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DIY Painted Kitchen Utensils

DIY Painted Wooden Kitchen Utensils

What do you get for someone who has everything? While you could go with an easy gift card, I recommend making it a personalized gift by using simple crafting ideas to personalize wooden kitchen utensils!

Of course, these are a great gift that you can use to spice up current kitchen decor, while still showing that you cared.

DIY Holiday Gift Idea: Painted Kitchen Utensils

DIY Painted Kitchen Utensils

What you’ll need:

With this busy time of year being so busy, I get that you don’t want something that takes all day to do. This DIY gift idea is easy enough to do, and the hardest part is waiting for the paint to dry. Yep! That is it!

First, I tape off the first section, about 1 inch, starting on the top of the handle of each utensil.

Paint that section first with 2 or 3 coats of paint, allowing it to dry between each coat.


Remove tape, once dry. Set each one inside a cup to dry.

Tape a new part below, doesn’t necessarily need to be the same size, I kept mine purposely in different sizes …. paint with a new shade of color with a couple of coats of paint. Remember to allow it to dry between each coat of paint. Repeat this process a third time.

DIY Painted Kitchen Utensils

The only time consuming part of this is basically waiting for the paint to dry! If you want to seal them with food grade sealant you can. By keeping the paint to the handles, they could be used, but honestly when you make these with the “colors” of their kitchen, they make great decor.

Use a clear mason jar and a stick on chalk stickers and write something inspirational, or present them in a cute gift bag; the choice is yours. If you make an afternoon of it, you can easily make quite a few sets of these as gifts for teachers, friends and more.

DIY Painted Kitchen Utensils

If these need washing, I would recommend hand washing them with non-abrasive cleaner. Dot not leave them soaking in water.

Fantastic personalized holiday gift idea for the cooks and bakers in your life: DIY Painted Kitchen Utensils!

If you want you can add in designs with polka dots or get really creative with inverse paint shapes, but really just some lines can do a lot for personalizing a gift like this!

Did you like this DIY craft idea? Check out more DIY and other craft ideas and projects here!  

Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. 06/11/2023 / 2:51 pm

    What a lovely idea, my kitchen is mainly blue and I just saw a bamboo utensils like these last time I was shopping, I think all I need now is to get some nice blue paint. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

  2. 01/02/2020 / 8:33 am

    Nice idea, will try this out at home!

  3. Dan "Jay" Reyes
    12/11/2019 / 4:24 pm

    This is a good idea for decoration. Thanks for sharing your DIY talent.

  4. 12/11/2019 / 3:02 am

    I love the idea of painting these utensils! it will make such a creative Christmas present for those who enjoy cooking! Cute idea 🙂

  5. 12/10/2019 / 10:50 pm

    I absolutely LOVE DIY projects… this is a fun way to get that pop of color in the kitchen. I’ll have to do this soon and give as gifts! thanks!

  6. 12/10/2019 / 12:42 pm

    What a great idea, especially with christmas right around the corner!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. 12/10/2019 / 12:40 pm

    Awww this is so cute! You are so creative!

  8. 12/10/2019 / 8:13 am

    This is brilliant! I often see plain wooden kitchen utensils when I would prefer something different and ended up buying blue tipped ones last year when I was visiting my home town. Now I know how to make my own!

  9. 12/10/2019 / 8:02 am

    This is definitely a really cute gift idea. I would love to receive this!

  10. 12/10/2019 / 5:16 am

    What a fun idea for a hostess gift at holiday parties. It’s one I would love to receive!

  11. 12/10/2019 / 2:01 am

    I love how these look! They are so pretty and make a perfect gift.

  12. Rosey
    12/10/2019 / 1:47 am

    What a good idea to paint the handles. The simplest ideas are often the best ones!

  13. 12/10/2019 / 12:16 am

    Those kitchen utensils look a lot cooler with a splash of paint on them 🙂

  14. 12/09/2019 / 11:14 pm

    I am so not crafty. But this is soo easy! I could definitely do this project and they are super cute too! Great idea!

  15. 12/09/2019 / 10:13 pm

    This is very cute and creative. Really q perfect gift especially for people who loves to cook.

  16. 12/09/2019 / 8:35 pm

    I like this kind of diy. I like to do creative things that are fun and easy to make. I love the nice shade of yellow. – Paolo

  17. 12/09/2019 / 7:46 pm

    OMG.. these kitchen sets are so cute.

    The kids are not going to leave them even after meals….

    Loved it.

  18. Allison
    12/09/2019 / 7:38 pm

    What a great gift idea! Love it

  19. 12/09/2019 / 11:05 am

    These are really cute. They’d make lovely gifts for Christmas.

  20. 12/09/2019 / 9:42 am

    I absolutely love this idea… Makes the kitchen even more colourful and fun.

  21. Oh my! I’ve never thought about this, but this is amazing! I think I’m going to dress our wooden spoons this way. They’re lovely–and they make good gifts, too!

  22. Elizabeth Keene
    12/08/2019 / 10:41 pm

    It’s so cute! I would love to make this for my own kitchen too – maybe blue and white.

  23. 12/15/2018 / 6:27 am

    Easy and quick DIY to get involved in the weekends. A very good idea to spend time with family.

  24. 12/14/2018 / 7:08 pm

    such an amazing gift idea for those who love to cook, love your post and really like these cute photos.

  25. Bindu Thomas
    12/13/2018 / 10:46 am

    Cute idea! I love handmade and creative gifts very much. It will fully filled with love and care.

