PRIMITIVE WOODEN SPOONS
I am in love with making primitive themed wooden spoons!
And this here is about my fourth batch of them so far. I'm addicted! lol. They have been really steady sellers at my Booth #555 at the Morehead Peddlers Mall.
I've been bundling them in groups of 3 and pricing them for only $2.95.
I do have more detailed ones that I've turned into magnets for sale as well, for $1.99 each.
I start out with the plain ole' wooden ones you find at WalMart for a pack of 4 for $ .88.
I lay them out on some chicken wire (best ever thing to spray paint on!) with the sides bent just enough to keep the spoons off the ground. Spray them a base color of whatever I have on hand. I like black, dark red and yellow as base colors.
Then after spraying both sides, I let them dry a few good hours. Then I bring them all in and do another color with craft paint. Whichever color you want.
As you see from my finished pics, I make a wide variety of primitive colors. And the reason I spray paint a first, base coat, is so that when I do my finish sanding, the base color kind of seeps through and makes them appear a bit older. Kind of rugged looking or aged.
And another thing. To give it a sealed, finished look, I always like to take some Satin Varnish from the craft paint section and give each spoon a quick coat.
And here's some more I've just finished up today.
These say various kitchen words like, coffee, sugar, flour ect.
And some black and off white ones with the theme of eggs, checkerboard and stars:
And some reddish brown colored ones that say Old Crow and have the star and checkerboard on them.
And some more various colored ones in cinnamon, yellow and colonial green:
Those old crow hang tags are some I also made by using a simple stencil purchased from eBay.
I hope I've given you a crafting bug for those plain old wooden spoons you probably have already laying around! I have to go get some more done, because I am restocking my shelves tomorrow at the Morehead Peddlers Mall. And also putting some in my eBay shop at
And if you'd like to see more, here's the link to my other Primitive "Kitchen" Themed Wooden Spoons
And here's my holiday themed wooden spoons in Snowmen
Happy Crafting Ya'll!
And see ya next time!