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When it comes to holiday parties, a little spiced-up silverware can be a festive touch. This easy DIY turns silver utensils into eye-catching tableware with just a few coats of paint.


The Project: Gold Dipped Utensils

Level: Easy

Materials: Silver Utensils Gold Spray Paint Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer Scotch Tape Cardboard Box with flaps Scissors


  1. Tape a straight line at the end of the utensil handle.
  2. Cut slits in the flap of the cardboard box lid. The slits need to be just big enough to fit the handles of the utensils.
  3. From the inside out, push the utensils handle-first through the slits so the handles are sticking out of the box flap.
  4. Spray the utensil handles with gold spray paint and let dry for 30 minutes.
  5. Spray utensil handles with Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer and let dry for 60 minutes.
  6. Remove from the box flap, and remove the tape.

Pro Tip: Wash the utensils by hand so the paint is preserved.