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Plastic Spoon Roses DIY Recycled Craft



Turn discarded plastic utensils into cute flowers with this Plastic Spoon Roses DIY Recycled Craft tutorial. If you like recycled craft ideas, then you'll love this is totally original and eco-friendly idea. Use these roses as embellishments and accessories. If you have some spoons left from your last house party, you can turn them into unique blooms. Set up in a well-ventilated area and use the flame from a candle to carefully melt plastic spoons until they resemble curled petals. You can use these green floral crafts as embellishments for paper crafts, hair accessories, or jewelry.

Plastic Spoon Roses DIY Recycle Craft


  • Plastic party spoons (any color)
  • Candle & lighter
  • Tweezers
  • Scrap of felt
  • Pins or clips


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Please remember, any project that involves fire isn’t a good project for kids. Use caution when melting, and work in a well-ventilated area.

  1. We’ll start by making the rolled center of our rose. Light the candle. Heat the inside bowl of the spoon until it begins to soften and warp. (The length of time this will take will depend on the quality of the spoons you’re using. Heavyweight spoons will take a little longer to soften.)
  2. Then, pinch the edges inward to form a bud shape. Then, heat the neck of the spoon to soften, and snip off the handle close to the bowl, using a pair of craft scissors.
  3. Now we’ll make some petals. For the petals, heat the underside of the spoon. Once it starts to melt, roll the tip of the spoon backwards. Ideally, you want the plastic to be warm enough to manipulate, but not hot enough to burn your hands. If the heat of is uncomfortable for you, you can wear a pair of stretchy winter gloves while doing this.
  4. Warm the neck of the spoon and snip off the handle. Now we’ll join the petal to the bud. Pinch the two pieces together, and heat the bottom over the flame. As it melts, flatten the plastic into one piece with a pair of tweezers.
  5. Continue adding petals. Every once in a while, warm the bottom of the rose and press it against a heat-proof surface, such as a ceramic plate or a piece of glass. Don’t feel discouraged if you mess up on a petal or two. If a spoon gets singed and turns brown, discard it. You’ll get the hang of it!
  6. You can strengthen your rose by filling in small gaps with melted plastic. Heat a spoon handle, then press the end into the gap. Let cool slightly, then twist to break off.
  7. It’s up to you to decide when your flower is finished, but I used 9 or 10 spoons on each of my roses. Hot glue a scrap of felt to the bottom of your rose. Now you can add a pin, hairclip, or a segment of ribbon to hang your rose from a necklace.

Craft Video Tutorial: How to Make Plastic Spoon Roses


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Mar 2, 2014

really nice


Aug 23, 2013

Saw a wreath made with spoons that looked like a large sunflower. It was really pretty. Didn't look like it would be hard


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Aug 23, 2013

These look very nice. I should think you could use (some of) the leftover handles as stems, and perhaps flatten a few bowls for leaves ..? Or maybe - if you can get long-enough-handled spoons (or join 2 together strongly enough) - putting a rose on the end of a spoon/knife/fork handle would look good as a cutlery set (particularly in white for a wedding)? They'd probably be too unwieldy to use this way, but they could be something for all guests to take away and treasure, rather than 'just' the guest of honor mentioned by angig1970.


Mar 21, 2013

Great idea!


Feb 11, 2013

I think that this is awesome idea. I am going to have to try this. Thank you for coming up with this neat idea. I want to try and make some hair items for my daughters.


Feb 11, 2013

Used heat gun with a hold I made out of wire desk organizer so I had two free hands. Worked great! wonderful project!


Jun 10, 2012

These last for a long time. I knew a woman several years ago that had some a woman made for her. She loved them. I was trying to remember what the stem was made of but couldn't think of it. But I was also thinking wouldn't it be nice to take left over spoons from a special occasion like a bridal shower, wedding etc and make a bouquet for the guest of honor to remember the occasion by? I think it would be a treasured gift.


Mar 30, 2012

Pretty, but wouldn't the smoke from the candle blacken the spoons where they are being heated?? It really is a unique idea and I like it!


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