Decoupaged Vintage Spoon Ornaments

Today I’m sharing a project that I did before Christmas,  a set of decoupaged vintage spoon ornaments, but it didn’t get posted.
I ran out of time before the holidays, but better late then never… right?
Decoupaged Spoon Ornaments

I thrifted some vintage rose decorated stainless steel spoons in various sizes last fall, and had no idea what I was going to do with them.

Then I joined an ornament exchange run by Vicky at Life on Willie Mae Lane. I showed you the fabulous package that I received here from Julie at Julie’s Lifestyle.
After I was given the name of who I was to send an ornament to I suddenly knew why I had found the spoons. I was sending to the wonderful Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose and, guess what, she loves roses.
Here’s what I sent to Stephanie. I forgot to take pics before I packed up the items so she very graciously allowed me use whatever pics I chose. She’s a sweetie.

The spoon ornament that I made for Stephanie had the title of one of her favourite hymns decoupaged on it, and was decorated with a rhinestone piece from a broken earring, and a red ribbon bow.


Decoupaged Spoon Ornaments

Here’s how to make a similar ornament.

I started with some decorative handmade paper that I thrifted a few years ago and one of the vintage rose decorated stainless steel spoons, which are from the 1970’s and made by Nasco Japan. The pattern is called Rose Border.


Decoupaged Spoon Ornaments

I drilled a hole into the end of the spoon using a 1/16″ metal drill bit.

Drilling into stainless steel takes much more time and patience than drilling into silver plate or sterling silver. This was the first time I tried to do this and somehow I managed not to break any bits.


Decoupaged Spoon Ornaments

Once the hole was in I printed the word that I wanted to use on the paper, and gently tore around the word using my fingers so that it roughly fit into the bowl of the spoon. This doesn’t have to be perfect, I just did it by eye.

I decoupaged the word into the bowl of the spoon using Mod Podge, and once dry I did two coats on top. These first pics are not that great because my old camera is ancient.


Decoupaged Spoon Ornaments

But I bought a new camera before Christmas (with some etsy earnings) and now my pics are hopefully getting better.

I decorated this spoon with a ribbon rose that I got in a batch of thrifted millinery flowers a while back. I glued it on with E6000 so it’s definitely permanent.


Decoupaged Spoon Ornaments

Here are the other two ornaments in this set.


Decoupaged Spoon Ornaments
Decoupaged Spoon Ornaments

I added some jute twine for hangers, and these spoon ornaments are ready to hang.

Decoupaged Spoon Ornaments

Thanks so much for reading!

Have a fabulous day!


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  1. First, be safe and stay warm! Love the message spoons – would make a cute gift for Valentine's Day!

  2. Love your spoon ornaments. These would be something that I would leaving hanging all year long. I would love to make some of these for my next kitchen Christmas tree so thank you for the instructions.

  3. Oh these are so pretty Tuula! Just stopped in to see what awesomeness you are up to and of course, you did not disappoint!

  4. These are so adorable, Tuula! A little tree full of them would make for a lovely vintage look! Your creativity using thrift items never ceases to amaze me. Take care during this frigid and severe weather!

  5. I LOVE these so pretty!!! Saving this for sure.


  6. Those are so pretty Tuula…..and very creative! The things you sent Stephanie were just perfect for her. She is such a dear. Have a wonderful week.

    Blessings, Vicky

  7. Hi Tuula, the ornaments are just beautiful and you can see that a lot of work went into making them. I love all the goodies that you made for Stephanie! Thanks too for the mention of me in this post and showing the things that I sent to you. Wishing you a wonderful week.

  8. Tuula, those are lovely. They are sweet and charming. I love that you added a little rosette to them as well. It makes them even sweeter.

  9. Oh, My!

    Absolutely beautiful ornaments. I am thinking they will be nice for Valentines too with hearts and roses.

  10. What did you use for the paper? it looks on the spoon like sugar crystals is that only the photos or is the paper a sugary coating I wish I could get a box like this just beautiful.susie

  11. What…yo di not post the tutorial before Christmas…I thought I was the only one who did that :). I LOVE your spoons. I make spoon necklaces..something like this would look so pretty on them!

  12. These are so pretty! I can see using these ornaments in my different ways. Thanks for linking to TTF!

  13. I painted on spoons this Christmas, but I think I will remember this for next year! And actually I made something similar with herbs on the paper and decoupaged like yours….strange how easily we can forget what we have done in the past! LOL……anyway, yours are lovely. I never drilled holes, but might try that soon!

  14. How sweet!

    Thanks for linking up at our Twirl and Take a Bow Party. Hope to see you again tomorrow!

  15. Oh Tuula – just gorgeous –
    And you just reminded me that I haven't seen my gorgeous chimes you made me – have to finish unpacking – I want them in my kitchen like right now!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Joan Hawkins says:

    So adorable. What did you do to the bowl of the spoon before applying the mod podge?

    1. Thanks Joan! I just applied a little MP to the bowl of the spoon before applying the paper. Very easy.