Yesterday I published a post showing these wooden spoons that I had painted to tie on top of some Christmas gifts. I never even thought about it, but I had a couple of questions asking if these would be safe to use with food.
I suppose I was thinking along those lines by only painting the handles ~ obviously that is part of the spoon I wouldn't think would come in contact with food. Just to be sure, I contacted the paint manufacturer (Rustoleum) and received a reply back that they do not recommend using their product on items that will come in contact with food.
So, bummer on a few accounts. First that I published a post without doing my research, second that I'm not going to be able to use these spoons as gifts, and third that it's all over the internet and I hope that whoever saw my post yesterday will also see this one.
I got this idea from my friend, Janae, but we used acrylic paint for her project and that should be safe because it's a water based product. We also sealed our spoons with mod podge, but that is also a water based product that gets really gummy in dishwater. So...back to square one...
Yesterday's post has been removed.