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« on: April 29, 2012 06:10:08 PM »

This is my first Craftster post so please bear with me  Shocked

What do you get when you mix plastic spoons, a candle, and an imagination?  You come up with plastic spoon roses!

I'm getting married next June (date is set, venue is reserved!).  The "theme" I guess you could call it, is a mix of rainbow and guitars.  I'm a huge rainbow fanatic and my fiance is a guitar knob.  My dress is hopefully going to have a streak of rainbow on it, but to go along with it is my bouquet.  I originally made flowers from ribbons and created a bouquet from those, but I didn't like the way it looked.  

Then I heard about how you can make flowers out of plastic spoons by melting them.  This knowledge plus seeing the rainbow assortment of plastic spoons when I went shopping had me thinking that was the answer!  

After a few nights of melting and glueing, I have finally completed the start to my bouquet.  It's not 100% done, but I wanted to share it because I am so excited!  I am trying to make my wedding as DIY as possible and this was a huge accomplishment in that regard.

Still learning on how to get the pictures to post, but I uploaded them to the photo sharing gallery (the link is below).

« Last Edit: April 30, 2012 03:32:04 PM by LimeRiot - Reason: edited to add pics for new member. welcome to craftster! » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012 06:59:11 PM »

That's really clever. Though I would like to ask, do you have any pictures of a single spoon rose? I'd like to see the look of a single one.

I like that it's such a mix of rainbow colors & that the plastic-y nature of it reminds me of guitar picks. Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012 03:33:37 PM »

This is really cool! It looks so pretty - almost like polymer clay flowers!

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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2012 08:04:31 AM »

This is cool - nice, bright colors. Just a thought for you - instead of using candles, how about using a heat gun? You may need fabric gloves to handle the spoons when they're hot, but it may be safer than candles . . . just a thought.

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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012 08:11:23 AM »

this is so unique and pretty. Very colorful!

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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2012 10:36:47 AM »

Wow...that's really neat!  That's such an awesome bouquet.

« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2012 09:21:23 PM »

What a super awesome idea!!! Now I want to see a wedding pic with your boquet and dress!!! I love Rainbows also. The spoon flowers looks really neat and they do remind of guitar pics that an early reader posted about.

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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2012 04:28:32 PM »

This is amazing, it reminds me of the Chihuly glass garden I visited in Seattle.
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2012 02:14:13 AM »

Brillant Brillant! Would you just use regular paint?
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