We were really busy this weekend with finally cleaning the house (it was in desperate need), doing the first mowing of the season, spraying the weeds, and finally starting on our projects from the goods we bought on our trip to Texas Antiques Week. Click over here and you can read about our trip.
Here is one of the purchases we made for $3, a vintage spoon with great patina.
We were looking for these because our daughter wanted a necklace that was inspired by all the spoon art we were seeing there.
First, we took the lace I had purchased at Hobby Lobby, and put in some tea to give it a vintage stain.
As the lace was brewing, her dad flattened out the spoon and bent the handle to make a loop for the necklace. Then I went to work punching a saying she had chosen. (She obviously has the dandelion spring fever like me, as you will see in the finished project.)
This is a metal punch set I bought at Harbor Freight awhile back (if you go get one make sure you take a coupon). You have to punch on a firm surface, and only hit firmly once so the punch doesn’t move. You don’t have to be perfect on your letter placement, because everything we saw in Warrenton wasn’t perfect. That’s what gives it some character! She also wanted a little bling, so we glued on a small strip of rhinestone to the top.
Here is her finished necklace. She loves it and is picking out the perfect outfit to wear it with! Not bad for our first attempt.
We love the vintage look of it, along with the hand stamped letters. It has so much character and love in it.
If you are interested in the process of flattening out the spoon, leave me a comment and get back with you.
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