My mom and I were event decorators for awhile When we first started in the business we weren’t sure what we were going to do. As a result, we dabbled in event planning and even some catering for awhile. We bought tons of silverware for a wedding reception that we planned assuming that we would use it all again (Funny side note… we didn’t actually know that it was a wedding reception until the night of the event! The couple just told us it was a family party. As we were setting up one of the family members asked what glasses we were using for the champagne toast. “The what!!!!” I asked. And that was just the beginning! Needless to say, it was a pretty stressful night!).
The event went well enough for the clients, but behind the scenes was another matter entirely! All that silverware that looked so nice set out on the tables has to be washed once it has been used. Not fun to wash hundreds of pieces of silverware by hand!!! So that was the end of our catering days. Now what to do with all that silverware??? Let’s make wall art! And silverware wind chimes! And anything else we can think of! So that’s where this project idea came from. Out of diversity comes wall art. Or something. So here’s the step-by-step:
• 12″x 24″ canvas
• Paint in the color of your choice for the canvas and the silverware. Spray paint works well, but brush on acrylic will work too.
• Silverware (we used 4-spoons, 3-forks, & 2-knives, but feel free to make it your own)
• Hot glue gun and lots of glue sticks
Step 1 – Paint your canvas anyway that seems fun and matches or compliments your kitchen.
Step 2 – Pick your silverware and lay it out to make sure it fits and looks how you want. The silverware can be laid out any way you like.
Step 3 – Paint the front side of your silverware with two coats of paint allowing to dry for about 30 minutes between coats. You can also leave it natural if that works better for your décor.
Step 4 – Once the silverware is completely dry, affix it to the canvas using hot glue.
Step 5 – You may embellish the canvas if you choose.
Step 6 – Do your best happy dance because you made really cool wall art and you are awesome!
It’s a pretty simple project with tons of ways to make it completely your own. Add a fun border or make the silverware all different colors. Anything you want! Please feel free to share photos of your finished project. We love to see people’s creativity!!!
My mom and I now own a business selling craft kits. They come with everything you need to make some super awesome and completely custom projects. Wouldn’t a stencil sign look super cute with your new silverware wall art? Check out all of our projects at www.CreateItKC.com/shop!