DIY Painted Plastic Flatware

INSIDE : Learn how to elevate your next party by creating this simple DIY Painted Plastic Flatware in literally 15 minutes for your next party or event!  A great party hack.

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I am excited to share with you today my seventh 12 Months of Martha project, DIY Painted Plastic Flatware.

I’ve had this idea in my head for some time and I was finally able to take a few moments to make it happen.  We just made a big move from NM to IL and after unpacking all our boxes, I realized I somehow had THREE boxes of plain white plastic flatware that I have never opened or used.  

So let’s get started on how easy it is to paint plastic flatware to make it fun in just 15 minutes for your next party or get-together!  

What supplies do I need for painted plastic silverware?

Painted Plastic Flatware supplies

How do you paint plastic cutlery?

Ready for the extremely simple steps on this DIY project?

Painted Plastic Flatware flat

Start by setting out all the plastic silverware you plan on painting. Place paper or a paint cloth down so there is somewhere for your wet silverware to dry.

Using your favorite acrylic paints, paint a portion of the handle and set it aside to dry.

Painted Plastic Flatware steps

I did a mix of four different paint colors, pink, orange, yellow and a fun teal color. And I used those colors on my spoons, forks and knives.

Painted Plastic Flatware plan

Once the first coat of acrylic paint had dried, I gave them all one more coat and that was it!

Note : Do not paint any area near where your mouth will be touching.

Painted Plastic Flatwares
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DIY Painted Plastic Flatware

Yield: Many
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $15

Learn how to elevate your next party by creating this simple DIY Painted Plastic Flatware in literally 15 minutes for your next party or event!  A great party hack.

Instructions

  1. Select the paint colors for your plastic silverware.
  2. Using a medium wide craft paint brush, apply paint to the handle only of the flatware pieces.
  3. Find a clean place to rest silverware while they dry.
  4. Once dry, do one more coat on each handle.
  5. Enjoy!

The beauty of painting the handles of plastic flatware is that it doesn’t need to be dishwasher safe because you will be most likely throwing it out!  And it doesn’t even have to be edible safe because you are only painting the handles! Two big wins if you ask me for a simple party decor.

There is something about these bright colors that makes any meal just a little more special.

Painted Plastic Flatware hand

Martha Stewarts’s Plaid paints have impressed me from day one.  They have a nice thick consistency that I love.

12 Months of Martha, DelineateYourDwelling.com

What will be your next fun occasion to make some of your own DIY Painted Plastic Flatware?

If you liked this #12MonthsofMartha project, you might like these others I have made!

Martha Stewart Inspired projects, delineateyourdwelling.com

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8 thoughts on “DIY Painted Plastic Flatware

  1. Hi . I am having a Mexician Festival for about 150 people & thought your painted plastic wear would go over big.How fast dose this dry & what do I lay it on or do I have to hang it on something.?

    1. They dry quickly, just as long as normal craft paint takes to dry. I just set mine on a piece of paper while they dried.

  2. Hi . I am having a Mexician Festival for about 150 people & thought your painted plastic wear would go over big.How fast dose this dry & what do I lay it on or do I have to hang it on something.?

    1. Oh that would be so lovely! It dries fairly fast, the same speed it would if you just painted a canvas. I just gently laid them on a paper towel as they dried. Good luck.

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