Plastic Spoon Lamp

Upcycle plastic cutlery to make unusual pendant lamp.
Whatever you might say about plastic spoons, the fact is that they are a waste that is unnecessary for us and for the ground. It is actually so easy to wash cutlery and simply kill bacteria with hot water. On the other hand, we all know that our world is not perfect, people are lazy and use all inventions readily, even if they are harmful.

It is so good that ecofriendly becomes more and more trendy. Even a child knows what recycling means. Upcycling plastic items is really popular nowadays, and people are more aware of how important it is to reuse old stuff again and again. It is mostly thanks to the internet. I read hundreds of comments on our facebook every day, and I can see that plastic spoons are particularly annoying for you like it was with this Ombre Spoons Mirror. Do you really think we encourage people to buy more plastic!? The answer is obvious. We would like you to put a little bit of effort to get used cutlery, bottles, caps etc., and then start with any creative project we find for you on the web!

Take a look at this guy, Yaroslav Olenev a designer. He is a perfect example of a person who knows how to reuse things and turn them into marvelous, everyday objects. He even became the winner in “Ecology and Design” nomination of the «FutureNow» mafazine in 2010 with his Spoon Lamp. We would like you to look closer to this project, and maybe take it up. As there are just few pictures with no step by step guide, I’ll try to make it even easier for you by describing each step.

To see original project go to Spoon Lamp on Future Now Magazine.

What you need:


  • Glue gun
  • Sharp, cutting knife
  • Pliers

Supplies / ingredients:

  • Plastic spoons
  • Lamp with a cable
  • Big, plastic bottle

First, as always prepare all tools and supplies to start your project of a Plastic Spoon Lamp.

Plastic Spoon Lamp 01


Using sharp cutting knife, cut out the big hole in the bottom of a plastic bottle.

Plastic Spoon Lamp 02


Before you start this step, prepare the glue gun (turn it on) and cut the handles of all your spoons. When the glue is hot, start gluing your spoon to the bottle as shown on the picture.

Plastic Spoon Lamp 03


Do it over and over until the whole bottle is covered with spoons.

Plastic Spoon Lamp 04


Now it is time to make a collar for the bottleneck to cover it. Glue the couple of spoons together the way it is shown on the picture, then stick it to the bottle so that it fully covers the neck.

Plastic Spoon Lamp 05


Put the cable through the bottle inside, install a lightbulb and now just find the right place to hang your Plastic Spoon Lamp.

Plastic Spoon Lamp 06


It looks gorgeous when it is dark and modern during the day

Plastic Spoon Lamp 07
Plastic Spoon Lamp

20 thoughts on “Plastic Spoon Lamp

  1. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if you could paint the spoons first? Or use silver plastic spoons? Would be cool in a lavender or pink for a girls room.

  2. Karina Haczek says:

    you could try both ideas, but I think it would be best to use colored spoons :) hope to see the pics if you decide to make the lamp :)

  3. Trish says:

    Is this dangerous, because of the plastic and the heat of the lamp? (when it is finished of course). thnx for your anwser.

  4. Gaba Banas says:

    @Crafty Owl, we appreciate your recation, we can’t tell why we haven’t reacted for such bad behavior…but we should have for sure. Thank you once again!

  5. Gaba Banas says:

    @Mona, it’s hard to tell…got glue seems to be more solid than a normal glue. Start with fevicol and you will see if it’s good for this project. Let us know how it goes! Cheers!

  6. Brianna says:

    I’m doing this for my 20% project and I need some tips on where I can get tha type of water bottle. Also any recommendations where to find an energy efficient light bulb ?

  7. Robin Lennae says:

    Dear Crafty Owl; when you look at this lamp did you see an owl ? I did and I can’t wait to modify this lamp to look like one of my favorite feathered creatures!
    Thanks to everybody involved in creating and recreating this unique lamp.

  8. Judith says:

    Thanks for your contribution to the environment, I am trying to make the best in order to help our children who are the future. I love all your projects, thanks for sharing with us.

  9. Jess says:

    Jooge that’s exactly what I was thinking as I have 2 lamps and the shades got broke when I moved house, I think it could be done with a little bit of experimenting and creativity it would look pretty cool

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