Google+ House Revivals: Ways to Repurpose and Recycle Silverware

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ways to Repurpose and Recycle Silverware

We are still moving and unpacking boxes.

Have you ever tried to explain to your spouse why you moved (and stored for two years) several plastic totes filled to the brim with old mismatched and tarnished silverware?  And then asked sweetly if he would carry said totes up two flights of stairs to your craft storage space?  We've had several moments like this in recent weeks. My husband asked what in the world I was going to do with all those tubs of spoons, and I have to confess, I felt a bit overwhelmed by them myself!  Just what will I do with all those spoons?

Here are a few ideas. 

 LOVE, love, these key fobs from VintageWeave.

Or how about a mini-vase to tuck tiny blossoms into?

I love the idea of using vintage spoons for a coat rack.
 If you don't have any spoons to make a coat rack with, you can always order one similar to this from Etsy.

You might try making some plant markers (or place cards)!
 See the full tutorial from Christina at Intimate Weddings.

You can try your hand at creating a chandelier from vintage silverware 
-- or buy this one from  The Twiggery for $1350.

 I'm in love with these cheese markers from VintageWeave.

I hope you found some inspiration -- I know I did!


  1. Great ideas all! I can see that I'm going to have to source something for stamping out the letters if I'm to follow the inspiration.

  2. Great ideas! I've tried the herb markers, but now I think I need more silverware so I have try out a few more projects!

  3. Ha! I have a tote full too! So many little time lol!!


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