Colourful wooden spoons are a hot trend that’s inexpensive to make yourself.

Wooden spoons with coloured handles are all the rage, but very pricy. Make your own by simply colour-dipping the cheap ones.
Materials you will need:

  • Wooden spoons
  • Dulux wood primer
  • Modo non-drip gloss enamel – Venice
  • Painter’s tape
  • Some old newspaper
  • Clothes pegs

Colour dipping is usually just one step – dip your object in paint and leave to dry. But with spoon handles, which will take a bit of a beating in the kitchen, spend some time priming to get a more durable finish.

Top Tip: Use new wooden spoons rather than reviving old ones paint will only adhere to a clean, fat-free surface.

Step 1

Measure and mark the area you want to dip. We marked off 10 centimetres.

Step 2

Wrap the spoon end with newspaper to protect it and secure it with painter’s tape along the line you’ve marked.

Step 3

Prime your spoon handles using pink wood primer. Allow them to dry overnight.

Step 4

Dip your spoons into the paint. Remove excess paint with a brush. We used Modo’s nondrip gloss enamel in the fresh Mediterranean colour, Venice.

Step 5

Hang the spoons to dry on the clothes line (rather do this when you haven’t got washing on the line). Allow the paint to dry completely before removing the tape and newspaper.

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