Time for a spoonful of recycled spoon art!
From whimsical sea creatures to kooky headwear or interesting antique jewelry, spoons are easily elevated from mundane kitchen drawer utensils to creative and thoughtful repurposed spoon art.
In addition to the great spoon art above, see other creations by ForkedUpArt, including an innovative iPhone stand. One great thing about the wonderful world of recycling is how many different ways simple, ordinary objects can be transformed and reused or recycled.
No doubt that many of you have probably seen spoon rings at local art fairs, notable for their unique vintage look once the metal oxidizes. There’s also a wide variety of spoon rings available online. The story goes that they were originally used as wedding rings in 17th century England. Servants could not afford to have wedding rings made of precious metals so they would make them from pilfered silverware.
A visit to the Spoonman website reveals all kinds of potential in the humble spoon, as illustrated by his wide variety of curious creations.
Artist Margaret Taylor created the sweet blue bird below as an homage to the striking beauty of local wildlife. Intended for outdoor decor, it’s handmade in North Carolina using reclaimed wood along with old spindles and silverware.
Here’s a neat recycled spoon project that keeps them on the table: place setting holders, made by hammering designs into your old spoons.
Beyond Spoon Art
One utensil to rule them all: Beyond spoon art, there are other ways to reuse utensils, you know, as actual utensils. When you’re setting the table for lunch on the go, cut out the need to carry more than necessary and stick with an all-in-one to do the job. One example is the Titanium Spork. Durable and reusable, they’re also great for letting you practice the another R in addition to the big three: Refuse. If you’ve got one of these, then just say no to cheap plastic one use forks next time you pickup some take out and use your reusable one instead.