Vintage Spoon Recipe Holders

Make your own Recipe Holders out of Vintage Spoons!

Upcycled Spoon Recipe Holders by Muslin & Merlot

Looking for a unique handmade Mother's day gift? Or a quick 'no muss - no fuss' craft for Girl's Night? All you need are some vintage spoons and a glue gun!

I was lucky enough to be given some vintage silver-plated utensils. I've been taking them out, rubbing them with toothpaste and staring at them for almost a year, waiting for crafty inspiration. Yesterday the recipe box was sitting next to the spoons. The light bulb turned on! Vintage Spoon Recipe Holders!

You will need:

Vintage spoons
Glue gun

Upcycled Spoon Recipe Holders by Muslin & Merlot

Find some old spoons. Thrift stores are a great source. Goodwill spoons were only 10 cents each the last time I checked. Pick spoons with relatively thin handles.

Bend the spoon at the natural curve right between the handle and scoop.

Upcycled Spoon Recipe Holders by Muslin & Merlot

Bend again about an inch back from the first bend.

Using a glue gun, draw two lines off the center of the spoon. This will help stabilize the recipe holder.

Let the glue cool.

Prop up a recipe card.


Upcycled Spoon Recipe Holders by Muslin & Merlot

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  1. Oooh Cool! I love how it's so easy to make! I was wondering how you got them to bend... who knew it would be that easy?

  2. Tooooo cute! Absolutely love them.
    Last year I picked up a whole box of gorgeous vintage spoons. Random patterns. I made some Herb markers for my potting garden. I embossed/ punched the letters into the "spoon" and use the handles to stick into the dirt.
    I never thought of making recipe holders out of them. Would be great for holding notes, too.
    Thank you for inspiring me!
    Hope you will pop over for a visit.
    Have a lovely week.

  3. This is so neat! It's such a simple project, but so practical and fun! Thanks for sharing.


  4. What a lovely idea - thanks so much for sharing at #CreativeMuster, Alice @ Mums Make Lists

  5. Cute and quick, my favorite kind of upcycling. Love the Glue Gun tip for stabilizing the spoon.Found you on My Girlish Whims.

  6. I adore this upcycled project! Also, congrats because you are featured on this week's Do Tell Tuesday link party and have been pinned to our features board! Feel free to grab a button and link up this week too. :)

    Diane @ Vintage Zest

    1. Woot! Made my morning! Thank you so much! Will see you at the party :-).