Try This: Personalized Spoon Rest

Personalized Spoon Rest I can’t tell you how long I have been wanting to get a cute spoon rest. (They are actually harder to find than you would think.) I’ve seen lots of Plain Jane spoon rests, and I’ve desperately wanted to play around with a porcelain paint pen on one, but unfortunately none of our paint pens are food-safe. However, I finally took the time to dig around and found a set of paint pens that are safe for food use—Jackpot!
So here’s a super simple spoon rest I customized with a plain porcelain spoon rest and food-safe porcelain paint pens.

Personalized Spoon Rest I just washed my spoon rest. Then, I used a pencil to lightly mark my design on the inside of the spoon rest. Then, I just followed my outline with the porcelain pens and waited for the paint to fully dry (per paint pen directions) before washing. Done and done.

Personalized Spoon Rest Personalized Spoon Rest Even if it’s the simplest thing, I love making everyday objects a little more fun, and seeing this little kitty face every time I put a spoon down will certainly brighten my day. The great thing about this project is that you can personalize it however you want! You can use another animal reference, a pattern, or even a phrase. If I make another one it’s totally going to say, “Let’s spoon.” I know, I know, I’m just too hilarious. Hold your applause please…xo. Laura

Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman, Photography: Laura Gummerman and Sarah Rhodes

  • Ok so I have ZERO artistic talent but I can copycat like no ones business! Any chance you’ll sketch an equally adorable doggie face for us dog lovers to use??? Such a fab idea!

  • great,amazing idea!

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  • Adorable! I’ve been looking for a way to personalize my dinnerware!

  • This is so cute! What a great and simple way to make something ordinary and make it special 🙂 – Love, Lily

  • so cute! i’m with you, cute spoon rests are far and few in between, so this is such a great idea 🙂
    xo jac

  • This is too cute! It is really difficult to find a spoon rest – such a simple solution. Love it.

  • Aaaahhh this is amazing!! I love all of your crafty projects. I’m definitely trying this one. My spoon rest is plain and boring.

  • So cute + a fun DIY gift idea or something to do with kids on a rainy day.

  • So cute, and I’m sure a lot of people are glad you linked to booth a blank spoon set and the pens that are safe for this!

  • The shop that I work at (Fiddle Stix Boutique in Perrysburg, Ohio) carries tons of ceramic items that we personalize with names, dates, etc. We use a paint pen called “Porcelain 150” by “Pebeo”. I swear by them! All you have to do is bake the finished product in the oven for 35 minutes at 350 degrees, let it cool and it’s ready to serve on and hand wash! They can be found at a lot of craft stores.

  • This is soooooo cute! I have no need for a spoon rest sadly, as I don’t drink tea or coffee but it’s such a cute design or idea for anything!

    – Taryn Elise xx

  • Such a great idea! And what a darling little design! Love it, girl!

  • such a cute idea, perfect for resting my spoon between all the cups of tea I make!

  • That is really cute. I use my spoon/ spatula rest religiously on my stove. It is one I made out of ceramic years ago with cute vegetables on it. I haven’t even seen one like it in the store, so I love the D.I.Y. to this spoon rest!

  • So cute! 🙂
    I want one now! Which I think is the whole point! 😉

  • Beautiful idea, we didn’t know this type of pens for ceramics.

  • Oh this is just too cute! I love how simple this idea is.

  • Love this, love the cat face, and I love spoon rests! Winning!

  • Love this! I wish I would’ve thought to do this, before I splurged on a super fancy one from Anthropologie!
    ( I do love their kitchen stuff though…! )

    <3 dani

  • That is so cute! We at the fatCATconnection are in awe:-)

    Thanks for sharing and greetings from Germany,

    Bambi and Birdy

  • Aw! That kitty face is so cute! I love you simple the design is.

  • So cute!! Also, What color nail polish are you wearing?! I’ve been looking for a grey just like that!


  • ha, so cute! and i’ve been on a quest for the perfect spoon rest — first world problems right?

  • I’ve also been looking for a cute and kind of quirky spoon rest with no luck – this is a great idea! And your kitten face is so cute. 🙂

  • So perfect for the spoon and the tea bag !! yes i belong to the “reuse-your-tea-bag-a-lot-of-times team, until… “this doesn’t taste anything !” 😀
    Well, the spoonrest is very useful for cooking too !
    Thanks a lot !

  • This is everything I want right now. Not too sure about the need part, but I definitely want it.

    Even just to put close to the kettle to put used teabags on, so I can be lazy. And anything that enables me to be lazy, I love. I think I would put an inspiring quote to make me smile in the mornings.

    – Kaylie // WF

  • This is excellent! You’re right, nice spoon-rests are hard to find and you’re idea to make your own is purrrfect.

  • Cute idea!
    Not long ago I complained that I need something to put my tea bags on, when they’re done steeping 😀
    I know they’re for spoons but I’m sure you can use it like that too 😀

  • So cute! I love the simplicity! Personalized is always best.


  • Yeeyy! I’ve been looking for the perfect spoon rest to use when I’m cooking, but I haven’t found any, so this is absolutely perfect 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing this!


    P.S. I love that you include kittens in so many of your projects, Laura 🙂

  • Love this!!! But I have been looking for just that plane jane spoon rest! Yay! BBB!!!

    Thanks guys!!


  • That is amazing. I’ve been looking for a spoon rest for my kitchen! This is such a unique, personalized idea.

    I shall be investing immediately 🙂


  • I’ve been trying to make little no-reason gifts for people more … and ideas like this are so perfect. Very cute : ) Thanks for sharing!

  • oh my gosh laura this is so cute!
    much better than the christmas spoon rest we still have out {ek!}

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