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DIY Engraved Dipped Spoons

We were out this weekend and stopped at World Market. While the kids tried out every toy and drank gallons of tea, I heavily stocked the kitchen area.
I grabbed a few wooden spoons, thinking I wanted to just dip the ends in a color.

DIY Dipped Engraved Spoons

After I scanned the interwebs for a bit, I decided to grab a wood burner and leave my mark on them. A quick google later and I found one made by Plaid Crafts around the corner from me, with great feed back, for only $12. So many had bad reviews, I opted for this one.

DIY Dipped Engraved Spoons

I had about 30 minutes of in-between time to grab kids, so I went to work.

DIY Dipped Engraved Spoons

I lightly sanded and taped off where I wanted my paint line to stop. Dipped and let dry completely.
There wasn’t a ton of directions for the burner, just be patient and careful. This thing gets uber hot. And take your time, don’t force it. Use in a will ventilated area.

Oh, and don’t lean too far over or you will install the smell of burnt wood into your nose.

DIY Dipped Engraved Spoons

You can top the paint with a non-toxic spray paint for its food safe. Or just use them for decoration. Great little gift for Mother’s Day and Teacher Appreciation Week ;)

DIY Dipped Engraved Spoons

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  • CherTexter

    Really cute idea! These would make great gifts ~ thank you for sharing!

    • http://twothirtyfivedesigns.com/ Two Thirty~Five Designs

      Thanks for reading!!

  • Jen @ Girl in the Garage

    Super cute! I would love to try a wood burner someday. Stumbling and pinning. :)

    • http://twothirtyfivedesigns.com/ Two Thirty~Five Designs

      Super easy to do!! This was my first time ;)

  • Kim

    Great idea. Which wood burner did you settle on and where did you find it?

    • http://twothirtyfivedesigns.com/ Two Thirty~Five Designs

      I ended up using the one made by Plaid Crafts and found it a Walmart :)

      • Kim

        Thanks so much!

  • Tracey@letsgojunking

    I’m getting my wood burner out tonight and making a set of these.

  • Jennifer Priest

    Nice project!

  • Cori George

    These are fabulous!

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  • Laurie

    I loved your Tip Me Tuesday link . {thanks girl!}

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    • http://twothirtyfivedesigns.com/ Two Thirty~Five Designs

      Hey Laurie!! So excited to hear from you!
      YES!!! I just uploaded this post to the craft room. Anything else I need to do?

      Thanks so very much!