How To Upcycle Spoons Into Garden Markers


Trisha from Upcycled Stuff demonstrates how to upcycle spoons into garden markers in this video.  A clever reuse for any mismatched or unwanted cutlery as you can also use knives and forks to do this too!

Just to warn you… the video sound dips when Trisha starts hammering, about 2.04 mins into the video but you can turn the sound up and it’s still clearly audible.upcycle-spoon

upcycled spoon collage

If you don’t want to invest in an anvil and a metal stamping set you could use a rubber stamping set and a stamping pad suited to metal items.  Or a word or drawing on piece of paper.  Decoupage it to the spoon and follow that up with a protective coat suitable for exterior items.

Trisha used a sharpie to mark out her guide line, try using a pencil instead.  It works just as well and will mean slightly less sanding at the end. The materials and equipment that you’ll need to make your upcycled garden markers are shown below.

Materials
  • Old spoon
Equipment
  • Hammer
  • Black sharpie pen
  • Pencil (optional)
  • Ruler (optional)
  • Anvil
  • Sandpaper (100 grit or finer)
  • Metal stamping alphabet set
Did You Know?

Plastic cutlery is non-biodegradable, can leach toxic chemicals when handled improperly, and is widely used.   worldcentric.org estimates 40 billion plastic utensils are used every year in just the United States.   The majority of these are thrown out after just one use.

courtesy of: www.reuseit.com

If you don’t fancy upcycling spoons you could reuse them instead.   Why not take some metal cutlery into work and reuse them on a daily basis rather than opting for disposable plastic ones? 🙂

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