Add an easy custom touch to your next summer BBQ, Taco Night, or Sundae Bar with this easy metal stamping project.
Custom-Stamped Condiment Spoons are a fun way to add a personal touch to your summer buffets. Last summer, we served hot dogs and lots of toppings over the 4th of July. With Memorial Day coming up, I thought I'd break this project out again! Grab some metal stamps and some inexpensive stainless steal teaspoons and make a set of your own for summer entertaining. So easy!!
Supplies Needed to Make Custom-Stamped Condiment Spoons
- Stainless Steel Teaspoons (I found inexpensive ones at Target or you could try flea market finds)
- Metal Stamps (mine were 1/4 in.)
- Steel Bench Block
- Tape (helps hold the spoon steady while stamping)
- Mason Jars, Small Bowls, or Ramekins for serving.
How to Stamp on Metal SpoonsTo stamp a spoon, tape the flat portion of the spoon handle to the bench block. For me, it worked to let the bowl of the spoon hang off the edge of the bench block so that most of the handle could lay flat for stamping. I started with the last letter first, positioning it at the end of the handle. Then I worked backwards to complete the word. Darken the impressions with Sharpie (or other impression-darkening medium) if desired and polish off excess ink.
The spoons paired well with some small colorful ramekins, or try some 1/2 pint Ball jars for serving. And, bonus, no drippy bottles on the buffet!
Make sets for for taco toppings (sour cream, salsa, & guacamole) or ice cream toppings (caramel, hot fudge, & cherries) too. Or, try pairing a single stamped spoon with your favorite purchased ice cream topping. Wrapped up with some colorful baker’s twine, wouldn’t it make an adorable hostess gift?
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This project originally appeared on Landeelu.com last summer, July 30, 2015.