These enameled spoons are so easy and fun to make and require no experience or skill. They make a great hostess, housewarming, or engagement gift. No one will believe you did these yourself! Your color choices are limitless and the finish on the crackle design is beautiful and unique!
For the pink crackle:
For the color block:
Prep the spoons to help the polish stick better and go on smoothly by cleaning and drying them with a soft, absorbent cloth. Protect your work space surface. If you get nail polish on your work space, you can clean it with nail polish remover. Make sure your work area is well-ventilated.
Apply two coats of nail polish to the spoon handles.
For the pink crackle – apply a horizontal stripe just above where you want it to end to ensure a neat edge. Apply the rest vertically from that stripe. Let the polish dry in between coats.
Apply a third coat of crackle nail polish. Apply a thick stripe covering the original horizontal stripe, followed by a thick layer of crackle vertically as shown. The crackle appears as it dries.
The top spoon is totally dry, the bottom is still mostly wet. You can see it's starting to crackle at the base.
Apply a clear topcoat once the previous layers are completely dry.
Give these spoons generous drying time overnight – the time you can't afford to give your nails!
For the color block, start a little more than halfway up. Let the polish dry in between coats.
Apply a third color block coat if you feel it needs it. This coat should be the same as the previous.
Apply a clear topcoat once the previous layers are completely dry for added durability.
Dry the spoons overnight.
Care instructions: Hand wash your painted spoons with a soft sponge, mild soap, and lukewarm water.
If you're a bit more bold, try stripes, ombre, or chevron. I plan to try it using a sheer sparkle.
I do not know how food safe the nail polish is. I figure that I handle my food and cook with nail polish on my hands all the time. I do not, however, recommend putting the painted part in actual food.
Menucha is a Jersey girl living in big New York with her husband and little boy. She is currently fulfilling her dream to be a stay-at-home mom. She loves crafting, the color purple, and chocolate. Menucha blogs at momsandcrafters.com in between making jewelry and working as a freelance graphic designer.
See similar posts at momsandcrafters.com.