Dragonfly Craft Idea (Using Dollar Tree Plastic Spoons)

Get ready for the most adorable Dragonfly Craft Idea (Using Dollar Tree Plastic Spoons). There are three different designs you can make, and you can use magnets to hang them on a refrigerator, in an office on a memo board, or filing cabinet. 

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If you are looking for a quick and easy summer craft, this dragonfly craft using Dollar Tree plastic spoons is perfect for you! There are so many options for making these dragonflies, and I’m sharing three different design options.

So pick up some plastic spoons and have a little fun crafting! 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE a Dragonfly Craft Idea (Using Dollar Tree Plastic Spoons)

dragonfly craft supplies

HOW TO MAKE A Dragonfly Craft 

Determine the length that you want the dragonfly to be. You can make different sizes depending on the size of the spoon you choose.  The smaller silver dragonflies are made from five dessert spoons and the larger dragonfly is made from the Dollar Tree package of cutlery using one spoon and four of the knives.

Use your wire cutters to cut the plastic spoon rounded top part off, then cut the bottom of the spoons to the length you want. 

using wire c utters to cut spoon

Next up, hot glue the two cut pieces of the spoons to each side of a single uncut spoon. These pieces will be the “wings” of the dragonfly. 

using hot glue gun to secure plastic spoon

Repeat for as many dragonflies as you want.

hot gluing plastic spoons to center of dragonfly


Add a pretty embellishment to the spoon with hot glue. This is such a pretty piece! That’s all there is to it! Easy peasy. Be aware that it’s addicting to make these!

using hot glue to attach embellishment on dragonfly

I love the simplicity of this sweet dragonfly. But, I have a couple of other options too so you can make a few designs.

finished dragonfly

Next up…

You can make a larger dragonfly by using Dollar Tree plastic knives as the wings. Cut them the same way you did using the spoons using wire cutters. 

adding knives to spoon for dragonfly

Decorate the knives by decoupaging pretty floral napkins for an extra pop of color. Using mod podge, apply a thin layer and place your favorite napkin piece on top. File down the edges using a nail file or small piece of sandpaper.

If you like using napkins in your crafting projects, you may want to check out my friend’s napkin club where she sends you a new set of napkins to create with each month! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

cutting napkins for dragonfly

You definitely don’t want to leave off the bling. Look how beautiful it looks! A gingham bow is perfect for the top of the dragonfly.

close up of embellishment on spoon

The third option is hot gluing four leftover spoon heads to one spoon to create a flower. This is a super cute idea too.

set of 3 dragonfly plastic spoon crafts

that’s it!

You can also hot glue magnets or clothespins from the Dollar Tree to the back of the dragonflies. These would be adorable on a refrigerator, or in an office on a filing cabinet or magnetic board.

gluing magnets to dragonfly


close up of dragonfly on refrigerator

I love how simple these are to create! They would be a fun summer craft to do with kiddos, too! Put them anywhere!  Here are a few ideas of where to display your pretty dragonfly craft:

  • side of refrigerator
  • set inside a potted plant
  • decorate a gift package
  • on a filing cabinet
  • clip to a banner at the ends
  • glue to a door hanger
  • display on a wreath as an added pop
  • make a 3-D card
  • add to canvas art
  • use on a small personal year round Christmas tree

What are some other ideas? Let me know in the comments!


Dragonfly Crafts (from Dollar Tree plastic spoons)

Learn how to make adorable dragonflies using plastic spoons. You can add a little bling, and use colorful napkins for the wings.
Keyword: dollar tree diy, dragonfly crafts, repurposed plastic spoons



  • Plastic Spoons
  • Ribbon
  • Embellishments
  • Napkins


  • Use the wire cutters to cut the spoons.
  • Hot glue 2 on each side of a spoon to be dragonfly wings.
  • Add an embellishment to the center of the spoon.
  • You can also use plastic knives for the wings embellished with napkins and ribbon.

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