Plastic Spoon Christmas Tree!

December 10, 2014 | by Jocie (email) |

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One of my favorite Christmas crafts of all time has been Plastic Spoon Christmas trees. So much so, I’ve made a bunch, in addition to other DIY Christmas Trees, and I am excited 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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57 Responses
  1. These are so amazing! Love, love, love!

    Take care,


  2. Alli says:

    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.

  3. Hani Shabbir says:

    Love how they look! 🙂

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

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

  6. These are super cute! Love the spoon idea.

  7. Donna Lewis says:

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

  8. joanne says:

    Best place to buy tree form?

  9. Stephanie says:

    Where to buy the tree form?

    • Sue says:

      Try the floral area in walmart, kmart, hobby stores they will be made of Styrofoam but you might get lucky and find the cardboard ones, otherwise, spread glue all over it and wrap with brown shopping bag…if you spray paint the Styrofoam it might melt if you’re to close…good luck and God Bless!

      • Peggy says:

        yep covering styrofoam with a brown paper bag is what I had to do, works great and bout 1/3 the cost of paper mache cone.

  10. Vicki Winn says:

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

    Thank you

    • Lara says:

      I used styrofoam cones in different sizes from the floral department. I sprayed my cones first, then spoons and then did a touch up st the end. I topped mine with a large wooden bead and sprayed it.

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

  12. Joan B. says:

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

  13. These are gorgeous! Pinning ~ love them.

  14. Samantha says:

    LOVE these! Awesome idea!

  15. Kathryn says:

    These look so good! What a great idea!

  16. Tammie says:

    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.

  17. Bev says:

    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.

  18. Ashley says:

    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!

  19. Stephanie says:

    These turned out absolutely wonderful!

  20. MiniDee16 says:

    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.

  21. 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!

  22. Helen Morris says:

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

  23. HelenPilecki says:

    I wanted to make this last year. I am out tomorrow to buy the supplies and make it this for sure this year. Super idea.

  24. Dude these are awesome!! Love this idea!

  25. Gracia says:

    This is fuckin’ awesome!! XD, I want to try this at my school project ;))

  26. Felicia says:

    I have read so many articles or reviews regarding the blogger lovers except
    this paragraph is in fact a pleasant paragraph,
    keep it up.

  27. Debra says:

    This tree is awesome. Thanks for all the great ideas and easy tutorials. Maybe a book in your future? Thanks, again.

  28. Echo says:

    some clear glitter nail polish would look great on a green or white tree.

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  32. Jordan says:

    Where do you get the tree form?

  33. Sara says:

    I’m making these right now! 🙂

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  36. Judy Smith says:

    These are great! I’m always looking for some craft to do with my grandchildren….this is it!

  37. JannaV says:

    This was one of my first Christmas projects and In happy of the outcome because people liked it. Thank you for being an inspiration.

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    I really love this and you did excellently well on the explanation.

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