Easy Plastic Spoon Spring Flower Garland

Spring has sprung!

And you are going to love this easy crafty idea to bring a “Spring” inside… with plastic spoons.

Easy Spring Flower Garland Craft Idea

Yep, I made these colorful Spring flowers with colored plastic spoons.

Easy Spring Flower Garland @clubchicacircle

Nothing is off limits when it comes to craft materials. I’ve seen plenty of Pinterest images of cool plastic spoon wall art, but I wanted to try to create a pretty Spring home decor garland. The head of the plastic spoons make perfect flower petals!

Here is exactly what I used for this fun craft project:

  • Pink and Blue colored spoons (I found them at my local party store)
  • Wood triangle banner pieces (I bought mine on Pick Your Plum, but I know I have seen them at craft stores too)
  • Krylon Citrus Green spray paint
  • Yarn pom poms (I bought mine at Michaels)
  • Glue gun
  • Pom pom garland string (I bought mine on Pick Your Plum)

Spring Flower Plastic Spoon Garland supplies copy

First I wanted the wood triangle panels to be a bright Spring color. I spray painted and let them dry outside.

Next, it was time to prep the plastic “flower petals”. I just wanted the top part of the spoon, so I needed a way to cut off the handles.

I learned this crafty trick from my mother. To cut into plastic “like butter”, I used a metal paring knife that I first heated the tip of with the glass flame from my stove top. With the hot tip, I easily cut through the spoon and severed the top from the handle.

Note: this knife I keep as my “craft knife” for jobs just like this one. I don’t reuse this in my kitchen for food. Also, make sure to do this is a well-ventilated room with your oven fan on so the plastic fumes aren’t too strong. And, this step should be done by an adult, or at the very least with adult supervision.

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I needed 6 plastic spoon heads per flower, and I wanted to create three flower garland panels.

Once the triangle panels were painted and dry and my flower petal spoon heads were ready, it was time to assemble and “grow” each flower.

I started by marking the center of each triangle piece with a pencil. This is where I wanted the center of my flowers to be.

Then, using a glue gun, I attached the first “petal” or spoon head at the top gluing it closest to the cut edge so that the scoop part pointed up. Then I continued in a circle placing the rest of the spoon heads next to each other creating a flower shape.

How to make a simple plastic spoon Spring flower garland DIY

I finished off with a pretty puffy yarn pom pom in the center. Perfect!

After all of the glue was set, I used my pom pom garland string to string them together.

Spring Flower Plastic Spoon Home Decor Craft Idea

I am definitely going to have to use this plastic spoon flower trick somewhere else, for sure! I love how it turned out.

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And I love the dimension I got from the plastic petals.

Plastic Spoon Garland Spring Flower Craft

And of course it looks fantastic hung on our fireplace screen.

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Spring in in the house! Enjoy!

Happy Crafting!

 

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Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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  10 comments for “Easy Plastic Spoon Spring Flower Garland

  1. March 27, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    These are super cute! I love the way they look — they really dress up that fireplace! Great work!

  2. Claudia
    March 28, 2014 at 4:20 am

    You are so smart, this is a brilliant craft!!! love from Chile

  3. March 28, 2014 at 5:22 am

    This is so clever and came out adorable! I love the dimension of the flowers with the spoons! Happy weekend!

    • March 28, 2014 at 6:13 am

      Thanks so much Consie! This has been one of my favorite Spring crafts this year. = )

  4. March 28, 2014 at 6:05 am

    Pauline – this is absolutely adorable! I love it! So fun and bright AND creative!

  5. Tracey
    April 2, 2014 at 3:36 am

    Hiya Pauline, I’ve just discovered you and your creation of the garland using plastic spoons is BRILLIANT!! I can’t wait to try it out for myself, well done you!

  6. Caitlyn
    May 15, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Thank you for sharing! I just used this idea for a baby shower banner. I wasn’t able to find the wooden triangles so I cut triangles from sheets of craft foam that I found at MIchaels. Spray-paint worked well on the foam triangles and the end result is beautiful!

    • May 15, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      I love it! So glad to hear you could use the crafty concept and make it your own! I’m sure it turned out great!

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