“Spoon / Fork Cross” – #TBCCrafters (04/17/14) 11


Spoon / Fork Cross” #TBCCrafters Hop

Spoon or fork crosses are somewhat popular.  I’ve seen things like this online and on Etsy, but the price is usually too expensive.  I figured, “Why not make my own?”  My Mom had some old utensils that she no longer needed and shipped them over to me, the rest was pretty easy.  You can make these look however you wish with whatever you decide to use.  I love making something new out of something old….just like the Lord did with my life!

I figured this would be a great craft for Easter time.  Once to put the emphasis on who the “Holy”day is for.  Sorry, we’re not into the Easter bunny and all of that kind of stuff.  We still dye eggs and have candy, etc., but the focus needs to return to Who this day is for.

I hope you like it!! Have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment on and share this #TBCCrafters craft!!

Spoon / Fork Cross” Craft

 

Materials/Tools Needed: 

  • (4) Old Spoons or Forks
  • Glue
  • Embellishments
  • & Time!

 

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Instructions:

Start by cutting your forks.  Measure different cuts for each one, you’ll want (3) the same length, and (1) a lot longer.  I don’t want to give inches, etc., since that will depend on the size of the utensil you are using.  

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Now, set the pieces on a backing to glue them together.  I just used a paper towel with some old pieces of cardboard under where I was gluing.  I didn’t want the towel to be a part of my project. 🙂

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I started out with the craft glue, but it just wasn’t holding.  I to ran to Lowe’s and bought Loctite, and it worked great!

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Next, I used some.”Spellbinders – Media Mixage Circles” for a frame for the jewel in the middle.  Once again, since I didn’t realize that the Craft Glue wasn’t working very well until afterwards, so I used the Loctite here as well.

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Insert the “jewel” or ornament you wish to use inside the circle and glue it into place.  Hot glue worked fine for this.

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Now I used my glue gun to attach a picture hanger on the back – since I wasn’t able to put nails or screws in.  It holds fine, since the handles aren’t very heavy.

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Wait for the cross to dry completely and then you can display it wherever you wish.

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I sure hope you like it!  Please take a minute to leave me a comment and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc.  Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!

“”He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”” –1 Peter 2:24
 

 

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Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations

Very creative!! I’ve got to try this. Thank you for this wonderful idea you shared with us at the Creative Craft Challenge!

Kristina & Millie
7 years ago

ohhh too neat! great tute, I always appreciate a step by step. This is such a great idea – there are so many silverware patterns out there that each cross can be unique. Thanks for sharing at our creative craft challenge!

Bonnie
7 years ago

I really like this project a lot. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Creative Craft Challenge Link Party!
~Bonnie

Mag@GirlyCreation
8 years ago

This one is so awesome and very good repurposed craft.

JanetGoingCrazy
8 years ago

This is so creative! My sister collects crosses so I should really make one of these for her.

tara pittman
8 years ago

Very cool use of forks! You can get some forks at Good Will dirt cheap to make this

Ellen Christian (@ellenblogs)

What a gorgeous craft. I don’t think I’ve ever seen this before.

Dawn Pruitt
8 years ago

Oh I love it! I am definitely going to make myself one of these! I love unique crosses and this looks easy to do! Gotta get me some of that glue though!