How to Paint the Handles of Your Wooden Cookware

I saw this idea on Pintrest, and thought, "What a cute and easy project!" Here is how I made it work.

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How to Paint the Handles of Your Wooden Cookware
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First, tape off the desired length of the painted area. You'll want to make sure this line of tape matches up all the way around! Now, take some light sandpaper and briefly scratch up the surface.

First, tape off the desired length of the painted area. You'll want to make sure this line of tape matches up all the way around! Now, take some light sandpaper and briefly scratch up the surface.

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Now choose your paint color! If you're like me, you'll have plenty to choose from! I couldn't decide on one, so I painted each spoon a different color of the rainbow.

Now choose your paint color! If you're like me, you'll have plenty to choose from! I couldn't decide on one, so I painted each spoon a different color of the rainbow.

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Mix up your desired paint color, and paint your spoon! Make long, smooth, even strokes.

Mix up your desired paint color, and paint your spoon! Make long, smooth, even strokes.

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Place the painted spoon on a plastic/paper plate and let sit over night to dry. (or at least for a few hours.)

Place the painted spoon on a plastic/paper plate and let sit over night to dry. (or at least for a few hours.)

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When the spoons have dried, gently remove them from the plates and pull out your clear high gloss paint.

When the spoons have dried, gently remove them from the plates and pull out your clear high gloss paint.

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Use a long, steady pendulum motion when spraying the painted area (make sure that the spray doesn't touch the non painted area.) Only do a light coat, we will spray again, we want to prevent dripping.

Use a long, steady pendulum motion when spraying the painted area (make sure that the spray doesn't touch the non painted area.) Only do a light coat, we will spray again, we want to prevent dripping.

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Let the spray paint dry in the sun until it is moderately dry, than spray another coat.

Let the spray paint dry in the sun until it is moderately dry, than spray another coat.

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When the spray paint has dried a bit, you can apply another light coat - long, steady pendulum swings.

When the spray paint has dried a bit, you can apply another light coat - long, steady pendulum swings.

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Allow them to dry over night. We really want this coat to set.

Allow them to dry over night. We really want this coat to set.

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When the paint is dry, find the seam, and gently pull back the tape. Pull slowly and away from the paint - this will help to give you a crisp line!

When the paint is dry, find the seam, and gently pull back the tape. Pull slowly and away from the paint - this will help to give you a crisp line!

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I used acrylic paint, and because they're wooden spoons, I'm not going to put them in the dishwasher. If you would like to wash them in a dishwasher, use a paint that is o.k. with high temperatures.

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TA-DA! Here are your new, fun & funky cooking spoons! Enjoy cooking with pizazz!

TA-DA! Here are your new, fun & funky cooking spoons! Enjoy cooking with pizazz!

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