Hosting a chili cook-off with your friends? Award first, second and third place prizes to the best chefs! These decorated wooden spoons with free printable award tags are on theme with your party — and the winners will get use out of them for years to come.


Time: 1.5 hour

Level of difficulty: Easy


  • Foam brush

  • White nontoxic craft paint

  • Wooden spoons

  • Clear shellac

  • Free printable tags

  • Scissors

  • Hole punch

  • Twine


Step 1: Use foam brush to paint the end of your spoon handles white. Clean brush. Let paint dry for at least one hour, then use brush to apply shellac on the painted portion of the spoon to seal the paint. Let dry.

Step 2: Print out our free printable award tags.

Step 3: Cut out each award tag, punch hole in the end, and tie onto wooden spoons with twine.

(Note: Don’t put spoons in dishwasher. Hand wash only.)