Some have you may have seen my recent post about the dip-dyed skewers we did for Issue 9. Well, I loved them so much, I decided to take the dip-dying a step further and created my own custom bamboo flatware! Same simple process, but a little more impact! I made them for my Easter tablescape and took them on Great Day Green Country this morning. So easy, you can do it at a TV station!
So…to make your own dip-dyed flatware, here’s what you need:
1) Bamboo Flatware (available in packages of 12 at Party City)
2) Paint in a quart container (I used interior latex and of course you can use whatever color works for you)
5) Wax paper (or some other material to set under your dripped flatware. It makes clean-up much easier!)
The flatware needs to be hung from the dry end to drip dry, so clothespins were the simplest solution I could come up with. I tied my twine to a garbage can handle and a stepladder, but just use whatever’s handy and stable. Also, to make the paint even on each piece, touch each one to the bottom of the can.
I let them dry overnight to be sure they were ready to go, and that’s all there is to it! The following is the final result!
The DIY napkin isn’t worthy of an entire blog post as it’s just a square of fabric, but it’s my favorite way to customize a tablescape when you can’t quite find just what you looking for. This adorable butterfly fabric came from Owl and Drum. One of these days when I have time, I am going to finish the edges. But they worked fine just like this!
Enjoy creating your own spring tablescapes! The bamboo flatware was perfect for a casual, outdoor get-together.