I used to create these hanging spoons all of the time years ago. I don't know why I stopped as they are super easy to create!
All of the goodies from the new Birds & Cages Kit - April 2016 from Alpha Stamps just made that little light-bulb above my head not only light up, but make a racket in tweeting sounds. Bird cages hang, so I needed an idea to make them do so.
I know, I know, the thought of drilling into a spoon is intimidating. I was there once myself. Never in a million years did I think it would be something that I would accomplish. But you have to try to succeed. And the end result is beautiful!
After your holes are drilled, the hard part is done. Next you just need to play around with the items you would like to use and decide where to place them. I love these 3 Inch Cage with Solid Back and 2 Inch Cage with Solid Back. It was easy to just cover them with the paper of my choice. The cage also comes in a 4 Inch Cage with Solid Back.
As you can see from behind, I used a few methods to attach my items.
The easiest was to just take some wire, loop around a couple of times, twist the ends and place to the side to hide.
For the center Ornate Filigree I used wire and some glue since I attached a piece of vintage jewelry to it.
Another vintage favorite are old shoe clips. These are easily found at most antique shops and online shops as well. If you look around enough you can find some beautiful ones at a good price.
The top jewel is yet another shoe clip.
I attached some Iridescent Ribbons with Edge-Stitching on the bottom of my cage and placed some rhinestone chain on top of that. I love how the turquoise peeks out. I braided this same ribbon through the metal chain I used to hang my spoon. Super simple to do with a classy end result.
The chipboard Mini Birds & Nests Shape Set was a great addition. Easy to personalize for a great embellishment.
I hope you are inspired to try something new. You won't know unless you do try and I have come so far as an artist by doing just that! You can too!
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