If you're a regular blog reader I'm sure you have come across this amazing spoon starburst wreath made by Kristi from Addicted2Decorating . It has spawned many imitations lately and is just ingenious!
So when I was browsing my new Pottery Barn catalog and saw this hurricane I knew just how to try to reproduce it!
I admit that my husband thought I was crazy but hey-a girl's gotta try these things out you know?
I bought a pack of cheap spoons and cut the handles off with kitchen shears. I started layering them with hot glue then primes and sprayed with Krylon silver metallic paint. If you try this-be very, very careful with the hot glue-every little string or glob will be magnified once the paint is on. I think it would have looked better if I could have found the Looking Glass spray paint I've seen elsewhere but none of my local stores had it in stock. I also would have made a wire handle and wrapped it around the top before adding the last layer of spoons.
I was about to chalk it up as another DIY Fail when I decided to give it one last shot-with some oil rubbed bronze spray paint I had out for another project. I have to say, I'm thinking this little guy might make the cut after all!
What do you think? Should it belong in my DIY Fail category?
Have you jumped on the crafting-with-plastic-spoons bandwagon? What is the most unique/weird/odd thing you've crafted with?