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30 Quirky Ways To Use Your Utensils

They’re not just for eating anymore — turn your forks and spoons into beautiful and unexpected crafts. (You’ll need to know how to cut and how to stamp for several of them.)

1. 1. Photo Stand

Use pliers to bend the tines into a photo stand. Find the quick an easy tutorial here.

2. 3. Clock

Decorate around a simple clock face with colorful utensils. An easy DIY inspired by this purchasable version, or check out these instructions for the yellow Chrysanthemum version.

3. 2. Kitchen Cabinet Handles

Flatten the top of a spoon, and bend the stem into a handle shape, then drill to kitchen cabinets. If you like, stamp the spoon heads to help keep contents organized. Check out this tutorial.

4. 4. Fork Cheesemarkers

Cut the stems off of forks and stamp them. Great dinner party decor inspired by this Etsy item.

5. 5. Colorful Silverware

Use spray paint to liven up an average set of silverware. Check out the full tutorial here.

6. 6. Plant Markers

Stamp the heads of spoons and the handles of forks to create plant markers. Check out this tutorial.

7. 7. Egg Cup

Bend a fork into an egg cup — just follow the hand-drawn tutorial from this site.

9. 8. Spoon Pendants

Cut off the stems of spoons, flatten them, and hammer a saying of your choice. Drill a hole on one end to make a pendant or keyring. Pinned here.

10. 9. Elegant Wall Art

Spray paint some utensils white, and fasten them in a matching frame for chic but funky wall art. Found on Indulgy.

11. 10. Funky Wall Art

Spray paint a frame and silverware to match. Cover the frame back with batting and fabric, then glue the silverware on top. So cute for the kitchen! Check out this tutorial.

12. 11. Chandelier

Hang silverware around a light fixture for a truly unique chandelier. Read about it here.

13. 12. Wind Chime

Flatten the silverware before drilling holes and hanging. For further instructions, read this post.

14. 13. Fork Pendants

How cool do these forks look all bent out of shape? Shaping the tines around large beads or other pendants is a great idea. Pinned here.

15. 14. Corn Skewers

Bend the two outer tines of a fork into nice curls, then create an arch in the handle. Inspired by this Etsy item.

16. 15. Bulletin Board

Screw forks on the wall and sick in business cards, invites, etc. Read about it here.

17. 16. Curtain Tieback

Bend a fork to create a curtain tieback. Read these instructions.

18. 17. Mirror

Decorate the outside of a mirror with spoons. This pin shows off the possibilities.

19. 18. Lampshade

This lampshade is made from 40 forks, spoons, and knives hung on a wire. Read about it here.

20. 19. Spoon Storage

As in this pin, bend large old spoons, screw them to the wall, and use the spoon head for storing nicknacks.

21. 20. Place Setting

The easiest place setting out there. Just stick a name tag in the tines of each fork. From this site.

22. 21. Napkin Rings

Bend spoons into napkin rings like this Etsy seller did. Decorating the spoon head with wire and beads is a nice touch.

23. 22. Key Hangers

Paint blocks of wood, secure them to wall, and glue on bent silverware for a pretty way to never lose your keys again. Follow this tutorial.

24. 23. Wrapped Silverware

Wrap jewelry in colorful yarn to jazz up utensils for a dinner party, like this blogger.

25. 24. Eyeball Utensils

Cover silverware handles with clay, stick eyeballs in, and bake to set. Check out these instructions.

26. 25. Fork Ring

Cut the head of a fork and wrap into a ring shape, as in this pin.

27. 26. Ladies’ Fork Bracelet

Bed a fork into a funky bracelet. Check out this video tutorial.

28. 27. Guys’ Fork Bracelet

A more masculine version of the above- read about this and lots of other jewelry ideas here.

29. 28. Peace Fork

From this image, bend two tines of a fork and stamp “peace” onto the base.

30. 29. Bowl

Weave together silverware into a bowl-like shape, as this Etsy seller did.

31. 30. Painted Spoons Wall Art

Dip the tips of spoons in paint and hot glue them to a canvas. The spoons shown are actually a metallic-looking plastic. Check out this blog post.

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