How to make monogrammed spoons

Perfect for a hostess gift or as a party favour to display at your own cozy shindig, these personalized vintage spoons will wow friends and family alike.

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Photo by Roberto Caruso
Photo by Roberto Caruso

Start the party season with a bang by setting your table with personalized vintage spoons. First, use a heavy hammer to flatten cutlery on a hard surface like cement. Then, starting with the letter that falls in the middle of your guest’s name, hammer on a metal stamp in the centre of the spoon until the imprint appears. Repeat with the remaining letters. Finally, fill in the monogram with a permanent marker to give it depth. (A little steel wool will take away any extra ink.) At the end of the night, send your party-goers home with their very own pieces of art.

You will need:

Vintage spoons
Hammer
Tea towels
1/4 in. letter-stamp set
Black permanent marker
Steel wool

Instructions:

1. Place your spoons on a tea towel on a hard surface like cement, then flatten with a hammer.

2. Starting with a letter in the middle of your guest’s name, hammer a metal stamp in the centre of the spoon until the imprint appears. You will need to bang the stamp hard about 20 times. Repeat with remaining letters, working outward toward the edges of the spoon.

3. Once the name is complete, fill in the letters with a permanent marker to give them depth. A little steel wool will take away any extra ink.

1/4 in. metal stamp set, $35, Michaels.com. Sharpie, $5/5, Staples.ca.