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Simple Camper Decoration Made From Spare Plastic Spoons And Some Cardboard

This post was updated on March 15th, 2024

Spending time in a camper doesn’t mean you need to leave your crafty side behind. For a lightweight, cheap, and simple to make craft, try your hand at this plastic spoon mirror. Plastic spoons and a cardboard frame unite to create a stunning flower mirror you can hang on your camper’s wall, either in the living area, bedroom, or bathroom.

You’re going to need a pack of about 50 plastic spoons and some heavy duty cardboard (that hasn’t been bent) or some fiberboard. You’ll also need a glue gun, some spray paint, and optionally a small hand mirror.

First, remove the handles from each spoon.

Plastic spoons
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Cut out a couple of rings from cardboard or medium-density fiberboard. Connect them together with the spoon handles and some glue.

Spoon mirror structure
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Using a hot glue gun, make a backing from a few sheets of cut up heavy duty paper.

Paper backing
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Start gluing on the spoons!

Spoon halves
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To make the spoons look less like ‘spoons’, consider sanding down the rough edges where you broke off the handles.

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Layer the spoons to create the flower design.

Layered spoons
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Using primer first, give the form a good coating of paint.

Primer added
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Maybe the center could be a bit darker for some depth?

Darker center
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Using your hot glue gun once again (or a specific glass adhesive), glue in a small mirror in the opening behind the flower petals.

After adding mirror
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And that’s all there is to it! You could make this flower in any color pattern. Or, if you don’t like the mirror in the center…just use a solid color backing as the focus of the design. But hey, who doesn’t like taking a peek at themselves every now and then?!

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SEE ALSO: 5 Unique Small Space Storage And Decorating Ideas Using Empty Pringles Cans

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