Today I'm going to show you how to make an easy piece of "couples" artwork for less than $20 and in under an hour (not counting drying time.)
I think this "Spooning" artwork would be very cute for a wedding gift or for an anniversary gift. (Or in my case, just because.)
When I was at SNAP! I saw spoons that had been hammered flat and had text hammered into them. (I cannot remember the vendor that had them, so sorry.) I think they were designed to be little plant or garden markers. Anyhow, a few weeks later I saw a big bin of spoons at my local Goodwill and found two that I thought had a kind of cool design on them. And for .29 cents a piece, why not?
- Old frame and glass
- 1 can silver and 1 can black spray paint (I used Krylon)
- adhesive letters (I used my Cricut and Contact paper)
- acrylic paint (I used Martha Stewart's Sea Lavender and Blue Sky)
- strong adhesive (I like Amazing Goop)
- 2 spoons (best if one is a little bigger than the other)
The colors I used match our bedroom, but obviously, you could choose whatever like. If you wanted to, you could also make this work for the kitchen.
I took an old frame that I had laying around and spray painted it silver.
Then I took the glass from the frame and I spray painted it black. (Yes, you can spray paint anything, including glass.)
I played around with the placement of the spoons and the contact paper letters.
At the end of the day, I thought our names made it too busy and opted to leave them off of the project.
I figured out where the spoons would go and adhered the letters accordingly. Once the letters were pressed on, I added the two blue paint colors I wanted. (Just squirt the paint directly onto the glass.)
Apply the paint, making sure your brush strokes go in one direction only. (I chose side to side, horizontally.) When the paint is set (but not totally dry) go ahead and carefully start peeling up the letters. I used the tip of an exacto knife and tweezers to pull them off.
When all of the letters have been peeled away and the paint is dry, apply the adhesive to the lowest part of the back of the spoon (basically where the bowl of the spoon rests when you set it on the table) and also on the back of the handle where it hits the table.
Once the glue is applied to the spoons, carefully position them where you want them and let them sit. I let mine cure overnight, just to be sure it was nice and secure.
I love how it turned out. I think it's fun and whimsical, and it is certainly unique.
What do you think? Happy crafting!
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