DIY: Gold Dipped Spoons

Sitting next to my stove is a ceramic pot filled with wooden spoons and spatulas waiting to be used. There’s something about a collection of used wooden utensils (especially spoons) that make me grin. Baskets too…I’m obsessed with baskets…but that’s another post!

Today I’m taking about spoons and how much pettier they are dipped in gold….

For under 4 bucks you can score a bag of wooden spoons at Bed Bath & Beyond…and that’s not including using their coupons! As for the paint I used Krylon Metallic spray paint that I had on hand. Figure out how far down you would like the gold paint to go and wrap painters tape around the spoon. Make sure you rub the edges of the tape to seal it so you get a nice crisp line all the way around. Shake your spray paint really good and lightly coat the spoon(s). Don’t forget the tip! Allow the spoons to dry before adding a second coat. For good measure I sprayed a final coat of Krylon Clear Gloss.

Viola! Charming gold dipped spoons that add a little shimmer to your kitchen! Wrap a few spoons with ribbon, stuff them in an oven mitt, add a gift certificate to a local restaurant and you have a lovely gift for a hostess. Attach a note telling them to give their kitchen tools a break and enjoy a night out on you!

These spoons are almost too pretty to use! Make sure you wash them just like you would a regular spoon, in warm water with soap. If you put them in the dishwasher you will run the risk of drying out the spoon.

I love my wooden spoons and now that they are dipped in gold I love them even more!

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  1. Courtney commented:
    December 20, 2012 Reply

    What a great idea! I love finding ways to make ordinary things we use every day a little more pretty!

  2. Courtney commented:
    December 20, 2012 Reply

    What a great idea! I love finding ways to make ordinary things we use every day a little prettier!

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