What can you make with some plastic spoons and a candle? This isn’t a riddle; the answer is a beautiful rose. If you have kids then you’re more than likely to have a pack of these plastic spoons somewhere in the house, and if not, they’re cheap enough to buy.
I love this inventive craft because it’s a great way of upcycling plastic (a material that really shouldn’t be thrown away), it’s budget-friendly, and the end product is versatile.
Your roses can be turned into brooches, hair accessories and jewelry, or you can use them as decoration pieces around your home. I plan to spray paint mine and paint the edges of the petals in a lighter shade as highlights, then let them float in a shallow bowl of water as a centerpiece.
Do this in a properly ventilated area (or outside) since you’re working with fire and melting plastic.
Burning plastic releases toxins that are harmful to you and then environment; you should just be lightly melting the spoons, not burning them! If you see the spoon turning black, scorching and releasing that horrible smell, then you know you’re burning it.
If you’re struggling to melt and not burn it, trim your wick shorter.
You can use a hot glue gun to stick the petals together if you’re more comfortable with that.
Bonus tutorial, How to make plastic spoon tulips: