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MelCap
« on: November 24, 2009 08:11:39 AM »

Every year my Mom & I make ornaments for the Family to hand out on Christmas Eve

While perusing Craftster I saw the resin spoon necklace pendants, and decided that would be the framework of our ornaments this year.

We made a few generic ones, and a few customized, one for the NJ Devils fan, and one for a vacuum-aholic (the vacuum w/ the hearts around it), one w/ my cousin's dogs, etc....   We enjoyed making them, now I can't wait to hand them out!
Some are filled w/ seed beads behind the main image - which I think look great up close!  





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Seed beeds as balls on the Christmas tree & as background




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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2009 08:16:09 AM »

Those are really cute and it's a clever twist on the whole spoon pendant thing. Do you have any close-up pics of the seed beads ones- I'd love to see them. Are they heavy?
The snowmen= LOVE!
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2009 08:22:14 AM »

I agree - the snowmen are adorable. 
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2009 08:24:52 AM »

Thanks Smiley   The snowmen have clay noses & coal eyes/mouths.   The pics don't do it justice, so you can't tell that they are 3 d.  I will try to post some closer pics later today or tomorrow, so you can see the seedbeeds & snowmen better Smiley
Thanks again ladies.
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2009 08:49:45 AM »

These are awesome! Are they made with actual spoons? I love the hangers. The snowmen are my favorite, also :-)
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2009 09:04:45 AM »

I would love to know how you did the Devils one--my whole tree is done in black  and gold with Steelers and Pens ornaments and spoon ornaments with the logos would be fun I think. Anyhow, yours are all very cute--love the Devils and the snowmen, and the candy canes and snowflakes are very pretty!
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2009 09:10:35 AM »

Those look great!! What an awesome idea!!!
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2009 09:50:51 AM »

These are super cute! I've always wanted to try the spoon resin thing, and Christmas Ornamets would be awesome.
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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2009 10:51:56 AM »

What a great idea!
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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2009 11:59:24 AM »

Those are great!  And I love the vacuum one because I am a vacuumaholic too!
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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2009 06:16:18 PM »

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing.
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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2009 06:35:16 PM »

Hello, this is my first time on this board, I love it.....Are the spoons real ?  How do you bend them ?    Thanks  Debbie
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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2009 10:14:35 AM »

These are great!  What a fantastic idea.  Love the hangers too!
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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2009 10:29:42 AM »

all this lovely christmas stuff is making me feel festive! They are so pretty! My favorite is the green tree I think  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2009 06:49:52 PM »

LOVE IT! I hope your family love them too. Great job.
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« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2009 07:38:09 PM »

Those are awesome!!! I am making some resin molded designs to go on a lamp shade. That was such a great idea for handmade ornaments! We decided to do polymer clay this year I may have to stick this in my book for next  year! That way I can get spoons from the thrift store and flea markets all year! I am hitting this rocks!
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« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2009 10:46:09 PM »

Can someone direct me, as to the how to do this ? Are they painted on the front or the back of the spoon ?  I appreciate any help     Debbie
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« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2009 02:49:37 AM »

GAH! Yet another super cool project that is going that has me really wanting to try resin work! I won't let myself pic up another hobby until after the New Year. Smiley

Lovely work!
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« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2009 06:56:42 AM »

Adorable! Reminds me I have a missing spoon stash for these somewhere, getting too cold to look in the attic, but now I think they'd be pretty for Christmas gifts!
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« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2009 09:06:25 AM »

I keep checking this post each day in hopes of someone helping me figure out how to do this, is the front or back of the spoon used ? I have a picture of my son's animal I want to use,but it will be printed out on computer paper will it work ? Do I have to do anything special to the spoon ?    Help   Thanks  Debbie
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« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2009 09:17:32 AM »

very cute.... and a great idea to hand out to family and friends......
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« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2009 12:42:53 PM »

Thanks for all the kind feedback Smiley

Raindrop - you can google resin spoon pendants for better directions
There are also really good directions on craftster - search resin spoon pendant or necklace - not sure which one...

but here is my abridged version - and feel free to ask any questions if you don't understand.

cut the handle off w/ a dremel  (leave @ 1/2 ")  make sure its a cheapy spoon, or the remaining handle may be too hard to bend

bend the remaining handle backwords into a loop

You can use magazine paper, computer print outs, or just paint - whatever you want -sky's the limit
If its a light color picture you are putting down, paint the spoon white first - otherwise the pic can get a little dark after resin

Glue it down well,  After its dry SEAL THE PICTURE WELL- with modgepodge or even glue. (I used modgepodge)

Take extra glue and glob it around the side of the spoon - you will pull it off afterwards, but if the resin gets under the paper it makes ugly "water marks" around the edge

after everything is dry

I used easy cast resin - follow the directions - mix it up & pour it in the spoon -- let it set on wax paper -- if you accidentally overflow it - you can pull the excess resin off the back of the spoon w/ needle nose pliers after its fully dry


**You can even print on thick card stock & let the picture "float" in the spoon  - but don't really let it float - glue it down w/ a bead or something behind it - because otherwise -it really will float to the top - seal both sides

Hope this helps - and again - Thanks for the kind words Smiley 







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« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2009 04:56:49 PM »

they are amazing! I love that you used seed beads on the christmas tree for decorations. Makes it very 3D
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« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2010 08:45:21 PM »

Thank you so much for posting the pics and directions. I'm a member of a support board for people with invisible illnesses - the founder wrote the spoon theory. Spoons are our mantra - i always make spoon themed gifts for the moderators and volunteers every year - guess what's on the list for next year!

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« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2010 10:23:00 PM »

I love these, and I want to make one! Cheesy The hooks are super cool too.
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« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2010 12:35:11 PM »

MelCap, these are wonderful!  This has been my first year making ornaments for family and friends, and I've had so much fun, I want to keep doing it. Your designs are really beautiful. This Rocks! \m/
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« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2010 08:19:43 AM »

Beautiful and unique ornaments!
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« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2010 12:26:32 PM »

Very cool idea!  I really wanted to make ornaments this year and just didn't get around to it... I hope to next year! 
Your spoon ornaments must have been a big hit  Smiley
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