Make these easy spoon flowers for spring using plastic spoons and pom poms. They’re great for garden decor, magnets, or potted plant spikes. Using plastic spoons for crafts is nothing new, but it’s something that I hadn’t done, so I thought I’d give it a try.
Making flowers seemed like a good first time spoon craft for me. They are easy to put together and can have lots of uses. This can be a fun craft do make with your children, with supervision.
Spoon Flowers for Spring
Materials Used for Spoon Flowers
- Plastic Spoons
- Hot Glue
- Pom Pom or felt flower
I searched Pinterest and found about several methods for making these and how to get the spoons broken apart. One included heating a knife over an open flame on a gas stove top and the slicing through the plastic. I don’t have a gas stove, so that was out. I suppose it works, but it’s not for me.
Breaking them apart isn’t the easiest thing to do. They can snap and come off with jagged edges. I tired this for a few and decided it wasn’t working for me. I had spoon parts flying over my desk and still got jagged edges.
I might be making this more difficult than it needs to be, but, after thinking about it for a bit, I decided that I would use a lighter to soften the plastic and then use scissors to cut the spoon apart.
If you’re making these with children, have the spoons taken apart before giving them to the kids to work with.
Hold the spoon above the flame of the lighter, making sure that the flame does not touch the spoon. It only takes about 10 seconds and the plastic will soften and the spoon will bend on its on. Then scissors just glide right through it.
Once it’s bent, use scissors to snip the handle off, leaving you with what will become a petal for the flower.
I used a small paper doily as a backing for these. Find the center point of the doily and use hot glue to place a petal in place. Continue adding petals, spacing them as close as you would like. The closer they are placed, the more petals you’ll have, giving you a large or small flower.
I made some using five spoons and some using six.
Children can choose the color of a pom pom to fill the center. Add a dot of hot glue to the center of the spoons and place the pom pom.
Some are made using six petals. I love this color.
Using an assortment of colors for the centers makes them fun.
I’m thinking of using some of these on a wreath, some in a basket and for some, I’ll be adding a magnet to the back and putting them on the fridge. You could also add a wooden dowel and use them in a garden spot or a potted plant.
Have you made these? What uses would you have for them?
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