You may have seen utensils upcycled into different projects like chandeliers and I’ve seen interesting booths at Art & Wine Festivals selling this as an art form. I think this upcycled fork rack is pretty interesting. A-Z Home Decor Trends Upcycling
This little darling utilizes a fairly large can, 4" diameter and almost 4-3/4" tall. Look in the Hispanic foods section for pickled jalapenos. Max light bulb equivalent to 40W, heat is not your friend.
The German art of paper cutting is called "Scherenschnitte"-- very striking! Don't bother clicking the link though-- go HERE for a tutorial on cutting vinyl: http://dysfunctionalcrafter.blogspot.com/2010/11/how-to-make-vinyl-record-cut-outs.html