DIY Gold-Dipped Utensils

December 3, 2015 | By | Comments (1)
Photo Credit: Rosanna Penaflorida // Craft Box Girls

Photo Credit: Rosanna Penaflorida // Craft Box Girls

Here at Southern Living, we love a good DIY. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the Craft Box Girls – led by craft guru Lynn Lilly – are creating fun, easy-to-make projects to spice up your entertaining, wedding planning, or holiday gifting. Check back every other Thursday for some DIY inspiration.

When it comes to holiday parties, a little spiced-up silverware can be a festive touch. This easy DIY turns silver utensils into eye-catching tableware with just a few coats of paint.


The Project: Gold Dipped Utensils

Level: Easy

Silver Utensils
Gold Spray Paint
Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer
Scotch Tape
Cardboard Box with flaps


  1. Tape a straight line at the end of the utensil handle.
  2. Cut slits in the flap of the cardboard box lid. The slits need to be just big enough to fit the handles of the utensils.
  3. From the inside out, push the utensils handle-first through the slits so the handles are sticking out of the box flap.
  4. Spray the utensil handles with gold spray paint and let dry for 30 minutes.
  5. Spray utensil handles with Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer and let dry for 60 minutes.
  6. Remove from the box flap, and remove the tape.

Pro Tip: Wash the utensils by hand so the paint is preserved.


  1. Tori Allen PR | The Round-Up: November 30 – December 4

    […] some charm to your next dinner party by using these DIY gold-dipped utensils, as featured by Southern Living for Craft Box […]

    December 4, 2015 at 12:52 pm

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