30 Quirky Ways To Use Your Utensils

 They’re not just for eating anymore — turn your forks and spoons into beautiful and unexpected crafts. (You’ll need to know how to cutand how to stamp for several of them.)

 

1. Photo Stand

1. Photo StandUse pliers to bend the tines into a photo stand. Find the quick an easy tutorial here.

2. Clock

3. Clock

Decorate around a simple clock face with colorful utensils. An easy DIY inspired by this purchasable version, or check out these instructions for the yellow Chrysanthemum version.

3. Kitchen Cabinet Handles

2. Kitchen Cabinet HandlesFlatten the top of a spoon, and bend the stem into a handle shape, then drill to kitchen cabinets. If you like, stamp the spoon heads to help keep contents organized. Check out this tutorial.

4. Fork Cheese Markers

4. Fork CheesemarkersCut the stems off of forks and stamp them. Great dinner party decor inspired by this Etsy item.

5. Colorful Silverware

5. Colorful SilverwareUse spray paint to liven up an average set of silverware. Check out the full tutorialhere.

6. Plant Markers

6. Plant MarkersStamp the heads of spoons and the handles of forks to create plant markers. Check out this tutorial.

7. Egg Cup

7. Egg Cup

Bend a fork into an egg cup — just follow the hand-drawn tutorial from this site.

8. Spoon Pendants

8. Spoon PendantsCut off the stems of spoons, flatten them, and hammer a saying of your choice. Drill a hole on one end to make a pendant or keyring. Pinned here.

9. Elegant Wall Art

9. Elegant Wall ArtSpray paint some utensils white, and fasten them in a matching frame for chic but funky wall art. Found on Indulgy.

10. Funky Wall Art

10. Funky Wall ArtSpray paint a frame and silverware to match. Cover the frame back with batting and fabric, then glue the silverware on top. So cute for the kitchen! Check out this tutorial.

11. Chandelier

11. Chandelier Hang silverware around a light fixture for a truly unique chandelier. Read about ithere.

12. Wind Chime

12. Wind ChimeFlatten the silverware before drilling holes and hanging. For further instructions, read this post.

13. Fork Pendants

13. Fork PendantsHow cool do these forks look all bent out of shape? Shaping the tines around large beads or other pendants is a great idea. Pinned here.

14. Corn Skewers

14. Corn SkewersBend the two outer tines of a fork into nice curls, then create an arch in the handle. Inspired by this Etsy item.

15. Bulletin Board

15. Bulletin BoardScrew forks on the wall and sick in business cards, invites, etc. Read about it here.

16. Curtain Tieback

16. Curtain Tieback Bend a fork to create a curtain tieback. Read these instructions.

17. Mirror

17. MirrorDecorate the outside of a mirror with spoons. This pin shows off the possibilities.

18. Lampshade

18. LampshadeThis lampshade is made from 40 forks, spoons, and knives hung on a wire. Read about it here.

19. Spoon Storage

19. Spoon StorageAs in this pin, bend large old spoons, screw them to the wall, and use the spoon head for storing nicknacks.

20. Place Setting

20. Place SettingThe easiest place setting out there. Just stick a name tag in the tines of each fork. From this site.

21. Napkin Rings

21. Napkin Rings

Bend spoons into napkin rings like this Etsy seller did. Decorating the spoon head with wire and beads is a nice touch.

22. Key Hangers

22. Key HangersPaint blocks of wood, secure them to wall, and glue on bent silverware for a pretty way to never lose your keys again. Follow this tutorial.

23. Wrapped Silverware

23. Wrapped SilverwareWrap jewelry in colorful yarn to jazz up utensils for a dinner party, like this blogger.

24. Eyeball Utensils

24. Eyeball UtensilsCover silverware handles with clay, stick eyeballs in, and bake to set. Check outthese instructions.

25. Fork Ring

25. Fork RingCut the head of a fork and wrap into a ring shape, as in this pin.

26. Ladies’ Fork Bracelet

26. Ladies' Fork BraceletBed a fork into a funky bracelet. Check out this video tutorial.

27. Guys’ Fork Bracelet

27. Guys' Fork BraceletA more masculine version of the above- read about this and lots of other jewelry ideas here.

28. Peace Fork

28. Peace ForkFrom this image, bend two tines of a fork and stamp “peace” onto the base.

29. Bowl

29. BowlWeave together silverware into a bowl-like shape, as this Etsy seller did.

30. Painted Spoons Wall Art

30. Painted Spoons Wall ArtDip the tips of spoons in paint and hot glue them to a canvas. The spoons shown are actually a metallic-looking plastic.
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