How To: Dip Dye Wooden Cutlery

Dip Dye wooden cutlery -
I acquired a ton of this ‘disposable’ wooden cutlery recently which was crying out for a fun and colourful makeover. With Emma’s birthday approaching I thought it would be a pretty alternative to the usual plastic fare widely on offer.
To ensure the cutlery would remain ‘food safe’ I used food colouring rather than paint or fabric dye for this project.

You will be able to find this wooden ‘eco’ cutlery and most good party supply stores and some supermarkets. The rest of the materials you probably already have sitting in your cupboards.

Liven up a party, barbecue, picnic or even lunchbox with these colourful eating accessories.
Here’s how…

You will need:

  • Wooden cutlery (uncoated)
  • Food colouring/dye (liquid or paste)
  • Water
  • A few bowls or containers
  • Paper towel
  • A protected work surface

How to:

**protect your clothing and work surface as food colouring will stain everything, including hands. Mop up spills promptly**

Dip Dye wooden cutlery -

– Make up some strong solutions with your food dye and a little water. The stronger the solution the deeper the colour result.

– Place the cutlery in the solution, it will be absorbed up the wood by capillary action. Get the kids to place bets on which will win the absorption race!

– Once you are happy with the colour result, rinse off the excess dye on the handles under running water. We don’t want our guests to go home with stains on their hands.

– Allow to dry on some paper towel.

Dip Dye wooden cutlery -

Don’t they just look so pretty?

Dip Dye wooden cutlery -

And if you are wondering what happened to the cake…

girl eating cake


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.