Hostess Gift | Hand Stamped Wooden Utensils

Yesterday I shared with you these fun Hand Stamped Wooden Spoons as part of our monthly free printable blog hop.  Today I am going to show you how you can make some too.  I love these!  I think they would make a great Thanksgiving Hostess Gift or a Christmas gift…don’t you?


I picked up a set of wooden utensils from Home Goods.  And used my metal stamping set to stamp letters into each handle.


I picked up my stamping set from Harbor Freight and used the 1/4 inch size.


Then to make sure that the words were spaced evenly and I didn’t run out of room when I started stamping, I wrote the word on the handle (in pencil) so that I would know about where place the letters.


Be sure to stamp them on a flat concrete surface.  Then I erased the pencil marks.  To make the words dark simply fill in the impression with a thin Black Sharpie marker.


That is it! The fun part is that you can really personalize the utensils with your own special words!  Isn’t this such a simple gift idea?  Loving them!



Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Connect with her on Google+, or read more of her posts.


  1. 1
    [email protected] says:

    I absolutely love this idea and I already have a set of those stamps!

  2. 3

    I love this idea! So simply and classy. Thank you so much for sharing it. Now to get a set of those stamps and get working.

  3. 5

    Love this! What a cute idea. I may have to give this try. This would be great for my friends that love to cook and host parties.

  4. 7

    This is cute and more cost effective than buying it stamped.

  5. 9

    What a great idea! Love it!

  6. 11

    So, where do I get the stamps? I am not sure I know of Harbor Freight?

  7. 13

    I think I just figured out what I am going to do for neighbor gifts for christmas. Thank you so much!!

  8. 15

    So cute! What an easy, thoughtful gift. Love it, Amy!

  9. 17

    I think I’m actually going to try this!

    • 18

      Yay! I love when my readers actually do one of the things I share here! Makes me happy!! Thanks so much for sharing that with me!

  10. 19

    Really cute idea. I’ve always gone with a bottle of wine, a basket of cookies or muffins. Really traditional food/hearth hostess gifts but I should really consider kitchenwares, especially the ones I liked best. Your spoons inspire, they look like a little bouquet. Adorable.

  11. 21

    My mother in law saw me “like” this on Facebook and now has asked me to make a set for her to use as a hostess gift at Thanksgiving with the other side of her family! She’s just not crafty – and too busy..Thank you for such a wonderful tutorial! I can only imagine the OTHER holiday words I can do on them for other gifts in the future! This is wonderful…thanks Amy!

    • 22

      haha! You are so nice! Yes! So many fun options. I already have one idea for Christmas I am sharing here later! So many fun possibilities!

  12. 23

    Did you put a towel down between the spoon and the concrete before pounding?

    • 24

      Yes! I did! I will go back and add that in the instructions! It helps to keep the spoons from getting scraped up on the back…just be sure to not get a really soft one as it will make it harder to stamp.

  13. 25

    I love these! They would make perfect gifts! I had no idea I could get a stamp set at Harbor Freight. Guess where I’m stopping on my way home tomorrow. :)
    Thanks for this awesome idea!

  14. 27

    What a great idea!! I love this!! Pinning!!

  15. 29

    What a cute idea!!! I pinned it right away!!

  16. 31

    Harbor Freight also has a 20% off coupon you can use!

  17. 33

    This is such a cute idea Amy! I have some of those stamps too. I’m totally trying it!


  18. 35

    This is such an awesome idea! I have to pick up one of those stamping sets next time we’re at Harbor Freight (and so glad there’s a budget source for these)!

  19. 37

    What a great idea! I was just looking at my metal stamps, sitting there unused, and thinking I needed to do something with them. Perfect! Thank you!!

    • 38

      So many possibilities with these for gift ideas! I have a couple more ideas for some fun gift ideas! Would love to see yours if you make some!

  20. 39

    What a fabulous idea! It looks so darn cute. I’d love for you to link this up at our link party happening now at

  21. 41

    Thank you for sharing this! I love it! You should get a commission from Harbor Freight because I’m about to order these stamps from them online. But, I’ve never used them. Do you just hit them with a regular hammer? Anything a first-time user should know?

  22. 42

    Looks awesome. You can also you a hot stamp tool for this. They are at many craft stores and can be ordered online also. This tool is handy for some many projects.

  23. 43

    I love this idea. Where did you find the flat handle wooden utensils, I’ve only seen the round handled ones. Love to do this for Christmas.

  24. 45

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these!! Great job, girl! XO

  25. 46

    I love this… I am going to make some of these and put it in a welcome home baskets for some of my neighbors that are just returning home after their homes was flooded from Superstorm Sandy…. This will be the “wood” piece in my traditional basket.

  26. 47

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these!! How did you get your letter to line up and look so perfect? I tried drawing a line and writing the letters on like you suggest, but it’s not so pretty . . . Any other hints would be GREATLY appreciated!! I love your blog!!

  27. 48
    JENNIE JONES says:

    Love this so much!! Do you know if the sharpie holds up to washing?

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