DIY: Vintage Spoons for your Wedding

vintage spoons with names for your wedding

Remember the inspiration board from Monday with the cute spoons? Well, I just love the idea of old spoons with words on it and think they would work perfect for seating cards or table numbers for your wedding. And the best part – they are really easy to make! I saw these at the Rose Bowl Flea Market (with herb names for your garden) a few months ago and have been thinking they would be so easy to create for a perfect detail for your wedding. So, here we go!

diy vintage spoons names

You’ll need to find spoons that are silver plated – these are much easier to flatten! I found mine on ebay, but I’ve also seen them at flea markets + thrift stores. You’ll also need a hammer, a black sharpie and a set of metal alphabet + number stamps. I bought mine here.

hammer spoons flat

Next – flatten the spoon! I found the best way was to set the spoon on a brick and flatten it there, but wrap it in a towel so the spoon doesn’t get too scratched. After a few pounds, the spoon will be flat! Next, get your letters out and determine what you are spelling. I would start my words in the middle so they stay pretty center. And be sure you place the letters the right direction (I had one upside down – oops!).

Once you have the letter selected, bang each letter about 10 times – you want to make sure it gets indented enough! After you have the word spelled out, I went over the letters with the black sharpie to make them pop a bit more – don’t worry if you get too much marker on the spoons – you can wash it off with a bit of rubbing alcohol. I put a 4 on each of these so the guest know they are seating at table 4, but you could also do spoons with Table 4 – and have 1 per table (instead of per guest which might be tiring if you have a lot of guests!) And voila! You have a super fun one-of-a-kind seating spoon. I placed mine in a wooden box with moss covering the top. I think wooden boxes, vintage tins or even a bunch in a suitcase would be super cute…

spoons with names for a wedding

Or just make a few spoons with fun words to spell out and use as decor or fun props for photos :)

true love spoons

all photos by Green Wedding Shoes