6 Clever Ways to Upcycle Old Cutlery
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Do you have a drawer full of old cutlery? Have you found yourself with an odd collection of assorted rusty teaspoons? Do you love trawling charity shops for vintage homeware? Well this month’s upcycling post is perfect for you.
1. Fork Candles
Do you remember that classic Two Ronnies ‘Fork Handles” sketch? Well here’s a clever cutlery creation to add even more confusion into the mix. If you’re short of a suitable candle holder, turning your cutlery draw into a forkful of pretty light is pretty easy as long as you’ve got a spare saucer, some powerful pliers and some upper body strength at your disposal.
2. Handy Hooks
We love these handy hooks made from spoons. They add a really unique look for next to nothing. There are lots and lots of cutlery coat hook ideas out there on the web, if you’re after some practical know how, this Indestructable does a very good job of covering the basics in detail which you can then apply to the more glamorous design of your choosing.
3. Snazzy Spray Job
Don’t have the budget for a chic, uniform set of cutlery? We love this eclectic neon look. Source vintage cutlery from charity shops and give it a cohesive, contemporary update with spray on enamel paint.
4. Garden Markers
Mary, Mary, quite contrary how does your garden grow? With pretty spoon markers all in a row, we hope! Those plastic markers can look so ugly, why not recycle your old spoons and teaspoons to make much lovelier teaspoon garden markers? You’re going to need a hammer and a metal stamping kit, but you can pick these up relatively cheaply, under £20 should do it for a basic kit.
5. Perfect Pendants
And while you’ve got your metal stamper and spare spoons out, why not make someone special a piece of personalised jewellery? Simply take off the handle, punch a hole and add the message of your choice before stringing up your new piece of handmade jewellery.
6. Bottle Dryers
While not as picturesque as out other upcycling projects, this kitchen sink creation is super practical and, we think, quietly genius. Simple to make and incredibly helpful, we can’t believe that there isn’t one in every kitchen, Say goodbye to toppling over bottles and beakers!
Working with people seeking adverse credit mortgages, we know just home important getting hands on and pinching pennies can be. Our upcycling series as been put together to help you make your home beautiful on a budget. Got some ideas of your own? We’d love to hear them. Share your inspiration with our readers below.