How To Entertain in Style with Customized Cutlery5 Minute Craft - Easily create customized cutlery for entertaining. Start with these pretty wooden spoons and you won't be able to stop yourself. You'll be creating pretty utensils for every casual get together you have. The possibilities are endless.

You enjoy casual entertaining and creating a unique and beautiful experience for your guests but the expense can be downright ridiculous to carry out a new theme each time you decide to have a get together.  That’s where this easy and inexpensive alternative will be a fun money saver for you and will help you to maintain your title as hostess with the mostess.

5 Minute Craft - Easily create customized cutlery for entertaining. Start with these pretty wooden spoons and you won't be able to stop yourself. You'll be creating pretty utensils for every casual get together you have. The possibilities are endless.

For this particular post I’m sharing how I decorated some wooden spoons for an ice cream party but you can also do entire sets of wooden cutlery with this easy technique.Wooden Disposable Cutlery - a great canvas for customizing cutlery for casual entertaining. Supplies:

Set of Wood Cutlery or Wooden Spoons

Duck Tape to match your theme – there are a lots of pretty ones here but you can find different options in almost all craft stores

Non-stick scissors – not necessary but they make cutting through tape so much easier!

wooden spoons wrapped in pretty duck tape for casual entertaining.

Cut a length of duck tape to full cover the bottom of the cutlery allowing a little extra at the bottom to overlap.  I was able to fit two spoons on each piece of tape alternating them top to bottom (see above).

Decorated wooden spoons - perfect for entertaining a 5 minute craft

Delicately cut through the tape directly up the center between each spoon.  Wrap tape to the back overlapping as necessary.

DIY decorated wooden spoons - such a pretty idea for entertaining

Ta da! That’s all there is to it.  The Duck Tape stays on much better than washi tape and will hold up to guest use and while I have seen and even tried washi tape I much prefer the durability of the Duck Tape.

Here’s to entertaining in style while keeping your sanity and some money in your wallet.