Move over spring. Summer is coming! And along with the upcoming sun season comes outdoor barbecues and ice cream socials. Yum! So, if you’re planning on serving a cool summer treat at your next party or outdoor barbecue, check out today’s tutorial.
Add a pop of (food safe) color to these cute little wooden ice cream spoons, with natural fruit dyes, in a matter of minutes. Here’s how…
Supplies: one can of blueberry pie filling // one can of cherry pie filling // wooden craft spoons // small (unused) paint brush
How-To: 1. Lay out several paper towels or tea towels on a flat surface. 2. Open cans of fruit filling with a can opener. 3. Dip spoons into the cans of filling, a few at a time. You can dip them in quickly and take them right out, or leave them fully submerged for a few minutes to deepen the color. The longer you leave them submerged, the deeper the color will be. 4. Let the spoons air dry on a paper towel or tea towel. Or blot them dry with a cloth, if you’re pressed for time. Once dry, they are ready to use – completely food safe and completely awesome.
Pretty easy, huh? Told ya it would only take a few minutes.
Take it further: To add a pattern, instead of simply dip-dying the spoons, dip a small (unused) paint brush into the fruit’s juices and use just like paint. You’ll probably want to re-dip your brush every couple of strokes for more saturated color.
Now, who’s ready for an ice cream party? I know I am.
Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff for Paper & Stitch
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