DIY etched wooden spoons It's Simply Lindsay

Like many people, I get swept into this alternative universe called My Pinterest Life. In My Pinterest Life, I contour and highlight my face, wear my hair in tousled beachy waves created by my flat iron and homemade sea salt spray, and have fresh peonies in my house at all times – in every room of the house. In My Pinterest Life, I paint throw pillows, make my own oversized watercolor art, and screen print my own graphic tees. In reality, I do my 5-minute-makeup look the same everyday, wear my hair in pony tails, and do actually have fresh flowers in the house (thanks, husband). In reality, I spend way too much time looking for deals on throw pillows, buy art from Hobby Lobby, and buy my tees from TJ Maxx.

However, blogging has been bridging the gap between reality and My Pinterest Life. I’m always striving to challenge myself to try new things because I’m always thinking, what can I blog about? I could buy some wooden spoons, or I can jazz them up and put it on my blog. So thank you blog for bringing about these DIY Etched Wooden Spoons.

DIY Etched Wooden Spoons


Easy (and cheap)


  • wooden spoons (I got mine from the Dollar Store -score!)
  • wooden etcher tool
  • pencil



Plug in your wood etcher tool. It gets really hot -seriously – so please be careful! Even the handle gets pretty toasty.

Lightly draw your designs on the spoons with a pencil. It’s okay if you don’t stick exactly on these lines because you will erase them after.

Your tool should come with various tips; choose the tips that best fits your designs. Trace the designs with the etcher; if you have long lines, feel free to stop, pick up the tool, readjust yourself, and continue. It won’t ruin anything.

Admire your work. See if there are any lines that are faint and need to be “drawn” over again.



This was my first project with the wood etcher tool, so I kept my designs simple. I also just prefer the simpler, dainty patterns, but feel free to be as intricate as you’d like. From my experience, straight lines and dots are simple; curved lines work, too, they’re just not as easy.

To make dots, just push the tip into the wood, and hold for a few seconds. For larger dots or circles, push down and then swirl the tip back and forth to widen the dot.

Make these personalized spoons for your home, wedding showers, housewarming gifts, or Christmas presents.

Check out these wood burning basics here.


Who is up for a fun DIY project?! Have you bought your wood etching tool yet? Check out other DIY projects: gift wrapmacaroon accessoryfall centerpiecelove story map, mod podge letters.

  • This is so cute! I’m curious, where did you get your etching tool? Thanks for sharing!

    • Lindsay Katherine

      Hey Cara! I got mine from Amazon (linked in this post), but they also have them at Wal Mart and other places online. Thanks for reading : )

  • Greta Hollar

    Absolutely love this! A great and easy DIY project.

    • Lindsay Katherine

      Thanks, Greta! Hope you give it a try sometime : )

  • I love the polka dot ones! This makes me want to go out and get a wood etcher and make all of my kitchenware way cooler than it is. Great designs!

    • Lindsay Katherine

      You definitely should do this! Polka dots galore : )

  • This is such a cute idea. Perfect for adding a little bit of a personal touch to what you already own- love it!

    • Lindsay Katherine

      Yes, I forgot to mention this project can totally be FREE if you use items you already own – utensils, cutting boards, etc.

  • These are really cute! I’m usually not into DIY projects, but this seems simple and cheap enough that I’d love to try it out!

    • Lindsay Katherine

      Thank you Crystal! Oh, it’s so easy and cheap – once you have the tool (which I think you can get for about $10 at Wal Mart), the possibilities are endless.

  • This is so cool! What a unique idea. And I’m totally with you on my Pinterest life…sometimes there’s quite the discrepancy 😉

    • Lindsay Katherine

      hahah I’m glad you can relate and that our Pinterest lives are similar : )

  • Belle Vie A Deux

    What the fun idea!?! I love this idea! 🙂

    • Lindsay Katherine


  • LOVE LOVE LOVE these! Girl, you’re always nailing your DIY projects. I’m so bad at Pinterest projects though lol

    • Lindsay Katherine

      Thanks Erin! Oh this is so easy, you should totally buy the wood etcher and give it a try.

  • I used to do wood etching with my dad when I was little..This is definitely a simple but fun craft to do! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Lindsay Katherine

      I love the smell the wood etching tool makes, don’t you?? That’s sweet that you used to do projects with your dad.

  • How cute are these, so simple, cute and fun! I am sure they make for great party favors too 🙂
    xx, Kusum |

    • Lindsay Katherine

      They would make great party favors, that’s a great idea!!

  • These are seriously so cute! I’ve been wanting to make spoons like this!

    • Lindsay Katherine

      Thanks Lexi! Make them and let me know how it goes : )

  • Maggie Malson

    Haha, love it! I’d like to believe I reside somewhere between “My Pinterest Life” and “Real Life” too. I do like nice things, but prefer to find them on the clearance aisle. :0) TJ Maxx is definitely a fav store of mine. I hadn’t seen spoons like this before, but this is a super cute idea!