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Old Spoon Garden Art

April 01, 2019

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Old silverware pieces make great garden markers or garden art for indoor plants.

Here's an easy DIY for your own thrift store finds.

Thrift Store Spoons

Last summer, I found these pretties at the thrift store.

I think they charged me $1.00 for a the trio, two spoons and corer of some sort.

I didn't really know specifically what I was going to do with them, but I knew that I wanted to use them in the garden.

However, when I got them home, I tucked them into my craft closet and that was the end of that.

Out of sight, out of mind.

Then when March roared in with her cold and blustery winds and I focused on indoor plants to get my spring fix, I remembered my utensils and dug them out.

At first, I was going to buy a lettering kit, flatten the spoons out and stamp words like "chives" or "cilantro" on them.

Of course, I don't have and herb garden, so putting them into the ground next to the hostas would be lie.

And then there was the price of those stamping kits. Yikes. No thanks.

Thrift Store Spoons and A Corer

I was honestly just about the give up when literally tripped over a few boxes of scrapbooking supplies my sister had dropped off and a bag of these tiny satin roses fell out onto the floor.

And the wheels started turning.

I had just transplanted my mini rose bushes into pots so they could stretch their legs a little bit, while they waited for the warm weather to arrive and move into the garden.

The didn't have any flowers left and looked kind of boring.

Immediately, I thought, how cute would these old spoons look with a little rose embellishment to decorate their pots?

Satin Mini Roses

So I grabbed my hot glue gun and added a tiny pink rose to each spoon.

Mine tucked right into the top cut out, but it would work the same on a solid spoon.

They really looked very sweet and since I was using them on indoor plants, I didn't have to worry about them getting wet or deteriorating in the garden outside.

Vintage Spoons Garden Markers

Now, I just happened to be decorating rose bush planters with my upcycled, rose adorned, garden art pieces, so in a sense, my spoons are in fact garden markers, as well.

I love when things work out that way.

If you like that idea, you can purchase these satin flowers in an array of colors and styles to mark your own indoor planters.

Or you can simply use them as a charming, colorful cottage style accessory to dress up your flowering or flowerless houseplants.

Old Silverware Garden Ornament.jpg

And considering my generally brown thumb, I figure this may be the only blooms I can keep around.

Consistently.

😉

How fabulous is that?

Happy Crafting, Friends!

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    1. Thank you, Penny! I'm enjoying the pop of color.

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  2. How easy and super cute. Happy New Week.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thanks so much, Kris! I love easy. ☺️

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  3. Only you could buy old spoons and see garden markers in them, my creative genius friend!!

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  4. Looks very cute that way! Very feminine touch!

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    1. Thank you, Angela! I really do like the way it looks.

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  5. That is such a cute idea! I've got some old pieces that I could use for something similar...would they look cute sitting in dirt??! Cuz you know I kill everything I touch! ;-) Love and hugs!

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    1. Right there with you, Benita. I’ve been holding my breath every day with those silly rose bushes. So far, so good!

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    1. Thanks Brenda!! It certainly dresses up those flowerless plants.

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  7. So cute! I love the look of the old silverware in the planter!

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  8. That is such a cute idea and the spoons look great in the planters. I will have to remember this idea as I have so many extra spoons and forks!

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  9. I love this idea. I am going to look for old silverware now too. :-) Inspiration you are!!

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    1. Yours would look even better tucked into pots, Carla, since your flowers are truly amazing!!

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  10. So cute! I love this idea. I just wish I had an upcycle of my own.

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    1. This one was so easy, Mari. Your granddaughters could master it easily!

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  11. What a great idea Kim and I love the shape of those spoons too. So unusual, I would have snatched them up in an instant too. I wonder what you'd eat with those? Or maybe they're meant as salad spoons. Either way, it's a great repurpose

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    1. Aren't they pretty, Michelle? I actually have a few spoons like that, they came with my Spode flatware set. We use them for larger items like tiny whole potatoes or mashed potatoes. Anything that can't fall in...

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  12. Cute, cute, cute, Kim. I always see silverware in the thrift stores and can never thin of what y to do with it! Great idea!

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    1. Thanks Ann. I've always wanted to try the stamping idea, but at that price, no way...

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  13. Kim, another winner! Simple and sweet and just plain adorable..Happy Wednesday..xxoJudy

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    1. Thanks Judy! Less than 5 minutes from start to finish. I love that!

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  14. I did not have any spoons but I did have some very old forks so I used them instead. I put the tiny flower on the handle and the fork part in the dirt. I love it.

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    1. Oh, Edith, I bet it looks darling!! Thank you so much for letting me know you were inspired to make one of your own! You just made my day.

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