Homemade Gift Ideas: Painted Wooden Spoons

Hi again C.R.A.F.T.ers! It’s Corey from TinySidekick and I’m back to share with you super simple homemade gift ideas for Christmas… painted wooden spoons! These would make a great stocking stuffer for the cook in your life or a fun handmade addition to a hostess gift. Maybe attach your favorite cookie recipe?Homemade gift ideas for the cook

One of my favorite things about Christmas are the colors that come along with the holiday and I had this fun idea (that may have popped in my head in the middle of the night) to spruce up some wooden spoons inspired by Santa and his Elves’ clothing. Homemade gift ideas for the cook

Pretty fun huh? The Santa suit inspired one is definitely my favorite.

Homemade gift ideas for the cook

This project is really easy. You’ll need…

  • wooden spoons (I picked up a pack of 5 at Walmart for less than 5 bucks.)
  • weather resistant craft paint. My favorite is Martha Stewart multi-surface craft paint. It is good for indoor or outdoor use, which means it is weather resistant.
  • a paint brush.
  • painter’s tape

The first step is to tape each spoon off about 2/3 up.Easy painted wooden spoons- Would be the perfect addition to a hostess gift or stocking stuffer for the cook in your life.

I started with the Santa’s suit inspired spoon by applying a coat of red paint and letting it dry. While it was drying I gave the two other spoons their base coats. One white and one green.

Once the red was dry I applied 2 coats of red glitter craft paint, waiting a few minutes between coats.

While that dried I used the bottom end of my brush to make polka-dots on the other two spoons. I simply dipped the end of the paint brush in paint and dabbed it on.

For the edge where the paint meets the wood, I wanted to mimic a furry cuff. I used the same technique as I did for the polka-dots but this time I dabbed the dots really close together to give the paint some texture and make it look fluffy.

Last, I added 3 black dots for the “buttons” on Santa’s suit.

Homemade gift ideas for the cook

I’m going to be using these as a hostess gift. I plan to tie a string around them to make a bundle and include my favorite cookie recipe.  They would really make a great neighbor or teacher gift too or just keep them for yourself and and add them to your kitchen Christmas decor! Thanks for having me today Jamie! It’s been fun! I hope that you will all head over and visit me at TinySidekick.com. I’m gearing up for a busy holiday season and getting ready to share my Christmas home tour soon!

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Gift guide for everyone on your list

Note: This post is sponsored by TinyPrints, but all opinions are my own. 

I love those people that are so easy to buy for, like my mom! Every year I get her a personalized calendar with pictures of all of her kids and this year, her first grand baby! I include all of our birthdays, anniversaries and school holidays. She loves it. I’m pretty sure she would actually be mad at me if I did not give her her calendar. Then I got to thinking, personalized gifts are fun for everyone! Why not make some for everyone on your list? I’m certain you could find the perfect gift for everyone on your list at tinyprints. Here are my ideas for brothers, sisters, teachers, grandparents, and best friends.


Gift guide for everyone on your list


1. For your sister that just bought her first home: A personalized pillow (I really like these pillows and there are so many fun options!)

Gift guide for everyone on your list


2. For your bestie that just got married or had a baby or became an aunt: Personalized iPhone caseGift guide for everyone on your list


3. For your kiddos preschool teacher because we all know she needs coffee: Personalized coffee mug (filled with coffee gift card)!

Gift guide for everyone on your list


4. For your sweet mother in law that lives in another state and doesn’t get to see her adorable grand baby as often as she would like so now she can snuggle him whenever she wants: Custom pillow with picture of dad and baby


Gift guide for everyone on your list

5: For yourself, because you sit at this desk everyday and it was ugly and these make you happy: Mounted prints

Gift guide for everyone on your list

6: For your brother that just landed his first real job and got an apartment without roommates and says he likes Hobby Lobby becuase that is where he gets decorations for his house: Personalized throw blanket

Personalized gifts


7. For Grandma or Bubbie or Grammy who can’t choose her grandma name, but knows she loves her grand baby more than anything: Personalized ornament

Gift guide for everyone on your list


Easy teacher gift

Note: This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® Elmer’s and Wet Ones, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CraftandCleanUp http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

As a high school teacher for 4 years, I can’t say that I ever got a first day of school teacher gift. I do think it’s a very sweet idea and as a mama, I plan on giving teacher lots of love! This fun Elmer’s and Wet Ones combo pack is an easy way to start the year off on the right foot.  This gift is super easy to put together. Y’all know I like easy, and that I love, love cheesy sayings, ha! {I’ve got tons of cheesy Valentine sayings!}

Easy teacher gift for the 1st day of school


Putting this 1st day of school teacher gift together is super simple. First print out the free gift tag printable here:

{Download 1st Day Printable Here}

Fill in the grade section of the printable and use scissors or a cutting board to cut each gift tag out. Then hole punch and use pretty ribbon to tie it on the Elmer’s and Wet Ones combo pack gift. Voila. And that’s it!

Handmade teach gift

You can get the Elmer’s and Wet Ones combo pack in the back to school section at select Target.

Handmade teach gift

Oh and the last step is to use a black pen to add the to and from at the bottom of the gift tag!
Handmade teach gift

Here are a few more fun teacher gifts: High five note cards, “You’re just the write teacher for me!” and thumbody loves you!