  26. Kay
    12/13/2018 / 2:43 am

    These are so cute! I will have to create these

  27. 12/12/2018 / 3:54 pm

    Oh my gosh I absolutely love this. This is such a good idea and I would never think to do this. Thanks for sharing!!

  28. Christa
    12/12/2018 / 4:50 am

    This is such a fun and thoughtful gift. I love how you can personalize it with different colors.

  29. Diana Tidswell
    12/12/2018 / 3:51 am

    Wow, that was a really great idea! Never had imagined this before. It looks so easy to do, but it ends up looking so special. I really love it! I must try this one.

  30. Frank
    12/11/2018 / 11:14 pm

    These are really cute looking and a simple make as well. I’m worried though that the paint will come off during washing. How do they hold up for washes?

  31. 12/11/2018 / 7:44 pm

    Love this idea! I could see adding patterns with stamps too!

  32. 12/11/2018 / 11:52 am

    This is such a thoughtful gift and I can imagine that everyone who loves cooking would be delighted to receive it. Handmade gifts are great because they are made with love.

  33. Clare Minall
    12/11/2018 / 10:25 am

    Such a cute and a fun idea. I love how creative you are painting those kitchen utensils. The results were really awesome.

  34. 12/11/2018 / 5:49 am

    This is an awesome idea! I just bought some bamboo utensils from Thailand to give to my parents for Christmas… I’ll definitely have to add my own flair to them by painting them like you did!

  35. Lisa L
    07/14/2018 / 11:06 pm

    I love this idea. Such a simple but cute gift idea for sure.

  36. 12/22/2016 / 9:11 am

    Such an easy fun way to give a personalized gift or even add and personalize something for your own kitchen. : )

  37. 12/15/2016 / 2:31 pm

    Such a cute gift idea! And I love yellow!!

  38. 12/14/2016 / 10:37 pm

    Those are darling! I have the best neighbors in the world, and have been wondering what to make for them. This would be perfect!

  39. 12/14/2016 / 8:58 pm

    What a Neat DIY gift that you and your kids can create for a loved one this holiday season! Thanks so much for sharing!

  40. 12/14/2016 / 7:07 pm

    What a fantastic gift idea for someone who has it all. I Love that it is personalized, so to speak!

  41. Jeanine
    12/14/2016 / 3:40 pm

    What a really cute idea! Fun way to personalize gifts too. I think this would be great for a few people I know, being able to use their kitchen colours would be fun too!

  42. Jenni
    12/14/2016 / 12:20 pm

    This is such a very creative gift idea! So easy to make but is so useful for moms or for anyone who loves cooking.

  43. 12/14/2016 / 6:53 am

    Sounds like a really original gift idea. These look easy enough even for kids to make as a grandma or teacher gift.

  44. kristin
    12/14/2016 / 6:09 am

    Those are so cute!! These would make great gifts!!

  45. 12/14/2016 / 3:24 am

    Awesome and inexpensive idea that I think people would love. I may even just do it to my own spoons.

  46. Lisa Bristol
    12/14/2016 / 3:22 am

    I will have to get the supplies I need to make these. It is a great way to dress up your wooden spoons.

  47. Ann Bacciaglia
    12/14/2016 / 3:21 am

    I am painting my kitchen after the Holidays. This DIY project will be a great way to tie in my colors.

  48. Tammi Roy
    12/14/2016 / 3:19 am

    I love fun DIY ideas like this. I think it is a great idea to add to a gift basket.

  49. Kathy
    12/14/2016 / 3:18 am

    This is such a great gift idea. I know many that would love to have these, myself included. I love a great set of kitchen utensils.

  50. 12/14/2016 / 3:17 am

    This is a great way to add a splash of color to your kitchen. I have some spoons I could do this to this weekend.

  51. Reesa Lewandowski
    12/14/2016 / 2:58 am

    My daughter was looking for some gift ideas she can make for her grandma, this is a great idea!

  52. 12/14/2016 / 2:31 am

    These are adorable! You’re right, great teacher’s gifts. My kids would even love these for when they help me in the kitchen.

  53. 12/14/2016 / 1:59 am

    Oh wow! I really love this idea! Perfect gift for anyone who loves to cook! Thanks for sharing this!

  54. 12/14/2016 / 1:49 am

    Such an easy and practical gift idea. So festive and fun and sure to wow everyone!

  55. 12/14/2016 / 1:46 am

    These are just absolutely adorable. They would make a great gift if ever you were to attend a housewarming party!

  56. Sarah Bailey
    12/14/2016 / 1:32 am

    This is really neat! I have a couple friends that are great with cooking that would love these.

  57. 12/14/2016 / 12:48 am

    This is a cute gift idea. So simple and useful for the person receiving the gift.

  58. Pam Wattenbarger
    12/13/2016 / 8:50 pm

    These are such an easy gift for people who love to cook. I need to make these for a friend!

  59. 12/13/2016 / 8:43 pm

    That is such a great idea. I love this because it’s easy to make, but it’s not cheap looking. It’s a really cute idea.

  60. 12/13/2016 / 8:24 pm

    I think that is a super cute idea. It’s an easy way to give a really personal gift to anyone who loves to cook.

  61. 12/13/2016 / 4:16 pm

    What is simple yet cute idea! I think I want to do this for friend of mine who loves to cook and loves color on everything.

  62. Robin Masshole Mommy
    12/13/2016 / 3:11 pm

    That is a really cute idea. I love how easy this is to make 🙂

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