I confess, I haven’t been feeling very creative lately – I think it’s something that comes and goes with me. One moment, I have ideas spewing forward faster than I can keep up, and then suddenly, the creative well just dries up. Unfortunately, when it goes, it really is gone, and all I can do is spend my time dreaming about what I might like to do when it returns. Such was the case with this project.
In an effort to give my hands something other to do than open, and eat, Halloween candy, I decided the dry spell was over. I’d been eyeing up a similar project that I came upon while stalking Pinterest, such as this one over at Craftberrybush.
Arming myself with dollar store supplies –
- Two globe hurricanes
- Approximately 300 plastic spoons
- A glue gun and glue sticks
- Spray Paint
I began by removing the handle from the spoons right below the hollow of the spoons. This was the most difficult part of the project – It was more than a little tedious! I then applied a single layer of spoons right side up with an overhang of approximately 1/4 of an inch above the lip of the hurricane globe.
I continued adding spoons in rows, overlapping the previous row all the way down until the entire globe was covered. Although I liked the look in white, I decided to add a little more depth by painting.
I started by painting the entire piece in Rustoleum Dark Brown. When dry, I lightly applied a very thin coat of Rustoleum Canyon Black and then spritzed with Krylon Premium Copper Brilliant.
The end result looks very much like a bronzed metal. I used LED candles as I’m not sure how well this would hold up with a real flame and heat. The light shines softly through the gaps of the hurricane, and highlights the texture created by the overlapping spoons.
All in all, a very good addition to my Thanksgiving display! Not bad for a grand total of $12.50!
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