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Silverware Crafts


Crafting with Silverware -- Forks, Spoons, and Knives

If you've seen wind chimes made from vintage silverware, you have an idea of what silverware crafts are. Silverware can be used to fashion many items that you might never have thought of.

Both the shiny finish or vintage patina on silverware make these eating utensils an excellent medium for crafting. Dress 'em up or dress 'em down!

This photo shows a fork I bent to make a frame to hold a photograph or a recipe or anything else that's sturdy. Another photo is provided below of this "fork frame" in action.

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

Silverware Crafts I've Made - Click one of the small images below to enlarge it.

Silverware key chain. I cut the head off the spoon then bent the top of the handle under (carefully with pliers covered with cloth so I wouldn't mar the finish) and slipped a key ring in to the loop before bending it all the way under. Photos here al

Silverware key chain. I cut the head off the spoon then bent the top of the handle under (carefully with pliers covered with cloth so I wouldn't mar the finish) and slipped a key ring in to the loop before bending it all the way under. Photos here al

Silverware wind chimes. A link to making this is shown below. This view is looking up at the wind chimes.

Silverware wind chimes. A link to making this is shown below. This view is looking up at the wind chimes.

Fork picture frame. This bent fork could also be used to hold a recipe card in the kitchen or any paper that is small and sturdy.

Fork picture frame. This bent fork could also be used to hold a recipe card in the kitchen or any paper that is small and sturdy.

Tablespoon handle used to make a keyring.

Tablespoon handle used to make a keyring.

Spoon People - Great Craft for Kids

Not silverware, these wooden spoons are safe "utensil" crafts for little hands!

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Solid Metal Bench Block

Spoon Crafts - and a few forks... Make silverware crafts with spoons.

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Practical Silverware Crafts

Fork with all but one tine curled leaving one pointy tine perfect for picking up pickles and olives. The handle is wire wrapped with cat beads.
Photo by Peggy Hazelwood.

Fork with all but one tine curled leaving one pointy tine perfect for picking up pickles and olives. The handle is wire wrapped with cat beads. Photo by Peggy Hazelwood.

Mostly Forks Crafts - Crafts that use forks

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Silverware Crafts Using All The Utensils - Spoons Forks Knives

Silverware mirror made by Beverly at FlamingoToes.com. See the link below for instructions on making your own.

Silverware mirror made by Beverly at FlamingoToes.com. See the link below for instructions on making your own.

The Full Table Setting - Spoons, Forks, and Knives

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Silverware Crafts for Kids - including plastic and wooden utensils

Be sure to supervise kids crafting with real silverware. Forks are pokey afterall!

Silverware Clip Art - Use these free images to set your table with fine place mats, napkins, or towels with knives, forks, and spoons.

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Jar Crafts
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Crafts Using Tins
Do you have empty tins that you hate to just throw away? These crafts using tins will give you lots of ideas.

Matchbox Crafts
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Key Crafts
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Share your thoughts on silverware crafts.

Diane on May 26, 2018:

How do yu bend the spoons and forks? What tool?

Tahir Marfani on July 29, 2015:

Nice Idea !!

AlleyCatLane on June 08, 2014:

Love the clock and pickle fork.

Southernchick91 on November 02, 2013:

Such a great idea!

Erin Mellor from Europe on August 11, 2013:

I'd never really thought about it, but of course a fork is my favorite utensil, what's wrong with all your teaspoon lovers?

Ruthi on July 01, 2013:

I love silverware crafts! I just recently bought myself a sunshine fork choker at a local art festival!

anonymous on May 06, 2013:

it,s great love it

anonymous on March 31, 2013:


Heather McGlaughlin from Marryland on March 03, 2013:

Love the silverware wind chimes.

paperplastic on February 20, 2013:

Great Lens! pretty good ideas

BuckHawkcenter on February 11, 2013:

What fun. Silverware crafts I've never tried, but it looks like a great craft for some interesting effects.

Funkysi on September 30, 2012:

Great ideas and really great crafts.

MintySea on September 22, 2012:

Rings made out of silverwere

AlleyCatLane on September 19, 2012:

Great ideas. I like bracelets and rings made out of silverware handles.

purpleslug on September 19, 2012:

Love it!

Stacy Birch on August 31, 2012:

Love your work and awesome ideas.

olmpal on August 21, 2012:

I have never tried something like that! Very creative! I love the key chain! Great lens!

anonymous on August 06, 2012:

Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I am always amazed at the creativity of people. If you use your imagination, you can make amazing things.

piedromolinero on July 28, 2012:

What an amazing idea using silverware for crafting. I love the crafts and I love your lens, both are absolutely awesome.

maijame on July 24, 2012:

As a newbie here on squidoo, I have to say that this lens is amazing. I just published my very first and found out how much work goes into even as small a lens as mine. I am inspired. If you have a moment, please take a look at my lens, How To Make A Daisy Chain.

