Tutorial on How to Hand Stamp Metal Spoons. Spoon quotes and sayings plus our free Wedding Gift Printable – May your marriage be filled with lots of laughs, love and ice cream!
How to Hand Stamp Metal Spoons
I love antique spoons. My mother and law uses her silver spoons every day, not just on special occasions. I wish I had silver spoons to do that and plan to hit more thift stores to build my collection.
Spoon Quotes and Sayings
For our wedding gift, we did a cute little – Love you, Love you more spoon quote. There are many sayings and creative ideas you can come up with when creating your own Stamp Metal Spoons.
For those that love cereal you could have the quotes…
Be a Fruitloop in a World Full of Cheerios
For wedding gift ideas, you could have the quotes
Let’s Spoon. Maybe.
Other cute spoon quotes for the kitchen include
In a Jam
Coffee Spoons Quotes
Coffee might be your vice. Some messages for Coffee Spoons include these cute quotes and sayings…
Drink Coffee, Read Books, Be Happy
But First Coffee
Rise and Grind
My husband loves coffee. He always has a spoon on the counter by the coffee pot. For him, I want to make the quote Love you a Latte. Maybe next Father’s Day or for his birthday. A silly small gift, but something he will use and look at every day!
Hand Stamp Metal Spoon Supplies
If you want a good looking hand stamped metal spoons, you will need a few supplies.
- Upcycled Spoons (we got ours at a thrift store)
- Metal Stamp Set (we used this set)
- Jewelry Mini Hammer (similar to this one)
- Steel Bench Block
- An old rag or towel
- Metal Stamping Sticker Guides
- Steel Wool
- Black Sharpie Permanent Maker
- Optional: Rubbing Alcohol
- Optional: Silver Polish
- Optional: Painters Tape or Masking Tape
- Optional: Heart Stamp
For the Printable Wedding Gift Tag
How to Hand Stamp Metal Spoons
Head to your local thrift store and pick up some silver spoons. We found ours for $.50 each – talk about a deal! You can use stainless steel spoons but they aren’t as soft and you have to hit it harder and for a longer period time. I would suggest getting Premier Stamps from ImpressArt for those. At $.50 a spoon, get a couple to practice with.
I would suggest you use a silver polish on the spoons before beginning your DIY Metal Stamping. I have always used Weiman Silver Polish.
First, find the appropriate sticker guide for your spoon. You want the letters spaced out evenly. It’s important to plan ahead or you will have letters all over the place. You also can use painters tape or masking tape to line up your lettering.
We wrapped our block with an old rag (towel). Having your metal block wrapped, keeps the spoon from slipping. Lay your spoon on your block. You also can using masking tape to hold the spoon in place.
Next, put your stamp on silver spoon and hit with a hammer about 3 times for each letter. It is important to hit it head on and not at an angel. It it pretty hard. Continue this pattern until you have your message stamped onto the spoon. Sometimes I find it is best to start with the center letter. For example if I had the word YOU, I would start with the O and then add the U and then add the Y. This helped me center myself and my message.
After your message is stamped, color over letters with a black Sharpie marker. Don’t worry, this will erase!
Scrub excess marker off with a steel wool. You could use a polishing cloth or rubbing alcohol with paper towel.
Easy peasy, you have your completed stamped metal spoons.
Now, download our free Wedding Gift Tag Printable. Open the document and print from your computer onto card stock.
Cut out the gift tag with scissors.
Wedding Gift Printable Gift Tag
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Etsy also has these adorable Garden Markers made from spoons. Now that you know How to Hand Stamp Metal Spoons, you could make your own garden markers!
The basil stamped spoon above comes from EvergreenStamping.
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