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November 12, 2014

DIY using paint & tapes

Here is my latest little DIY project,  just mixing and matching acrylic paint, washi and fabric tapes to turn boring plastic cutlery into cute embellished ones. A fun way to jazz them up.


"And if you use washi tapes on the ends? I've seen some spoons customized with them."

That was my friend asking me to to bring some party cheer to a bunch of plastic spoons and forks for her daughter's birthday party, and she was right, we all have seen some diy using washi tapes to embellish spoons & forks, but I thought of adding a little pizzazz to this idea by adding paint and just details of tapes to customize them to her party's theme and color scheme, and it turned out an incredibly simple and fun project to make.



What you'll need: water based non-toxic acrylic craft paint, paintbrush, washi and/or fabric tapes, and a pair of scissors.

Paint the ends first, I did only one coat with a few retouches. Use tapes in different colors and patterns, choosing between a subtle combo or something a bit bolder. Use scissors to trim the tape off neatly.


Plastic cutlery is disposable, but these embellished ones can be reused if you wash their ends carefully, it's up to you, and by the way, this idea can be applied to wooden cutlery as well.


Sweet, simple and easy, that's how I like diy!

44 comments :

  1. Muito lindos e simples! Gostei! bjs, tudo de bom,chica

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    1. Muito obrigada querida Chica.

      Tudo de bom pra voce tambem.

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  2. Amazingly wonderful!!! I love love lvoe them and I will try this great diy as soon as!
    You're so clever:)

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  3. I love it!!! Colors are great and very nice pictures :)

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  4. Çok güzel olmuşlar..Sevgiler..

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  5. Que lindo... amei vou correndo pintar uns talheres, sábado é aniversário da minha irmã caçula. Adorei.
    Bjkinhas

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    1. Muito obrigada Claudee, e felicidades pra sua irmã .

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  6. REEGIINAA!!!! Quanta delicadeza! Seu amigo é um cara de sorte! Contratada para o próximo niver aqui de casa!! Rsrsrs As combinações de cores ficaram ótimas. Beijo grande.

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  7. Ficou muito lindo Gigi! Bjs, Tati

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  8. Great idea! I like it a lot! You're inspiring me!

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  9. How fun are these!? Love the addition of polka dots to pretty much anything.

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  10. Hi Regina!
    Oh my these are just darling. I am such a klutz when it comes to creative projects. But, I must say, perhaps even I could do this. I will save it for someday:)

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I looked in the United Nations Cookbook for a recipe from Brazil and one of the ones they included was for Torta de Banana. I must say, I'm not sure how authentic it is but it sure sounds yummy, lol...

    I hope you will drop by again. I know I will be stopping in again. I have also found you on Pinterest!

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    1. Hello Louise, thank you for visiting. We have a few Tortas de Banana, some very yummy.

      I found you on Pinterest, too.

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  11. Olá, minha amiga, talentosa!

    Que belo projeto, este! Os talheres ficaram simplesmente encantadores e parecem coisa de profissionais, parabéns, rsrs.

    Um beijo e ótima semana

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    1. Muito obrigada Marly.

      Uma ótima semana pra voce tambem.

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  12. So pretty! You are really talented.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  13. This is such a sweet idea. I love the colors you chose. They coordinate so nicely together. Love visiting your blog. Your pictures are the prettiest.

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    1. Thank you dear Brandi, and I love seeing you hear.
      Have a great Sunday.

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  14. I love discovering new ways to use washi tape :-) This is such a fun and easy idea for a party - great job!

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    1. Thank you so much Gloria, it's very nice to have you here.

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  15. How fun and creative!! I love this! Super pretty colors! Way to add some pump to basic utensils! :) Very unique and cute!

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  16. That is a very good idea of you to do with some colourful tapes a recently bought!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

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    1. That's great you got inspired by them, I do hope you get your hands on.

      Have a nice Sunday.

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  17. You don't know how much I love this post!!!!!!! You are so creative. I loved this idea of dressing up the cutlery. I have to make few for my props for food photography!! Thank you so much for posting this :)

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    1. I agree Shibi, that's a very good idea, and I already put it into practice, if you check my post 'carrot & coconut milk soup' will see one there :)

      Cheers my friend

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  18. Olá, Regina,bom dia!
    Estou,simplesmente,encantada com tudo que encontrei aqui! Tantas ideias criativas e de muito bom gosto... Estou atrás dessas fitas,mas ainda não as encontrei por aqui, como deixam tudo mais bonito!
    Querida,adorei seu blog e voltarei sempre,o espaço é muito acolhedor,viu?!
    Tenha um lindo e feliz final de semana, beijinhos, Katia.

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    1. Quanta gentileza Kátia, e muito prazer em tê-la por aqui, muito obrigada pelas doces palavras.

      Tenha um lindo e feliz domingo.

      Beijos

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  19. Regina querida!

    Que ideia genial. Amei as fitas, as estrelinhas, sem falar do creme apetitoso.
    As fotos estão tão mimosas e delicadas... Uma mais linda que a outra.

    Abraço forte!

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    1. Que bom que gostou Ila. Você sempre observadora e prestando atenção aos detalhes, gosto disso em você :))

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  20. É mais fácil encontrar estas fitas decoradas aí nos EUA. Aqui no Brasil até tem mas a variedade de estampas é bem limitada em comparação às que têm aí. São muito lindas as opções que encontramos nestas lojas de scrap e artesanato. Os talheres ficaram simplesmente lindos com sua arte. Irreconhecíveis. Seu toque deixou-os um mimo!

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    1. Muito obrigada Paula. Já ouvi dizer mesmo q elas são bem + caras ai no Brasil, mas quando você vier por aqui não se esqueça de comprar algumas.

      Beijinhos

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    1. Thank you Sílvia. I'm glad to see you here.

      Have a blessed Sunday.

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