YogaAngel on July 22, 2012:

I love this stuff, sooo cute!

blue22d on July 13, 2012:

I do love this lens. What a great idea and so many interesting things to see. I see why your lens has been blessed. Excellent.

Michey LM on July 11, 2012:

Very interesting idea of crafting. Blessings

IntoMars LM on June 29, 2012:

That is the craftiest thing I have ever seen! I wonder is it would be appropriate to do that in a restaurant? :D

Marc from Edinburgh on June 29, 2012:

The fork frame would work so well as a clock. Also love the Peace and Rock forks, funny stuff!

gradientcat on June 24, 2012:

I like the fork frame, pretty neat idea!

dellgirl on June 21, 2012:

That 'Silverware mirror by Beverly' is very unique. Wonderful lens, thanks for sharing.

dream1983 on June 19, 2012:

Great lens, Well done. Squidlike

Chocolate Pickney from Jamaica on June 14, 2012:

U never know until u know... right, I wouldn't have imagined utensil could have done so much for crafty stuff if I had not seen it here. Thank you

irenemaria from Sweden on June 11, 2012:

I really like this lens! I have a set of earrings made of two old silver spoons. A necklace too with a rose spoon handle. Thanks for all these tips! blessed

biminibahamas on June 10, 2012:

Very "crafty" lens ... nice job!

anonymous on June 09, 2012:

How clever! I would never have thought of some of these ideas. Makes me want to run down to the local Thrift shop and pick up a few cutlery items and see what I can do with them.....lol.

markadamdouglass on June 08, 2012:

Fascinating page :-) I like the idea of using our own leftovers to make some fascinating work

nicksimpson lm on June 07, 2012:

Simply an amazing lens, very well put together! I must say that this is of the most helpful and info-packed lenses I have ran across for a some time!

wcjohnston on June 07, 2012:

I love silver, great ideas

anonymous on June 07, 2012:

A great way to get rid of some of that excess silverware that is taking over my kitchen drawers!

purpleslug on June 07, 2012:

Love all the ideas!

peggygallyot on June 06, 2012:

Great ideas

UKGhostwriter on June 05, 2012:


UKGhostwriter on June 05, 2012:


BarbaraCasey on June 05, 2012:

Wow... I love learning new stuff... and this was not something I'd ever seen before. Great pictures and explanations. My kinda lens. Here's my very first Angel blessing coming your way. Cheers!

FalconFan LM on June 05, 2012:

Such a cool lens!

Tamara14 on June 05, 2012:

I absolutely adore those fork hooks :) Great lens!

PaulWinter on June 05, 2012:

Great lens. Interesting ideas for making things with silverware.

jbd55g on June 04, 2012:

I just love crafts keep up the good work.

getwellsoon on June 04, 2012:

Love these ideas and crafts you can make with silverware!

C A Chancellor from US/TN on June 04, 2012:

Huh! I never would have thought to make crafts with silverware. But there are certainly some neat ideas here!

chairmann3 on June 04, 2012:

a great way to preserve children's baby spoons and forks. A way to present them as artistic endeavors.

fifta on June 04, 2012:

wow, this is new to me, and all the crafts are fantastic. I love thee mirror and the wind chimes design.

Tracie-Fisher on June 04, 2012:

Love these ideas. Especially the peace and rock on craft. Creative!

bossypants on June 04, 2012:

You're on the front page of Squidoo! Congratulations!

miaponzo on June 03, 2012:

Heheh... when I saw this lens I smiled.. because when I was in high school, my father helped me make a bracelet out of a fork! :) Your appetizer pricking fork is funny... (it's got its middle finger up). :) Blessed!

ceejaycmarshall on June 03, 2012:

great ideas!

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on May 28, 2012:

Silverware is indeed something that I would never have thought of using in craft projects but the ones you have displayed are gorgeous. How wonderfully creative.

magictricksdotcom on May 20, 2012:

Very creative ideas here.

Camden1 on May 13, 2012:

I'm always amazed at the clever and beautiful things you crafty people can do!

JoshK47 on May 03, 2012:

(Blessed by a SquidAngel!)

JoshK47 on May 03, 2012:

These are all such awesome ideas - I especially love the Rock On fork hook!

gottaloveit2 on April 19, 2012:

Back to offer a blessing on this wonderful lens. Love your crafting ideas.

Heather McGlaughlin from Marryland on April 18, 2012:

I have a soon ring. And I love silverware turned into a wind chime.

