May 08, 2020


Love to cook but hate the mess?

This is the perfect DIY project for you! 

While it won't make cleaning dishes any easier, using a durable spoon rest can prevent those messy utensils from making your kitchen countertops dirty. 

And who says that spoon rest can't be beautiful? 

In this A Makers' Studio tutorial, you'll learn how to craft your very own gilded spoon rest in just a few steps. 


 Products used for this project are linked at the bottom of the page.

Step 1: Begin by placing a dab of Angel Wings Ceramic Paint onto a piece of scrap cardboard.

Applying Ceramic Paint | A Makers' Studio

Step 2: Using your Sponge Brush, load, and then offload it by using an up-down motion.

Using A Foam Brush With Ceramic Paint | A Makers' Studio

Step 3: Next, using the same up-down motion, apply the paint onto your stamp.

Applying Ceramic Paint To Stamp | A Makers' Studio

Step 4: Very carefully place the stamp in the center of your spoon rest, apply gentle pressure. Then carefully life the stamp straight up.

Using A Stamp With Ceramic Paint | A Makers' Studio

Spoon Rest With Ceramic Paint | A Makers' Studio

Step 5: Place in a cool oven and heat it to 325 degrees for 35 minutes. Turn oven off and allow it to cool inside the oven.

Step 6: Once cooled, use your Artist Brush and dip it into the Gilding Size. Then lay the brush on the edge of the spoon rest and press down to scrape off the size onto the edge of the rest. 

Applying Size With An Artist Brush | A Makers' Studio

This should cause a large drip to begin running down the side. Continue this around the entire edge.

Step 7: Once done, go back with a clean brush (or even a Q-Tip) to extract some of the larger puddles of size.

Using An Artist Brush For Gilding | A Makers' Studio

Be careful not to alter the shape of the drop, just remove the excess size.

Step 8: Once the size has come to tack (it will appear translucent) you can apply the Copper Leaf.

Applying Gold Leaf | A Makers' Studio

Holding the spine with one hand, pull back the tissue with the other hand and lay the leaf down covering the area with size.

Step 9: After burnishing (pressing and rubbing down firmly) lift leaf packet up and continue the process until it is all covered.

Burnishing Gold Leaf | A Makers' Studio

Step 10: Using a stiff brush, remove the excess leaf.

Removing Excess Gold Lead With A Chip Brush | A Makers' Studio

Now you're ready to get cooking! 

DIY Gilded Spoon Rest | A Makers' Studio

To clean, hand wash with soap and water to ensure the longevity of your beautiful new DIY gilded spoon rest. 


Here are the A Makers' Studio products used in the tutorial... 

DIY Gilded Spoon Rest Tutorial | A Makers' Studio Products Used

1. Angel Wings - Ceramic Paint

2. Foliage - Clear Stamp

3. Gilding Size

4. Pure Copper Leaf

5. Foam Dome Brush

6. Artist Brush

7. Chip Brush