I mentioned a while back that I liked the ombre trend, but couldn't decide on a color or a useful project to use it on. I happended to stumble on a set of four bamboo utensils with a holder at TJMaxx for $4.99 and remembered these painted utensils from my round up and decided I could use them and a pop of color on my kitchen counter would be fun too. If you are counting the utensils in the pictures, there are six. I also found a couple of extra at Walgreen's for 50 cents each and added them in.
I must be in the mood for fall because I picked orange but I plan to keep them out year round. The only thing I did different from the tutorial was use three different paint colors rather than toning down one color with white. I had dark orange, orange, and light orange acrylic craft paints from Michael's.
I did mix the last color (light orange) with some white and brushed it on the very tips without taping. I like the gradual faded uneven look it gives the ends.
Here they are all stacked up in the holder. Reminds a little of candy corn, but I'll get over that once fall passes.
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