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:
*Masking or Painters Tape
*Food grade Shellac
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.
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.
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!