DIY Stamped Spoon Plant Markers

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 DIY stamped spoon plant markers are easy to make – and they make for great favors and gifts. They’re especially charming when they are paired with herbs in a teacup!

Sourcing vintage silver spoons locally is not always easy. I stumbled on a virtual gold mine er silver mine of ‘em at an area antique sale. It was held in the dirtiest, smelliest (moth balls galore!) storage garage I’d ever set foot in – but it was filled with treasures. I got these spoons for about $1 each. You can also check etsy and Ebay for vintage silverware.

To clean silver, you can run to the store and buy silver polish – or do what I did and use toothpaste. It works like a charm! Leaving a bit of the tarnish adds character.

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DIY Stamped Spoon Plant Markers Tutorial

You will need:

Place your spoon upside down between two pieces of wood and strike it hard with a rubber mallet. This will flatten the spoon.

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Remove top piece of wood and continue hammering until you are happy with the shape of the spoon.

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If you don’t have a rubber mallet, you can use a hammer – however the hammer will leave little scratches on the surface. Experiment and see if you like the look. Get your 36 Piece 1/8″ Letter Number Stamping Setready. You can buy this on Amazon.

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Decide where you want to place your word. We placed ours in the centre of the spoon. Gather the letters from the stamping set. Start with the middle letter and strike down hard with your hammer. Repeat until you are done.

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herb markers

Fill in your letters with permanent black marker. Wipe away excess marker with rubbing alcohol.

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diy stamped spoon plant markers

Insert your DIY stamped spoon markers into your herb-filled teacups. Or simply wrap with a ribbon!

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  1. Posted by Jacqui on April 18th, 2012 at 11:03am

    Thanks for the great idea! I'd been planning on buying stamped forks ("I do", "Me too") on etsy for my wedding but now that I see how easy they are to make I'm going to just buy the stamping set.
  2. Posted by Christina on April 18th, 2012 at 11:05am

    Awesome Jacqui! They made great gifts too... Mother's Day, etc. Have fun with it!
  3. Posted by Michelle on April 18th, 2012 at 6:20pm

    I love, love, love the tea cup idea!
  4. Posted by Wilma on July 16th, 2012 at 9:48pm

    These are charming BUT it would break my heart to flatten the beautiful spoons and hide the delicate designs handles in dirt in a herb pot! i have a collection of antique silver spoons and display them in their beauty!
  5. Posted by Shelley Alexander on July 16th, 2012 at 10:13pm

    I love creative upcycling ideas and this one is beautiful and truly unique! Thanks for sharing! I'm posting this on my Facebook page and on my Pinterest board.
  6. Posted by Carlos de souza on January 30th, 2013 at 2:38pm

    Ola seus trabalhos são muito bonitos,e suas explicações também , você poderia me explicar como faço para colar um talher no outro?
  7. Posted by Jessica on December 12th, 2013 at 4:03pm

    I love this idea and I'd like to make these as a Christmas gift this year. I'm having a hard time finding silver spoons at an affordable price though---is it possible to use either silver plated spoons or regular metal ones? Or would those not flatten properly? Thank you!
  8. Posted by Christina on December 13th, 2013 at 12:22am

    Hi Jessica... I'm not sure if they would work. Did you try Ebay or Etsy for the silverware?
  9. Posted by Judith Gill on February 7th, 2014 at 4:11pm

    I just wanted to tell you how beautiful these ideas are. They truly touch my heart. Thank you so much for sharing them.
  10. Posted by Alan Mcneil on May 14th, 2014 at 4:33am

    These are so beautiful and look like fun to do.going to give them a go as we sell Herbs and Plants.
  11. Posted by Lucy on June 3rd, 2014 at 11:25am

    I have a bunch of these spoons! Love this idea!
  12. Posted by carol on June 5th, 2014 at 6:16pm

    Do you use teaspoons or soup spoons?
  13. Posted by carol on June 8th, 2014 at 10:21am

    Having a real hard time finding affordable spoons. Checked with ebay and they are very expensive. Will try estate sales. Just love them!!!!
  14. Posted by carole karlins on June 29th, 2014 at 2:56pm

    What price do you sell the spoons and teacup?
  15. Posted by reineta on July 24th, 2014 at 7:04am

    Where do you get the stamp set? Im in canada.
  16. Posted by Ilyse Liffreing on April 28th, 2015 at 10:50am


    I am a reporter at NBC Owned Television Stations.
    Could I use your photo in our Mother's Day DIY roundup online?

    Thank you,
    Ilyse Liffreing
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