I made some of these wood burned spoons last year for Christmas and just loved how they turned out. They were so fun to make and were such a cute and unique gift. So, since I’m sharing quick and easy gift ideas for Mother’s Day, I figured I would create a design that would work for a Mother’s Day gift.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
HERE’S WHAT YOU DO
Start by measuring the width and height of the head of the spoon. In your software program, draw an oval that is that same size. Then, place the design inside the oval and fit to size.
The spoon I used measured about 2.25″ x 3″. So, this instead of putting a rectangle around my design like I normally do for stencils, I put an oval around it that measured 2.25″ x 3″.
After everything is sized correctly, cut out the vinyl stencil and weed away the excess vinyl.
I do love using these wooden spoons from Walmart. The jumbo head makes it ideal for a stencil like this.
Do you need a little help creating a stencil design?
Check out this step by step tutorial for Silhouette Users here and for Circut Users here.
Cut a piece of transfer tape a little bigger than the design and place over the vinyl. Rub over the design to help it stick to the transfer tape.
Then, flip over the vinyl and carefully peel off the vinyl backing.
Center the design over the head of the spoon and press down.
Since it’s a curved surface, the vinyl won’t lay flat. You’ll probably have a few creases, but that’s ok. Once you’ve got the vinyl in place, remove the transfer tape.
Now it’s time to get your wood burning tool ready. There are several tips in the package. I used the round tip with a round pointed end for this project, but you can try them all to decide which tip works best for you. Also, don’t touch the tool right by the tip. Your hand goes about halfway up the tool, so it takes a bit of time to get used to it. It can also get hot, so be careful.
Plug in your wood burning tool and get it hot. Then start tracing around the design.
I used the tool and traced around the outside of the letters.
Once you’ve traced around the design you can remove the vinyl stencil.
Then, start filling in the design.
Touch up any spots that need fixing. That’s all there is to it. Your personalize wood spoon is done!
This is such a cute gift Idea and would look so cute attached to some custom kitchen towels!
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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library