A DIY BEADED WOODEN SPOON IS GOING TO BE YOUR NEW FAVORITE KITCHEN UTENSIL || MAKE ONE IN 30 MINUTES

A diy beaded wooden spoon is a great way to add a decorative touch to the buffet table at your next gathering.

diy beaded wooden spoons displayed on a counter

Because you make them yourself, they lend a bit of your very own personal touch to your food presentation. And who doesn’t want that?!?! I know I do!

Your guests will adore them. They make a very nice conversation piece, which is always a plus at a get together.

And you can even make a few extra and hand them out as party favors, if you like.

TOOLS AND SUPPLIES NEEDED TO MAKE THIS PROJECT

This project takes very few supplies to make. And the supplies you do need are really very inexpensive and even better … they’re easy to find!

supplies for a homemade craft

The tools you need to have are basic household items. You’re sure to have them on hand already.

Here’s a list of what you’ll need …

  • WOODEN SPOON – Any wooden spoon will work for this project. As a matter of fact, you can decorate any wooden utensil this way. They’re all fair game.
  • MEASURING TAPE – You will need a measuring tape to make this project. A ruler will work just as well.
  • FLORAL WIRE – I used 26 guage floral wire for this project. It should be available at your local dollar store.
  • CRAFT SCISSORS – You will be cutting the floral wire with the scissors you use for this project. So, you will want to use an old pair of craft scissors.
  • TOOTHPICK – I used a toothpick to create a loop in the floral wire for this project. If you don’t have one, any item that you can find around the house that is the same size as a toothpick will work nicely.
  • SEED BEADS – Basic seeds beads in the color(s) of your choice will be needed to complete this project.
  • PLIERS – You’ll need a pair of pliers for this project. Needle nose pliers would be the best choice, if you have them. If not a regular pair of pliers will do the job.

HOW TO MAKE THIS PROJECT

A diy beaded wooded spoon can be made in under an hour. If you’re proficient at stringing the beads you can have it done in just 30 minutes.

You start by creating a pattern to use to string the beads. Simply take a small piece of wire and string the beads on it in the order you want them to go in your final design.

seed bead pattern on a wire

Cut a 30″ piece of floral wire. 2 1/2 inches from the end of the wire create a loop by wrapping the wire around a toothpick 4 times.

floral wire wrapped around a toothpick to make a loop

String beads onto the wire from the other end, using the pattern as a guide, until you are just about the same distance from the other end of the wire.

Create a loop on that end in the same manner as you did the other side.

loops in wire to hold seed beads on

Lay the end of the beaded wire along the back of the spoon, placing the loop toward the bottom of the spoon. Wrap the beaded wire around the spoon snuggly.

seed beads on a wire wrapped around a spoon

Take the wire that is left at the end of the wrap and slide it under the beads so that you can securely attach it to the loop at the bottom of them.

Then attach the wire at the top of the beads to the loop there as well.

Push the ends of the wire, that are hanging out on both sides of the beaded design. under the beads. You can use the toothpick to do this. Hide the wire the best you can. It can take a little patience to get this done.

Gently manipulate the beaded design toward the larger end of the spoon handle, so that it fits as snuggly as possible.

HOW TO CARE FOR A BEADED WOODEN SPOON

You will have to wash your diy beaded wooden spoon by hand. Wash it as promptly as you can after using it.

diy beaded wooden spoon sitting on a pot

Be gentle when washing the handle of the spoon, as you don’t want the beaded string to fall off the spoon.

Do not allow the beaded part of the handle to soak in water. If you have to soak the spoon for a few minutes to remove any food residue that is on it, than stand it up in a glass of water to do that.

This spoon is not dishwasher or microwave safe.

WHAT TO DO WITH A BEADED WOODEN SPOON

A diy beaded wooden spoon is best used as a serving spoon. Even if you create this sweet little design on a small wooden utensil, it is not really suited for everyday use. It is simply not that durable.

two diy beaded wooden spoons displayed on a counter

BUT … it is so much fun to make and use these spoons as serving utensils. I adore that the color scheme can be created to fit any occasion. And they are inexpensive enough to put together that you can literally make them for every season/holiday.

Use them to serve food at gatherings. And use them to serve food to yourself and your family even when there is no special occasion. Because, truth is, life is a special occasion.

WAYS TO GIFT A BEADED WOODEN SPOON

You can also give a diy beaded wooden spoon as a gift. They make particularly great hostess gifts. Pair them with a few handwritten recipes or a mason jar layered with ingredients to make a favorite dish.

diy beaded wooden spoon sitting on a cast iron dutch oven

Tuck them in a kitchen themed gift basket. Or gift them with a cute serving dish, that compliments their design.

They also make really great party favors. They are perfect for get togethers with the girls. So, give them away to your friends the next time you all get together for lunch, dinner, drinks, or to batch cook.

THEME YOUR PROJECT FOR THE HOLIDAYS

It is so easy to theme a diy beaded wooden spoon for holidays and special occasions. All you have to do is change the color scheme of the seed beads you use to make them.

three diy beaded wooden spoons sitting on a pizza stone

Red, white, and green make the perfect serving utensils for Christmas. Orange, black, and cream are great for Halloween. And pretty pastels of any shade spruce up an Easter table nicely.

There are of course many other holiday themes you can go with. But it seems silly to list them all here, you get the idea.

You can also choose color schemes that compliment the theme of, or the party decorations for, any occasion.

Black, gold, and cream is a great way to go for a graduation party. Or maybe you want to make a spoon with a pastel colored scheme for a children’s birthday party that has a unicorn theme.

Again, many possibilities, too many to list. But you get the idea. The beads I chose, for the spoons I made for this post, are meant to represent the colors of the spring and summer seasons.

These serving utensils can be designed to fit any occasion. Have fun with it … they’re great to have around!

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diy beaded wooden spoons displayed on a counter
Yield: 1 spoon

DIY BEADED WOODEN SPOON

Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $3

This diy beaded wooden spoon makes a nice addition to any table. And it can be cutomized to fit any occasion.

Materials

  • Wooden Spoon
  • Toothpick
  • Floral Wire - 26 guage
  • Seed Beads

Tools

  • Tape Measure/Ruler
  • Craft Scissors
  • Pliers

Instructions

  1. Measure and cut a 30" piece of floral wire.
  2. Plae a toothpick approximately 2 1/2" down from the end of the wire and wrap the wire around it 4 times to create a loop.
  3. Remove the toothpick.
  4. String seed beads onto the wire in the pattern of your choice until you are about 2 1/2" from the other end.
  5. Use the toothpick to make a loop in this end of the wire as well.
  6. Place the end of the string of beads on the back of the spoon with the loop toward the bottom and the wire laying upwards along the spoon.
  7. Wrap the string of beads snuggly around the spoon, securing the wire as you do so.
  8. Run the wire that is sticking out of the top of the beads through the loop that is at the top and fold it back to secure it.
  9. Do the same with the wire and the loop that are at the bottom of the string of beads.
  10. Use the toothpick to push any wire that can be seen underneath the string of beads.
  11. Gently push the beads toward the bottom of the spoon to ensure that they fit snuggly.

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