For the holidays there is always immense pressure on me to compete with my other siblings to out-do their efforts when putting on a spectacular Thanksgiving dinner for the entire family. I mean will go the distance to outshine them! (holiday home decor). This holiday was no different and I decided my wow factor this year would be some beaded flatware, I started making them a while ago as a business venture (make money from home ideas) and it really didn’t dawn on me what an amazing addition it would be too my dinner table home decor. So, I took my time and went to the dollar tree store to get what I needed to complete a set of 15 (we have a huge family) and begin the process of decking out these knives, spoons, and forks (chic home design). Now I know some people frown and look down on diy home decorating, they prefer to just order their items online, I wanted my family to know that this was a labor of love and I also wanted bragging rights (smile).
Aiight! I bought some silver wire, iridescent beads, and some new silver flatware costing about $35.00, the flatware being the most expensive item in my basket. When I got home, I put the flatware into categories (spoons, knives, and forks) and I decided to start with the spoons. So, I started by wrapping the wire around the neck of the spoon about four times to create a nice stable setting for the beads, next I measured the spoon so I would be able to thread the number of beads that would fit on the surface of my spoon, afterwards I started threading the beads on to the wire (about a foot long), I didn’t cut the wire yet, since it helped the beads stay on the threading. Then it was time to wrap the wire and the beads around the spoon, what I did was wrap the wire twice every time I placed beads on the spoon surface (your beads will increase as the spoon gets wider) to secure it and keep it in place; as I started to get to the end of the spoon, I left about a half inch of the spoon un-beaded to make sure that the surface that was beaded would not become loose from having too many beads on the entire length of the spoon handle.
Update: I don’t have to tell you all how great everything looked when I was finally done with the project, everyone was amazed and none of them believed I did it myself, however, I made the youtube video and that corroborated my story. Next year I am not sure what I will do to top this one!
My collection of beaded flatware! | work from home ideas for moms
I will show you how to create one just like this. | renovation home ideas
These are the plastic beads that we will be using for this project. | elegant home design
The main spoon of the hour, ready to be glammed up! | home decor dining room
The thin silver wire that’s going to anchor the beads to the spoon. | pinterest home decor crafts
I started by wrapping the wire around the neck of the spoon.
Measuring the length of the spoon so I will know how many beads I need.
I threaded a string of beads that I will separate and wrap around the length of the spoon.
Your spoon should be looking like this right now.
Isn’t it lovelier with the beaded accents?