We realize that Valentine’s Day was over a week ago but we wanted to share this quick and easy project nonetheless!
Ever since we moved in together there have been little things here and there that we needed to get and one of them, oddly enough, is wooden spoons. We have been using these old plastic ones that don’t really get the job done but wooden spoons are one of those things that you say “oh I’ll get it next time I’m at the store” and then you never do. At least that’s how it is for us.
So the point to that whole thing was that, well, we got some, obviously, AND we knocked out a meaningful Valentine’s gift as well.
So not only do we have a few wooden spoons to finally mix our pancake batter with, but they are sentimental too. Inspiration for this project came from Brooklyn Limestone’s post about the same thing, but we decided to switch it up a bit. Instead of putting our initials on the inside of the spoon, they are at the bottom of the handle. They are also a lot more engraved looking (read not as professional).
The same tool that she used was used in the making of ours, too, although like we said, hers turned out a lot more professional.
But at the same time, we kind of like the hand carved, amateur look and how it turned out. And the wood carving gun, found at our local Hobby Lobby, was surprisingly easy to use. You just plug it in and wait for it to heat up and then carve your little heart out (no pun intended). So to wrap things up, if you’re looking for a fun and creative Valentine’s Day gift a year in advance for your sweetheart then look no further than a couple of wooden spoons with ya’lls initials engraved in them.
Sounds cheesy as all get out but they are meaningful, useful, and semi DIY-ish; everything a gift from the heart should be.