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hand painted wooden spoons

December 18, 2013

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hello, lovelies! this week i’m going to try my best to share several tutorials with you for handmade gifts. making presents for my friends and family each year has always been one of my favorite things! it all started last week with this soy candle tutorial, and today i’m sharing with you how to make these beautiful hand painted spoons.

i am by no means claiming this as an original diy! i know lots of people out there are painting spoons, but to be honest, i haven’t read any of the tutorials. i just went at this diy from what i knew and am here to share my experience with you. let’s get started!

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first, you’ll need to gather several supplies, though none of them are very expensive (yeah!).

supplies:

- wooden spoons (i grabbed mine right here)
- desired colors of martha stewart craft paints in satin finish (available at michaels)*
- tape to use as a guide (i used washi tape)
- paint brush
- wood conditioner

*marth stewart’s craft paints are non-toxic and dishwasher safe. they are not considered ‘food safe’ though, so be sure not to paint the entire spoon!

for the labels:

- printable tags (click to download)
- sticker paper (i used full page sticker paper from world label)
- printer
- bakers twine for tying

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step 1: tape. first start by placing a piece of tape around the spoon to use as a guide. i used washi tape because it was easy to apply and remove. i also tried regular scotch tape, but found it super hard to remove! also, do yourself a favor and make a ‘pull tab’ (shown in picture 1) by folding the tape over at the end as you wrap it around. this will make it really easy to remove!

step 2: paint. paint paint paint! apply two coats if necessary and don’t forget to paint the round end of the spoon. you’ll also need to figure out a way to let them dry without anything touching the painted handles. my ikea plant stand worked perfectly, but since i know you all don’t have one, you can also hang them from the spoon side with string, or wedge them in cuts from a cardboard box (follow me?).

step 3: cure the paint. let the spoons air dry for 1 hour, then place them in a cool oven. set the temperature to 350°f. once oven reaches 350°, bake them for 30 minutes. then, turn the oven off and let them cool completely in the oven. wait 72 hours before using or washing.

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step 4: condition the wood. you guys, i can’t believe what a difference this made! i really urge you not to skip this step (especially if you buy cheap spoons like i did!). as you can see above, the wood conditioner works wonders. simply apply the wax warm, let sit for 20 minutes and then wipe the excess off. (click here to watch a video of me doing it- and hear my baby coo in the background! haha).

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step 5: tag. now it’s time to tag your gifts (if you want)! click here to download the printable tags. i  printed mine on full page sticker paper from world label and then cut them out along the faint dotted lines. then, fold them in half with a piece of baker’s twine in the middle, then tie around a set of three spoons

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cards for complicated people

January 18, 2010

Posted by in handmade

happy monday- and holiday!  how was your weekend?  ours was wonderful.  i got a lot of sewing done and was able to relax a bit as well!  the hub and i went to see avatar yesterday- have you seen it?  if it’s still playing in your area, you must go see it.  words can’t really explain how i felt about it.  not only is it the most beautiful movie i’ve ever seen, but the message it brings about the environment is overwhelmingly beautiful, and needs to be heard by everyone.  you won’t regret it- it’s definitely worth the tickets, and the 3-d glasses!  ok, since this is not a movie critic blog- let’s get on to some handmade goodness!

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clockwise :: hello stranger, three sugars please, little egg love, stay in bed today

i love these cards.  simply stated, simply put, beautifully hand painted. cards for complicated people are designed for people who lead a life of many, sometimes not very perfect, layers. who does that not apply to?

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cocopunkz

August 24, 2009

Posted by in handmade

have you seen cocopunkz on etsy? a set of two designers hand paint these shoes that are simply stunning!  each pair is completely unique, and they are happy to do custom orders for all of those special occasions.

cocopunkz

obsessions cocopunkz2

{clockwise}  infatuation :: go forth young women :: ink flared

sadly, i can’t afford them- but at least i can dream about them all day!

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