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A DIY project to “tackle”!  Handmade fishing lures from spoons!

A DIY project to “tackle”! Handmade fishing lures from spoons!

Can I first start off by saying that I nearly had a heart attack when Dustin asked me to use my craft space for a DIY craft.  Him???! Craft???!  It was absurd!  I also have to admit that when he explained his idea to me, I totally didn’t understand what he was trying to do.  He loves to fish, and I am not really as crazy about fishing as he is.  So when he told me that he was going to make some home made fishing lures, the first thing that popped into my head was “awesome! I can share this on my blog!”

So today I bring you “DIY with Dustin”!  This is actually a super easy project that would make a great little handmade gift for your hubby or any other man in your life that loves to fish!

First you will need:

  • Spoons.  Got a bundle at the dollar store!
  • Tin snips
  • Bright coloured feathers. Also got a pack of these at the dollar store.
  • A drill with a small drill bit
  • Fishing hook. He stole his off an old lure
  • Thread
  • Dab of glue


Start by cutting the handles off the spoons with the tin snips. You can sand down the rough edge so you don’t hurt yourself.

Grab your drill and drill two small holes in each end of the spoon. One hole will be for the hook and the other will be to attach it to the line.

The feathers were large, so he ripped off three smaller pieces to use.

Grab one of the three feathers and tie it to the hook with thread.  I helped him wrap the thread around it while he held it (yay, I contributed!).  Tie when it’s secure.

Do the same with the other two feathers, placing them in between each hook and wrapping the tops with thread tightly.  Add a dab of  hot glue to the thread to hold in place.

Then literally all you need to do is attach the hook part to the spoon part.

Voila!  Brand new fishing lures. Pretty easy enough right?  Such a fun little project to do with your man to get him into the DIY spirit 😉

xo Dana (and Dustin!)