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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.
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.
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
I wanted some unusual tie-backs for my curtains. I like old oak furniture and countryish stuff. So I had the idea to take two beautiful old silverplated spoons that I owned and I bent them back into a "U" shape. I then drilled through the spoons into the window trim and had a beautiful and unique tie-back set.
The spoons also made me think of my grandmother. Before doing this, the spoons just sat in an old chest and were never used. Larger soup spoons can be used for bigger windows. Also, make sure before you bend the spoons which side of the spoon you want displayed. Some of my very old spoons have interesting "bowls" on them and that is the part I like to show. Usually I like the engraved or decorated handles to show.
By Janet from Brant Rock, MA
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 guide about recycled fork photo holder.
Silverware can be used for all sorts of creative craft ideas. This is a guide about bending silverware for crafts.
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I once tried to drill through silverware and could not do it. Is there a trick to it?
By Nancy B.
I have heard that you need a special type of drill bit.
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.
Why not contact the folks that run the fair.
Phone: (352) 735-1191
Email: Stephanie AT MtDora.org
The Mount Dora Craft Fair is operated by the Visit Mount Dora, Inc.
Phone: (352) 735-1191
Email: Contact AT MtDora.org
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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
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
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
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.
Thanks! I DID see that and I am going to print the pictures out to use as a reference! (01/11/2006)