Aerial Rigging for Measuring Spoons

As a housewarming gift, my friend gave me little owl measuring spoons from Cost Plus World Market. They are so cute, and I wanted them to be out on display, but just having them on the counter wasn’t working. So I thought of something…

A couple of years ago I bought dead cholla cactus branches at Cactus Joe’s for an air plant project, but I accidentally killed the air plants. Luckily, I saved the branches. I started thinking that one of those branches might work as a measuring spoon holder, and this is what I made.

I attached one end of a piece of beading wire to the branch using overhand knots. Then, I strung a small section of beads onto it. When I strung the first and last beads on, I looped the string through itself as if I were getting ready to make a knot. Once I finished a small section, I wove the wire through the holes in the branch until I found another good spot to add a section of beads. It didn’t take long before I had the whole branch decorated with beads.I decided to use earring posts for dangly earrings as the hooks for the measuring spoons. First, I attached them to the branch with a wire. Then I reinforced them by adding hot glue. To disguise the hot glue, I added a few beads. Also, I had to bend some of the hooks so that I could get the measuring spoons to slide on easily.Using a strong, stiff wire I found in the garage, I created loops attached to the branches. These loops are what hang on the nails in the wall.Now I have my measuring spoons on display, looking cute, and easy to find.

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