Saturday, 17 August 2013

A DIY Personalised Housewarming Gift Idea

DIY Housewarming card
This week, one of my best friends, Kate, and her boyfriend, moved into their very first house! It has all been very exciting, because originally we were buying a house in the same street! Unfortunately, ours didn't quite work out, but the good news is that we have now found somewhere even better, and it is still only a 6 minute walk from their house, hurrah! I am very excited to become neighbours, so fingers crossed this one goes smoothly. 


As you can see from my little interpretation above, their house is absolutely lovely! I thought I should take them over a little house warming gift, but I knew that they had been shopping for most things already, so I settled for something which I believe you can't have too many of, wooden spoons!

But wooden spoons are usually a bit boring aren't they? So I thought I would share with you the quick make over I gave them. (Kate, if you are reading this, it wasn't quick at all, it was a long and painstaking process!)

First of all, in case you can't imagine it, here is a picture of some normal wooden spoons...
Plain wooden spoons
All I did was to mask of little sections of the spoons with washi tape. Then I used different coloured acrylic paint in each section. I had to give each one 2 coats.
diy fancy wooden spoons
Once it was dry I just removed the masking tape and and gave it a coat of clear sealer. Making sure to only get the sealer on the painted parts of the spoons, and no further down (I don't want to poison anyone!) And here they are finished...
diy painted wooden spoons
Now these probably wouldn't hold up that well in a dishwasher, but for a quick (not quick Kate!) personalised gift I don't think they are too shabby. And whats better is that they hadn't even bought any wooden spoons yet, woohoo!

Have you made anything in the past to give as a housewarming gift?

Laura xXx

7 comments:

  1. fab idea and I love the card
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  2. Aww these are so cute. What a nice little present.

    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
    xxx

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  3. This is a really great idea! and really simple =)

    Maria x

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  4. This is such a sweet housewarming gift. I love the house portrait. :)

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  5. Wow, great post and gifts! I love these housewarming gift ideas and I'll surely consider this list when shopping for gifts. Thanks a bunch!

    All the best,
    Lyn

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