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How To Make Gifty Embellished Salad Tongs

Create Gifty Embellished Salad Tongs using metal filigrees and charms. Learn how with this video tutorial and step by step instructions.

Hi Kenarry readers! It’s Jennifer and Kitty (the O’Neil Sisters, from RunningWithSisters.com), and we have a cool DIY project to share with you: How To Make Gifty Embellished Salad Tongs! This project gets its modern look from the simple design and mixed-metal embellishments. We’ll show you how to turn charms from the jewelry section of the craft store into whimsical metal embellishments. Then we’ll show you how to layer lacy metal filigrees on the wooden handles of salad tongs to create a pretty personalized gift!

Create Gifty Embellished Salad Tongs using metal filigrees and charms. We'll show you how with this video tutorials and step by step instructions.

We’re also sharing a video showing what you’ll need for this project and how to make it step by step. Follow along with us as we embellish our salad tongs, then use the instructions below to embellish your own. We love this craft because anyone can do it and it ends up looking so good!

How To Make Embellished Salad Tongs

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Steps

Create Gifty Embellished Salad Tongs using metal filigrees and charms. We'll show you how with this video tutorials and step by step instructions.

1. Turn the charms into embellishments by snipping off the rings using the wire cutters. It could take a few tries to snip them off.

2. Next, see if any of your filigrees have a curve to them. They often do. Flatten any curved filigrees by hammering them on a hard surface, like an anvil or the concrete floor of your garage. It helps to place each filigree on the hard surface domed-side up, then hammer it flat.

Create Gifty Embellished Salad Tongs using metal filigrees and charms. We'll show you how with this video tutorials and step by step instructions.

3. To embellish each handle, start by gluing the largest round filigree on the handle. To do this, add a dab of glue to the back center of the filigree, then press it down onto the handle. Don’t worry about glue coming up through the holes in the filigree.

Create Gifty Embellished Salad Tongs using metal filigrees and charms. We'll show you how with this video tutorials and step by step instructions.

4. Center and glue a medium-sized filigree on top of the large filigree.

Create Gifty Embellished Salad Tongs using metal filigrees and charms. We'll show you how with this video tutorials and step by step instructions.

Then glue a charm on top. (Our bird and bee charms were a little concave, so we added an extra dollop of glue to the back to make sure they adhered well.)

Create Gifty Embellished Salad Tongs using metal filigrees and charms. We'll show you how with this video tutorials and step by step instructions.

5. To embellish the rest of the handle, glue a small filigree on either side of the large filigree. Then top each filigree with a metal flower.

6. Repeat to add embellishments to the second wooden handle, and you’ll have a gorgeous set of embellished salad tongs!

Create Gifty Embellished Salad Tongs using metal filigrees and charms. We'll show you how with this video tutorials and step by step instructions.

We love adding a little personal touch to the gifts we give, like these embellished salad tongs. Have you embellished serving utensils like this before? What’s your favorite way to personalize your gifts? We’d love to hear your ideas! Leave us a comment! And of course, write in with any questions as you’re working on your tongs!
Happy Crafting,
Jennifer & Kitty

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