Stamped Spoon Ornaments

I try and make one unique ornament commemorating my kids each year.   Last year I did another silhouette one framed in a small embroidery hoop.   I still love silhouettes so I did it again, this time on a spoon. Cheap Dollar Tree spoons are the perfect beginning project to try out metal stamping.   You can stamp any message into the spoon or take it a step further with a silhouette spoon ornament with a hand stamped name.

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I went on my local Indy Style show and demo’d this process if you would like to watch me live.

Supplies:

Dollar Tree Teaspoons (2 for $1)

Heavy Hammer

Anvil

Alphabet Metal Stamp Set (I got mine from Beaducation)

Black Sharpie

Vinyl with Silhouette Cameo (optional)

Metal polish with soft cloth

1.   Dollar Tree has a couple of different patterns of teaspoons.   Grab whichever one you like.

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2.   Using a heavy hammer press your stamp firmly into the spoon and hit the stamp hard (no more than twice) onto your anvil. For a video tutorial on metal stamping checking out Beaducation’s Free video classes.

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3.   Once your message is stamped in draw over the writing with a black Sharpie marker.   With a soft cloth and metal polish buff the spoons shiny.   The black Sharpie will stay in the stamp and give it more definition.

4.   Using brut force (it isn’t hard, I promise) bend your spoon at the neck.   Tie a ribbon around the neck and hang it on your tree.

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5.   Optional — using your Silhouette Cameo machine cut out a silhouette of your child with vinyl and then stick it onto your spoon.   It is a great way to freeze a moment in time.

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Super cheap, super cute, and super easy, my kind of ornament!   So have you made any ornaments this year?   Leave your links I would love to feature some on Facebook Page.





  • Suzanne

    Your kiddos are going to have quite a wonderful collection of ornaments when they are grown up. Thanks for the ideas! I have been wondering about a source for the alphabet letters. I appreciate the source.

  • http://www.lovebugliving.com Melissa @ Love Bug Living

    I love the spoon idea. I’m a beginner stamper and I like not spending too much on it in case I mess it up. Thanks for sharing!

  • http://themerrymagpievintage.com Heidi German

    Beckie, what font did you use for your stamps? Beaducation offers so many that I can’t tell which one it is!

    Thanks for showing this! I ordered some very similar spoons from an Etsy shop this year but I’d love to be able to make my own. I tried it with some boring metal stamps from Harbor Freight & some silverplate spoons, but couldn’t get a very deep impression. I think I needed that anvil!

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      They are the basic lowercase letters from Beaducation. They are $30 I believe.

  • http://www.serenitynowblog.com Amanda @ Serenity Now

    Those are so cute, Beckie!! Love the silhouette. :) What a fantastic gift idea. :)

  • Barbara

    thanks for the tutorial and video website. I have picked up materials to do this 5 times in the last week and put it down bc did not know where to start..NOW I DO…I am headed to dollar tree for spoons and getting busy…THESE will be my office xmas gifts next year.thanks

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      You are most welcome. Let me know how they turn out.

  • http://www.lovebugliving.com Melissa @ Love Bug Living

    Such a cute idea! Love hand stamped items. I featured this on my pinterest finds post. http://www.lovebugliving.com/2011/12/pinterest-christmas-inspiration.html

  • http://[email protected] Sharon

    I have been looking at these and loving them online, but I could never find ones exactly what I wanted. Now, thanks to you, I can create my own!

    Thanks for sharing your tutorial!! I am looking forward to making my own.
    Sharon

  • http://heatherledyard.blogspot.com Freedom Divine

    Can you please tell me how to do a silhouette on my cameo?? I haven’t had it very long and i still have a lot to learn.
    I love looking through your blog…it’s so inspiring.
    Thanks,
    Heather

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Check out Centsational Girl. I believe she has a tutorial on it.

  • Leesa

    I really want to make these for presents and love your tutorial. How do you keep the spoon from moving when you stamp it? Do you have a link to your demo on the Indy Style Show?
    Thanks so much

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      I just press the stamps down hard on it. But I guess you could have someone hold it in place or use a vice.

  • OhSally

    Really cute idea. So many flatware projects say you can only use silver or silver plate and they’re nearly impossible to find at thrift shops these days. I’m THRILLED to see such a simple, but wonderful project using dollar store flatware! I’m going to try it!

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Awesome, I’d love to hear how it comes out!