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Plastic Spoon Christmas Tree!

Plastic Spoon Christmas Tree!

by Jocie Hagan (email Jocie) | | November 12, 2013 | 29 Comments »

One of my favorite crafts last year was my Plastic Spoon Christmas tree. So much so, I wanted to make another one this year and show you how to make one yourself.

Plastic Spoon Christmas Trees - One Project Closer

In case you missed it last year, here are all my Dollar Store Christmas Trees that you can make easy and on the cheap!

Dollar Store Christmas Trees - One Project Closer

Plastic Spoon Christmas Trees

Materials Needed:

  • Paper Mache Christmas Tree form
  • Plastic Spoons
  • Spray Paint
  • Hot Glue

I started by buying bunches of spoons from Target (equally god from the Dollar Store, but cheap where ever you go), then cut the tops off. I tried just breaking them off, but lots of the split.

Plastic Spoon Christmas Trees - One Project Closer

Plastic Spoon Christmas Trees - One Project Closer

Once I had about 100 cut, I layed them outside on paper face down and sprayed them with a variety of different spray paints. I didn’t want it to be even so Krylon (usually crappy and uneven) worked great to give texture.

Plastic Spoon Christmas Trees - One Project Closer

I did the back first to practice my technique and perfect the coloring. I ended up using a combination of two browns, chalkboard black, and gold.

Plastic Spoon Christmas Trees - One Project Closer

Plastic Spoon Christmas Trees - One Project Closer

After they were all dry, I began gluing them onto the paper mache form starting at the bottom using hot glue.

Plastic Spoon Christmas Trees - One Project Closer

Plastic Spoon Christmas Trees - One Project Closer

I varied the spacing on the different layers so that the spoons alternated on the layers. And I kept on working my way up to the top til it was done! Super EASY!!

Plastic Spoon Christmas Trees - One Project Closer

And done!

Plastic Spoon Christmas Trees - One Project Closer

Pottery Barn Knocked Me Off?!?

This year when looking at the Pottery Barn Catalog, I saw these fabulous Christmas trees. I’d like to think they knocked my Plastic Spoon Christmas Trees off, although that’s probably not true! lol.

Plastic Spoon Christmas Trees - One Project Closer

What do you think? Any other great Christmas tree ideas I should get to work on?

Thanks so much for joining in on my Plastic Spoon Christmas Tree fun,

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29 Responses to Plastic Spoon Christmas Tree!

  • keri @ shaken together responds...
    November 12th, 2013 7:55 am

    Love love love! Pinned!


  • Trish @ Uncommon Designs responds...
    November 12th, 2013 9:23 am

    These are so amazing! Love, love, love!

    Take care,



  • Alli responds...
    November 12th, 2013 10:15 am

    I’ve seen these done before, but I love yours the best – the color, the spacing – I would have never thought that they were made of plastic spoons. I think I may can do this.


  • Hani Shabbir responds...
    November 12th, 2013 10:35 am

    Love how they look! :)


  • jenny@birdsandsoap responds...
    November 12th, 2013 11:30 am

    These are great! Such a unique idea- Well apparently not because PB thinks you are a genius too!


  • Joules (from Pocketful of Joules) responds...
    November 12th, 2013 12:23 pm

    LOVE this project – it looks so expensive and unique! =)


  • Amanda @ Dreamsicle Sisters responds...
    November 12th, 2013 5:09 pm

    These are super cute! Love the spoon idea.


  • Donna Lewis responds...
    November 13th, 2013 1:06 am

    Love, love, love this idea. Little bit of glitter, and I live Hawaii, so small seashells, hmmmmm, my mind is off and running ! Mahalo


  • joanne responds...
    November 13th, 2013 6:48 am

    Best place to buy tree form?


  • Stephanie responds...
    November 13th, 2013 8:51 am

    Where to buy the tree form?


  • Vicki Winn responds...
    November 13th, 2013 10:37 am

    Where to buy the spoon christmas tree paper mache form?? Love these trees!

    Thank you


  • JoAnn @ SweetPepperRose responds...
    November 13th, 2013 11:23 am

    I say yours look much better than PBs… great knock off!


  • Joan B. responds...
    November 13th, 2013 2:46 pm

    Love it! I just may give this a try! Great for kids too… except the spray paint part ;-)


  • Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline responds...
    November 14th, 2013 9:55 pm

    These are gorgeous! Pinning ~ love them.


  • Samantha responds...
    November 15th, 2013 4:59 pm

    LOVE these! Awesome idea!


  • Kathryn responds...
    November 16th, 2013 12:08 am

    These look so good! What a great idea!


  • Tammie responds...
    November 16th, 2013 5:51 am

    Have never seen this done. Looks great! Do you mind giving more detail about the spraying? Did you only do 3 different colors on one tree in the pic? Did the spoon melt any with the glue?
    Was looking for a contact email, but didn’t see one on your site.


  • Bev responds...
    November 19th, 2013 4:21 am

    Oh wow this is such a simple but amazing idea! Now I’m, regretting throwing away those plastic spoons after every party. This is definitely a good way to recycle them.


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  • Ashley responds...
    November 19th, 2013 10:43 pm

    These look so cool! I love them! There are so many awesome Christmas trees like these online! I definitely need to try some of them!


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  • Stephanie responds...
    December 3rd, 2013 2:43 pm

    These turned out absolutely wonderful!


  • MiniDee16 responds...
    December 12th, 2013 11:23 am

    Every time I see something like this I’m so eager to try them as they look so lovely in the pictures but when I try to do them myself they end up disastrous haha.


  • Christina Howell responds...
    January 14th, 2014 12:54 pm

    I was so inspired by this post about making plastic spoon Christmas trees that I made one with my husband. I even featured it on my blog and told all our readers where I got the awesome idea from ( because every Monday, we post our experience with accomplishing a pin on our Pinterest boards. Anyways, I wanted to say that I really LOVED your idea and my husband and I both loved the results. Thanks for the inspiration!


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  • Helen Morris responds...
    September 12th, 2014 11:24 am

    Where can you find the paper mache tree form? I love this and would love to make one. Yours look great.


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