Vintage spoons and forks are so fun to collect! I'm always on the lookout for them at thrift stores, garage sales and flea markets. But I won't pay more than 25 cents a piece, at the VERY most! I've made so many projects from them but my favorite continues to be the refrigerator magnet. This year for Christmas I asked for a metal alphabet stamp set (like this) , in hopes of starting a few new projects, like stamping words for jewerly on spoons, garden markers and more. So far I'm still trying to learn how to stamp with them. If I have hardened steel I'm finding they don't stamp well. Also, I just figured out I have a SMALL sized set, I might need a larger sized set! I'll let you know how that project goes, but it might be a while.
Meanwhile back to the spoon magnet. Just start with a spoon. First glue on heavy duty magnet with E6000 glue on the back. This is the only glue that I found was strong enough to hold the magnet and spoon. When you do this, just set the magnet on the table, dab some glue on, then set the spoon on top and let it dry. If you do it any other way the spoon slides. Decoupage a pretty bird or two, adding a phrase or word on top of that. Add some moss, which you just wrap around your thumb a few times to make a "nest". Then glue on a few pearls. Use pretty and soft seam binding to match and tie a bow to finish it off. Fast and easy and fun.
Have a beautiful day! Blessings, Heidi
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