Hope you all are chirpy this monday, because after a sumptuous lunch at a friend's place yesterday, and having a friend over today, this monday is all but blue for me and i have something fun and colorful to share with you all today.
Wooden spoons - buy it here
Acrylic/Craft Paint - colors of your choice (i used this)
Non toxic shellac sealer (i used this)
Marker/Pencil(not pictured below)
Scotch-tape or cellophane-tape
Paint brush preferably smaller
Paper plate as paint palette
1. Measure & Mark: Using the measuring tape and the pencil, measure and mark(tiny) the wooden spoons to the point you want to apply the paint. Make sure that spoons of same length have the markings at the same distance(measure from bottom end). I had 3 different sizes, and i went for 3in(for smaller ones), 4in(for medium ones) and 6in(for longer ones) from the bottom.
5. Unmasking: Once the paint is dry, carefully remove the tapes. Do light touch ups, if the tape removed any paint with it, it usually wont.
6. Seal it: Time to seal the amazing work we have done, so that its not ruined too soon(paint gets chipped easily without a sealer). According to the instructions on the package, spray or apply the sealer, and wait for it to dry(for the time specified in the instructions). I let mine dry for about an hour to be safe, go watch two episodes of 'sex and the city' (or 'modern family?') in the mean time.
- Do this in a well ventilated area(i did it near an open patio door), as the fumes from the sealer can be strong, also it helps dry the paint a lot faster.
- Cover the floors with plastic cover or cardboard sheet to prevent the floors from getting dirty and for easy cleanup in the end.
- Have a glass of water and paper towel nearby to clean & wipe the brush before switching colors.
- Sealer is a must if you intend to use the spoons for cooking and/or to prevent chipping. If its just for display, then you may skip that step, but please note that some paints maybe water soluble, so it might get ruined if come in contact with liquids. I totally recommend buying the sealer because you can use them for variety of other projects too(hinting at future DIYs on the blog)
- Caution while you cook with these, as the paint may melt if the spoons get hot.
- Hand wash the spoons.
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