(20 crafty days of christmas) stamped silverware ornament

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Hi, I’m Emily from 52 Mantels and I’m SO happy to be here today, sharing my tutorial for stamped silverware ornaments! This is a super quick craft project (we’re talking an entire set of ornaments in about 10 minutes!). I’ve been collecting silver spoons for awhile, so I guess that’s the most time consuming aspect of this project.
Yes, it must be real silver; stainless steel won’t stamp like silver. But, if you check local estate sales, antique malls and even thrift stores, you should be able to gather a great collection. I never pay more than $1/spoon, so it shouldn’t be too costly, either!
I love the way the tarnished silver looks on my white kitchen tree (which you can see in last year’s Christmas home tour).

Stamped Silverware Ornament

1/4″ 6mm alphabet stamps (found at my local craft store)
small steel block
silver spoons
black craft paint
paper towel

1) Gather supplies.

2) Position silver spoon over steel block and firmly hold the first stamp in place. Strike the top of the stamp with your hammer, several times.

3) Repeat for remaining letters.

4) Take a paper towel and dab it in black craft paint.

5) Rub the black paint into the wording.

6) With a clean paper towel, remove excess paint from the spoon, leaving black paint in the letter crevices.

7) (not pictured) Bend the spoon handle back, to form a hook for the tree branches.

These stamped silver spoon ornaments look great on the tree AND as gift tags! 🙂

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Come visit me sometime at 52 Mantels.


52 Mantels is a blog about all things home including occasional mantel makeovers, easy DIY projectsseasonal crafts and simple recipes! I’m blessed to be the stay-at-home mother to one adorable little girl and the lucky wife to an ever-supportive hubby (who puts up with my endless projects!).


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