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Update a simple glass butter dish by adding a bent piece of silverware. Glue to top using a good adhesive like E-6000. It's probably best to wash by hand.

Total Time: 30 mins.

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September 3, 2005

The knobs and handles for kitchen cabinets are so expensive unless you want to settle for plain old wooden knobs. Here is how my husband and I were able to have something a little fancier with lots less money.

A cabinet with a spoon as hardware.

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July 11, 2007


  • Old silver fork


Take old silver fork which you can pick up a yard sales, etc.

Need four prong one, bend outside prongs at an angle and separate and bend up middle to prongs. You may have to fiddle with it to get exact.


Use to hold business cards or place cards at table.

By Carol from MA

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I wanted some unusual tie-backs for my curtains. So I had the idea to take two beautiful old silverplated spoons that I owned and I bent them back into a "U" shape.

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September 21, 2012

I once tried to drill through silverware and could not do it. Is there a trick to it?

By Nancy B.


September 22, 20120 found this helpful

I have heard that you need a special type of drill bit.

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October 27, 20160 found this helpful

I use a drill press, I have made silverware jewelry and other thing from old silverware for years.

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January 26, 20180 found this helpful

We use drill bits for metal drilling....use slow speed...we use a handdrill

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March 30, 20190 found this helpful

I use a regular drill and regular bit

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April 10, 2012

I am looking for a craft person who was at the Mount Dora fair this past March. They had a lot of lovely things, but their crosses where just beautiful and I need to reach them. Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.


By Sally


April 11, 20120 found this helpful

Why not contact the folks that run the fair.
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Stephanie Eberhart
Phone: (352) 735-1191
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The Mount Dora Craft Fair is operated by the Visit Mount Dora, Inc.
Phone: (352) 735-1191
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May 25, 2013

How do I make flower design yard art from old flatware ?

By Diana

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March 16, 2017

Silverware can be used for all sorts of creative craft ideas. This is a page about bending silverware for crafts.

Bent Silverware Bracelet

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April 5, 2017

Pick up a decorative fork at the thriftstore or a yard sale and create this photo holder. It is simple and fun. This is a page about recycled fork photo holder.

Recycled Fork Photo Holder

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January 30, 2017

This decorative flower is made from used flatware spoons. This is a page about how to make a recycled spoon flower.

Spoon Flower - competed flower

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October 24, 2009

How do I bend silverware for drawer pulls and/or how do I find answers for last November's post on this subject?

Jane from Ridgeway, SC



Bending Silverware for Crafts

Using bent spoon and a knife handle to make a ring holder - need to find balance secret to placing knife in bowl of spoon and keeping it upright. (12/23/2008)

By Chris W

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July 21, 2007

I was wondering if anyone knew how to bend silverware to use as cabinet knobs and drawer pulls? I have both forks and spoons I want to use for this.

Thanks for your help.
Brenda from Wyoming


Bending Silverware for Crafts

Brenda, check out the post about "A beautiful, unique kitchen makeover" dated 1-11-06; the pictures show silverware that was used as cabinet knobs and pulls! (01/11/2006)

Editor's Note: Here is the link to that kitchen makeover with the silverware drawer pulls.

By Paula

Bending Silverware for Crafts

Thanks! I DID see that and I am going to print the pictures out to use as a reference! (01/11/2006)

By Brenda Vanderpool

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