Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Dipped Cutlery Tutorial

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Dipped cutlery is very easy to do.  Pick up some very inexpensive cutlery and a can of Plasti Dip.  I got new everyday cutlery so I decided I would "dip" my old set.  I choose red Plasti Dip at my favorite Home Hardware store.  There were some other color options:  black, yellow, and white.  Plasti Dip is a rubberized coating to use on tool handles etc. 

I did this by holding onto the end of the utensil and dipping the handle into the Plasti Dip.  I dipped each piece twice.  Once did not coat enough for the look I wanted.  I poked the end underneath a heavy box and let them sit to dry.  I left them overnight to be sure.

When they are first dipped you no longer see any pattern on the utensil.  

Once they are completely dry, you can see the pattern again.

Note:  I do not put these in the dishwasher, because I'm not sure if it would ruin the coating.  

This tablescape is a tribute to my wonderful country.
See the Canada Day Tablescape HERE. :)

Now that the cutlery is done, I may try dipping the stems of some glassware.  What else could I do with my Plasti Dip?  Any ideas?

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  1. Wow! Where do you come up with these ideas? I love it. They would be great to take on picncs too.

  2. Hi Tanya,
    What a sweet idea! And you're a Canadian too? It's nice to meet you, and thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your day.


  3. That is pretty neat Tanya. I've never heard of this product before. Thanks for the tip!

  4. What a unique idea, Tanya. I would love to try this. xo

  5. So cool! I'm going to have to get me some plastic dip and try it -thanks! Jennifer

  6. Hi Tanya,
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. This is a fantastic project. I've never heard of Plasti-Dip before and I wonder if they sell it here in the states. Well, your cutlery turned out absolutely fantastic!

    *Belated Happy Canada Day wishes to you and yours!*

  7. Well if this is not the most clever thing in the world. I love it. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  8. So far I have only dipped tool handles, but now you have me thinking. Do you think colors could be mixed? Red and Yellow to get blue.

  9. This is so wonderful! My Mom and I were just discussing doing this to her old set and we were wondering what type of paint to use. Thank You so much for the tutorial, I see a trip to the hardware store in the very near future.

    Have a wonderful night!
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  10. Tanya, What a great idea! I have never heard of plastic dip! Great post. I hope you will join TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS tonight.
    I think I saw this flatware in a tablescape done by you not long ago! Very clever!
    Great post!

  11. That's really a fun idea! Love the color and that the detail shows through-enjoy:@)

  12. I have never heard of plasti dip! I must look for some!

  13. Tanya~ I MUST find some Plasti Dip tomorrow!! What fun~ thanks for the tutorial :)

  14. Very, very cool! These look great! Christie

  15. Thanks for telling us about Plasti Dip, Tanya. This makes for a fun project.

  16. I would love to do this in a baby pink for teas.

  17. I saw your flatware on your table and I thought it was very clever. Now I'm glad you shared how you did it. I see old sets of flatware at an auction that I attend all the time! Great idea!

  18. Wow! That is such a cool idea!
    I even LOVE the red--although you read on my blog I'm not so fond of it.
    I used Plasti-Dip to water proof the bottom of a trunk meant to hold shoes. . . . Catherine

  19. I've never heard of that! It's a great way to take something old and make it new again!

  20. what a fantastic idea!!! so cool!

  21. Hi Tanya: You've come up with a really great idea--I like it! I will now have to see if I can find Plasti-dip!

  22. Gosh, I've never even heard of this dip....amazing.

  23. Tanya, I'm so glad you stopped by and left a comment with this link! I have some goblets that would be perfect for trying with this! I've heard of Plastic Dip but had completely forgotten about it. Hmmmm... Now you've got my creative juices flowing. I'm curious: Is this easy to remove if I change my mind -- or want to use another color?


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