How to Upcycle Old Silverware

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When I visit second hand stores, flea markets or vintage stores, I often see old silverware for sale. I have always liked the handles, because they tend to be rather ornate. Over the years I have spotted very crafty people shaping and upcycling these old and forgotten utilitarian tools into rather interesting objects. Today I like to share how you can upcycle old silverware for a variety of purposes. 

Photos are courtesy of Basilicu Jones . Items can be purchased at this Etsy shop

Some Vintage Silverware Project Ideas


Making Plant Markers with old Silverware

This video tutorial teaches you how to upcycle and repurpose old silver plate silverware into useful markers for your herbs and plants.

Take some thrift store dinnerware and make a fun wind chime for your garden or front porch.

Cutting Silverware with a Dremel 

If you ever wanted to cut up silverware to create jewelry or ornaments, I'll show you how. In this video, I am using a Dremel and high speed cutter to remove the handle from a spoon.

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