DIY Fabric-Covered Wooden Spoons

fabric covered spoons / www.aliceandlois.comAs November is here it is time to start thinking about the holiday giving season. We are excited to launch our Handmade Gift Series today. Each week we will be sharing projects that are handmade and simple – perfect for a holiday gift.

Today we are sharing a DIY project that is not only simple but also easy on the pocketbook – fabric covered wooden spoons. This makes a perfect gift for anyone in your life that enjoys cooking. All you need are wooden spoons, scrap fabric and Mod Podge Hard Coat and Mod Podge Matte finish.

Read more for the DIY fabric-covered wooden spoons tutorial…

suppliesSupplies: wooden spoons (I used 12 inch spoons), scrap fabric, foam brush, Mod Podge Hard Coat and Mod Podge Matte finish

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1. Cut pressed fabric into 5 in x 1.25 in rectangles.

2. Apply matte finish Mod Podge to the spoon. Mark your dimensions as you do not need to coat the entire end of the spoon.  Wrap the fabric around the round part of the spoon. Make sure and have the fabric lie evenly and tight. You do not want air bubbles. Let the Mod Podge dry for 10-15 minutes.

3. Apply another coat of Mod Podge on the fabric. Make sure that the fabric is smooth on the ends. Let dry for 10-15 minutes.

4. Apply a second coat to fabric. Let dry 10-15 minutes.

5. Apply the Mod Podge hard coat as your final coat. This layer will make the spoon water proof/resistant. Let dry for 15 minutes. Do not use spoon in water for 24 hours.

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DIY Fabric covered wooden spoons | alice & lois

DIY Fabric covered wooden spoons | alice & lois

DIY Fabric covered wooden spoons | alice & lois

*The spoons are not intended to be soaked in water for a long period of time.

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  1. Love love love

    Muito fofo, mas fofo ainda pela simplicidade!

    Grandes beijos1

  2. Lindo parabéns uma sugestão simples para dar de presente!

    1. Stephanie – That’s great! Hope they are big sellers at the school bazaar! Happy holidays!

  3. I love the blue and green fabric you used to cover the wooden spoons. Where did you find it or the name of the material?

    1. Hi Lisa –
      The blue and green fabric was from Jo Anns (about 5 years ago).
      Sorry I don’t have more info…

  4. Recently I discovered your blog and I enjoyed it.
    So now you have another follower.
    I enjoyed this post. The wooden spoons are very cool … then you can wash well without problem ????
    Thank you very much.

  5. What a beautiful gift that is so easy to make!!!! I can’t wait to give sets to all my gourmet friends AND for those who can’t cook!!!!!

  6. Thank you! These are so perfect. My 10 year old and I will make many for gifts. I’m so glad that I found your blog!

  7. The container that you put the decorated spoons in could be a quart mason jar decorated to match!

  8. These are SO adorable! I can’t wait to make some. I’ve got some cute fabric scraps that would be perfect! Your images are beautiful by the way. Happy to have found your site and looking forward to browsing more.

  9. Love these as a gift idea! For anyone who has tried this project, how do they hold up over time being used and washed repeatedly?

    1. We are still using the spoons we made for this project. There is some discoloration. We only hand wash.

  10. Oh, these are just too cute! Quick and easy as your time is getting shorter and shorter. Thanks!

  11. Very cute. I have purchased all the materials except the modge podge hard coat, do you think the modge podge dishwasher safe would work the same in replace of the hard coat?

  12. I accidentally stumbled on this your site. Oh, I love it! The fabric covered spoons will make a wonderful gift for our upcoming church craft faire. Thank you for sharing your creative ideas with us.

  13. Forgot to ask. Is this project food safe? I know that is the first thing people will ask me. Thank you in advance.

    1. They are not food safe, that is why I just did the handles. =). These are perfect for your church craft fair. Good luck!

  14. I will definitely try this and give it out as gifts this christmas. Thank you for sharing.

  15. Love this idea, but mod podge is not food safe.

    1. Hi Linda – yes, you are correct. That is why we use the mod podge on the ends of the spoons, not near the base of spoon.

  16. What kind of string is best to use to tie the spoons together?

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