color fun in the kitchen
Would you like to create some fun, color-dipped, wooden spoons for your kitchen? Here is an easy how-to guide. I decided to make mine in black. Now, I realize black is technically not a color…’way back when’ in color and design class with Ms. Burns, I learned that black is the absence of color, but…I still call it my favorite ‘color’ and my kitchen happens to be black and white. Not only will black coordinate with the kitchen, but I love the contrast of it against the wood of the spoon.
A big part of creativity is always just knowing what products or services are available…hard to use a product if you don’t know it exists! Once you find a product that is new to you, finding uses for it is the fun part! With an open mind, you are sure to come up with some interesting results. That is the case with a product called Plastidip. It is a product that is available in the hardware store and is most often purchased to use on tools. It provides a rubber coating – usually used to put a grip onto a tool. I have made quite a few great discoveries walking the aisles of my local Home Depot. When I found Plastidip, all I could think about was jazzing up some wooden spoons!
Okay, first I needed the wooden spoons. As I started looking for some in kitchen stores, I found that some individual wooden spoons cost as much as $5 or more. So, I headed out to HomeGoods and found a package of eight for $3.99. I purchased the Plastidip at Home Depot, but according to the Plastidip website, their products can be purchased at any Ace Hardware store.
Following the directions on the can was very simple…just dip the spoon into the product as instructed, and let dry. I used packaging tape to attach twine to the spoons and hung them up on the clothesline. Aren’t they great?I think pink would look awesome … particularly if you have a pink cusinart…or, how about a pale aqua for that beach house? The premade colors available are: yellow, white, red, clear, blue, and black. If you prefer to mix your own (orange, anyone?) color, this is easy by purchasing the ‘create your own color kit.’
Have some fun with this product! I have plenty more to use to experiment and already have some ideas on how I will use the rest of my Plastidip!
To find a store to purchase Plastidip, or for more information on the product, visit their website: www.plastidip.com