Crafts Using Old Silverware

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April 8, 2013

Silverware for Butter Dish HandleUpdate 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

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.

Card Holder made from fork

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July 14, 2008

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, 20161 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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January 22, 20200 found this helpful

I think you r suppose to use a titanium drill bit

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February 14, 20220 found this helpful

You can use cobalt drill bits but go slow and use oil

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December 26, 2020

Anyone know how to make flowers out of old silver flatware?


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December 26, 20200 found this helpful

I have seen some really lovely flowers at craft fairs but when I inquired about how they were made it seemed it was very complicated and I would need to have real 'workshop' tools to make them.


After looking for more information it did seem that all of the YouTube videos were showing someone working with a torch and other workshop tools.
However, I did find some links that seem to be making some with more simple instructions.

Flowers and other ideas:

Google has some beautiful pieces but few instructions:

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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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Event Coordinator
Stephanie Eberhart
Phone: (352) 735-1191
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The Mount Dora Craft Fair is operated by the Visit Mount Dora, Inc.
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September 13, 2020

I have inherited a large amount of fancy vintage silverware. I would like to incorporated into our daughter's wedding. Any ideas or suggestions for place cards, favors, attached poems, initials, embellishments etc.

would be appreciated. Thank you.

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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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July 7, 2022

I saw this idea online. I had collected a lot of old jewelry and bought some old silverware from our neighbor's garage sale. So I put the two together to create this unique wall hanging.

The finished Jewelry/Silverware Vintage Wall Hanging

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October 24, 2009

How do I bend silverware for drawer pulls?

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