After time silverware will chip, scratch, or break altogether. But before you toss out your old silverware to replace it with new stuff you might want to consider upcycling it. There are lots of cool ways you can reuse your old silverware and transform it into something funky and new.
Here are 15 creative ways to upcycle old silverware:
1) Silverware Garden Markers
Remember what you planted where by creating garden markers. Just hammer the top of a spoon flat and stick the bottom in the ground. You can stamp the plant names or use a marker to list them.
2) Kitchen Hanging Hooks
Need a place to hang your oven mitts and dish towels? You can turn your silverware into adorable hooks. Just bend your utensil into a hook shape and drill a hole through the top so you can nail it to the wall.
3) Place Card Holders
Bend a fork backward. Place a name card in between the prongs and place at each seat for your guests. You can also add a napkin and use it as a napkin holder.
4) Silverware Kitchen Artwork
Create some chic kitchen artwork with your old utensils. Spray them with a coat of paint. Then stick them in a frame.
5) Silverware Bracelet
Make yourself some unique looking jewelry. Just bend your utensil to fit your wrist. You can also shape the fork prongs to make it more ornate.
6) Pineapple Plastic Spoon Lampshade
This is the cutest project! It would look great in a kids room on in a fun office.
7) Cabinet Door Handle
Bend a spoon in the shape of a cabinet handle. Drill it into your cabinet at the top of the utensil head and at the bottom.
8) Silverware Decorative Mirror
Use your silverware to create a gorgeous focal piece in your home. Take a mirror and glue some silverware to it.
9) Stamped Spoon Napkin Rings
Create gorgeous napkin rings with your old silverware. Just bend them so that it can hold your napkin in place. You can also stamp them to personalize them.
10) Utensil Chandelier
You can create a chandelier that’s fancy but not too fancy for your kitchen with silverware. Just mix in some utensils with your crystal or other items.
11) Long Candle Holders
You can also use your silverware to create cute candle holders. Bend your utensil so it’s stabilized. Next, glue or solder some thimbles to a fork or spoon and place your candle inside of it.
12) Silverware Picture Holder
Put your photos on display using silverware. You can arrange them by placing your photos in between the prongs. You can create the display in a variety of ways.
13) Decorative Art Spoons
People have created all different types of decorative art with spoons. You can use rhinestones, photos, and all other different types of pieces. Get can find some ideas here.
14) Garden Silverware Decor
Create beautiful garden art with your old silverware. This dragonfly was made from butterknives.
15) Petal Light Fixtures
You can easily make cool looking light fixtures with some spoons. Just group them together and around a hanging light. These look like they are grouped together with just some wire.
Bonus. Crafty Ways To Upcycle Old Curtains
Door Draft Stopper
Stop wasting electricity and use a draft stopper. You can craft one from old curtains and cat litter.
Curtain Room Divider
Need some separation in between rooms? Use your old curtains as a room divider. This gives you separation when you want it and openness when you don’t.
Curtain Table Runner
Spruce up your table with a table runner. You can make one out of a curtain.
Floating Frame Curtain Headboard
Looking for an Instagram-worthy bedroom? Hang a curtain rod and hang your old curtain from it. Use wire to hang your picture frame from the curtain rod to give it a floating appearance.
Turn Curtains Into An Apron
Curtains can be turned into a super cute apron. Especially if they are kitchen valences and have a “kitchen” pattern.
Substitute Closet Door
Does your closet door seem too bulky? You can get a look that’s a little lighter with curtains. Just install a curtain rod and hang them as you normally would or install a tension rod.
Reusable Grocery Bag
Those reusable grocery bags are priceless and keep our home from being overwhelmed with plastic bags. You can make a bunch from just one curtain.
Curtain Canopy Bed
Save those curtains to create the bedroom of your dreams. You can create a dreamy canopy bed with curtains and a few other pieces.
Kids Play Teepee
Old curtains can be transformed into a kid’s play teepee. There are lots of different designs for this.
Make Some Pillows
You can make some truly lovely pillows from old curtains. Just cut up some pieces and sew them together.
Make a Reading Nook
Create a magical little place where you can sit and read. Just install a curved curtain rod. Place something soft below to sit on.
Chair or Sofa Slipcovers
Is your chair or sofa looking beat up? You can make covers for them from curtains.
Fabric Bulletin Board
Does your family need a bulletin board? You can make a really nice one from some old curtains.
Make A Shower Curtain
Old curtains make perfect accents in your bathroom. Just make sure to use a plastic cover on the inside. Leave the curtain on the outside for decor.
Small Area Rug
Curtains can be turned into an area rug. Just glue it to a no-slip backing or some kind of batting. And cut to size.