Thursday, November 17, 2011

Spoon Christmas Ornament

I am gearing up for A Special Christmas Soiree with today's post!

 As well as showing off the ornament I made for my exchange partner in Eisy Morgan's Christmas Ornament Exchange!

That's right a double whammy! ☺

Here's my supplies:


I started by bending the handle of the spoon down so it will hang by itself.  Next I arranged, rearranged, arranged and rearranged till I liked the 'pattern' of my flowers in the spoon. Hot glued them in place......

Next I beaded a piece of the wire with the seed beads....

Then I slid on the cross and wound the wire around the base of the spoon and that's it!
Easy as pie!



A few things...
I have a stash of odds and ends silverware from working at Dillard's.  You know the display silverware? Well when they discontinue a pattern you can sell the display for cheap and thus my stash!  I had the rest of my supplies as well....the flowers are from my first plum of a deal from Pick Your Plum!!  So this makes the second project from them and I still have some left!  I'm loving the combo of turquoise, red and white for Christmas and I had just enough!  My exchange partner is Allison from Feeding My Temple.  Not only is she a fellow sister in Christ but a fellow Okie as well!! How fun to get her in the exchange!!  So I knew I wanted to make her ornament and make it special.  Since her blog is about balancing 'feeding her body, mind, and spirit with the Word and amazing food' I wanted the ornament to reflect that.  
Spoon + pretty flowers + cross = Feeding My Temple.
Get it?
And how perfect that I had all supplies on hand!! Go me!! ☺
I sure hope she likes it!!

And speaking of Pick Your Plum....there's still time to enter the giveaway!!

See my Link Parties Page for where I'll be linking up at.
And here...
Spend Less - GIve More Gift Guide!


Happy Thursday!!

18 comments:

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

The ornament looks great! I love how you made it out of an everday object!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This is gorgeous Gwen! A definite family keepsake!

EvA. . . said...

what a great idea! i love it :)

Lindsay said...

SO lovely, Jennifer! You did a great job!

Marilyn said...

Super adorable Jen.. Love this.. : ))

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

Oooh, very different! And very cool too! Thanks for sharing it Jennifer, I'm sure she'll love it!

Sara said...

SO darling!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-13.html

Good Girl Gone Green said...

Love your creativity! I adore the ornament! :)

Jen said...

What a neat idea! I think I'm going to hit up the local thrift store to find some vintage spoons to play with. I'd love for you to come share this at the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com Hope to see you there! ~Jen

Allison said...

OH.MY.GOSH! I love, love, love it!!!! You are so amazing!! I can't wait to put it on our tree!!!

Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

It is so very beautiful and awesome! I love the idea to use a spoon! You are awesome. I am sure she is going to LOVE it! Thanks for linking up with us :)
Britney
www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

Jen said...

Thanks for linking up to the Head to Head Showdown! ~Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

Betsy Pool said...

This spoon ornament is so cute!!! Such a great idea - Gorgeous!

Thanks for linking up to Take it on Tuesday blog hop!!

lauren said...

so pretty!!!! thanks so much for linking up to my Spend Less Give More Holiday gift guide! And sorry, by the way, that I called you Gwen in my last comment to you, lol!!! Do you get that a lot or is it just me?!

blessings!
Lauren
www.summitstreetjoy.com

Chris said...

Hi Gwen, what a beautiful ornament. Lucky the lady who receives it. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

What a lovely and unique ornament! I LOVE it!

I’d love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/search/label/Link%20Party

Liz @ Here's to Handy Andy said...

Beautiful! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

AbsoluteMommy said...

What did I call this? The spoon of deliciousness? The spoon of beauty? I can't remember! Thanks for the tutorial... Guess what some of my besties are getting next year! I'm gonna have to "pin" this you know!
Merry Christmas and lots of Hugs!
Megan

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