Upcycled Vintage Silverware Crafts

Whether you collect vintage silverware or have spare odds and ends laying around, there are now many creative ways that you can use and display them. These silverware crafts show how to turn that silverware into hooks, candle holders, lampshades and more.

Ideas For Silverware Crafts

silverware crafts

You may be surprised at all of the ways you can repurpose old silverware. Because vintage silverware is so rustic chic, it makes a great item to use in home craft projects. Try one of these ideas to add a little rustic elegance to your home.

Create Place Card Holders With Vintage Forks

silverware place card holder

It’s easy to bend forks with a needle nose pliers. Just bend the fork handle to make it stable for setting on a plate. Next, wrap the middle two tines around the pliers to create circles going forward. Bend the back two tines backward a little to hold a place card nicely.

silverware placecard holder instructions

You can also use these for buffet table labels or even as table markers at an event like a wedding.

Make Elegant Cheese Markers For Your Next Party

silverware cheese markers

Let your guests know what kind of cheeses are being served by making labels. Cheese labels out of vintage silverware add an elegant touch to your party. Of course, there are other things that you can also label with silverware. Herb gardens, pies, and storage baskets are just a few more ideas.

TUTORIAL:  Silverware Cheese Label DIY – Tiffany Lane Handmade

Rustic And Unique Spoon Cabinet Pulls

spoon cabinet pulls

The more tarnished the better for unique rustic cabinet pulls! All it takes is a little drilling and bending.

TUTORIAL: How to make silverware cabinet pulls – Feather Nesters

Make A Hook For The Wall

Hook With A Wooden Handle

Depending on the silverware used, you can get a unique looking hook for the wall. I happened to have some type of small serving spoon on hand that was very old and pretty cool looking with it’s wooden handle.  Instead of just keeping it tucked away, I decided to make a wall hook out of it to use in our cabin kitchen.

I added typewriter keys to the handle to spell out the word “hang”….in case I forget what I made the hook for!  Then, I mounted the spoon to a thin painted board for easy hanging on the wall.

silverware crafts - vintage spoon hook

A Row Of Hooks

silverware crafts - a row of hooks

The handles of silverware on the most decorative and ornate part so it makes sense to clip off the actual utensil and use the handles for fun hooks in the kitchen.

TUTORIAL: DIY SIlverware Hooks – Create Love Grow

Make A Unique Candle Holder With A Vintage Ladle

silverware crafts - candle holder made from a vintage ladle

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How about using a vintage ladle for a unique wall candle holder?  The ladle will catch any dripping wax and the look is so wonderfully rustic chic.

Keep It On The Table As A Napkin Ring

silverware crafts - a napkin ring made from silverware

Set an elegant table using silver napkin rings crafted from silverware!  Whether you pair them with fine china or a more rustic setting, the look will be appealing.

TUTORIAL: How to make silverware napkin rings – Hammers and High Heels

Craft Some Pretty Silverware Keychains

silverware keychains

Silverware handles make pretty keychains that are easy to grab. This would be a great homemade gift item.

TUTORIAL: How To Make Silverware Keychains – Nur Noch

Make A Funky Lampshade With Silverware

silverware crafts - lampshade made from vintage silverware

If you simply want to show off and display your collection of vintage silverware in a unique way, then shed some light on it in the guise of a lampshade! Unique lampshades make a fun statement in a home.

TUTORIAL: How to make a silverware lampshade – Four Corners Design

Create A Silverware Chandelier

You could also use this same concept for a chandelier.

silverware crafts - silverware chandelier

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  1. The silverware lampshade it to “die” for! I can see it in my kitchen right now. I had a ton of old odd and snd silverware, but I gave it to an organization who help victims of home disaster’s to give to people who need them for every day use. I can start another collection this year, but I do have one piece like your heart hanger – clipping off the ends of it and making a heart would be perfect to hang all my pot holders off of. Thank you for this!

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