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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wire Wrapping a Spoon

I thought this would be a great Instructable to share with you. This is an easy way to fancy up the serving pieces at your wedding reception. It would could be a nice favor for your guests. Take a look and see what you think!

Wire wrapping silverware is a great way to add color to your silverware when you are entertaining. This can be done just on your serving pieces or all of the silverware. It even makes a great gift giving idea!

Items needed:

Spoon or other silverware of your choice.
Wire - I used 20 gauge silver plated wire.
Beads - Any of your choice that have holes large enough for the wire to fit through.
Needle Nose Pliers / Tools to make swirls in the wire (optional)

Let the fun begin!

After you have cut a piece of wire to wrap your spoon with, turn the back of the spoon looking at you. Place a straight piece of wire against the back of the spoon.

Once the wire is in place, begin to wrap around 2-3 times where the curved part of the spoon meets the stem.

I like to add beads just to the front of the spoon, but you can rotate and add to the back as well. Add your first bead here. Adjust it so that it fits nicely across the front of the spoon. Once in place wrap at least 2-3 times and add the next bead.

Once you have added all of the beads that you want, I turn the spoon over and run the excess wire down the back of the spoon, bringing the wire back up and running it back down a few times. Wrapping it around the back wire like this will help secure the wire.

Once you have completed wrapping the wire around a few of the wires in the back, I bring the wire back up and wrap it around the top of the spoon again. At this point I would cut off the excess wire, leaving about 1/2" to 1" of wire remaining. Once you reach this point, you can take one of your tools and make little swirls out of the wire for additional decor, or tuck the wires in under the wrapped wire. Use the needle nose pliers to flatten any sharp wires sticking out.

Now your spoon is ready to be used.

I hope this helps to give you an affordable way to add color and fun to your wedding reception. I would love to hear your thoughts!

Bridal Hangers

1 comment:

TheCuttingEtch said...

Brilliant! Thanks for the idea! It would be a great way to decorate for the upcoming holidays also :)