What do you do while you are nursing a cold? Well if you are a mom you probably just suck it up and move along, that’s what I do. But after the laundry is done, the house is clean, everyone is fed, bathed and tucked safely in bed, I sit in bed, watch my shows and muster up some energy to craft something. While this germ fest rumbled in my chest, I grabbed some plain old wooden spoons and some paint and decided to perk them up a bit. The idea started as simply painting them and sticking them in a jar to live on my counter, but I thought I could make them especially fancy by giving them a gold dipped look.
I had three spoons (I think I will add some more as I come across them at the store but for now it is three) and I painted one blue and one white with acrylic paint and left the third unpainted. Then it was time to rest my weary head, cough cough.
The next morning it was back to reality. Got everyone off to school and was gonna stick my spoons in a jar and fuss over them for a little while. Then I saw my Rustoleum gold spray paint, and there my friends, is where I found the pizzazz for this project. There was no time for painters tape, preschool isn’t that long, so I grabbed the closest thing I could find that would block the parts I didn’t want to be gold, it happened to be some scrap wood.
And they eventually found their way to that jar.
They won’t be stirring anything anymore but I think they are better off this way.
If you wanted to continue to use them as spoons and not solely as decoration, you could just paint the end of the handle. Or you could use food grade paint and they would be completely usable.
You could use some fun colors, tie them together with a coordinating bow and a tea towel and you have yourself a quick hostess gift.
What fun kitchen decorations have you made?