How to Paint the Handles of Your Wooden Cookware

by Jessica Self

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


  • wooden cooking spoons
  • paint
  • tape
  • sandpaper
  • paintbrush
  • paper plates
  • clear high gloss spray
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    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.

    Step 2

    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.

    Step 3

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

    Step 4

    Step 5

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

    Step 6

    Step 7

    Step 8

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

    Step 9

    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.

    Step 10

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

    Step 11

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

    Step 12

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

    Step 13

    Step 14

    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!

    Step 15

    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.

    Step 16

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

    Step 17