Easy Hand-Painted Spoons

I am always on the hunt for simple and fun craft projects. When I’m lucky, ideas pop into my head or a product I see in the store inspires me, which was the case for the easy hand-painted spoons I created as gifts for a few special ladies in my life. I find painting to be really therapeutic and what cook doesn’t love a good wooden spoon?

Easy Hand-Painted Spoons

I purchased a bundled set of bamboo kitchen spoons from our local Bed Bath and Beyond and I already had a ton of Martha Stewart craft paint in the house. I’m not exactly the best painter on the planet – the spoons are certainly made with love and a few shaky paint lines.

The stripe design was the most difficult because I kept recreating the lines each and every time I made an error. With the first painted spoon I used washi tape to act as the color divider, but it surprisingly didn’t work well – after I peeled away the tape the lines looked jagged.

The next attempt I used a ruler to create the lines in place of the washi tape and it worked much better. As for the paint, I haven’t tried many different brands, but the Martha Stewart line seems to hold up pretty well. The paints are non-toxic and waterproof which is essential for painting something that will eventually need a light washing.

Easy Hand-Painted Spoons

I would not recommend washing the spoons in the dishwasher, warm soapy water should do the trick. I did run the handle under the water just to be sure and it was unaffected.

Easy Hand-Painted Spoons
What you need:

Wooden Spoons {Bamboo style from BBB}
Multi-surface Acrylic Craft Paint {Martha Stewart line}
Paint Brushes {Size 10 & 6}
Ruler
Pencil

handpaintedspoons1The real trick to painting lines on anything is to create a guide or line with a ruler/washi tape, etc. and seriously take your time. The tiniest movement sent my paintbrush above the line – I had to force myself to slow down around the edges of another color. Even after you’ve painted a coat, it’s not to late to reinforce the lines again with the ruler and additional paint- it did it many, many times.

The surface of the spoons are really smooth and even,which makes for a great canvas. Allow your creativity to shine through the use of vibrant colors, different patterns, and unique combinations – the options are endless!

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Enjoy!
Anna

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2 Responses to Easy Hand-Painted Spoons

  1. Lauren March 12, 2015 at 12:20 pm #

    these are really cute! Fun for the kids to include as gifts..

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