In a previous posting, I submitted a craft on making a dragonfly out of forks and butter knives. This craft shows how I used up the "leftovers" from the dragonfly which was a "thrifty" use of leftovers. It is made from the end pieces of forks and knives.
Total Time: 1 hour
ends of butter knives and forks
JB weld glue
round metal base for the back
round metal center for the front of the flower
Using the leftover pieces (or you can use whole-pieced utensils if you don't have "leftovers"), cut the ends of the knives and forks to about half of the original size of the utensil using a grinder. Leave one full-size knife for the stem of the flower.
Create a design with the "petals." For a base, we used a metal circular part we had in our hardware collection. For the center of the flower, we found another round part in our hardware collection--it happened to be a part from a computer my husband took a part!
Using the JB glue, glue the "petals" onto the round base and let dry. After that dries, glue the metal center base to the front of the flower, covering up the ends of the "petals." Using a clamp to hold it in place, is helpful.
After the flower section is dried, glue a knife to the back of the flower for a stem.
There you have it! This can be placed into a flower pot for an interesting addition to your patio or garden.
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