Add an easy custom touch to your next BBQ, Taco Night, or Sundae Bar with these easy stamped spoons.
Hello, Laura here from Left on Peninsula Road with another easy metal stamping idea: Custom-Stamped Condiment Spoons. Over the 4th, we served hot dogs and lots of toppings. To add a custom touch to my serveware, I grabbed my metal stamps and some inexpensive stainless teaspoons. So easy!!
To make your own, you will need:
- Stainless Steel Teaspoons (set of 4 for $1.99 at Target or you could try flea market finds)
- Metal Stamps (mine were 1/4 in.)
- Steel Bench Block
- Tape (helps hold the spoon steady while stamping)
- Jars/Small Bowls, or Ramekins for serving.
If you have any questions about basic stamping materials, Happy Hour Projects has a great introductory post on getting started with metal stamping. While I was able to complete some of my earlier projects without a bench block, but given the shape of the spoons, having a bench block came in very handy for this project. As for stamps, I used a metal stamp set of 36 Letters & Numerals I found at Michael’s. It’s the same set I used to make the Stamped and Beaded Garden Markers I shared last month.
To stamp the spoon, tape the flat portion of the spoon handle to the bench block. For me, it worked to let the bowl of the spoon hang off the edge of the bench block so that most of the handle could lay flat for stamping. I started with the last letter first, positioning it at the end of the handle. Then I worked backwards to complete the word. Darken the impressions with Sharpie if desired and polish off excess ink.
The spoons paired well with some small colorful ramekins, or try some 1/2 pint Ball jars. And, bonus, no drippy bottles on the buffet!
Make sets for for taco toppings (sour cream, salsa, & guacamole) or ice cream toppings (caramel, hot fudge, & cherries) too. Or, try pairing a single stamped spoon with your favorite purchased ice cream topping. Wrapped up with some colorful baker’s twine, wouldn’t it make an adorable hostess gift?
I hope you give this project a try! Stop by my blog sometime, for more mostly easy projects:)
More stamped projects from Left on Peninsula Road: