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Painting Wooden Spoons for Gifts or Decorating

Use Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge for this unique wooden spoon makeover – these are so colorful and make great gifts!

Painting Wooden Spoons for Gifts or Decorating

So . . . I’ve been wanting to do a wooden spoon makeover for a while now.

While I was browsing the craft store looking at ALL the Mod Podge products, I found Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge. So I grabbed it up!! Don’t forget to use your super “Handy Dandy” 40% coupon if you’re at Michaels or JoAnn’s!!

I ran to TJ Maxx and HomeGoods to find some pretty wooden spoons. Unfortunately they were all out, so I headed to Wal-Mart and found a pack of 5 for $6.00 (total score there)! You can also get spoons like this from Dollar Tree. After I had my spoons, I ran home to get crafting.

Painted Wooden Spoons

For this project you’re going to need:

Gather These Supplies

  • Wooden Spoons
  • Paint
  • Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge
  • Gold Spray Paint
  • Washi Tape
  • Paint Brush

Getting Started

While I was at the craft store, I also picked up some paint colors. I really wanted to go BRIGHT with these spoons. I’m in the process of painting my kitchen white (including my cabinets) and I want “POPS” of color in it.

I gathered up my supplies to begin this wood craft! Learn more below.

Bag of wooden spoons, gold spray paint, acrylic paint, tape, Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge, paintbrush

Step 1 – Tape Off Wooden Spoons

First, I pulled out my “Trusty” Washi Tape and taped off the bottom of the spoons. I wanted to go all the way down the handle.

Taping off wooden spoons with washi tape

Step 2 – Paint Wooden Spoons

Next, it’s time to add our bright paint colors! I added two coats on each spoon, letting each coat dry 30 minutes each.

I’m really loving these colors, I think there very Spring-y/Summer-y!

Painting colorful acrylic paint on the handles of the spoons

Step 3 – Spray Paint Spoons

When I first started this project, I didn’t intend on spray painting them. I had a couple “testers” before I started this project. I added glitter to the tip, and of course I had to try making it coastal by stenciling an anchor on it (if you follow me, then you know I’m obsessed with all things coastal).

Finally, I tested out the gold spray paint and really liked how it turned out.

Once again, I taped it off and added one coat of spray paint to both sides. I let the paint dry outside for an hour. Don’t you think they look so pretty?!

Removing the washi tape from the spoons

Step 4 – Add Mod Podge

Now for the most important part…to KEEP these spoons looking good and safe for washing. The Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge!

I read the directions and it says to paint on 2 -3 coats, then let dry an hour each. Finally (and the most crucial part), let cure for 28 days.

Painting Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge on the handles

Finishing Touches

Now all I have to do is wait the 28 days for these to cure, then I can start using my new fancy spoons!! I can’t wait!

painted wooden spoons

This wooden spoon makeover would also make a great gift for someone. Personalize them to match their favorite colors.

wooden spoon painting

As always, I really enjoyed working on this project. It’s so exciting to come up with craft projects for the house. I really enjoy my crafting time, and the best part (I get to tell all you amazing Mod Podge Rocks followers about it)!! I hope you enjoyed the tutorial, until next time . . .

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Sunday 2nd of May 2021

What a nice gift for any occasion! Inexpensive, easy to do and USEFUL to boot!!


Thursday 30th of April 2015

This is super nice, simple, easy & looks awesome :)

Stephanie R

Wednesday 29th of April 2015

This is too cute! I have been eyeing some like these on Etsy for ages, I will have to try making these!