Monday, September 17, 2012

Okey dokey artichokey....a spoon sculpture


I hope you all had a great weekend! 


Before anything else, thank you once again for coming to our HAPPY HOUR linky party. The party was a great success and it was all your doing.  I think I just found another reason to look forward to Fridays!  We have so many other ideas we want to incorporate to make it even more fun and interactive.  I hope you'll stay tuned...

But for now, there is another thing I have been looking forward to showing you.  I made this last week and have been eagerly waiting to share with you.  Do you like it?  I had the idea last year, but kept putting it off or forgetting about it.  I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out but I just love it!
  
You can use it as a cute little vase...

Or just as an elegant addition to your tablescape, 
perhaps using a battery operated tea light inside...

Mine are currently serving as bookends on my sideboard in the living room...

Here is how I made it...

1. Spray paint jar, vase or can and allow to dry
2. Separately spray the spoons and allow to dry
3. Break spoon handles off
4. With your glue gun, start gluing at the top of your jar, vase or can
5. Glue the next row overlapping the row above and continue doing this all 
the way to the bottom

Optional - glue a stand at the bottom using Gorilla glue or any kind of crazy glue.

Would these not look so pretty painted in gold or silver for Christmas (I used a computer program to change the colour)?  I love the idea of making some ombre sculptures for a bedroom or bookshelf. 

I think they look like artichokes but the kiddies keep calling them pine cones...I guess they could be both. What do you think? 

After two craft fails, I am so glad this one turned out ok...:)

I also wanted to let you know that I have jumped on the Instagram train.  I have had a personal account for a long time but I decided to open an account for Craftberry Bush. 
Do you use instagram?  You can find me at craftberrybush, if you do...:)  

Well my sweet friends, thank you so much for stopping by, talk to you very soon.

much love,
Lucy



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59 comments:

  1. I absolutely love these Lucy. They are amazing.

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  2. These are so cute! what did you do to get the bottom looking clean and nice!?
    hugs Tereza

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    1. Hey T, I just made sure I cut the spoons evenly and was very careful at the bottom
      With the glue gun ...:)

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  3. this idea is so absolutely awesome. i totally love it. i have to try it out!

    I linked to your tutorial on my blog - thanks a lot for sharing!

    doro K.

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  4. okey dokey, this is adorable, Lucy. :)

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  5. I'm definitely going to give it a try! Love your blog! :)

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  6. Oh wow! Another wonderful berry to pluck off the craftberry bush. Yes, these would be wonderful in gold or silver for Christmas!

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  7. Lucy, these are genius! Every time I'm at the store, I want to buy a ceramic version (I already have one I received as a gift). I just love the look of them. I cannot get over these are plastic spoons! Might have to try this. too cool!! thanks for stopping by the other day. I so appreciate visits from new friends;).

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  8. I love your artichokes! You always have the most creative ideas :) Have a terrific week!! ~Melanie

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  9. Brilliant! These look amazing.

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  10. Well, aren't you clever! Cutest craft I've seen in a while! I have a weakness for artichokes, so I'll probably be trying this one!

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  11. ah mazing! i like the look you gave it with the computer, it looks ombre.

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  12. I love these Lucy! They are so versatile for any decor. I like the idea of using them in gold for the holidays. I have a who,e bunch of white spoons that I can try this with. Going to pin it for later!

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  13. So creative Lucy! I have never seen anything like this before. It looks so chic and expensive. I really want to make some of these!

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  14. lucy this is so pretty--i may have to try it ;) very clever!

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  15. Beautiful! I love artichokes, so I'd love to make this!

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  16. That's wildly lovely - spoons... who'da thunk? Found you at Homework :)
    JoAnn
    New Linky Follower

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  17. I love artichokes for decor - yours is amazing! I really like it in white, it looks like porcelain.

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  18. OMG, this is too cool, must try this!! when I first saw this over at Carolyns homework, I couldn't believe what I was reading? Spoons??? Great job and thanks for sharing!

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  19. What a cute idea! Love the pattern!!

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  20. Hi Lucy,
    This is amazing love it!!!!!Thanks for sharing. I find you at Homework.
    Have a look at my blog I’ll be so glad.

    Hugs from Portugal
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  21. You know I saw this floating around the blogisphere and I thought to myself, "That is so pretty. I really love artichokes. I need to find a pretty artichoke sculpture soon at Homegoods or somewhere". I didn't realize that you MADE this!!! I love it! I will most certainly be making one! Thank you for the awesome inspiration!
    ~ KIM @ Sand & Sisal

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  22. wow... you rock!! fabulous artichoke, well done..

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  24. these are so super cool! great project!

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  25. what do you mean spray paint the jar and the spoons? what are you spray painting them with?

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