The wooden spoons and spatulas at Dollar Tree are perfect for so many crafts and of course, you can't beat the price! This week we will be creating a jack-o-lantern, a ghost and Frankenstein. Our final project will make any kitchen look spooktacular! If you have kids or grandkids, this is a great project to do together.
Below is our supply list. The first four bullet points were bought at Dollar Tree.
- 2 Wooden Spoons
- 1 Wooden Spatula
- 1 Pair of Black Socks (or any other black fluffy item/material)
- Green, Orange, Black and White Paint
- Split Beads (we used 15 mm for this project)
- Scrap Ribbon
We started by painting one spoon white, one spoon orange and one spatula green. If you want a family of ghosts or pumpkins you could paint all wooden utensils the same color. We did use two coats of paint on each utensil.
While the paint is drying on the spoons/spatula, coat three split beads with black paint. At this time, we also created a small black accent bow for our ghost and cut off the top ankle section of one black sock for Frankenstein's hair. (Save the rest of the sock for future projects.) We also made a little jute sprig to represent a stem for our jack-o-lantern.
Using our hot glue gun, we placed the bow, hair and sprig on their respective spoons. You could also use a craft glue like E6000. We find centering features like eyes and mouths easier when the entire head is framed. After hot gluing the split bead eyes and mouth down on our ghost, we used our sharpie to draw eyes and mouths on our remaining characters. Don't forget to add a couple of stitches on Frankenstein and bolts on his neck!
To dress our characters up, we tied a bit of raffia around the neck of each spoon. Both of my sisters-in-law are super crafty and last year one of them gave me a beautiful handcrafted set of Ball jars for Christmas. She even made the box! I placed one of my spoons in each Ball jar, stuffed in a bit more raffia and placed a few pumpkins from a Walmart fall garland along the front of the box. It looks super festive and very inviting on our kitchen island.
We hope you loved this craft as much as we did! ~ Rett & Co.