I always love a good trip to Ikea and since one opened literally 20 minutes walk from my door - I've found myself sneaking in more often than is safe for my poor wallet.
Nevertheless, I have found some cracking bargains AND had a go at a few of my own 'Ikea Hacks'. I thought I'd try to share these mini projects so that you guys can maybe try it out yourselves!
To kick things all off, today is the turn of the humble wooden spoon...
I got this bundle of cute wooden utensils from Ikea for a bargainous 59p! I definitely bought more than one bundle...
So many cool examples of painted utensils crop up all over the place on Pinterest, I thought it was about time I did my own version. Its very easy to do and the colour combinations are endless! Since I took this photo I've done another two sets of utensils...its rather addictive!
Here's a little photo showing how I got a neat even line, its nice and simple! (Sorry for the messy table!).
I found Washi tape to be the best as it has just the right level of adhesive. I used acrylic paints which I mixed with a little magic ingredient - Mod Podge. It preserves the paint and makes sure it adheres properly to the wood. I always see Mod Podge mentioned on ace American blogs and I finally found some in HobbyCraft. Its pretty much the same as PVA I think so if you don't have it you can just as well use a bit of PVA mixed into the paint!
Hope this might inspire you to have a go yourself - they really look cool!