Give a new style to your old cutlery

old cutlery makeover

Over time and use, cutlery easily tends to lose its shine. They may become dull and no longer make you want to use them. There are many tricks to recycle them, and creative hobbies can provide satisfactory results. You can therefore easily customize your cutlery by using Fimo clay to adorn the sleeves with floral patterns or small animals. A good dose of creativity makes for a great presentation, but you can do it by following these few tips.

Customizing your cutlery: tips to remember

To personalize the cutlery and thus use it as a home decoration item, the following material will be necessary:
• A dough sheeter
• Green Fimo clay for decorating the sleeves, and other colors depending on the desired result
• A scalpel or a sharp knife for cutting
• A knife
• A fork
For start rolling, start to lay out the green dough by spreading it generously in the rolling mill. Then bring the edges together to have a good thickness so that the cutlery fits well in your hand. The next step is to even out the edges by shaving the right angles of the sides to neatly mark the edges. So the customized cutlery will be stable in the hand and will not slip. It is very important to respect these different steps so that the final result is in line with expectations.

Rethink your decor

For the rest of this creative hobby, it is now necessary to wind them. This consists of enclosing the dough on the handles of the various cutlery. Then even out the edges so that they meet. If it is a fork, for example, the coating should take its shape into account as it is not often straight. Decorations can be applied at this step to give the cutlery a personal touch. To make the streamers, you just have to make a thin sausage with dough and shape it.
The final touch of customization is to move on to the final decorations. To do this, you just have to place the streamers on the sleeves of the cutlery to relook without forgetting the decorations. Depending on the desired theme, the decorations can be personalized with shapes or other colors, to more easily create a beautiful harmony.
Ultimately, if you have cutlery that is starting to lose its shine or that no longer makes you want to use it, customization is the best thing to do. It consists of making decorations on the sleeves of the various cutlery with Fimo polymer clay. The most important thing is to find the right inspiration and ideas full of creativity to get a good result. Taking a tour of sites dealing with this topic can make it possible to find tips to easily reproduce by yourself. It is up to everyone to use the ones that best suit their tastes.