Let´s dine, shall we?
Inspiration for home decoration can come from a lot of places. Have you ever been out dining and got the urge to quickly dump the cutlery in your bag when no one was looking? Then you decided it was dumb because what would you eat with, right? Some restaurants have really fantastic cutlery but can you blame them? It’s their business.
Who doesn’t like pretty cutlery? I think the guys in the old days really loved dining or really just had too much time on their hands to craft some amazing forks and spoons. And it doesn’t end there, have you seen antique skeleton keys? Let me not even get started on those, DIY project coming soon. You may not be able to get authentic vintage forks and spoons but you can get replicas like the ones I used for coins.
There are many ways you can use cutlery for home decoration. The most common is having them on a pretty frame hang up on a wall. I have seen some pretty decals too and large wood or metal cut outs as well. What we’ll make here is of the hanging forks kind which I think is pretty cool. I love a good repurposing project.
How to make forks wall art
- 6 antique replica forks – Mine came in a packet of 6 from a shop at Kimathi house
- Embroidery hoop
- Organza fabric – I used white
Place the embroidery hoop on the organza fabric and cut enough to go round it leaving a small allowance all round.
Secure the fabric between the two hoops and tighten the screw. Cut off all excess fabric.
Now mark on the organza fabric where the forks are going to be and place them on top to get an idea of what the finished product will look like.
To glue the forks, I used conta adhesive. Dab a bit of glue on the back side of the forks and allow it to sit and dry for 5 minutes. Next place the forks in position one at a time, pressing gently but firmly for about 10 seconds. If you are using a different glue you will have to follow your manufacturer´s instructions.
Be careful not to tag on the fabric as it could come off the embroidery hoop.
To mount it on a wall, you can have a nail or hook on your wall and use he screw area of the embroidery hoop to hang it. You can also use it in a layered arrangement and the details of any knick knacks in the back will show through. I loved this part.
I was pretty unsure about the floral detail on the forks. It sort of reminds me of the wall paper in my grandmother’s house, she lived in an old colonial house and it had rose-y wallpaper. What do you guys think? Should I keep it or remove it?
I like the transparency of the organza fabric. I will be using it for a bunch of other projects too.
Im linking this to wow us wednesday.
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