DIY Christmas Ornaments: Plastic Utensil Snowflakes from Scissors and Spoons

 Marie from Scissors and Spoons is here today with a great idea for some cute snowflake ornaments! 

Hi! I am Marie. I share my cooking and craft projects on my blog Scissors and Spoons.

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 I am so excited to be here to share a quick, easy, and inexpensive craft using Thanksgiving leftovers. 
Nope, not those leftovers, these ones: 
Silver Colored Plastic Utensils 

I hate seeing plastic end up in the

trash so when everyone finished Thanksgiving dinner I collected all of the silver colored plastic utensils.

I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with a bunch of used plastic forks and knives when I saved them

from the trash, but the handles reminded me of a snowflake pattern so I decided to make them into

snowflake Christmas tree ornaments. 

First–while wearing safety glasses!–I used a wire cutter to cut the utensils into pieces.

Pieces of Utensils 

Second, using a hot glue gun, I glued the pieces of utensil to the back

of glass gems in a snowflake pattern.

Snowflake Christmas Tree Ornaments 

Finally, I glued a piece of string onto the back of each snowflake.

Snowflake Christmas Tree Ornaments from Plastic Utensils 

That’s it! Not bad for

something that would have otherwise ended up in the trash huh? I think that these ornaments would be

especially cute on a kitchen/cooking/baking theme Christmas tree, but wouldn’t look out of place on a

more traditional tree. 

Come visit me at Scissors and Spoons to see other easy and inexpensive Christmas crafts and ornaments

that I have made like these Pine Cone Christmas Trees, Scrap Book Paper

Star Garland, Salt Dough Snowflake Ornaments, and Twine Ornaments.


Cone Christmas TreesScrap Book Paper Star GarlandSalt Dough Snowflake Christmas OrnamentsTwine Christmas 

Allison thanks for allowing me to visit today. 
Happy holidays! 
Thanks for sharing Marie!! Those are fantastic! 


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  • Cynthia
    December 2, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    These are clever and very cute!


  • Colleen
    December 2, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Them are super cool and what a clever idea.

  • Creative Raisins
    December 3, 2013 at 5:15 am

    Who would have guessed that plastic utensils could look so good. I can just imagine how they will look with the light reflecting off of them.

  • Danni@SiloHillFarm
    December 3, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Oh those are so beautiful! I'm not surprised though, Marie comes up with some awesome projects!

  • Cami
    December 3, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Very clever. Thanks for sharing.

  • Cami
    December 3, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Great idea! Very clever. Congrats & thanks for sharing! 🙂