As you all know, I’m a huge fan of quick and easy craft projects that are both beautiful and functional. These color blocked utensils check every box on my list! They are affordable to make and can be done in ten minutes or less. They are food safe and every time I use them to cook I just feel happier. Crafts do that to me!
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First of all, gather your supplies. You’ll need:
- Wooden utensils (I got mine from Ikea, but these ones from Amazon are similar)
- A small wooden cutting board
- Craft paint
- Painter’s tape
- Foam brushes
- Shellac non-toxic sealer –> this one is what makes your utensils food safe! Don’t skip it!
Start by taping off your utensils. For the cutting board, I decided to tape off a random pattern.
Then use craft paint to paint! I used my favorite color scheme of mint, blue, pink and, of course—GOLD! 🙂 If you decide to use gold, just know up front you’ll need to do like 10 coats (worth it!).
For my cutting board, I used the same color scheme.
Take off the tape while the paint is still wet so your paint doesn’t chip, and let it dry for a few hours.
Once your paint is completely dry, use a non-toxic sealer like Zinsser’s Shellac. This step is really, really important. Without it, your items will NOT be food safe.
Once it’s dry, you’re done! Your utensils are ready to use. These will need to be gently hand-washed.
And, if you’re anything like me—you’ll get crazy and add a tassel.
Tada! Give this one a try—it’s super easy!