Ombre Spoon Flower – DIY My Spring blog hop
Today is the day! Hometalk.com is presenting a “DIY My Spring” Home and Garden blog hop. At the bottom of my Spring DIY post you’ll find a great link to take you to a huge collection of so many amazing Spring projects! Be sure to check it out, there are some very amazing projects to look at. I am so excited that winter is nearly done, and that Spring is coming! Spring is my favorite season. The flowers in particular are the best. This spring I’m working on brightening up my home, and part of that project is the construction of a new gallery wall. I’ve been slowly creating and collecting pieces that reflect me personally. I love making my own wall art when possible, and I thought this fun ombre spoon flower mirror would be the perfect addition.
We’ve all seen the spoon mirrors before. I’ve even made one before. It still hangs in our master bedroom and I still love it! I wanted to add a new twist to my old spoon mirror though. The amazing folks over at DecoArt were kind enough to send me some beautiful Multi Surface satin paints to work with and I’m telling you, it’s turned out amazing! I am so excited to share it with you. Buying a decorative 26″ mirror in the store could cost easily more than $100 but using just a few basic items I made my beautiful mirror for under $25!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own ombre Spoon Flower Mirror:
- Plastic spoons (I used almost 400 spoons for my large flower)
- Cardboard cut in a circle shape
- Round mirror
- Americana Multi Surface Satin Acrylic craft paint (I used “Deep Turquoise”, “Turquoise waters”, “Coastal waters”, “Waterfront”, and “Soft Jade”).
- Hot glue
- Paint Brush
Cut your cardboard in a circle the size you want your flower to be. You will want your cardboard circle to be at least double the diameter of your mirror. My mirror is 12 inches across, so my cardboard circle is 26 inches across. I painted my cardboard circle with white multi surface acrylic paint so any peeking through the petals would not look bad.
I wanted the spoons for my ombre spoon flower to look more like petals and less like spoons. Hold the plastic spoon over the candle just high enough to make it warm. You want the plastic to get soft, but not melt. Burning the spoon plastic doesn’t smell great, and releases toxins so make sure your work space is well ventilated, and that you are only making the plastic soft, not melting it.
press the warm softened plastic spoon against something hard. I used a 4×4 ceramic tile coaster to press my spoon against. Pressing the softened spoon down creates a fun petal like wave.
warm the handle of the spoon for easier cutting, when the plastic just starts to soften you can snip it right off without any effort.
Repeat with all of your spoons.
Paint your spoons. Using the multi surface acrylic craft paint, paint the spoons in the colors you want your flower to be. I used one coat on the back of the spoon petals, and two on the front. While one color is drying, paint the next. Spoons for miles! haha This step took the longest. The multi surface paint was great on the slippery plastic spoons.
I wanted my spoons to be varying shades of aqua/teal/turquoise.
Trace the outline of your mirror in the center of the cardboard to get an idea where it will be.
Starting on the outside of the mirror and working in, glue your spoon petals on.
repeat until you’ve covered the cardboard to the outline of your mirror.
Glue your mirror into the center of the spoon petals
Hang on the wall and enjoy! Command strips are a great way to hang these mirrors, but you can also attach hanging hardware to the back if you wish instead.
I love how it turned out, especially the petal like spoons. It was a little more effort than just using the regular shaped spoons, but I think the extra effort totally paid off!
I made a short little video of my ombre spoon flower to show you the process just a little better! Please feel free to share!
Be sure to click below to see all of the other amazing Spring home ideas from Hometalk!