Plastic Spoon Craft – Easy Upcycled Lotus Planter

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For those of us who have a difficult time throwing away disposable silverware, here is a plastic spoon craft. My whole life my grandma washed plastic silverware. The whole point of using disposable things is to, you know, dispose of it, but my gram just couldn’t stomach it. I have inherited this trait and feel the need to upcycle.

Plastic Spoon Craft - Easy Upcycled Lotus Planter

After your next gathering at which you use disposable silverware to save yourself clean-up time, and then end up washing them anyway, make this fun plastic spoon craft.

Plastic Spoon Craft - Easy Upcycled Lotus Planter

Plastic Spoon Craft – Easy Upcycled Lotus Planter

Supplies needed:

Plastic Spoon Craft - Easy Upcycled Lotus Planter

Directions:

  1. Begin by snapping the spoons at the curve or neck of the utensil. You will find they snap quite easily in this part, and they will also best fit your planter if snapped here. 
    Plastic Spoon Craft - Easy Upcycled Lotus Planter
  2. Place the spoon heads on some scrap paper and apply two coats of gold spray paint. Be sure they are facing curved side up, since this is the way they will be displayed on the planter.
  3. While the spoons dry, apply a coat of gold paint to the outside and inside rim of the flower pot. Be sure to remove the plant before painting.
    Plastic Spoon Craft - Easy Upcycled Lotus Planter
  4. Once the paint on the pot and spoons are dry, you can begin gluing them onto the pot one at a time. They can slightly overlap. Continue working your way around the entire pot.
  5. Place the plastic succulent back into the pot.
Plastic Spoon Craft - Easy Upcycled Lotus Planter

You can use different spray paint colors to match your home decor. The kids can even get involved with this plastic spoon craft. The tiny vase makes a cute gift for teachers, friends, family, or even add to an Easter basket. Think of it as a little hostess gift, or anything to brighten someone’s day.

Plastic Spoon Craft - Easy Upcycled Lotus Planter
Yield: 1 planter

Plastic Spoon Craft – Easy Upcycled Lotus Planter

Plastic Spoon Craft - Easy Upcycled Lotus Planter

Upcycle plastic spoons into a pretty planter. Plant succulents or any small plants or flowers. Makes a great teacher gift or homemade present for anyone.  

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Additional Time 6 hours
Total Time 7 hours 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Small potted plastic succulent
  • Gold spray paint
  • Plastic spoons

Tools

  • Hot glue, glue gun

Instructions

  1. Begin by snapping the spoons at the curve or neck of the utensil. You will find they snap quite easily in this part, and they will also best fit your planter if snapped here. 
  2. Place the spoon heads on some scrap paper and apply two coats of gold spray paint. Be sure they are facing curved side up, since this is the way they will be displayed on the planter.
  3. While the spoons dry, apply a coat of gold paint to the outside and inside rim of the flower pot. Be sure to remove the plant before painting.
  4. Once the paint on the pot and spoons are dry, you can begin gluing them onto the pot one at a time. They can slightly overlap. Continue working your way around the entire pot.
  5. Place the plastic succulent back into the pot.

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5 Comments

  1. I love Succulent plants and this is such an awesome way to display them not to mention cheap to make. Thank you for beautiful inexpensive share look forward to trying it out!!!

  2. Maryann D. says:

    This is really a pretty and creative craft. I do like how it turned out. I shared on Pinterest.

  3. Succulents are easy to grow and don’t take much work. Fun project for the flower pot.

  4. DazzleWhileFrazzled says:

    Very creative! I’m a sucker for anything succulent so this is right up my alley! Visiting from Show + Tell party.

  5. I was iffy at first but yes this turned out super cute! I always just throw the silverware away, but mom my washes them 🙂 Thanks for sharing and hope to see you back at #HomeMattersParty

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