Joy to the world, and Merry Christmas. It just has an even nicer ring to it when it's stamped on silver.
I made these using metal stamps that I got from Pick Your Plum. They can also be purchased at eBay.
The word 'Christmas' worked best stamped on two spoons together.
I tried using the spoons in several containers, but in the end, selected my vintage silver trophies for the most 'pop'. I mean really, they have so much character, they are AWESOME. I know, it's an over-used term, but sometimes it's just the best word, so I use it any way.
The problem with using these spoons is how to get them to sit upright in a container without tilting too much. I thought, 'I need a frog' as in the floral kind, not the green slimy kind. Then it hit me... black eyed peas. For most people black-eyed peas are not their 'go to' solution to problems, but for me, well... yes I'm different. Sometimes you just need a little black-eyed peas in your life. I poured them into my trophies, and voila'!
Now my spoons could be arranged like flowers. I did the happy dance... well not literally. My dancing days are over so long as my collie is at home.
She wants to herd so badly that if I start dancing, she nips at my feet. I know it sounds cute, but trust me, it hurts.
If you want to make these spoons, use a mallet to flatten the bowl of the spoon. Then take a sharpie and put a dot every place a letter will go. This helps you keeps your letters evenly spaced. Place your stamp over the sharpie dot and hit it with the hammer. One blogger said to only do this once, but that didn't work for me, and I had to hit the stamp several times to make the indentation. Next, use your sharpie to generously go over each letter. It will look very messy, but that's okay. Remove the excess ink using steel wool. What is left will look like this.
It's the third day of our Homespun Christmas Party! I'm linking to
Ann from On Sutton Place is such a talented seamstress and decorator. Her rooms have a freshness and just the right mix of neutrals and color to add interest but not overwhelm. The good news is that if you like a pillow on her blog, she's probably got one for sale just like it in her Etsy shop.
Here's a list of the parties that I visit on a regular basis. I might have shared this link at any number of these.