Five Simple Stamped Upcycled Silverware Gift Ideas

by Karianne WoodSeptember 30, 2016

Making your own upcycled gift from a vintage silver plate is one of the easiest and most rewarding projects you can create. It looks so much harder than it actually is. All you need are a few tips on silver stamping and some simple project ideas to get you started. Each of these upcycled gift ideas were created with three supplies: silver stamping letters like these shown above, a silver stamping block and a piece of vintage flatware.

You can find these supplies online, in Etsy stores or even your local farm supply store. Ready to get started? Grab your supplies and follow along.
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1. Silver Stamped Spoon Bracelet

To make this project, simply choose a word or phrase you want to add to your bracelet. It could be an inspirational quote, scripture or even a monogram. Next, flatten the spoon with a rubber mallet. Then place the spoon on a silver stamping block, select your letter stamps, place on the spoon, check the position once more and tap four to five times on the stamp.

Remove, check your letter and repeat with the next letter in the phrase. After you’ve stamped the entire phrase, fill in with a fine-tipped sharpie. Lastly, you’ll want to bend the spoon around to fit a wrist.
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2. Stamped Spoon Handles

To make this stamped spoon handle project, simply choose a label you want to add to each handle. Next, flatten the spoon with a rubber mallet. Then place the spoon on a silver stamping block and follow stamping directions for the previous project. After you’ve stamped the label, fill in with a fine-tipped sharpie. Lastly, you’ll want to drill a hole in each end of the spoon and bend slightly to create a handle. Then attach the spoon to your cabinet doors with screws to hold the handles in place.
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3. Personalized Stamped Spoon Picture Frame Holder

To make this picture frame holder, decide the names you want to add to each stamped spoon. First, you’ll want to flatten the spoons with a rubber mallet. Next, place the spoon on a silver stamping block and follow stamping directions for the previous project. After you’ve stamped each name, fill in with a fine-tipped sharpie. Lastly, you’ll want to cross spoons and glue directly to an inexpensive picture frame holder from the dollar store. Place a picture in frame holder and you have the perfect handmade gift.
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4. Stamped Napkin Rings

To make these stamped spoon napkin rings, simply choose a saying or personalized name you want to add to each napkin ring. Next, flatten the spoon with a rubber mallet. Then place the spoon on a silver stamping block and follow stamping directions for the previous project. After you’ve stamped the name or phrase, fill in with a fine-tipped sharpie.

The last step is to bend the spoon around to create the napkin ring and add it to the table for a personalized, festive addition to the holidays. These napkin rings also make the perfect gift for someone special.
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5. Stamped Spoon Painted Box

To make this stamped spoon box project, simply choose a label you want to add to each box handle. You’ll want to start by flattening the spoon with a rubber mallet. Next, place the spoon on a silver stamping block and follow stamping directions for the previous project. After you’ve stamped the label, fill in with a fine-tipped sharpie. Decorate a wooden box with decorative lines and shapes with a paint pen. Bend spoon to create the handle and attach to box with glue.

These five projects are fun and easy and make great gifts for someone special at the holidays. Get your stamping kit and supplies ready. Then, stamp your way to creative and personalized gifts for family and friends.


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About The Author
Karianne Wood
KariAnne writes the lifestyle blog, Thistlewood Farm, from the back porch of her turn-of-the-century farmhouse in the beautiful rolling hills of Kentucky. Thistlewood Farm was awarded Country Living Decorating blog of the year as well as named one of the top 10 decorating blogs by Better Homes and Gardens. KariAnne loves to paint mismatched chairs, listen to the crickets singing in the back pasture, walk hand-in-hand with her knight-in-shining armor as the sun sets over the river and drink sweet tea with lime during a thunderstorm. And she has never met a decorating project she didn't like.

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