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How to Decoupage Wooden Spoons the Easy Way

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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)!

Welcome to the February Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen!

You should definitely try this at home, kids!

How to make decoupage wooden spoons

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The Pin That Inspired Decoupage Spoons

Originally, I had 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

You can watch this video to see a quick tutorial with plenty of helpful tips as you get started.

Supplies

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I suggest buying a paper pad with coordinating patterns if you plan on making a complete set of kitchen utensils.

I highly recommend this set of utensils. The price is right, too!

Step 1: Prepare paper or napkins

First, trace the handle of each utensil onto the back of your scrapbook paper. Don’t forget to trace the hole in the handle, too.

Tracing handles to make decoupage wooden spoons

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.

Applying mod podge to make decoupage wooden spoon

Gently smooth the paper onto the handle, making sure you remove any bubbles or gaps.

Smoothing paper onto decoupage wooden spoons

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.

Applying Mod Podge to decoupage wooden spoons

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.

How to decoupage wooden spoons and use sealer

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.

Close up of decoupage wooden spoons

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.

Related post: Quick & Easy DIY Gifts

If you’re looking for another great kitchen-related gift, check out my post on how to repurpose old picture frames with decoupage. It shows you how to make a nifty recipe cardholder.

Decoupage wooden spoons in a mason jar (full decoupage tutorial)

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 love hearing from you!

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Easy decoupage wooden spoons
How to decoupage wooden spoons with Mod Podge

Decoupage Wooden Spoons (The Easy Way)

Yield: 3-6 decouapge spoons
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 25 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner/Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

Make beautiful decoupage wooden spoons using Mod Podge, scrapbook paper and bamboo kitchen utensils.

This makes a great DIY gift in a matter of minutes! Use these decorative spoons as a hostess gift, birthday gift, housewarming gift or Mother's Day gift.

Materials

  • Bamboo wooden utensils
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Clear acrylic sealer

Tools

  • Paint brush or foam brush

Instructions

  1. Trace the handle of each utensil onto the back of your scrapbook paper. Don’t forget to trace the hole in the handle, too.
  2. Using a standard hole punch, make a hole in the paper to match the handle.
  3. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the handle where you plan to adhere the paper.
  4. Gently smooth the paper onto the handle, making sure you remove any bubbles or gaps.
  5. Apply 3-4 coats of Mod Podge to each side of the utensil, waiting 15-20 minutes between coats. 
  6. 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. Seal each side with 2-3 coats, waiting 10 minutes between coats.

Notes

You can also use Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge to waterproof your spoons, but I still recommend hand washing your utensils.

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Kristie – Teadoddles  •  Gail – Purple Hues and Me  •  Ashley – Emory Farm
 Kristie – Love My Little Cottage  •  Crissy – First Day of Home
Habiba – Craftify My Love  •  Marie – The Inspiration Vault  •  Emily – Domestic Deadline
Lauren – Mom Home Guide  •  Maria – Simple Nature Decor
Alexandra – Eye Love Knots  •  Lynne – My Family Thyme • Terri – Our Good Life
Marci – Stone Cottage Adventures  •  Susan – SuzerSpace 
Kim – Kimspired DIY  •  Pili – My Sweet Things
Kelli – K’s Olympic Nest  •  Erin – The DIY Nuts  •  Shirley – Intelligent Domestications

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    1. Hi Kim! Thanks for stopping by, and I appreciate you sharing! I love how easy these are to make, and one set of 6 utensils can easily make two sets of gifts.

  1. Chrissy, what a cute lottle DIY! I have done wood burning on kitchen spoons before but yours look so much fresher and springspired, lol. I already pinned it to two of my pin boards. Thank you for this great Inspiration!

    1. Thanks, Sonya! I appreciate you pinning and sharing. Yes, I’m planning to have some of these on hands for gifts throughout the year.

  2. What a pretty way to dress up plain ol’ wooden utensils! I love the spring colors you chose! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  3. Oh my goodness, Crissy! These are so pretty. I love the designs you chose for your decoupage. Absolutely perfect for a kitchen display. Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspire{d} and in case we’ve never “met”, It’s a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to seeing more of your amazing creativity!

    1. Aww, that is the sweetest compliment, Mary Beth! Thanks so much for your kind words! It’s a pleasure to meet you, too. I love participating in your party each week. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Leanna! Yes, pairing it with a tea towel makes the perfect gift. If you saw my stories on Instagram recently, I also found a boat load of cute household stuff at Target that matched my spoons perfectly! Destiny!

    1. Thank you, Erlene! I’m planning to use these more as salad spoons and “light duty” spoons for now. If you want them to hold up after hand washing, I recommend using Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge. The instructions on that product say, “Be sure to keep this gloss away from food and your mouth.” So I would just use Dishwasher Safe sealer on the handle or decoupaged parts only. Hope that helps!

    1. I’m glad I could inspire you, Gail. That means I’m doing my job! Thank you for your inspiration, too. I loved being part of this challenge with you.

  4. Oh, I can think of so many reasons to make these for gifts! Mod Podge is my favorite crafting too because there is so much you can do with it. Your spoons turned out really pretty.

    1. Thanks, Roseann! I haven’t gifted them yet, but I’m excited to make some as a gift for Mother’s Day later this year. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. These are adorable Crissy! I use to hand paint wooden spoons to hang as decor in kitchens for extra spending money when I was a kid, back when mushrooms were the thing. This took me back! Pinned.

  6. Those are so pretty! What a fun twist on painted wooden spoons; the designs add so much more interest. Pinned.

  7. What a sweet gift idea, Crissy! The spoons are delicate & adorable. With an endless array of scrapbooking paper designs available, my decoupage brush awaits! Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. I’m in love with these spoons and I love any excuse to use pretty paper. These are gorgeous & so easy to make. I might have to make these for my kitchen.