Hello fellow sports fans!

The World Series has the attention of many sports fans right now, and continues with game 6 tonight.  Are you cheering for the Cleveland Indians or the Chicago Cubs?  Comment below and let me know!

Today, I’m sharing the next project in my series of team spirit crafts for the do-it-yourselfer.  And just in case you missed them, the first 2 projects were Team Spirit Tassels made from Felt and Team Spirit Tassels made from Embroidery Thread.

Today’s project will add some color to your tailgating or game day party by painting on your plastic cutlery.

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So let’s get started:

Step 1 – Gather the Supplies

  • Disposable Plastic Cutlery (I used plain white ones from my local grocery store)
  • Non-toxic acrylic paint, in your favorite team colors (find it in any craft store)
  • Waxed paper (for protect ting your work surface while the paint dries)
  • Small paintbrush (optional)

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Step 2 – Preparations

  • Cut off a piece of waxed paper, and lay it flat on your work surface.
  • Shake the paint bottle.
  • Remove the lid from the paint bottle

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Step 3 – Paint

  • Dip the first piece of silverware into the paint:

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  • Pull the silverware up and hold it over the paint bottle until the paint stops dripping.
    HINT:  if the paint is too thick to drip off, you can add a little bit of water to the bottle, then put the cap back on and shake it really well to get it mixed in.

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  • Lay the silverware down on the wax paper to dry

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  • Repeat the process for the remaining silverware and the other color(s) of paint:

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Step 4 – Drying

  • After allowing the silverware to dry for a few hours, move them a little so that they don’t dry completely in the paint puddles on the waxed paper:

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  • Once dried, the back of the silverware won’t look as nice as the fronts. If desired, you can flip them over and add a little paint to the backs using a paint brush

 

That’s it!  Your colorful silverware is ready to party!

Are you going to give this project a try?  I’d love to see them!

 

Until next week,

Carrie

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