I have since revisited this idea and turned the crafting up just a notch by making them more interesting.
Here's how I did it:
I started off with plain, simple wood spoons found at Walmart in packs of 4 for around a dollar in the kitchen supply section.
|I use a few of the same photos from previous posts when it is plain wood spoons so I don't have to take them for each craft post. lol. Just in case you are tired of seeing this same pic I use in my spoon posts.|
I bout about 10 packs of these. And then I paint them in a variety of colors. Here's a group of mine being painted in ivory white. I used spray paint this time because it was faster.
Just mix and match sizes and paint them in groups. Let dry for a few hours. Don't forget to paint the backs!
Sometimes though, for certain colors, you will need to hand paint on some craft paint for the base coats. This takes more time, but you have many great colors to choose from. I tend to stick to basic black, navy blue, wine red, okra yellow and sage green as base colors.
And then after you have a ton of all these colors ready, you're set for the next step.
You will need to paint over them with a second coat in another totally different color. Yes, I know sounds like a lot of work, but trust me, IT IS WORTH IT. It makes them look so much better.
And after that second coat, you will be ready to start some light to medium sanding. I use a light sand paper, nothing real heavy.
When I ran out of black spray paint, I brushed on some of that in the can too. I was worried it wouldn't sand off easy, but it did.
And after the sanding, I was ready to start hand painting some detail. I just looked around in magazines and online clipart for ideas in the primitive them and free handed them below.
And then I was ready to add the magnet. I got the round ones from Walmart craft section cause they are stronger to hold notes and papers.
And here's some that I have all finished and in my Peddlers Mall Booth #555:
What do you think?
Note: In case you don't want to do magnets on these: For the previous Primitive Style Wooden Spoons that I made and didn't turn into magnets, I grouped them in groups of 3 for sale, like this: