Hand Stamped Wooden Spoons

imageWe LOVE personalized gifts!  Today I’m going to show you how to use steel alphabet stamps to customize some wooden spoons that would make a perfect gift for anyone with a kitchen.  Caveat:  you do need a special set of stamps for this project, but they’re fairly inexpensive.  However, you could riff on this idea by freehanding it with any sharp object and a permanent marker, or with a wood burning tool,  if you have one.

Keep reading for the instructions.

-Viv

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Holiday Shopping Ideas

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Awesome donut and wine journals from Juniper & Scout. Click image to visit their site.

We LOVE the holidays!  However, braving the mall or any big business this time of year can feel like sadomasochism.  Not that I’m judging if you’re into that ;).  I just don’t always find the commercial experience to be as full of joy as the holiday season usually promises.

I don’t want to brag, but I’m almost done shopping for gifts already.  So to help you out, today I’m sharing some creative ideas for places to find gifts.  Of course, since this is a mostly-DIY blog, I should remind you that you can easily make a lot of STUFF your friends will LOVE and cherish.  If you need to mix it up though, keep reading for my tips on finding thoughtful and unique gifts from small businesses.

-Viv

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