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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.


Dollar Tree Teaspoons (2 for $1)

Heavy Hammer


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.


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.


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.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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!

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