Mother’s Day Project: Hand Painted Utensils

by Guest

This Mother’s Day, put yourself in your mom’s shoes (not literally). Would she feel how much you love her if you gave another store-bought gift? Or, could you better convey how you feel by making something personal and useful? If it’s the latter, we have a simple and practical idea for you.

To create these paint-dipped wooden utensils you will need the following materials:

  • Bamboo Utensils
  • Foam Brush
  • Painters Tape
  • Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe Waterbased Sealer
  • Wood Burning Tool
  • Paint (we used the following colors)

Peach Mimosa HDC-MD-18, Luscious Lemon HDC-MD-24, Hydrangea Bouquet HDC-CT-08A, Spring Stream PPU12-07, Bluebird PPU15-12, Ballroom Blue PPU15-14, Zesty Apple HDC-MD-15

Step 1: Tape

Apply painters tape firmly around the bamboo utensils to prevent any paint from leaking under the tape.

Step 2: Paint

Using desired paint colors and foam brush applicator; evenly paint the handles making sure not to over saturate the utensil.

Step 3: Dry

Allow first coat to dry. Placing the painted side up in a cup or off the edge of a table might be helpful. Repeat step 2 for second coat if necessary/desired.

Step 4: Remove Tape

Once the paint is dry to touch remove the painter’s tape carefully.

Step 5: Engrave handles

Using the wood burning tool engrave your design carefully. In this case, words that remind you of your mom. Remove any wood residue flakes before proceeding to the next step.

Step 6: Seal

Using a clean foam blush and a non toxic dishwasher safe sealer, thinly coat handle covering any painted surface.  Dry and cure before using.

We hope this inspires you to create something special for your mom on her special day. Happy Mother’s Day!

Colorfully yours,

Jessica Manzo

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