Painted Wooden Cutlery

by Leslie on April 30, 2012

Pretty up your next picnic or BBQ with painted compostable wooden cutlery! There are so many options these days for eco-friendly disposable flatware – these are made from birch wood, but they also come in bamboo.  They’re not only better for the environment, but they’re so much more attractive than disposable plastic cutlery. You can make them even prettier by simply adding a little paint to the handle. I chose to use fluorescent red and orange and gold paint, but you could use any color you like. Once dried, I tied together each setting with some leftover yarn I had from my tied quilt. It only takes a few minutes and would add such a festive and fun detail to any outdoor party you throw this summer!

SUPPLIES: 1. Ecoware Compostable Flatware | 2. Acrylic Paint | 3. Paint Brush | 4. String or Yarn
DIRECTIONS: Paint the handle of each piece of cutlery. Let dry and then tie together each setting with string or yarn.

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Ivana June 11, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Hey there, I was wondering what kind of paint is safe to use when painting cutlery?
Thank you :)


Leslie June 12, 2012 at 10:01 am

I haven’t been able to find food-safe paint, but I’ve found a lot of sites that say you can use craft paint and then seal it with a food-safe shellac. I still would only paint the handle just to be safe.


Jessica Oak January 30, 2013 at 10:48 am

The knives and forks loo so cute! Amazing post as usual Leslie, got any more similar lined up?

Thanks :-)


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