DIY String Wrapped Wooden Utensils :: Monthly DIY Challenge

Date
Apr, 08, 2015

Guess what day it is?! Ok, yes it’s hump day, but it’s also Monthly DIY Challenge day! Last month was a little weak sauce because only two of us participated, but almost everyone is back today sharing fabulous Dollar Store Crafts!

DIY STRING WRAPPED WOODEN UTENSILS

DIY String Wrapped Utensils

If you’re a newbie around here, I’m so glad you’re here! And want to tell you a bit about these challenges. Every second Wednesday of each month, me and my bloggy buds get together and come up with a project based on the same material or theme.

We’ve done things like wood slices, doors and plumbing pieces; and like I said, this month’s theme is Dollar Store! We don’t usually have many rules, and for this challenge, we just had to create something from a dollar store item.

Dollar Store DIY

So as you can see, I created some fun String Wrapped Wooden Utensils. They would make the perfect gift or a fun way to bring a little color to your kitchen!


SUPPLIES

:: Wooden Utensils ( I got mine from Dollar General for $1.65)
:: String
:: Leather Rope

Also needed: Super Glue and a Drill


Dollar Store DIY Supplies

STEP 1:

I started out by drilling a hole in the ends of each utensil.

Drill Hole Into Wooden Spoon

STEP 2:

Next glue down the end of your string on the back of the utensil. Once that dries, start wrapping until you get to your desired length.

String Wrapping

When you end one color and start another, make sure you’re gluing the ends on the back side, so everything from the front looks nice and smooth and even 🙂

String Wrapped Utensils

You can be as creative as you want here, combining different colors and wrapping each one different lengths and even leaving some space between them!

STEP 3:

Next you’ll cut your leather rope to your desired length and fill the hole with your super glue. Stick both ends in and let it dry.

Leather Hanging Strap

And that’s it! This really is a super easy DIY that’s budget friendly too. You can keep them in a jar or even hang them individually on your wall like art 🙂

Dollar Store String Wrapped Utensils

Dollar Store DIY Challenge

Colorful DIY Wooden Utensils

Colorful String Wrapped Wooden Utensils

Colorful DIY Dollar Store Wooden Utensils

I love these challenges because they always force me to think outside the box and come up with projects I never would have on my own. And now I know what I’m giving all my friends as housewarming presents 😉

12 DIY Dollar Store Crafts

Don’t forget to check out all the other fabulous Dollar Store Crafts below!

Have a wonderful Wednesday friends!

DIY Dollar Store String Wrapped Wooden Utensils
 

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46 Comments

  1. Reply

    john and sandy

    February 3, 2018

    We absolutely loved how you managed to turn a $1 item into a $100 piece of accessory. The leather rope gives these wooden utensils the glam they need. Magnificent idea, Bre!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 4, 2018

      Thank you so much!

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    Alex Turner @ cozyhousetoday

    December 27, 2017

    Loved it Bre!
    What a tremendous idea to change the entire kitchen utensils experience! Very much important to get out from traditional boring theme.
    Thanks for so good sharing.

  3. Reply

    Mila

    April 16, 2015

    How cute! Love it 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 16, 2015

      Thanks Mila!

  4. Reply

    Erica

    April 14, 2015

    So. Stinking. Adorable! All of my utensils are mismatched, so this would totally be a way to make everything cohesive. Also your styling and photography for this challenge are PERFECT. Spot on 🙂

  5. Reply

    Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness

    April 13, 2015

    Cute! Super easy way to dress up simple wooden spoons. Love it!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 13, 2015

      I’m all about easy! Thanks girl 🙂

  6. Reply

    Lindsay Eidahl

    April 12, 2015

    Thank you for sharing these on Show Me Saturday! Love them!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 13, 2015

      Thanks Lindsay!

  7. Reply

    Kirsten @ mom and dot spot

    April 12, 2015

    I love these! Thanks for the great inspiration

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 13, 2015

      Thank you Kirsten!

  8. Reply

    Kathleen

    April 11, 2015

    So pretty! Great photos, too. Thanks!

  9. Reply

    Maria

    April 10, 2015

    How fun and what a great idea!!! Love the leather rope, too! Beautiful!

  10. Reply

    Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

    April 10, 2015

    I love this DIY and your photos are beautiful! I think I need these ASAP.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 10, 2015

      Aw thanks Katie! They were so easy and I know I’ll be giving some away as gifts!

  11. Reply

    Ashley

    April 9, 2015

    Hi there! Visiting from the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. These are so cute! I also love your photos. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 10, 2015

      Thank you so much Ashley!!

  12. Reply

    Pam@over50feeling40

    April 9, 2015

    Really cute…loved the colors of string you picked as well. Thanks for sharing with the Thursday blog Hop!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 10, 2015

      Thank you so much Pam!

  13. Reply

    Linda

    April 8, 2015

    This is just the kind of idea I like and, boy, do I have lots of threads. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 10, 2015

      You’re very welcome!

  14. Reply

    Jenny @ Refresh Living

    April 8, 2015

    Such a great idea, Bre. I love the colors you chose, as always!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 8, 2015

      Thanks Jenny! I can’t get enough of these colors right now 🙂

  15. Reply

    Bre @ Average But Inspired

    April 8, 2015

    YES! The perfect housewarming gift! I have never been to Dollar General but I think I will have to check it out! Great job on this one, Bre!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 8, 2015

      Thanks Bre! Def gotta hit up the general 😉

  16. Reply

    Kristi

    April 8, 2015

    SO creative Bre! How gorgeous would these look hanging in a kitchen?! LOVE the colours that you chose and the little leather hangers! SO pretty!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 8, 2015

      Thanks Kristi!! I love that they can double as some fun wall art 🙂 Had so much fun on this one!

  17. Reply

    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

    April 8, 2015

    Great idea, Bre! So much prettier than the plain wooden utensils! Love how you styled them 🙂 Enjoy the rest of your week!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 8, 2015

      Thanks Kendra!!

  18. Reply

    Christina @ Operation Home

    April 8, 2015

    Love these, Bre! I can totally see a bunch of these in a fun collage on the wall or something. And your eye for color-combos never fails! Nice! 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 8, 2015

      Thanks Christina! I’ve used this color combo a lot lately, and I’m nowhere near getting sick of it yet!

  19. Reply

    Tara @ Anything & Everything

    April 8, 2015

    So pretty! What a great way to spice up some plain wooden spoons! Love them! These would be great housewarming/bridal shower gift ideas!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 8, 2015

      Thanks Tara! I’ll be giving these as gifts for sure!

  20. Reply

    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

    April 8, 2015

    Well those are just awesome Bre! I agree, perfect for gift giving. BTW, your photography is beautiful.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 8, 2015

      Aw thanks Marie! Definitely going to be giving these as gifts 🙂 And thanks for the compliment on my photography!

  21. Reply

    Amy | Canary Street Crafts

    April 8, 2015

    Such a cute idea! I love the colors you used, Bre!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 8, 2015

      Thanks Amy!!

  22. Reply

    Sarah @ Little Red Brick House

    April 8, 2015

    So pretty, Bre! I love the colors you chose. If my utensils looked this pretty they might be proudly displayed instead of hiding in my drawers. 😉

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 8, 2015

      Thanks Sarah! haha I know right?! Most of my utensils live in drawers too 😉

  23. Reply

    Katie @ Little House of Four

    April 8, 2015

    So cute! I never would have thought to dress up wooden spoons with colorful string! You always come up with the best ideas 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 8, 2015

      Aw thanks girl!! You never know what you’re going to find at the dollar store!

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