Nov 13, 2012

Primitive "Kitchen Themed" Wooden Spoons

You can do a lot with wooden spoons in a country theme. This is kinda a spinoff on my Snowman Spoons and Primitive Wooden Spoons posts. I bought oodles of spoons and so I decided to do a different theme this week. I had toyed around with making hanging ornaments out of them. And here's how they turned out.


Keep in mind you can keep these hanging up all year round on your prim trees. That's what I'm going to do in my dining room!

Here's the before of the plain wooden spoons:

First, I handpainted each with acrylic Apple Barrel brand paint. I used a variety of old country colors such as antique white, black, colonial green, burgundy and gray etc.

Then I scuffed up all the edges with some coarse sandpaper to give each a very worn look. Like so:

as seen in my Primitive Wooden Spoons post.

Then I just took some antique white paint and wrote on each with a tiny paintbrush, the words like:
coffee, tea, collector, flour, sugar, grandmas kitchen.. Words that would typically be heard in a kitchen.

Then I cut some homespun fabric strips and tied them around the ends for hanging them up. I started to drill a tiny hole in each handle to thread the fabric through, but decided against it because I was afraid to crack them out.

You could go a step farther by "grubbying" them up. By maybe adding some browns or black paint streaks around the edges, but I like them how they are now. And here's how they turned out.

If you notice closely, on a few of the letters, I put the little dots on them to make them more country. I like it better like that.

I priced these for $1.99 each in my Booth#555  (currently available) at the Morehead Peddlers Mall. I will be also offering them in a packaged set of 4 very soon, approximately Friday at my booth and maybe in my Etsy shop.

You may also liked a similar post titled Vintage Styled Rolling Pins where the paint technique is quite similar.

~Happy Crafting~
See ya'll next time,


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Mylinda! They'll look so cute all year long also.

  2. Your creative mind must work overtime!

    I thought they were genuine vintage / antique spoons when I saw the first photo.

    You have the best ideas - I love what you have done to them and how you showed them hanging on the bottom of the shelves with the rolling pins.

    1. Thank you Michelle!

      I get most inspiration from my fellow bloggers and Pinterest. It helps a great deal having crafty friends lol.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Awesome take on the wooden spoons! I see a new project in my near future! :)

    1. thanks! it seems like the wooden spoons can take on any idea. I just can't get enough of working with them. But they are becoming harder and harder to find in my area.

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  5. are these food safe? just wondering as i probably will make some?

    1. Hi Grammajays, no these arent food safe, just for decoration.


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