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How to Make Fancy Flatware – Decorated Spoons – Easy Last-minute Gift Idea

If you are like me you can always use a new idea for a quick and easy gift idea. And if you are a crafter I know you have some extra beads buttons and Kabobbles in your craft stash. So grab your supplies and let’s get crafting

To start this project you will need to find a “gift in a jar” recipe that you want to make. There are tons of recipes to search so find your favorite one or two. You will also need a container. A lot of folks use mason jars but since I was making 20 plus gifts I put mine in small plastic bags

. You could also use any recycled containers you have on hand.

The next step is to find your miss-matched flatware pieces or pick up some from the thrift store. I used spoons for my project because I was giving soup and tea mixes but you could also pair knives with homemade jam, forks with a pie or the whole flatware set with a gifted Christmas dinner.

You can find the full tutorial in the video below.

Upcycled Design Lab

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  • I'm not sure I would do this with cutlery, but it gives me an idea to do it with pens or scissors, to make them distinctive for family members who complain that theirs always disappear at work.

    • Bernice Wood my step mom did decorative Bic lighter covers with beads... They were EXTREMELY popular in the 90s/00s. It was crazy!!