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Thanksgiving Table Serving Utensils – Great Hostess Gift!

Another fun project to share with you today! I created these DIY Thanksgiving Table Serving Utensils with my Cricut Explore™. They turned out wonderful and I think they’re a great way to bring something special to your holiday table. I’m sure your guests will be impressed! This would also be a wonderful gift for your Thanksgiving host.

Stencil special words representing Thanksgiving on your serving utensils to dress up your holiday table |

Stencil Thanksgiving Words on Your Table Serving Utensils

bamboo utensil set

Bamboo Utensil Set from Bed Bath and Beyond

I purchased this set of 6 bamboo serving utensils from Bed, Bath, and Beyond for $5.99. Our new puppy decided she would teeth on one of the spoons, so I only ended up with five finished serving utensils (smh).

Sand the Handle Finish

Sand the Handle Finish

I sanded the utensils handles a bit to remove some of the finish. My original idea was to stain the handles with wood stain, however I decided to go the sharpie method since it would be quick and cleaner!

I’m getting better at learning the Cricut Design Space™ and created this set of Thanksgiving word stencils that fit perfectly on the bamboo utensils. I felt these words represented what Thanksgiving means to me.

Apply Vinyl Stencils to Serving Utensil Handles

Apply Vinyl Stencils to Serving Utensil Handles

I carefully removed the rectangular stencils from the sheet and applied them to the handles.

Tracing the Utensil Stencil with Pen then Sharpie

Tracing the Utensil Stencil with Pen then Sharpie

This was a learning curve…when I used the sharpie alone on the first handle it bled pretty badly and I wasn’t happy with how it looked. So I flipped the utensil over and had the idea to use a ballpoint pen to create a sort of edge for the letters. I like how it also made a sort of border for the lettering. Then I filled in the words with a Sharpie and quickly wiped each letter with a paper towel to remove excess ink so it wouldn’t bleed.

Make these DIY Serving Utensils for your Thanksgiving Table for a special touch this holiday season |

DIY Thanksgiving Table Serving Utensils

There you have it! These will look lovely on your Thanksgiving table or as a kind hostess gift this fall. I’m so happy with this DIY project as part of my Cricut Design Space™ Star competition and would love if you support me by clicking over to see my project. Thank you! If you’re interested, my previous Design Space Star projects have been: Travel Delicates Bag and Halloween Flashlight Projections.

The theme for our team this month was “A Natural Holiday” and I think these bamboo utensils are a great match for that theme. Take a peek at all the other great projects my team has created!


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Saturday 21st of November 2015

I LOVE this idea. I've been looking for a way to do this. Would you mind sharing what font and size you used in cricut design space?


Monday 23rd of November 2015

Ok Kelly, just got off the phone with Cricut and it turns out the font I used was only on my computer! Oops! So, I had used Brush Script, but if you'd like to use a Cricut system font it looks like perhaps 'Billionaire' would work nicely.


Monday 23rd of November 2015

Looks like my font got "lost"! Not sure how that happened. I played around with it and it looks like I used Brush Script MT and the height of the font is about .53 inch. I don't know the exact settings since the file was edited/corrupted. Sorry about that. I really appreciate you reaching out so I can put it on my list to recreate the file. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving Kelly!

vidya sudarsan

Saturday 29th of November 2014

Very nice! A personal note like this will look great anywhere.. and your utensils look great and ready for the holidays :)


Monday 1st of December 2014

Thanks so much Vidya! I loved how they turned out!

Wendi @ H2OBungalow

Friday 21st of November 2014

Love your project. I'm visiting from #FF/Instagram and wanted to leave a note. Sharing this on my FB page this weekend too:) Happy Thanksgiving!


Monday 24th of November 2014

Thanks so much Wendi - I appreciate the facebook love as well! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Melissa @ A Prudent Life

Sunday 19th of October 2014

What a great idea to use the ballpoint pens for the outlines - it ended up being a great look!


Monday 20th of October 2014

Thanks Melissa! I was surprised that it actually added a nice touch in addition to being helpful. :)