Hi again C.R.A.F.T.ers! It’s Corey from TinySidekick and I’m back to share with you super simple homemade gift ideas for Christmas… painted wooden spoons! These would make a great stocking stuffer for the cook in your life or a fun handmade addition to a hostess gift. Maybe attach your favorite cookie recipe?
One of my favorite things about Christmas are the colors that come along with the holiday and I had this fun idea (that may have popped in my head in the middle of the night) to spruce up some wooden spoons inspired by Santa and his Elves’ clothing.
Pretty fun huh? The Santa suit inspired one is definitely my favorite.
This project is really easy. You’ll need…
- wooden spoons (I picked up a pack of 5 at Walmart for less than 5 bucks.)
- weather resistant craft paint. My favorite is Martha Stewart multi-surface craft paint. It is good for indoor or outdoor use, which means it is weather resistant.
- a paint brush.
- painter’s tape
The first step is to tape each spoon off about 2/3 up.
I started with the Santa’s suit inspired spoon by applying a coat of red paint and letting it dry. While it was drying I gave the two other spoons their base coats. One white and one green.
Once the red was dry I applied 2 coats of red glitter craft paint, waiting a few minutes between coats.
While that dried I used the bottom end of my brush to make polka-dots on the other two spoons. I simply dipped the end of the paint brush in paint and dabbed it on.
For the edge where the paint meets the wood, I wanted to mimic a furry cuff. I used the same technique as I did for the polka-dots but this time I dabbed the dots really close together to give the paint some texture and make it look fluffy.
I’m going to be using these as a hostess gift. I plan to tie a string around them to make a bundle and include my favorite cookie recipe. They would really make a great neighbor or teacher gift too or just keep them for yourself and and add them to your kitchen Christmas decor! Thanks for having me today Jamie! It’s been fun! I hope that you will all head over and visit me at TinySidekick.com. I’m gearing up for a busy holiday season and getting ready to share my Christmas home tour soon!
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