Bright and Colorful Summertime Salad Tongs

Bright and Colorful Summertime Salad Tongs

Posted by DecoArt on Jun 12th 2019

Serve up pops of color with these bright and summery salad tongs, painted with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.


    • painter's tape
    • wooden salad servers
    • newspaper
    • 3/4" flat paintbrush
    • fine tip paintbrush



    Protect the work surface with a sheet of newspaper or parchment paper.

    Repeat with as many coats as needed to achieve desired coverage.

    Allow paint to fully dry between steps and when changing to a new color.

    1. Wrap a piece of painter’s tape about 1” from the end of each wooden handle.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Using a 3/4" flat paintbrush, paint the end of one handle in Flamingo and the other in Canary.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Remove the painter’s tape.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Wrap another couple pieces of tape at differing widths for the second stripe.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Paint a second stripe on each handle in Cotton Ball.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Remove the painter’s tape.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Wrap another couple pieces of tape at differing widths for the third stripe.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Paint a third stripe on each handle in Apple Green. Remove the painter's tape.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Continue removing and applying painter’s tape for the stripes along the entire length of the handles.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Paint the fourth stripe in Flamingo on one handle and Cotton Ball on the other handle.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Paint the fifth stripe in Apple Green on one handle and Canary on the other handle.
    22. Instruction #11
    23. Paint the sixth stripe in Canary on one handle and Flamingo on the other handle.
    24. Instruction #12
    25. Paint the seventh stripe in Cotton Ball on one handle and Apple Green on the other handle.
    26. Instruction #13
    27. Dip the handle end of the 3/4" flat brush in Cotton Ball.
    28. Instruction #14
    29. Dab medium-sized dots on the wider Apple Green stripe.
    30. Instruction #15
    31. Use the handle end of the fine tip paintbrush, dipped in Apple Green, to dab small dots on the wider Cotton Ball stripes.
    32. Instruction #16
    33. Add as many or as few dots as desired and repeat on both sides of the salad servers.
    34. Instruction #17
    35. To finish, apply a coat of Light Satin Varnish over the painted handles. Allow them to dry fully before using.
    36. Instruction #18