Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Stamped Spoon for Mother's Day

Edited to link up to Donna at Funky Junk Interiors' Saturday Nite Special Linky Party.

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special


I know these stamped spoons are all over blogland so I won't bother going into detail about how I made mine. Yes, these are two of my Goodwill spoons, so I'll stop whining that they didn't have anything good because I did pick up these fabulous specimens.


Here are a few tips I learned while doing this:

Smash the heck out of that spoon to get it flat ... it can take it, just don't hit the handle. I found I had to keep switching sides until it was completely flat. This is a good project for letting out some frustration.

Don't put your letters down backwards (note the D in grandma - I "fixed" it and we'll just call it a design feature).

The best tip though - after you use your Sharpie to fill in the stamped letters use a Mr. Clean magic eraser to remove the excess. Works better than anything else I've tried.


(why yes, that is me reflected in the unstamped spoon...)

From start to finish this took me less than a half hour, including locating the missing letter E from the stamp set (it fell into a box in the garage during the kitchen reno). I just have to make another one for my mom (don't know why but I assume this one's for my mother in law).

Love an instant gratification project.

Now to figure out how to get the pictures in to this post without using Flickr since too many family members look at my account (they don't read my blog!).

update: my apologies if these pictures are huge.  I had to use an old Photobucket account and even though I resized them, they still seem to be appearing in gigantic size and I don't feel like fiddling around with it any more since I'll probably never use Photobucket again.  We'll pretend I just like to show lots of detail.



Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

these are adorable!!! and fyi, i had not seen them before, so glad i looked at your blog! :)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love these and have never seen them before, so now I have to hunt down how you did it LOL! Thanks for stopping by, I'm really enjoying yours :) Take care!

Heidi@cutoncemeasuretwice said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog :) I love the stamped spoons. I think my mom would love them for mother's day!

inadvertent farmer said...

Oh that is wonderful...I have never seen them before either. Then again I don't get out much! They would make classy plant markers in the garden. Now I have yet another excuse to do to the thrift store! Kim

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Well, it's a first for me too, so I'm glad you posted this! I think the idea is adorable and can be used to label so many things. Very cool!

Thanks for linking it up to SNS!
FJ Donna

this blessed nest said...

in love with the whole look!

especially when on my laptop. so keep on with the big pics. ;) said...

These are great! I also don't know how to do this, just seen tons of jewelry being sold in this style....
And if you have a moment I'd just love if you'd drop by and share this on my crafty linking party Sun-Wed. Hope to see you there.

Debbie said...

i LOVE YOUR giant sized pictures. I have to be honest I have never seen them, so I must be on the wrong side of blogland. THanks for stopping by today, I really do not have a green thumb, maybe this year perhaps it is starting to kick in finally!!~

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is a super cool idea. Love it! Would love for you to stop by the Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Thanks for sharing - These would look so precious in the garden!

lucy said...

well, I'm with most everyone else who has never seen how to do this!Where can I get instructions?I love it!!

Kimba said...

I love your stamped spoon project! My mom would LOVE these for her garden. Mother's Day? Hmmmm....

Catherine said...

Oh I really love these spoons. I was wondering how to make these types of stamped silver words - thanks for all the info I will definitely be back to check it out some more. You have a fantastic blog and I have really enjoyed what you've posted so far!
I also wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog.
It is nice to know someone else gets me!
BTW I'm Canadian too! Where are you located? I've sure been finding a lot of great Canadian blogs lately!
Have a great weekend!

Whimsical Creations said...

What a cute idea!