Summer barbecue season is still in full swing with the big finale of Labor Day just around the corner. Is there anything better than a good old-fashioned barbecue with friends and family? Food just tastes better when it’s cooked outside. Don’t you agree? I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. Besides my favorite side dish, I like to bring a little something special when we’re heading out to friends. These DIY painted wood spoons are easy, budget friendly and go great in a color coordinated gift basket.
And they can be whipped up in no time at all!
I made my DIY painted wood spoons in less than an hour. Start with a plain set of wood spoons (I loved these even more than the plain ones I used). Use Frog Tape painters tape to tape rings in different sizes around the handles. Paint the rings in different colors and allow to dry. I used paints I had on hand, a blue craft acrylic and Americana Chalky Finish paint in Relic and Eternal and sealed only the painted handles with Americana Decor Ultra- Matte Varnish.
When the paint is dry, lightly sand the rings to even out paint lines and distress the spoon handles for a little character. Use the sealer over the paint and allow to dry.
I like to tie my DIY painted wood spoons together with a coordinating ribbon.
Tuck a little shredded gift paper and a matching tea towel into a colorful baking dish for a thoughtful gift with a beautiful presentation.
Be sure to include a note that the DIY wood painted spoons need to be hand washed only:)
These are so good looking, I’m thinking of making a set of painted wood spoons for my kitchen too!
What color would you use on your set of DIY painted wood spoons?
Would you keep the for yourself…or give them away?
Are you eeking out the last of this years summer fun? Here’s few more posts that will help do just that 🙂 These DIY Patriotic Mason Jars are super as a hostess gift or on a table for Labor Day, We love spending our summer holidays at the beach and always use these Tips For A Great Family Beach Day.
Erin @ Making Memories says
I love your spoons. Great idea!
Erin, Thanks so much! They’d look great in any color and were super in my gift basket. Thanks for stopping by & leaving me a nice note!
These are so cute!! What a great idea for hostess gifts.
Thank you so much. They are a fabulous hostess gift and so inexpensive to make too. Thanks for your visit!
Sam // DIY Just Cuz says
These turned out great! I love the distressed look. Such a fantastic gift. I’ll have to make something like this next time my family + I go to a party, great hostess gift.
Thank you Sam:) It’s a quick and easy gift that still looks pretty. Thanks so much for your visit:)
Angeline P says
I am in love with how easy these are! Such a wonderful gift idea for a hostess 🙂 Thank you for sharing (visiting via Something to Talk About Link Party)
Thank you so much! A simple project for sure, but it came out so pretty:) Thank you for your visit:)
Natasha in Oz says
They are too cute! What a fun idea-thanks for sharing it.
If you have a minute to spare my weekly Sundays Down Under linky party is on right now and this would be a fabulous addition. Hope you can pop by and say g’day soon!
Natasha in Oz
Thanks so much Natasha:) I sharing a fun & easy project that looks great. I’ll definately try to stop by your party.
Stacey Cartwright says
LOve these, and how you could customize them for any color scheme. Such a great Idea for a house warming gift. Love and Pinning!
Thank you so much Stacy. Don’t you love how easy they are to make? These would be so sweet and thoughtful as a housewarming gift. What a good idea! Thanks so much for stopping by & leaving a nice note.
Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces says
Very creative, functional, and fun! Great idea, Wendi. Pinning!
Love the spoons! What a great FrogTape project! You should Instagram it to them!
Happy day friend!
Oh my gosh, KariAnne, that’s a great idea! I didn’t even think of it. I added their tag to my IG picture. …& thanks! Don’t you love the silly simple projects that turn out super? Have a great day yourself & thanks for your visit!
That’s a cute project! I may have to try it with colors to match my kitchen.
Hi Jodi & Thank you:) It will make a nice accent in a kitchen! Thanks so much for your visit and comment.
[email protected] Interior Frugalista says
I think this is a great idea for gifts Wendi and I love the way you packaged them. Pinning this on my Gift Board in Pinterest for inspiration. Thanks girl!
Thank you Marie! This was silly easy and the whole gift cost less than $10, including the dish! I liked it so much I wanted to make one for myself too:) Thanks for stopping by!
Mary-In the boondocks says
They are adorable and ready for the sailboat! Love the colors!
Wow, Mary I didn’t think about the sailboat! You’re right my friend, they would be perfect for the sailboat! Now I have to make another set:) Thanks for the smart idea!