I have always admired the amazing items made from old metal cutlery, sadly I have neither the skills nor the tools to make my own. What I do have is a selection of plastic cutlery, a heat tool, a glue gun and the challenge to try it my way.
Making sure to use a heat mat, a silicone mat and finger guards I started to go all Uri Geller with my cutlery. There were a few melt downs but it didn't take long to work out just how much heat was too much.
I confess I used a photograph of a metal bird as a guide, but this one is not exactly the same as the photo, I used whatever plastic items I had to hand.
I have also bought some coloured plastic cutlery to play with, it will be interesting to see if the core colour takes over when melted. I would suggest making sure the windows are open when melting plastic, or better still try and do it outside.
My collection of small plastic bits and bobs has increased a little so I will try some other birds or animals soon.
Not Just Cards is the perfect challenge blog for a non papercraft project, so pop over and see what else we have for inspiration this month.
I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes With A Critter
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
Love To Craft - Anything Goes
Worldwide Open DT - Anything For A DT Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Anything Goes