I wanted to wait to post this DIY after Christmas because it was our gift to my mom…. and then I forgot. So here is a Hammered Spoon DIY:
A couple of months ago, I saw these hammered spoons on Pinterest. I decided that this was a project, I (and Ryan) needed to try and we immediately thought that my mom would enjoy them.
1. Decide the purpose for your spoons- place cards, garden identifiers, or something else.
2. Gather supplies.
– Get tools: a small sledge hammer (Home Depot) and a metal stamp set (I got mine from an Etsy Shop).
– Find spoons. This was the hard part for us. I really wanted them to match and be pretty. Ryan and I spent an afternoon running around to antique stores and ended up finding LOTS of goodies. Eventually we found 6 spoons at a flea market. One was a little sugar spoon which is kind of fitting for Gray since he is our baby.
– A thin sharpie and some blue painter’s tape.
3. Make it happen!! After the gathering step, the rest of the process can be done in about an hour.
I called in my expert for this part. Here are his instructions:
– I took the spoon head and flattened the top, getting it ready for imprinting. Hammer to your desired flatness.
– Then we taped up the spoon in hopes to get a straighter name. I lined up each letter and tried to space them evenly.
– After the letter was lined up, I hammered them more times than we had anticipated. We wanted it to be really defined.
– Then Char used a thin sharpie to trace in the indention for more effect.
– Repeat until you are finished!
I really love how these turned out and my mom was THRILLED.