Treasures By Brenda from Canada on April 13, 2012:

WE have two flatware racks in our bathroom for hanging towels. They're fun,.

anonymous on April 08, 2012:

wow. these are great craftsmen

mistyblue75605 lm on April 07, 2012:

:)0 nice job!

mistyblue75605 lm on April 07, 2012:

These are an awesome idea for the old silverware that I was going to get rid of!

amazonnottadog on April 05, 2012:

These lend a homey sort of touch.

grega85 on April 01, 2012:

I think they can be very funny.

Peggy Hazelwood (author) from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on March 29, 2012:

@ViJuvenate: I only use it for pickles so I rinse it off and it's good to go till next time!

ViJuvenate on March 29, 2012:

I love the idea, but the pickle poker scares me. Can you imagine trying to clean out between those curled up tines?

AJ from Australia on March 26, 2012:

I was only recently "favouriting" some of these Etsy silverware crafts - I think they are fantastic and can't wait to have some in my home.

agoofyidea on March 25, 2012:

I have a fork business card holder that I love. It was a gift from a dear friend. This art is so whimsical.

missyjanette on March 23, 2012:

very unique crafts!

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on March 20, 2012:

I have seen some really cool crafts with silverware, but I have never seen the little pickle fork idea. That is really neat!

anonymous on March 20, 2012:

Very cool ideas.

KimGiancaterino on March 11, 2012:

Beautiful ideas. One of our local retro-style restaurants uses mismatched pieces of old silverware. Truly functional works of art.

Katie Harp on March 08, 2012:

blessed by a squid angel :) <3

SquidooRocks55 on March 07, 2012:

Definitely one of the coolest lenses I've seen. Nice job on this one!

Peggy Hazelwood (author) from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on March 06, 2012:

@Joan Haines: Thank you, Joan. I am honored!!

Joan Haines on March 04, 2012:

This lens is blessed. (Just got my fresh, spankin' new wings.)

Lisa from Rhode Island on March 04, 2012:


Mark Falco from Reno, Nevada on March 03, 2012:

Great ideas for using old silverware. Very creative.

Namymartyn on March 01, 2012:

nice lens created by you really appreciable..........

KabbalArt on February 24, 2012:

Cool Designs

Lauriej1 on February 24, 2012:

Very awesome crafts!

Scraps2treasures on February 24, 2012:

I have seen windchimes before made from silverware but didn't realize that there were other crafts made with old silverware too. That silverware mirror is so pretty and unique!

TTMall on February 24, 2012:

great lens! but what is so crafty?

RCGraphicsDesign on February 24, 2012:

Who would have thought. I came across your lens and was really surprised at the informative lens about something I would have never imagined. Thank you so much for a great presentation.

Rose Jones on February 23, 2012:

Very unusual lens, about a craft that I had never heard of and that is both beautiful and useful. I loved seeing your stuff. Because of my weird mind, I instantly thought of people who reported that they could bend spoons with their mind. Angel Blessed!

dahlia369 on February 23, 2012:

Until I found your lens I never knew there was such a thing as silverware craft. Beautifully done and very interesting. Some of these creations look outstanding!

Beverly Lemley from Raleigh, NC on February 22, 2012:

What a wonderful craft! You're most talented! My daughter showed me a bracelet her hubby got for her off of Etsy ~ I'll bet it was probaby you! She just loved it and hinted to her hubby and ~ well, it was her Valentine's gift! Wonderful lense ~ very intriguing craft and hobby you have! B : )

Tarra99 on February 22, 2012:

cool mirror! I've seen them make rings out of silverware...I like those!

Georgene Moizuk Bramlage from southwestern Virginia on February 22, 2012:

Love them. I wish I had more time to try a few of the samples seen here. I've love to take the "placesetting" mirror idea and turn it into a kitchen clock :+) Thanks for such a neat lens!

sweetstickyrainbo on February 22, 2012:

some wild stuff you got there!

anonymous on February 22, 2012:

So awesome and wonderful lens of you.. dear lady scarlettohairy :) Special love with all pics and guide. 5 stars for you. Have wonderful times.. always :D

anonymous on February 21, 2012:

It always amazes me how creative people can make wonderful things from the most mundane objects. That's what crafts is all about, I guess.

LouisaDembul on February 20, 2012:

I really liked the silverware mirror!

BluKatDesign on February 17, 2012:

What a fun lens! I love the mirror; it could make a cool clock!

im1337mi on February 16, 2012:

Fun stuff! Thanks for sharing!

RomanticMe on February 13, 2012:

It's a really neat idea! Definitely going to have to try it out

mantele11 on February 12, 2012:

One of the best lens I have read ever. Great job! :)

WriterJanis2 on February 12, 2012:

Cool lens!

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