I am so excited to share this DIY project with you guys! If you’re looking for a homemade Christmas gift that you can give to friends, co-workers, neighbors, mom’s club ladies, or book club members then look no further. These spoons are super cute, simple to make, creative and thoughtful. I am totally in love.
Have you ever started a DIY project that just did.not.work? I think we’ve had a few of those. 😉 What about some success stories? Hearing DIY projects that turn out, even for beginner crafters, motivate me to try more and more! This project went smoothly, on the first try no less. Never mind the previous DIY’s that looked easy peasy but were not…like that darn headboard I started a year and a half ago. Drats. Kara and I bought a bunch of spoons from Amazon and finished this whole DIY project in 1 afternoon. And they turned out so cute…even on our first try!!
Here are the links to all the products we used:
Let’s get started!
- Martha Stewart Crafts decoupage glue
- Martha Stewart glitters, assorted colors
- wooden spoons
- painters tape
- twine and tags
- Tape each spoon, leaving the patterns of your choice. We did some spoons with stripes and some without.
- Get your DIY station all set up. Lay newspapers out to contain any mess. Pick out the glitter colors you want to use and have them ready. Grab a couple of cups that you can stand the spoons up in to dry.
- Using the brush that comes with the glue, apply an even coat of decoupage glue onto the glitter area of 1 spoon. Only do 1 spoon at a time!
- Quickly, sprinkle on the glitter! Cover the entire glued area with glitter, then remove the tape right away. Our favorite technique was ombré. We picked a dark and light shade of the same color glitter and did half dark and half light. Such a cool effect!
- Carefully place the spoon in a cup, spoon side down, and let it dry completely, about 2 hours.
- Once the spoons have dried completely, brush on a second (even and thin) coat of decoupage glue. This will seal the glitter and make it safe to use and wash. Finally, let the spoons dry for at least 24 hours before using.
- We finished our spoons off with homemade tags secured with twine. And they’re ready to gift!