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Coppery Candle Holder Plastic Spoon Craft

A plastic spoon craft that yields a beautiful copper artichoke-shaped hurricane candle holder that will look beautiful on your fall or Thanksgiving table! 

Plastic Spoon Craft
I confess I haven’t been feeling very creative lately – I think it’s something that comes and goes with me. One moment, I have ideas spewing forward faster than I can keep up, and then suddenly, the creative well just dries up. Luckily, this project was SO easy and inexpensive that it didn’t require much effort or creativity at all! Even better, if you’re like me – needing something to do with your hands other than open, and eat, Halloween candy, this is just the thing.

 

How to Make an Artichoke Candle Globe Plastic Spoon Craft

To make 2 globes you will need:

 

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  1. Snap the handle off of the spoon right below the hollow. This is the most challenging part – SO tedious! But, when you’re snapping spoon handles you aren’t eating candy, so there’s that!
  2. Glue a single layer of spoons, spoon tip facing up, with an overhang of approximately 1/4 of an inch above the lip of the hurricane globe.


3. Continue adding spoons in rows, overlapping the previous row all the way down until the entire globe is covered.

 


4. Paint the entire piece in Rustoleum Dark Brown. When dry, lightly apply a mist of Rustoleum Canyon Black and then spritz with Krylon Premium Copper Brilliant.


The result looks very much like a bronzed metal. I used LED candles as I’m not sure how well this would hold up with a real flame and heat. The light shines softly through the gaps of the hurricane, and highlights the texture created by the overlapping spoons.

Plastic Spoon Craft - on table

All in all, an excellent addition to my Thanksgiving display! Not too shabby for a total cost of $12.50!

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Thursday Quickie – Burlap Wrapped Hurricane Candle

It’s been a super busy week – I’m knee-deep in black paint refinishing Ayden’s furniture. No, I’ve got paint everywhere. On my knees – because I keep kneeling in the paint I’ve spilled and on both of my feet, because I was wearing flip flops and spray painting – Charming. I’d show you, but the paint isn’t the only problem – I so need a pedicure.

Too, since I can’t seem to paint anything without spilling a significant amount of paint on the floor – especially if I’m using black – let’s just say, the paint is flying!

In the meantime, I’ve also been doing a fair amount of store perusing and had a chance to check out Joann’s Fabrics yesterday. I went in looking for rub ‘n’ buff and ran into a whole lot of cute spring and summer things.. and did not come out with the rub ‘n’ buff! For those of you who are a little confused as to what rub ‘n’ buff is, it’s a little bit of magic in a tube, and I’ve been using it to transform Ayden’s dresser. I promise to show you very soon!

Anyway, while I was there, a cute little hurricane candle holder caught my eye – it was all sweet, and had burlap, and a little button, and it just reminded me of warm nights and sweet scents.. and of course, I forgot to take a picture of it. But, just trust me, it was cute and sweet, and you’d have loved it!

To make sure you could catch a glimpse, I made my version, and it took less than an hour.

What I used:

  • A hurricane lamp (mine was from the dollar store)
  • A candle
  • A piece of burlap about 5-6″ in width and the circumference of my hurricane lamp + 1″. You could use burlap ribbon just as easily, but I had a ton left over from this burlap wreath
  • Raffia
  • Scrapbooking buttons
  • A glue gun, but this could also be accomplished with craft glue, it would just increase the drying time.

What I did:

1. I used hot glue to attach the burlap piece first to the glass, and then secured again after wrapping.

2. I took a long piece of raffia, adhered it to the bottom of the seam of burlap, and wrapped the raffia around the burlap, from bottom to top. Once at the top, I reversed and wrapped from top to bottom, gluing as needed.

3. I put the scrapbooking buttons in place.

4. I added candles!