DIY Painted Wooden Spoons

You probably see tutorials for painted wooden spoons by the dozen, but of course, deviant that I am, I had to try it my own way. Trust me, my way is awesome…

 

Click to find out the surprising material used to paint these wooden spoons! Painted wooden spoons are a great cheap DIY gift and easy craft. These are striped and durable - perfect for kitchen decor or cooking.

 

I got these bamboo cooking utensils at a local bargain store, and while they are perfectly fine as is, I like to add a little spice to my life. I decided to embellish them using one of my favorite craft supplies … nail polish!

 

Yup, you read that right! I love crafting with nail polish. It’s a durable hard wearing paint and I already have it in every color! It’s easy to paint on detail with it (though I personally decided not to) and I always have old ones that I’d like to use up. Plus, it literally dries in minutes.

 

Click to find out the surprising material used to paint these wooden spoons! Painted wooden spoons are a great cheap DIY gift and easy craft. These are striped and durable - perfect for kitchen decor or cooking.

 

One question that came up a lot when I posted my enameled spoons tutorial: are they food safe?

The truth is: of course not! You don’t want to eat nail polish. I do, however, have a few suggestions. First and foremost: don’t eat the nail polish part. Depending on what you plan to use it for, only paint the area you won’t be eating from. So if you plan to serve salad with it, only paint the top. If you’ll be frying onions, you can paint a little lower. 

Another suggestions is to cover it with dishwasher safe Mod Podge. I don’t know if it’s exactly food safe – but it is non toxic. It does, however, take 28 days to cure.

 

Click to find out the surprising material used to paint these wooden spoons! Painted wooden spoons are a great cheap DIY gift and easy craft. These are striped and durable - perfect for kitchen decor or cooking.

 

 

What you need to make painted wooden spoons:

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How to make durable painted wooden spoons: 

 

  1. Make stripes using the painter’s tape. Cut it in half if you want. Keep in mind that the peeping areas will be painted, not the tape areas 😉 I wanted to paint smaller surfaces.

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2. Paint a layer of nail polish. Tip: the more you allow it to pool, the more it will seep through the tape. So, keep it thin, and rather do an extra layer.Click to find out the surprising material used to paint these wooden spoons! Painted wooden spoons are a great cheap DIY gift and easy craft. These are striped and durable - perfect for kitchen decor or cooking.

 

3. Paint an extra layer if you’d like a solid finish. Click to find out the surprising material used to paint these wooden spoons! Painted wooden spoons are a great cheap DIY gift and easy craft. These are striped and durable - perfect for kitchen decor or cooking.

 

4. If you’ve painted the back too (as I did) you an rest it on a block to dry. Click to find out the surprising material used to paint these wooden spoons! Painted wooden spoons are a great cheap DIY gift and easy craft. These are striped and durable - perfect for kitchen decor or cooking.

 

5. For the other spoon, I blocked off the ends, and then placed a spiral of tape that narrows. Click to find out the surprising material used to paint these wooden spoons! Painted wooden spoons are a great cheap DIY gift and easy craft. These are striped and durable - perfect for kitchen decor or cooking.

 

6. The red is a really rich color, so I left it as-is. One coat provided a strong line, but it also showed a bit of the wood grain through. I like that effect too.Click to find out the surprising material used to paint these wooden spoons! Painted wooden spoons are a great cheap DIY gift and easy craft. These are striped and durable - perfect for kitchen decor or cooking.

 

7. When your spoons are completely dry, peel off the tape.Click to find out the surprising material used to paint these wooden spoons! Painted wooden spoons are a great cheap DIY gift and easy craft. These are striped and durable - perfect for kitchen decor or cooking.

 

 

Don’t worry if your line isn’t perfectly sharp – that’s because wood is porous and absorbs some of the polish. I like the handmade look. Your crafts don’t need to look perfect.

 

Click to find out the surprising material used to paint these wooden spoons! Painted wooden spoons are a great cheap DIY gift and easy craft. These are striped and durable - perfect for kitchen decor or cooking.

 

Aren’t these DIY painted wooden spoons pretty? Who will you be making yours for? Do you have any other pattern ideas?

 

Click to find out the surprising material used to paint these wooden spoons! Painted wooden spoons are a great cheap DIY gift and easy craft. These are striped and durable - perfect for kitchen decor or cooking.

 

 

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