S T A M P E D C O F F E E S P O O N S
I've only been drinking coffee for about 3 years now, so you could say I'm rather new to the scene. Despite being an amateur coffee drinker, I enjoy adding little things here & there to decorate and beef up my little coffee space. Even if you are not a coffee drinker, Im sure you can name at least five people surviving from one cup of joe to the next. So, since Valentine's Day is just right around the corner, here is a cute gift idea that will be sure to wow!
If you were to order a stamped spoon from any given Etsy shop you will surely spend between $10-$15 per spoon! That's an amazing return for the seller, however, I knew that I could make something awesome myself, and for a fraction of the cost! I was able to find 30 spoons of all shapes and sizes from thrift stores and goodwill. After gathering spoons and supplies, the cost of each spoon averaged out at $1.20.
S U P P L I E S : STAMP KIT IS LOCATED AT MICHAEL'S AND DONT FORGET TO CHECK ONLINE FOR COUPONS!
1.) SPOONS - I GOT THESE AT A THRIFT STORE FOR .50 CENTS A PIECE.
2.) LETTER PRESS KIT - MICHAEL'S $19.99
3.) METAL MALLET -
4.) LARGE METAL BLOCK (I BOUGHT ONE, BUT ENDED UP USING A TOW HITCH)
5.) RUBBING ALCOHOL
6.) STAMP ENAMEL (OPTIONAL) $7.99 AT MICHAEL'S
P H R A S E S T O S T A M P :
SPOONING SINCE 1986
POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME
NO COFFEE NO WORKEE
I LOVE YOU A LATTE
RISE & GRIND
DECAF IS FOR WIMPS
COFFEE IS A VITAMIN
BUT REALLY, THE LIST IS ENDLESS...
D I R E C T I O N S :
1.) CLEAN ALL YOUR SPOONS WITH RUBBING ALCOHOL
2.) YOU AND ANOTHER PERSON WILL NOW HAMMER OUT THE CURVE ON EACH SPOON WITH A METAL MALLET. ONE WILL STABILIZE THE SPOON WHILE THE OTHER WILL HAMMER. MAKE SURE YOU HAMMER THE SPOON UPON A METAL BLOCK OR VICE. I USED A TOW HITCH THAT MY FATHER IN LAW REMOVED FROM HIS TRUCK...WHATEVER GETS THE JOB DONE RIGHT???
3.) ONCE YOUR SPOONS ARE FLAT, YOU WILL BEGIN PRESSING EACH LETTER ONTO YOUR SPOONS. YOU NEED A METAL MALLET OTHERWISE YOUR LETTERS WILL NOT PRESS DEEP ENOUGH.
4.) ONCE YOUR SPOONS ARE STAMPED, YOU WILL APPLY STAMP ENAMEL TO ALL YOUR LETTERS. THIS GIVES EACH LETTER A BLACK FILL, WHICH ALLOWS THE LETTERS TO POP OFF THE SILVER OF YOUR SPOON OR ANY METAL.
5.) NOW YOU ARE READY TO PACKAGE THEM FOR GIFTING! I PLACED MINE IN A GLASS JAR FILLED WITH RICE. I THEN PERCHED EACH SPOON IN THE RICE FILLER AND THEY MAKE SUCH A FUN GIFT!
Now that you have all the stamping supplies, this opens you up to making all kinds of stamped treasures. My mom actually initiated my stamping, because she gave me a copper bracelet that I wear daily. It is stamped with the coordinates of Tokyo, and she stamped this bracelet for me before we even decided to jump off into the waters of an international adoption to Tokyo.