I love the metal stamping projects I have seen around blog land. I ordered myself a set of stamping tools (I got the 1/8” but think I would get a larger size if I had it to do over) from Harbor Freight Tools for less than $10. Let me just say, it is not as easy as it looks. Much practice later, I felt like I could actually make something other than practicing on washers.
So here’s what you will need for this project:
Stamping tools, hammer, stamping metal block (so you have a hard surface upone which to pound), old spoons (I bought mine on etsy for a bit of nothing—they are silverplate), black permanent marker, paper towel for wiping and a strong man boy to pound the spoons flat (mine just happened to be 17 years old).
Pound those spoons flat. You will need to protect them to prevent them from getting scarred from the hammer or surface underneath.
I think the pounding is definitely the hardest part. See the spoon on top below? It was pounded first, with a hammer against a flat rock. Kinda sounds like cave man material huh? After that one, I wrapped the others in an old towel and we pounded them out in a more protected manner.
So then stamp the word on that you want…anything goes! The word is pretty light so you will want to take the black marker and mark right on the letters. See the Pray spoon below…I had just marked over the word with the marker. The Grow spoon has been wiped clean, just enough so that you can still see the word.
That’s all there is to it! Now stick them in a plant or even in a vase of flowers! These spoons are a great way to personalize a bouquet for someone special too!
I am linking to these parties…Ellen