I’m always looking for colorful ways to brighten a room in unique and imaginative ways. Today’s focus is on the kitchen, and were going to spice it up, because after all, we spend a lot of time in our kitchens so we might as well enjoy the view!
Today we’re going to show you a project idea I found at Goods Home Design for making a colorful kitchen Spoon Chandelier out of ordinary plastic kitchen soup spoons you use for cooking. When lit, they cast colorful shadows on the ceiling that look amazing. Get creative and try using plastic spatulas or other kitchen utensils for your chandelier.
What you will need:
- 10 colorful heat resistant plastic utensil spoons in 2 colors (5 of each)
- light fixture (or use your current ceiling light fixture)
- adhesive glue (OR) – colored wire for affixing the spoons to the light fixture. The reason I suggest wire is because you will be able to take it apart if you want to go back to your original light or use the fixture for a new project later on
- Choose whether you want to use glue or wire to affix your spoons to the light fixture. If your light fixture is really close to the ceiling and doesn’t have much of an overhang, you may have no choice but to use the adhesive measure to affix your spoons. The wire method works best if you have a good 2 inch metal fixture hanging down to work with.
- Glue Method: If you’re going to use glue, simply glue each spoon handle to the light fixture. Use 1 of each color spoon you chose. For example, if your using blue and green, set a blue, then a green then blue etc.
- Wire Method: If you choose to use colored wire, you will wrap the wire neatly around the neck of the light fixture using enough wire to hold them in place. If the spoons have holes in the handles, that is even better to wire through each spoon handle before wrapping tightly around the fixture. Depending on how much light fixture you have to work with, you can wrap a good inch of wire (top to bottom) to hold the spoons in place around the fixture.
- Screw in the light bulb and you are done! Now turn on the light and ENJOY! I love the colorful shadows this Spoon Chandelier casts on the ceiling.
You can find the original craft project at Goods Home Design for this and so much more.
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