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colorful spoon wall art
These spoons are everyone’s favorite decor item in my whole house! And its easy to see why, its a simple, unique way to take up a good amount of space. Plus it is SO CHEAP and SO EASY!

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  • How to make a hanging. Painted Spoon Wall Art - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your spoons and paint

  • How to make a hanging. Painted Spoon Wall Art - Step 2
    Step 2

    Mix your colors in varying amounts with the white paint or do some without any white, in cups. You don’t need much in each cup.

  • How to make a hanging. Painted Spoon Wall Art - Step 3
    Step 3

    Dip your spoons into the paint and tilt the cup to get a higher reach, do them all to varying levels and angles.

  • How to make a hanging. Painted Spoon Wall Art - Step 4
    Step 4

    Let the spoons drip for a second

  • How to make a hanging. Painted Spoon Wall Art - Step 5
    Step 5

    Then tape it onto the edge of something (I used my kitchen table) and put something underneath for them to drip on to.

  • How to make a hanging. Painted Spoon Wall Art - Step 6
    Step 6

    Let them stay there overnight, you can slightly jiggle them to coax drips into falling. If there is a drip that ends up drying to the spoon, you should be able to just smooth it out with your finger/fold it over the edge to hide it in back, while the paint is still rubbery.

    To hang them, first figure out how much space you’ll need. Measure your longest spoon (mine was 7.5″) and this will be the height of each row you do. I also added an additional 1″ between rows. I allowed about 3.75″ between each spoon. I had 36 spoons so my total measurement was 31″ x 33″.

    Measure to where you want the middle of your display to be and make marks, then measure out from this 15.5″ in each direction, make marks and tape string along them. Measure down from the ceiling to where the top will be and tape string along this, measure down from that 7.5″, tape string, down from this 1″ and tape. Do two more sets of 7.5″ and 1″ and then one more 7.5″. From the middle marks, measure out 7.5″ in both directions and make marks there.

    This is what your final should look like. The solid lines are string and the dashed are the pencil marks you’ve made. (Adding the string is intended to make it easier as you’ll need far less pencil marks, just 2 or 3).

  • How to make a hanging. Painted Spoon Wall Art - Step 7
    Step 7

    I laid my spoons out on the ground first to get my set up right.

    Now apply double sided tape to the back of your spoons in the following spots:

  • How to make a hanging. Painted Spoon Wall Art - Step 8
    Step 8

    This should be the spots that are most curved out/will be actually touching the wall. I doubled up on tape for the tip of the handle part.

    Now place your edge spoons in each row, remembering to alternate up and down and matching the edge of the bowl to your string.

  • How to make a hanging. Painted Spoon Wall Art - Step 9
    Step 9

    I just eyeballed where the spoons should go to be centered. Now add the spoons onto the marks you’ve made, they should be centered right over the marks. All of the spoons currently in each row should be facing the same direction.

  • How to make a hanging. Painted Spoon Wall Art - Step 10
    Step 10

    Here, I just eyeballed where the rest of the spoons should go, centering them in between each one. All of these spoons should go the opposite direction of the spoons already in that row.

  • How to make a hanging. Painted Spoon Wall Art - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now you can remove your taped string and erase any visible marks and you’re done!

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