Hand Painted Wooden Spoons

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I have been eyeing these 88 cent wooden spoons at Walmart for awhile.  Why not decorate these spoons? –  That day has finally come! Very few supplies are needed – and as an added bonus – cheap supplies at that!

What you will need:

  • Assorted wooden spoons
  • painters tape/washi tape
  • acrylic paint – any color
  • scissors
  • sponge brush
  • Food-safe clear sealant (I used Bulls Eye Shellac )

If you want to add polka dots to your spoon, you will also need:

  • Paper punch

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Taping: You will need to make sure you have a piece of tape towards the top of the spoon to use as a guide.  I used painters tape, but washi tape works well ( one of my favorite craft items.)  These types of tapes are better for this project because it is harder for the paint to seep under the tape.

You will need to figure out the pattern you want to use.  I used both stripes and polka dots.

Stripes – cut the widths of the tape to whatever you wish.  When placing the tape on the spoon make sure you get it nice and snug just so no paint seeps underneath.

Polka Dots – With your hole punch – cut out holes in the painters tape and place them on the spoon as you wish.

Below are just three examples of what I did.   Be creative – have some fun with creating your own design!

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Paint:  Apply 2 coats if necessary.  You will also need to think of somewhere to let the spoons dry without anything touching the wet paint.  I had a shutter around and the spoons fit nicely in the slots to make it easy to dry.  Took less than 30 min and they were all ready to go.

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After dry, pull off the tape. The last step is to apply a food safe shellac.   I used Bulls Eye Shellac, but any other food safe sealant would work just fine.  I coated each spoon twice, waiting 45 min in between each coat.

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  • Reply elisabeth andrée March 30, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Very nice idea, the spoons look great!

    • Nicole
      Reply Nicole March 30, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      Thank you! Very easy too – If you ever end up making some, would love to see your finished product 🙂

  • Reply Claudia March 30, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Hey I don’t know how I could live until now with so boring cooking spoons. I’ll try this next week with my old one. Can you put them in the dishwasher??? Or is the paint washed away then?


    • Nicole
      Reply Nicole March 30, 2014 at 8:50 pm

      Thank you! Would love to see your finished product when you are all finished! The best thing to do is just hand wash them. The food safe shellac seals it in pretty well, but not 100% when washed in the dishwasher!

  • Reply Zakkiya Hamza March 31, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Wonderful idea with the spoons. Love the polka dotted one. 🙂

    • Nicole
      Reply Nicole April 3, 2014 at 7:07 pm

      Thank you! That is my favorite spoon as well!

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