Sunday, March 2, 2014

Chrysanthemum Spoon Mirror

So how are you doing? Can't believe it has been a week since I last posted. Just goes to show how busy a week can get. So what have you been up to??? 

I'm excited to share the latest craft project I've done. A good friend found this and we started it together. LOTS of trial and error on this one but it was fun! 

My friend found the project on Pinterest by Addicted To Decorating. The blogger Kristi, who came up with this, is very creative and did an awesome job instructing on how to do this. I love hers. I think we learned some things along the way but it was a lot of fun to make!
Supplies Needed
  • 6 Boxes of plastic spoons 48 count
  • 2 MDF wreaths from craft store - an 18-inch one and a 12-inch one
  • 1 Mirror - 12"
  • Spray paint w/ primer OR acrylic paint and paint brushes - I used Rustoleum spray paint
  • Duct tape
  • Glue gun

First tip - Find heavy duty package cutters instead of regular scissors. Also maybe test your spoons and scissors to make sure you are able to cut them okay. We bought white spoons that were Harris Teeter brand. We tried using scissors and Dollar Tree spoons and it just didn't cut it. Get it?!?!  
I didn't get any good pictures of the start of the project but you use the handles of a handful of spoons and glue the two MDF wreaths together. Next glue scrap book paper over the gap between the two wreaths. After you do this, you can begin cutting and gluing the spoons to the front of the wreath. I started on the outside edge and worked my way in.
The inner edge of the circle was a little tricky. I tried to use my "cleanest" cut spoons so the center part looked fairly clean. I went all the way to the edge.
After I was done attaching spoons, I took the wreath outside and spray painted. I used this paint below to prime the spoons and after it dried, I gave it a color coat. You could easily just use a paint that has the primer built in but I did it this way because I already had a can of the color I wanted to use.
Painting was fun. The only issue I ran into was trying to get glue strings off of the spoons. Be sure to do that before you paint!
I glued the mirror to the back of the wreath. I traced it so I would know where to glue the wreath.

The glue gun didn't work because the glue dried too fast for the mirror to adhere so I scraped it off and used a tacky glue and then duct tape but didn't get a picture of it.
Here is the final and I really like it. I kept it a solid color and I think I have decided where to hang it but want to get my friend's opinion first! What do you think? Do you think you would ever try this???

I’m linking up to the Something to Talk About Link Party today.  Go on over and see all the fabulous diy, crafts, furniture makeovers and more.


Lisa Huff said...

Hi this Spoon Mirror is adorable!! I love it and I'm sure it took a ton of time to make it. Thank you soooo much for linking up to the Something to Talk About Link Party and mark your calendar for next Monday 6 am est too. Have a great day, Lisa at Concord Cottage

Less Is More said...

Thank you, it helped doing this last winter when it was cold, with a friend over some wine and snacks! I have this hanging up with a plate hanger and I just love it!