I wrote this post up last year (aka December) for Beckie at Infarrantly Creative, and I thought I’d share it with you today!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Barbara Grooms says
Hey, nice job coming up with such a lovely gift at such a reasonable price. Makes me want to change my kitchen accent colors back to green. Love it. Mom
I’m curious about staining. Like, if I decided to make spaghetti (sp?) or something, is it “protected”?
Great idea! I never put wooden items in the dishwasher anyway….makes them split.
Very cute gift idea. And I really like matching them to dish towels.
I love how they turned out. Did you keep any for yourself to see how well they hold up? I’d hate for the paint to flake off in food.
That is one of my favorite wines! The spoons look awesome!
Super cute! Would make a great hostess or wedding gift!
Diana Rambles says
SUPER cute!! Great idea!
Laurie @ Simply Creating Home says
What a fun and perfect gift to make and give. Pairing them with a pretty matching bowl would make a wonderful set, too. I love this! Thanks so much for sharing your idea.