DIY: Silverware Wall Art

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I have been thinking about making silverware wall art for a long time. I’ve seen it done beautifully where silverware was spray painted and glued to fabric and where silverware is pinned to a pin board. Both are great ways to frame silverware.

The walls in my dining room had nothing on them. So, I started my creative brainstorm.

I decided to not line my silverware parallel to each other. Instead, I crossed two pieces together and placed the third on top vertically. I think it’s a simple and beautiful way to display silverware. The background behind the silverware is scrap book paper I recently purchased on sale at Michaels ($0.25 each). (You know I love to use scrap book paper in my projects.)

I chose this scrap book paper because of the colors and I like the words/sentences written on it. The “bigger” words are in a deep dark red and it matches my dining room’s bottom half walls. Some of the bigger words written are Family, Sharing, Friends, and Hope. Some of the sentences are “Everyday is a good day to be thankful” and “One’s true colors become more vibrant in time.” I think this paper is meant for Thanksgiving but I believe it’s applicable to everyday life.

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I am so thrilled with the way my Silverware Wall Art turned out. I love finally having something beautiful on my dining room walls. Well actually, one wall…the other walls in my dining room are still blank. Hopefully, a future DIY project will fill the rest of the dining room walls (and other walls in my house)

Materials:
For this project I used silverware (forks and spoons), scrap book paper, ribbon, glue, tape, a straight edge cutter, and frames with mats.

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Let me show you how to make this framed silver wall art.

Here’s my Silverware Wall Art Tutorial:

I first purchased 11×17 frames that included a mat to frame an 8×10 picture. You could save money by using existing frames. But, I wanted a set of three frames for my wall and didn’t have that in my exising “stash.” I did manage to get a deal. Each frame was originally $29.99. They were on sale for $17.99 (40% off) plus I used coupon for an extra 25% off making each frame $13.50.

Once I had a known frame size I could cut my scrap book paper to size. I cut the paper (bigger than mat opening) and taped it onto the back of the mat. I then put together the frame.

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I then laid out my silverware to see how I wanted them placed.

The silverware I used was from the dollar store. They were $0.50 a piece. If you already have silverware you’re willing to glue and use as wall art, then it’ll be free for you. I hear you could also purchase inexpensive vintage silverware at a thrift store.

As stated earlier, I decided not to place my silverware  parallel to each other (like many other silverware wall art). Instead, I crossed two and place the third on top vertically. For example, I crossed two spoons together and secured with glue. Note: All gluing was done using my hot glue gun. I then placed a fork vertically in the middle of the spoons and secured with glue. Lastly, I tied a ribbon around the silverware set.

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I secured the silverware to the scrap book paper. Glue was placed at the bottom back of each silverware piece first. I then glued the top bends (whatever touched the paper).

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And that’s it! It didn’t take long to make this beautiful silverware wall art. I love it!

(I’m linking up to I’m Lovin’ It, Weekend Wrap Up Party, Sunday Showcase Party, Made By You Monday, Tip Me Tuesday, Get Your Craft On, Tutorials & Tips Tuesdays, Works for Me WednesdayCreative Collage and The Frugal Girls!)

Comments

  1. HOW BEAUTIFUL!!!!! OMG!!!!

  2. Very classy and unique:)

  3. Love this!! I really like the scrapbook paper behind it – it adds a great touch!!
    ~stopping by from TT&J! :)

  4. I am IN LOVE with this idea! You did a fantastic job! (Found you through TT&J Weekend Wrap Up Party)

    Love your site!

  5. saw you on t t and jello
    love this idea

  6. I like this so much better than the ones that are separate and straight up and down.

  7. Love this idea!

  8. I’m visiting from TT&J!

    I love this idea! It makes me sad I don’t have a real dining room, because I want to do this! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  9. Time for you to start working at Pottery Barn! You have a very happy dining room now! Great job!!! jules

  10. This is SO cute! I love the background paper you chose and the way you tied the silverware together! I’m redoing my little kitchen and I’m bookmarking this idea for sure! Thanks!

  11. Love this idea! looks great!

  12. I love them!! I just picked up some vintage silver and now I know just what to do with them! :o)

  13. Simple and very elegant embellish. I have a lot of silver and i want to keep it but showing in a special way, like this one. Thanks for the idea…

  14. This is so fun! I love how it turned out! I am visiting from Creative Collage.

  15. This is such a fun idea. I’m thinking it could be a lot of fun to do something similar-except use mismatched silverware and paint it a solid color with enamel paint. Hmmm.

  16. This is a wonderful idea! Very nice!!!

  17. Thank you so much for posting this!! I love the way it looks. What a great idea! Simple projects like this are just my kind of inspiration! You’re being featured this week on my blog! :) Love it!

  18. Such a neat project – very simple but elegant look. Love the added scrapbook paper too! Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase Party – I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this Sunday. Have a wonderful week.
    ~ Stephanie Lynn
    http://www.bystephanielynn.com

  19. Would never have thought of this in a million years but it works really well!

  20. Screendoorgirl 3 says:

    Thanks! I plan to try this with a couple of pieces of the “real” silverware set that my Mom gave me. She’s gone so it means a lot to me, but I’m lazy to polish it. Found you on Pinterest. Thanks!

  21. Seriously cute! Love it!

  22. What kind of glue did you use? Thanks.

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