beacause my plastic knives felt left out

Beacause My Plastic Knives Felt Left Out

They did, I could here them pouting in the pantry all the way at my craft area.

Ok, maybe not really, don’t go trying to commit me into the funny farm in one of those pretty little white hug yourself jackets (though a blogger would refashion a strait jacket and add some ruffles and chevron).

But I had this whole box of plastic knives and this rooster bottle cap wall hanging thing that I got for 70% clearance and haven’t had an idea for yet. Those came together and made this:

Not too shabby! Though, I will be honest, I have no idea what to do with it or where to put it, but I think it looks amazing!

I started from the outside in just hot gluing the knives down. 

I then decided to add more in between them to fill it out.

 Then came the next layer.

And the last layer, you have to get a little more creative with this one with the angles. I put four down first like a “+” sign and then kept putting more in the middle of what was already there until it was all filled in.

I had a random wooden circle (I have a lot of random stuff) and hot glued that on the center to give it a more finished look.

Then I took it to the garage for an application of spray paint, ombre style.

This isn’t it’s home, just a spot to hang it to get a good picture. But I haven’t taken it down yet either, Wade said it belongs in a cafeteria. Men.

Look how good it goes with Scott’s artwork on the other wall! Excuse the giant whit spot. That is what happens with you take down the fire alarm and put up a new one that isn’t the same, harumph.

Ok, enough pictures for you? Where should I put it, any ideas?

Check out where you can find me this week!

On Mondays I party at:


On Tuesdays I party at:

Tip Junkie handmade projects

On Wednesdays I party at:

The Fun In Functional @ Practically Functional


On Thursday’s I party at:


seven thirty three

Katie's Nesting Spot

On Fridays I party at:
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Over the weekend I party at:

Fantabulous Friday!


14 Responses to Beacause My Plastic Knives Felt Left Out

  1. First spoons now the knifes how creative! and a great use of materials. Love it! Pinning!

  2. Christine@ Projects Around the House August 14, 2012 at 11:49 pm #

    This is so pretty! The ombré paint really makes it great. I think it looks like a huge flower. Love it!

  3. Holly August 15, 2012 at 1:48 am #

    I’m not a “crafty” person but this is so cool. I didn’t even notice it was plastic knives at first!

  4. Alexis [Living the WifeStyle] August 15, 2012 at 2:34 am #

    Hey girl! I’m stopping by from the blog hop. I’m one of the co-hosts! Thanks for linking up!

    That craft is too cute!

    I hope you had an awesome day! :)


  5. happy-little-feet August 15, 2012 at 4:10 am #

    Wow that is amazing. You are talented
    Happy Little Feet

  6. Mrs. Nerdy August 15, 2012 at 4:11 am #

    Oh my word….this is awesome!! Thanks for the follow, excited to be following you back. You have a GREAT blog!

  7. Claudia at Lashes and Beard August 15, 2012 at 4:53 am #

    How pretty! What a fabulous craft idea!

  8. Allie August 15, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by! I love your blog this is such a cute idea!

  9. Erin August 15, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

    I love the ombre paint!

  10. Aliferous Express August 15, 2012 at 10:25 pm #

    What an awesome and creative idea! The poor knives are always the last to get used in the pack… i mean really, what can you actually cut that can’t be done with the side of a plastic fork? I’m going to dream something up for all my lonely knives. :)

  11. Ashley @ Hillbilly Princess Diaries August 15, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

    very creative & it turned out great! so cute.

  12. Ag.perdew August 16, 2012 at 12:19 am #

    That is such a creative recycling project! Love it. Thank you for visiting my blog and joining my GFC; it is VERY appreciated.

  13. Jessi Wohlwend August 16, 2012 at 2:28 am #

    It’s like a giant sun, how cool! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  14. Nicole {WonkyWonderful} August 16, 2012 at 6:36 am #

    This looks awesome! I do the same thing - get a crafty idea in my head … make said crafty thing … then what to do with completed random crafty thing :)