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DIY Striped Neon Spoons

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This weekend, I was at the store and happened upon a set of wooden spoons for under a dollar, and immediately knew I needed to take them home and paint them. I love the dip painted spoons i’ve seen on Pinterest, and have been wanting to try a striped version myself.  Even though I’m not big on trends, I picked up some neon paint just to try, and I have to say that I think the vivid colors give the spoons a tropical feel. These would be fantastic in solid stripes as well, or my favorite combination of red and aqua! These would make a great cheap hostess gift to take to your next barbecue or picnic, or could be great in a kitchen themed basket gift for a newlywed couple.

Here’s what you need:

*Wooden Spoons


*Masking or Painters Tape

*Paint Brush

*Food grade Shellac

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Step 1: Tape your spoons- Wrap tape around the spoon. You can measure even spaces between tapes, or vary them. I varied the widths to give them more of a funky design, but if I was going to stripe solids I’d probably keep my spacing even.

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Step 2- Paint your spoons- paint the areas you’ve masked off for your stripes. Remove tape while paint is still wet if you can. It will help give you a cleaner line. Acrylic paint dries fast, so sometimes you can’t get to it fast enough, but most of the time it will turn out just fine either way. Once the paint is dry coat with the food grade shellac, most hardware stores carry the rustoleum brand with the spray paint.

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And there you have it. Easy, right!?! This craft can be done in about an hour and is a lot of fun to do. Enjoy!


11 Thoughts on “DIY Striped Neon Spoons

  1. this is so cute! i’ve seen these at Target…what a great diy!

  2. Laura on 7 June, 2012 at 8:10 pm said:

    These turned out great! I just finished painting a set of my own :) Did you coat the entire spoon in shellac, or just the painted handles?

    • I sprayed the whole spoon, I did take my pictures before I sprayed the spoons. Shellac leaves a little shiney finish and I didn’t want to have any glare in my pics. It’s a really nice finish though. If you make some send me a pic, I’d love to see!

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  8. Monana on 2 July, 2014 at 5:37 pm said:

    You know what would be SUPER helpful? The brand and color names of the paints you used ;)

    • Oh gosh, it’s been a couple of years, so I can’t say for sure with this project any more about the colors. I want to say I used the cheapest craft paint and just got the most neon looking colors I could find at the time. I since have fallen in love with the Martha Stewart brand craft paint in the matte and also the pearl finish. She has a wonderful pallet and you can find them at most craft stores. I buy mine at Michaels

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