Have & Make: Dipped Wooden Utensils


I’ve been eyeing some fun colored enameled serving spoons for the better part of a year. When I was out searching for a paella pan a few weeks ago, there were a ton of wooden spoons sitting at the register and I just decided to paint some myself.

I just taped my line, used a little craft paint, and finished off with a high gloss food safe shellac to give them that enameled look.

Small side note, however, you should hand wash these, as any wooden kitchen accessory and be mindful of the painted area if using them to cook as it could melt or chip.

I love it because it can be customized to any color you could want! Wouldn’t this be such a fun bridal shower gift?

Have a HAPPY HAPPY Wednesday out there, guys!

ALSO- Want a look ‘Behind the Scenes’? See my interview today on Vmac+Cheese.  I’m sharing so much including how the blog got its name, what’s on my reading list, and where I see my life in five years!

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  1. says

    I was just introduced to your blog from Victoria and I am in complete awe! Can’t wait to follow along from now on, I am so inspired by your hard work and ambitions! Also, need to make these wooden spoons – so simple + stylish!

  2. says

    Possibly you are reading my mind. This is perfect timing for me – my best friend is getting married and I wanted to give her a big bowl from the registry and fill it up with some handmade items. Painted/dipped/somehow-colored wooden utensils were first on the list but I wasn’t sure where to get started. Thanks… I’ll keep you posted on how they go!

  3. says

    These are fantastic! The styling of the project is perfect too!
    Would love to try this as a wedding gift.
    Just saw on Vmac that you are from Columbus, OH! I grew up in cincinnati and columbus! OSU!
    Cheers,
    Anna

  4. says

    Love this little DIY!
    Found you via vmac+cheese and am now following :) Your BTS story was incredibly inspiring – go Erin!!
    fashiontruffles.blogspot.com

  5. says

    Great idea! I think they would be perfect as a hostess gift or mothers day gift… Maybe tied up with some pretty flowers? It is inspiring me for spring!

  6. says

    First, I wanted to tell you I saw a bathroom wallpaper that looked just like your twine stamp wrapping paper and I thought of you.

    Second, great interview on Vmac+Cheese. I didn’t know you are learning floral design. I’ve owned 2 very high end floral shops. I bought the first shop without ever having done floral design. Best way to learn is to get into a floral shop. It is a demanding business- constant deadlines and perishable product- but it is also very rewarding. Everyone loves flowers and you get to be a part of other people’s big life events. If you ever need tips or tricks, don’t hesitate to ask.

    Third, when you have a baby, you’ll instantly become a baby person.

    • Erin says

      Carrie – we have to talk! I really do want to get out there into a floral shop and do some work in the industry at some point.

  7. says

    Great DIY Erin, I’ve been meaning to try this one for a while. Perhaps a weekend project in the making! I also popped over and checked out your BTS – very inspiring. I’m from Cape Town originally so if you ever need any suggestions, give me a shout! – Dene {www.gloss-white.com}

  8. says

    Popped over from VMac because I absolutely love your story and your drive to publish such a great blog with what sounds like an insane schedule! Glad I did, because my sister would totally love this project… can’t wait to share with her and read more!

  9. says

    Just popped over from Victoria’s blog. This is another instance where I’m like ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ Such an amazing, easy and stylish DIY idea. Thanks for sharing! x

  10. says

    These look awesome!! I totally want to make some pretty colored wooden utensils now. I really loved your interview at Vmac + Cheese. I feel like I learned so much about you! I was super impressed with your story of how you put yourself through college and also appreciated that you said you don’t rest and relax. I don’t do much of that either and people always think I’m weird! Glad to know I’m not the only one who prefers a craft or cooking project as opposed to just sitting on the couch :)

  11. says

    Oh I just love this!!
    Just read your post over at V&M and you seem to be one incredible woman with lots of passion, love and wisdom for what you do and will become!
    Good Luck with your new business venture! I’m sure you will be nothing short of successful <3

  12. Mackenzie says

    Is that safe? If you don’t cover all the paint with the clear varnish, or if the varnish isn’t food safe…the high temperatures on your stove… I’m not sure about this.

  13. says

    I’m not usually a DIY person mostly because of time and effort (baby). This is so inspiring though, not too hard and using things I already have!
    Thanks!

    bxx

    • Andy says

      Because I saw your spoons before discovering Erin’s Blog I came here to check them out! Think I found your blog via Paper Source. In any case I am glad to have found Erin and her great DIY tutorials/ideas. Thanks! to Both of You!

  14. Anuradha says

    Awesome idea and so easy! What was the specific name for the paints you used for this? Love the colors!

  15. Gail says

    Try making these with liquid rubber, found in hardware store or marine supply store. Water resistant.

  16. says

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  17. says

    Hello
    I have been seeing these spoons everywhere and i am so excited to see this tutorial on how to make this happen! Thanks so much for the inspiration as i will be sure to pass along. I am out now on a spoon mission to try this for my shop!

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