Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Use Your Silverware!

For some reason I have gotten on this kick of decorating with silverware. I think it makes a great conversation piece and is very unique.

This first picture actually has a cool story to it.  This set of silverware came from my husband's grandpa.  The handles say "U.S." on them. We are assuming he used these during his time in war. His grandpa gave them to my husband so he could use them for camping. My husband was cleaning up some things in the basement  one day and I saw them and snatched them right out of his hand. I don't know why he thought it would be weird of me to decorate with them. Needless to say I owe him some camping silverware. I thought the silverware needed a frame to display them.  The frame was a $1.00 at Goodwill and all I had to do was wash it (BONUS - no paint required).


This fork was black when I bought it from Hobby Lobby. I think it cost a whopping $3.00.  I painted it white and stenciled the initial of our last name.



The next fork project was a vinyl silverware decal that I bought from Stampin Up. I didn't want to put it on my wall because I could only remove it one time. Since, I am somewhat in-decisive I decided to put it directly on the glass. I took the backing off of the frame to make it look like it's floating.  I used poster putty to secure the glass to the frame (this stuff works like magic). I think it turned out pretty cool!



I love this next piece of decor! I bought it at a middle school craft bazaar 4 years ago.  It is a little plane made out of silverware.



I found this idea for "fork hooks" from Etsy.  They are very unique and funky!



A Napkin Ring from Elite Choice



And these little cuties (Garden Markers) from Etsy



I hope you have enjoyed my "using your silverware" ideas.






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5 comments:

  1. What a great post! I love all the utensil decorating. I was in our local St. Vincent de Paul and was looking into a bin of silver and for the life of me couldn't figure out what to do with any of it, I just thought there was a lot of pretty silverware. Next visit I won't leave the good stuff behind :)

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  2. I love all of those ideas. Your picture looks great and all of the other ideas are something that I will keep in mind.

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  3. You really made good use out of that neat old silverware. I like the other ideas you shared as well. Nice job.

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