Serving up a picnic wreath made with plastic spoons and forks

It’s high season for picnics, so I’m dishing up a Plastic Spoon and Fork Wreath today. Honestly, I can’t decide if it’s kitschy, cute, or a little of both. I do know that plastic spoon crafts are “hot” right now, and I’ve seen beautiful light fixtures, framed mirrors, and other projects made with plastic spoons. I want you to tell me what you think about the wreath. I hope you’ll also check out the vintage spoon crafts I’m sharing.

A Spoon & Fork Wreath -- perfect for summer!

Spoon & Fork Picnic Wreath by Kathleen George.

To make a Plastic Spoon and Fork Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” x 2” wreath
  • Red gingham fabric, 1/3 yd.
  • Plastic spoons & forks, 24 of each
  • Faux fruit: lemon slices and blueberries (plastic ants would be fun, too!)
  • Red ribbon
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors or rotary cutter and mat; ruler; craft pins
Cute details from a Plastic Spoon & Fork Picnic Wreath.

How about adding a few ants to the wreath?

To make a Plastic Spoon and Fork Wreath:

1. Cut the fabric into 1” strips. Wrap the strips around the wreath, pinning and gluing the ends of each strip to the back of the wreath. Completely cover the wreath.

2. Glue the spoons and forks around the wreath using low-temp glue. To position the spoons and forks:

  • Line up the ends of the forks with the inside edge of the wreath.
  • Place the spoons so they extend 1/2″ into the center of the wreath.
  • Alternate the spoons and forks as you glue them on.

3. Embellish with faux fruits or other items.

4. Tie together ends of a fabric strip, forming a loop. Pin and glue to the back of the wreath for a hanger. Let glue dry.

5. Optional: Tie a strip of fabric into a bow, and glue to the bottom of the wreath.

I pulled the 1974 book Crafts for Family Fun from my stash of vintage craft books. (Note the $1.89 price tag on this 48-page book.) It’s funny how ideas and trends cycle ‘round, and the theme of this book is transforming trash into “Simply Elegant Junk.” Reminds me of today’s repurposing trend. And, check out the plastic picnic spoon art on page 6!

A vintage, 1974 craft book with plastic spoon crafts. The plastic spoon trend has come full circle!

These spoon crafts are pretty clever, and I really like the tulips.

So, what do you think of plastic spoon crafts? Have you made any? Or, do you say put a fork in it – it’s done!

I wish you and your family a safe and celebratory July 4th.

Happy crafting.


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8 Responses to Serving up a picnic wreath made with plastic spoons and forks

  1. Debbie says:

    Cute cute cute, I love making all kinds of wreaths. You just gave me another idea! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Vicky says:

    Would have been nice for the 4th to have it in red white and blue forks and spoons. I’ll have to remember this for next year! Thanks.

    • Sharon says:

      I love your idea Vicky, and this would be really cute in red, white & blue! I hope you have a chance to make it for next year, and share a photo if you do. Thanks so much for stopping in. Sharon

  3. This is cute but not my cup of tea! I say stick a fork in it cause it’s done! LOL

    • Sharon says:

      Ha, ha! I do love how creative some people are, and it’s fun to see the trends cycle ’round again. I should have made the picture of the old spoon crafts bigger so you could see them better — they’re kind of clever. Sharon

  4. Katiria says:

    wonderfully clever idea- and if you get a few extra surprise guests at your party just take some forks off the wreath LOL

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