Personalized Utensil Crock

Recently, while sitting at my kitchen table, staring at everything in sight and waiting for inspiration to hit, I saw my boring black utensil crock and asked myself “Self, how can I make that more interesting?” Then, answering myself, I said “I should write something on it. Oh, I know. My mom’s delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe.” After realizing I need more human interaction, I got to work.

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I dragged my entire family with me to Jo Ann Fabrics to pick up one of these handy dandy oil based paint pens. Let me tell you, my husband Adam, is a trooper. My 3 year old was directing us though the store with his pretend Buzz Lightyear laser beam, while our youngest was kicking and screaming and absolutely refusing to ride in the shopping cart. Adam didn’t complain once.

Crock 1

Once we were home, and the kids were tucked in bed, I starting writing. I completely free handed the text. To make the letters appear more bold, I went over them twice and let the paint dry in between. There are a lot of mixed reviews about paint pens and I was not sure what type of experience I was in for. This pen is AWESOME! It wrote so smoothly and there was absolutely no mess to clean up.

This project took no time at all, except for the shopping portion, but for that, I only have myself to blame. I love the handwritten look and every time I am in the kitchen, it brings a smile to my face to see my mom’s recipe.


What does your utensil holder look like?

21 thoughts on “Personalized Utensil Crock

  1. Carrie This Home

    I’m so impressed you did that freehand! It turned out so beautiful! I’ll have to get one of those oil-based Sharpies soon and try it out!
    I’m stopping by from TGIF Link Party (Chocolate Covered Pretzels) Have a great weekend!

  2. Becca

    Great idea! I’m thinking it would be nice to have a conversion chart available on the counter. This would be perfect! Stop by my Friday’s Five Features this week and link up this post (and others)!

    1. Emily Post author

      Thank you Anita! You have some pretty great projects too! Love the gray and white chair you did!


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