DIY Hand-Painted Spoons

October 01, 2013

I’m all about making gifts to let my friends and family know how much I care. Plus, being a lady on a budget, gifting hand-made items is a great way to keep my wallet happy this holiday season. This DIY tutorial shows you how to add a hand-painted twist to functional store-bought items like wooden spoons.


Materials:

  • Wooden spoons 
  • Acrylic paint 
  • Paintbrushes 
  • Painter’s Tape

Directions

  • 1 I find it’s always helpful to gather my materials before I get started on any DIY project. This keeps me from being mid-project and having to scramble around to find things! The Ziploc® brand containers are perfect for this one.
  • 2 Pour out the paint you will need. I find it helpful to cover my surface in kraft paper for easy clean up.
  • 3 Using painter’s tape, tape off a section of the handle in a straight line.
  • 4 Paint your base color first. This may take a few coats to get an even color because the wood can be a bit porous. My favorite trick for drying the spoons without smudging or smearing is to place each wet spoon along the rim of an open Ziploc® brand container. This allows the air to circulate all around the wet paint!
  • 5 Using a small brush, paint artwork onto the dried base color. I chose dots because they are quirky and happy!
  • 6 These spoons make for a great hostess gift, so why not package them with a bit of burlap ribbon, baker’s twine, and a fun gold bell?
  • 7 Thread the baker’s twine through the open parts of the burlap ribbon and tie in a bow. Before completing the bow, string on a gold bell for a touch of holiday flair!
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Joanna Hawley