"Butter" Knife Flower

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The finished butter flower knife.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

Yield: 1



  1. 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.
  2. Cutting the silverware pieces.
  3. 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!
  4. Assembling the flower.

  5. 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.
  6. Assembling the flower.
    Assembling the flower.
  7. After the flower section is dried, glue a knife to the back of the flower for a stem.
  8. Gluing the knife pieces together.
  9. 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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