10 Minute Decorating: DIY Stamped Spoon Plant Markers

There are so many ways to put these sweet DIY stamped spoons to work and you won’t believe how simple they were to make!

There are so many ways to put these sweet DIY stamped spoons to work and you won't believe how simple they were to make! | www.makingitinthemountains.com
 
 

Hello! Welcome back to another round up of beautiful decorating ideas that you can whip up in just 10 minutes or less!

10 Minute Decorating
 

Y’all, I’m seriously SO excited about this series! I mean honestly, who doesn’t have 10 minutes to spare?

On the first Wednesday of each month, I’ve been teaming up with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you all sorts of inspiration that you’re sure to love. This month’s theme was {Summer} and I cannot wait to see what everyone came up with!
 


Ahhhhhh, sweet Summer

Oh how I’ve missed you friend!

With the long, sunny days of Summer just around the corner, I had zillions of ideas for projects to share for this month’s theme…

These DIY stamped spoons have been on my must-try list for ages and I knew this would be a great chance to finally give them a try. I’m so excited to show you how simple they were to create!

DIY Stamped Spoon Plant Markers | www.makingitinthemountains.com
 

Armed with a few metal spoons and an Impress Art stamping kit, I had these sweet spoons whipped up in just minutes.

I started by flattening out my spoons with a hammer – I chose to just hammer away straight onto the spoon, creating a ton of scratches and dents, which really gave that rustic touch I was going for, but if you’d like yours to look more polished, just wrap it with some smooth fabric (I’ve heard stuffing it into a sock works well).

With my spoons flat, it was time to start stamping. I marked a line with some stamp straight tape to help me keep my letters straight – if you really want things to look perfect, you could mark little ticks for each of letters to ensure even spacing between the letters, though again, I was going for something less perfect, so I didn’t bother.

DIY Stamped Spoon Plant Markers | www.makingitinthemountains.com
 

Laying my spoon on the steel block, I lined up the first stamp above the tape, with the letter facing me and gave it a really good strike with the hammer. Because I was working with a harder metal (stainless steel), I found that I had to hit my stamps pretty hard for them to really make an impression in the metal, sometimes even having to strike it more than once. Turns out I should have picked up the “premium” stamp set, which is actually made for harder metals. I guess I was lucky to be aiming for imperfect because these stainless steel spoons would definitely take a bit of practice to get things looking just right.

DIY Stamped Spoon Plant Markers | www.makingitinthemountains.com
 

With the words stamped, the very last step was to go over my letters with a black Sharpie, quickly wiping off any excess with a wet rag. This definitely helped to make my letters stand out a bit more.

And that’s it!

These sweet little spoons were SO quick to make – I can’t believe I waited so long to try this!

DIY Stamped Spoon Plant Markers | www.makingitinthemountains.com

DIY Stamped Spoon Plant Markers | www.makingitinthemountains.com

DIY Stamped Spoon Plant Markers | www.makingitinthemountains.com

DIY Stamped Spoon Plant Markers | www.makingitinthemountains.com

DIY Stamped Spoon Plant Markers | www.makingitinthemountains.com

DIY Stamped Spoon Plant Markers | www.makingitinthemountains.com

DIY Stamped Spoon Plant Markers | www.makingitinthemountains.com

DIY Stamped Spoon Plant Markers | www.makingitinthemountains.com

DIY Stamped Spoon Plant Markers | www.makingitinthemountains.com
 

And yes, I’ve totally staged them with some faux greens I rounded up from around the house. If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you’ll know that we rolled in just a couple of days ago after two weeks away – between washing quite possibly every item of clothing we own and catching up with everything else I’ve neglected for the past two weeks, I just didn’t have time to run to pick up any plants, but I do plan to pop them into the real thing soon (you know, for the record).

With so many ways to put them to work, I’ll definitely be whipping up a big old stack of these!
 

Now I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to check out what the other gals came up with…


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REFRESH RESTYLE

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MY SOULFUL HOME

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MAISON DE PAX

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ROOMS FOR RENT

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SETTING FOR FOUR

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MAKING IT IN THE MOUNTAINS

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STONEGABLE

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CLEAN AND SCENTSIBLE

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HUGE thanks to the folks at Impress Art for providing me with the product to create this project! If you’re looking to give metal stamping a try, Impress Art is THE name in metal stamping – their products are made with incredible quality and there are SO many stamps and accessories to choose from:


 

And they’ve got a ton of great tutorials to walk you through all sorts of beautiful projects!
 
 

Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!
 
 

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36 thoughts on “10 Minute Decorating: DIY Stamped Spoon Plant Markers

  1. Kristi I love these! The project has been on my list for years and I’ve never bought the supplies! Thank you for sharing I just might have to give it a try!!

  2. Wow! Thank you for the buying information! I have wanted to do this for years but had no idea where to look for the stamps.

  3. This has been on my to-make list FOREVER! Must make these for our summer veggie garden! Thanks for sharing your beautiful project Kristi! Happy Summer!

  4. Love these little spoons! So adorable and would be great gifts too! Have a great weekend, friend! xo

  5. Have thought several times would like to try making some stamped jewelry but always forget to look for stamping set at craft stores. Your spoons look very nice and great way to make plants looks extra special.
    If you hadn’t told on yourself wouldn’t have known not real plants.
    So did you have good time while away? Sure hope so. Have great weekend

    1. Hi JaneEllen! Thank you SO much!!! We had a lovely vacation and now we’ve got a whole summer full of fun to look forward to! Wishing you a lovely weekend as well my friend!

  6. I love these! I keep forgetting I have a few sets of metal letter stamps. I need to get them out and use them. Thanks for sharing at the Wednesday Showcase 🙂

  7. These are absolutely darling! My daughter got a stamp set for Christmas… I think we need to try this project! Thanks for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party!

  8. These are gorgeous!! I have never tried metal stamping before, but I have thought about it. This post inspired me to give it a whirl in the near future.
    Thank you so much for sharing to the Monday Mish Mash!
    *Hugs*

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