When I saw this super-fun idea on HouseBeautiful.com, I simply had to share. So simple, so quick and so cute, plus easy on the budget.
This particular do-it-yourself idea was presented as a way to refresh your old wooden spoons, but I think it’s a great way to dress up brand new salad or kitchen utensils to make a fun gift.
Here are the instructions for dip-painting wooden utensils:
Get some colorful non-toxic craft paint–all the better if it matches the decor of the gift recipient—and dip the handles of brand new wooden utensils in the paint. Dip-dye them. I like the presentation above, in which only the handle is dip-dyed. Nonetheless, once the paint is dry you must cover them with food-safe shellac. Your total time investment is about an hour. Or less.
If you’re reviving your own old utensils, you’ll need to sand and stain them before you dye.
Aren’t they cute? I’m all about the stocking stuffer, and these would be terrific gifts. You know, you could do this with your kids or grandkids and let them give the decorated utensils as gifts to their parents or grandparents.
Thank you, House Beautiful, for this great gift idea! House Beautiful has always been one of my favorite magazines and its online magazine is a great source of ideas. Check it out!
The original article–with 14 other great ideas– can be found HERE. And if you’ve got an easy D-I-Y kitchen gift idea, please add it in the comments. Thanks!