fork plate holder Bullwinkle

I’ve been on a fork bending kick lately and this is my latest project. It’s not at all expensive, since the forks are about the cheapest forks you can buy, which makes them easier to bend. Easier to bend than regular forks, but not actually easy on this project. It took some patience and a bit of strength to bend these. I started with two forks and a few pairs of pliers.

fork plate holder supplies

My idea was to weave the forks together. This was a lot easier in my head than doing it in real life. It started off smoothly, then got more tricky. I just started the over and under pattern with the tines of the fork. When I held the forks up in a criss cross pattern, I started the weaving with the bottom tines of each fork.

start weaving forks

The pliers come in handy after the first part of the weaving. I just kept bending, and the bends had to be more pronounced the farther along in the process I got.

continue weaving

Once the tines were woven together, I flattened the curved part of the fork a bit with the pliers and bent the handles back into the shape you see in the photo. This was not nearly as tricky as bending the fork tines.

fork plate holder

Here’s how it looks:

fork plate holder Bullwinkle

It’s a pretty short plate holder, so if you do this, make sure you’ll be using a small plate or a plate that isn’t very heavy, like my childhood Bullwinkle/Cheerios Kid plate.

close-up fork plate holder

side view

What do you make with forks?

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4 Responses to Fork Plate Holder

  1. I really like this- it’s got me thinking, what can I do with forks?

  2. This is such a cute idea. I would love to make them with antique fork and spoons. Great job!

  3. So stinkin’ adorable. Featuring you again. :)

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