August 1, 2012

hand stamped jam knives

I shared on Monday about my jam making adventure. I also left you with a preview of a small project I did as an accompaniment to my gifting jars of peach jam to friends and family. Im sure we've all seen the hammered flat spoons with stamped lettering, right? Here's another spin on silverware stamping, butter/jam knives.
I made a stop by the thrift store and picked up a variety of spreader knives for $.10 each. Then using the metal stamping kit I already had I picked a phrase and steadied my hand. One good whack of the hammer on the end of the stamp was all it took. The hardest part is lining up the letters straight and getting a good impression on the silverware. Hit it too hard and you'll double up the letter, too soft and you wont get the full letter stamped into the knife.
After the knives were stamped I used a permanent sharpie and filled the letters in. Then I used a magic eraser to wipe off the excess sharpie, leaving the letters darkened. Then to make sure the knife is food safe I ran them through the dishwasher. Easy peasy!
Don't they make the most darling accessory? And they were easy! I'm going to help a friend stamp names into spoons as favors for the kiddos at her daughters ice cream themed 3rd birthday party. How cute is that idea?!

4 comments:

  1. Love this idea so much. Where did you find your stamp kit?

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    1. Hi! I got my stamp kit at Harbor Freight, it was only a few dollars. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I love this idea! Those would be fun to add to a jar of jam and give as a gift

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    1. Allison, Thats exactly what I did! You can see my post on making peach jam here: http://abstractgrace.blogspot.com/2012/07/homemade-peach-jam.html

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