Plastic Spoon Christmas Trees

I bet you are thinking that I lost my mind!  You read that title correctly, today I am sharing Plastic Spoon Christmas Trees with you today!  If you are new here, WELCOME!  If you have been here for a while you might remember that I created a Chrysanthemum Clock using plastic spoons this summer!  I’m kind of addicted to trying to find fun things to do with ordinary household items!

Plastic Spoon Christmas Trees! Can be painted to match any decor!

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Supplies Needed:

  • Plastic spoons (about 100  or so)
  • Paper Mache Cone forms
  • Hot glue/glue gun
  • scissors
  • spray paint

Start out by snipping the spoons from the handles.  Next start from the bottom of the tree and begin hot gluing them around the base.  Add your second layer being sure to place the second layer spoons in between the first row so they slightly overlap.  Continue all the way to the top.

Spoon Trees

Next take them outside and give them some good coats of spray paint.  be sure to spray from the top down and then flip them over and spray bottom up so that you get the spoons covered well.


I might have seriously lost my mind because I have a few more projects (not holiday ones) that I’d love to try using plastic spoons!  Promise you will all stick by me during my time of insanity *wink*
I think these guys will join my Glitter Trees that I made last year, on my mantle! 
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27 Responses
  • Shush! You made those out of plastic spoons?! Why I outta– Kiss you! You are one smart girl you know that!!

    • Cheryl
      December 1, 2012

      Hahaha! You can kiss me in April….I will hold you to that :)

  • Chelle Chapman
    December 1, 2012

    Oh Boy! I LOVE these!!!! I am also ALWAYS trying to use/reuse any/everything possible!!I am SO going to make some of these this year! Thanks for sharing!!!

    • Cheryl
      December 1, 2012

      Thanks Chelle! I am happy to meet someone after my own heart!

  • Too cute! These trees are so creative and look great! I’d like to invite you to share them at my Deck the Halls linky party. This week’s party is featuring Christmas trees. I hope you can join in! Have a great weekend!
    House on the Way

    • Cheryl
      December 1, 2012

      Thanks Leslie! I will head over!

  • imklvr
    December 2, 2012

    These are adorable! I’m loving your “spoon fetish”! But how am I ever gonna have time to do all your great things?? Well, all year long, I guess! Oh, I saw a flower made of melted spoons the other day. Better hit the Dollar Tree, I’m gonna be busy!

  • Danni Baird
    December 2, 2012

    So awesome!! I love it!

    • Cheryl
      December 2, 2012

      Thanks Danni! I appreciate it!

  • Jourdan
    December 2, 2012

    That’s one I haven’t seen before!!

    Very nice! (:

  • Jaan L of Tx
    December 2, 2012

    Well, I know have a reason WHY I have been saving all those plastic spoons from takeouts, fast food meals, etc. My hubby thinks I’m nuts, but knew one day I would be able to make something with them. And YES! You did, and I am following. LOL Thanks, do love the trees, as they will be perfect for the kids room and on my desk at work.

    • Cheryl
      December 2, 2012

      Thanks Jaan! There is always a reason we keep things! :) Thanks so much for following!!

  • RetroSandie
    December 2, 2012

    Hi! This is a really cute idea! Who would think?? LOL If you could find the colored spoons, you could eliminate the painting process. And a sprinkle of glitter would give it a little bling!! I liked your clock idea, too! I’ll be interested to see what else you come up with using spoons! So clever!!!

    • Cheryl
      December 2, 2012

      Thanks so much! I thought about the colored ones also but I needed a way to cover the paper mache cone, because it peeps out at the bottom and top…so the spray paint worked great! I can’t wait to share my next spoon idea! I hope it turns out OK! Have a great week! Thanks for stopping over!!!!

  • So weird! I totally thought of doing this last night, and but you beat me to it! They look even better than I imagined! ;o) Great minds think alike I guess. :o)

    • Cheryl
      December 6, 2012

      Great minds DO think alike Christine! :)

  • Michael
    December 6, 2012

    Why not just use colored plastic spoons?

    • Cheryl
      December 7, 2012

      Michael, you certainly could, you would just have to paint your cone beforehand. The spoons don’t completely cover the cone so you’d need to paint that first! I had the white spoons left over from the clock and the spray paint from other projects so I used what I had!! Thanks for stopping over!!

  • Anna M.
    December 7, 2012

    Cool, would it be too odd to make things like pine cones or fish too?

    • Cheryl
      December 7, 2012

      Pine cones would rock!!! I’m not really a fish person but I bet you could make it look awesome!!!

  • April
    September 5, 2013

    These are so cool!! Hey I have been looking everywhere for a pattern for xmas trees made out of clothes hangers(wire ones) and xmas garlands(glittery kind). My mother-in-law used to make them, she passed on long before I married my hubby and I have seen pics, nobody knows ro remembers how to make them tho. Could you maybe figure it out ?

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