You’ve probably seen ombre wooden spoons all over Pinterest. Well, I’m putting a twist on the trend with decoupage wooden spoons (the easy way)!
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The Pin That Inspired Decoupage Spoons
I had originally planned to make a lovely set of painted bamboo spoons like this pin, but since I’m such a decoupage fanatic, I thought I’d experiment with paper-covered utensils! Why not, right?
If you haven’t done a ton of decoupage with scrapbook paper, have no fear! I have a complete guide for how to decoupage on wood to get you started. Trust me, this craft couldn’t get any easier or more affordable!
How to Decoupage Wooden Spoons
- Bamboo Wooden Utensils
- Scrapbook paper, decoupage paper or pretty napkins
- Mod Podge or other decoupage glue
- Paint brush or foam brush
- Sealer: either clear acrylic sealer (for decorative use only) or dishwasher safe Mod Podge
I suggest buying a paper pad with coordinating patterns if you plan on making a complete set of kitchen utensils.
I highly recommend the set of utensils I used for this tutorial. The price is right, too!
Step 1: Prepare paper or napkins
Begin by tracing the handle of each utensil onto the back of your scrapbook paper. Don’t forget to trace the hole in the handle, too.
If you plan to cook with these items, make sure you leave a gap between the paper and the usable part of the spoon or spatula. Otherwise, you might have the soup du jour staining your pretty decoupage wooden spoons.
Using a standard hole punch, make a hole in the paper to match the handle. You can use a pencil or dowel to increase the size of the opening if necessary.
Step 2: Apply decoupage glue
Next, apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the handle where you plan to adhere the paper.
Gently smooth the paper onto the handle, making sure you remove any bubbles or gaps.
Then, apply 3-4 coats of Mod Podge to each side of the utensil, waiting 15-20 minutes between coats. I used wax paper underneath to protect my work surface.
Step 3: Apply sealer or varnish
After both sides of the decoupage spoons have dried, apply a sealer. Be sure to wrap the ends of your spoons or spatulas in foil before you spray the handles.
I used acrylic sealer for this project because I plan to use these only for decoration. You can also use Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge to waterproof your spoons, but I still recommend hand washing your utensils.
Finished Decoupage Wooden Spoons
I love how the finished product looks, and I plan to experiment more with other designs this spring and summer.
I hope you’ll enjoy creating decoupage spoons to coordinate with your kitchen decor or as gifts for Mother’s Day, birthdays or bridal showers. This is one DIY gift anyone would appreciate.
If you’re looking for another great kitchen-related gift, check out my post on how to upcycle old picture frames with decoupage.
Now that you know how to decoupage spoons, what color scheme do you plan to use? Tell me about it in the comments below. I loooooove hearing from you!
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