How to turn kitchen utensils into art pieces

With some inexpensive silverware from Goodwill and some arts and crafts supplies, you can create a unique, kitchen-appropriate piece of art for just $8.89.

You will need


Silverware — 19 cents each from Goodwill

Scrapbook paper — 99 cents from Michaels

Wooden display frame — $3.99 at Michaels

White acrylic paint — $1.29 at Michaels

Black acrylic paint — $1.29 at Michaels

Items I already had around the house:

Gorilla Glue

Mod Podge




Foam brush


  1. Clean and remove all tags from your silverware
  2. Measure the inner part of your display frame and cut out your scrapbook paper to match the size.
  3. Paint the outside frame black. Let dry and then add second coat.
  4. Using the white paint, apply multiple coats to your silverware. Let dry completely in between coats. Your goal is to have the silverware appear white. This will take several coats.
  5. Once all items are painted, apply a coat of Mod Podge to seal everything in.
  6. Using the Mod Podge, glue your paper to the inside of your display frame.
  7. Once dry, add a second layer over the entire frame to secure everything in place.
  8. Glue your silverware in a pattern to the inside of your frame using the Gorilla Glue.
  9. Let everything dry completely and then you are ready to hang it up and enjoy.

Jessica Garringer is a bargain hunter, DIYer and a couponer who loves to save money. You can reach her at Get more money-saving tips, ideas and projects at, or @SaverSavvy on Twitter.

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