With summer comes many fun parties and opportunities to share these warm days with friends. This tutorial for a paint-dipped spoon set – and the packaging – makes a colorful and useful hostess gift that you can easily create to show your appreciation for those hosting your family at their next party.
Paint-dipped anything is quite a trend and so are these vibrant shades of neon I used. It was with those color trends in mind that I created this easy paint-dipped spoon set that embraces those fun colors and I also have found a unique way to package it that any hostess would flip for.
- Multi-Surface High Gloss Paints (in your favorite shade of neon)
- Triple Thick Gloss Glaze (over in the paints section of your local craft store)
- Paint Brush
- Painters Tape
- Disposable bowls or plates for your paints
- Something to prop your spoons on (I used a tin foil pie plate)
- Wooden or Bamboo Spoon Set (both are multi-piece sets you can use for 2 gifts)
- Dish Towel
- Oven Mit
- Paper Clip
- Grosgrain Ribbon
- Tissue Paper
1) Mark off the ends of your wooden spoons with tape. I choose to do them at different levels, instead of all matching, to give it more of that “paint-dipped” look I was going for.
2) Pour small dots of paint into a disposable bowl or plate. Using a slightly damp paint brush, brush on a layer of neon paint around the top of your spoon. Remember to go with the grain of your wood when painting these.
3) Prop the painted spoons on a surface where they can dry. Allow the paint to dry for one hour.
4) Next, add a layer of the Triple Thick Glaze to the ends of your spoons, to protect the surface as well as to add a layer of gloss. Allow this to dry for one hour or until hardened before moving your spoons.
*Note that directions state that these paint-dipped spoons will not be fully cured for 21 days before you want to wash them.
5) While your spoons are drying, you can create the dishtowel bow for your oven mitt. Fold your towel until you get the desired narrowness on it.
6) Fold each side in to create your bow shape and then tie it securely with a strip of grosgrain ribbon. Tie the ribbon into a bow as well.
7) Finish by securing your dishtowel bow to your oven mitt with a paper clip or clothespin. Stuff the end of your mitt with a piece of tissue paper and then rest your spoons inside the mitt. Add a note of thanks and tie or clip it to your gift as well.
How easy was that? What hostess wouldn’t love a gift as cute and as useful as this? I hope this inspires you to share the love with your favorite hostess this summer and keep this cute gift in mind for your next housewarming party or bridal shower too!
What kind of host or hostess gift would you like to make or receive?
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