all creative applications of bending, cutting and forming silverware.
Or, for the more industrious and eclectic, perhaps a spoondelier?
Using family heirloom flatware pieces to create a lovely piece of artwork for the wall will create pieces that will be cherished.
Using the handles of knives to create a cross is an easy creation; use a piece of family jewelry to cover the intersection and family history lives on.
Combine a wooden base (available at craft stores), some multi-purpose utility wire, and several forks to create this pretty photo display. Personalize it further by decorating it with beads, thread, and scrapbook paper.
Candle Holders and Hooks
Spoons and forks make lovely candleholders, wall hooks, and pull handles.
For a rustic look, attach an old ladle to a board and place a candle in the base.
Bend a fork for a great key holder or hook. The possibilities are endless.
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More to come in our series on Creating with Flatware! Just imagine all the possibilities!