On the 3rd day of holiday DIY my true love gave to me, a bunch of kitchen utensils that will help to stir my tea. OK, I tried with something kitchen-y to rhyme with me...twas harder than I planned! After scouring Pinterest, like you do, I saw a bunch of kitchen utensils (serving spoons, spatulas) that were painted! I thought that they would make an easy and practical gift that you can bring to your party hosts or to stick in stockings!!
DAY 3: Painted Kitchen Utensils
Here's what you'll need...
1. Kitchen utensils (I found these wooden and bamboo spoons at the 99 cent store)
2. Acrylic paint (go for holiday shades, or ones that match the kitchen of the recipient!)
3. Clear shellac (this Zinsser spray is genius - it's non-toxic so it works on things like these utensils or any other craft projects!)
4. Painter's tape (This Scotch blue roll works well or you can always use masking or duct tape that might be in your house already)
My first step was taping the utensils. I chose how low I wanted the paint to go and put a piece around the area picked.
Next it was paint time! I had some foam brushes that I used, but feel free to go at it with your fingers! This is also a fun project that kids can get involved with too - nothing like some family finger painting!
With fun shades painted first...
...I finished up my last two utensils with a subtle shade of gold.
Once the paint is dry, spray the clear shellac on top of the painted areas and let dry for at least an hour. After it dries, take off the painter's tape and your project is complete!
My mom is definitely not going to be surprised when she sees these popping out of her stocking next week.
This is a fab hostess gift year round too! I should make a stash to have on hand...
More DIYs coming tomorrow!!