DIY Painted Spoons

I wrote this post up last year (aka December) for Beckie at Infarrantly Creative, and I thought I’d share it with you today! Don’t forget! Our Sweetheart Giveaway is still going on! Head over to enter.


These spoons served as a super easy, super inexpensive treat for a gift exchange over the holidays. I wanted it to stay as close to $5.00 as possible, and I think it comes close. I picked up these wooden utensils at the grocery store for just that, and I found a 2-pack of dish towels for $2.00.

wooden spoons

I figure I can get two gifts out of these supplies, so it’s well within my $5.00 budget. Woo hoo! I taped off the actual spoon and sprayed it with some primer. I wanted to make sure the paint stayed put.

painting spoons

The next part is completely up to the artist. I simply taped off different sections of the handle and mixed up a couple different shades of green to match the towel I purchased. I may or may not have used a hair dryer to speed things up just a bit. Not needed if you have more patience than me.

spoons drying

Once the paint is all dry, I recommend a clear coat of polycrylic (water based poly) to keep the paint from scratching or wearing off.

easy hostess gift

While they’re obviously not dishwasher safe, they would certainly hold up well if hand washed. Aaaand they certainly add a splash of color to an otherwise neutral serving utensil!

painted wooden spoons

I was able to get two gifts out of this project at the whopping cost of $3.50 a piece. Nice! This would serve as a great hostess gift, teacher gift, mailman gift, neighbor gift…I think you get the point.

painted spoons gift

The green and red is a bit of a holiday touch, but the color possibilities are endless! I’ll be back with massive giveaway #2 on Thursday. The fun just never ends around here, people.

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