personalized utensils and potholders

How about a quick and simple project to spruce up your kitchen? 

Personalized utensils and potholders.

For the utensils, I purchased some bamboo spoons.   

 I made these for a friend, so I stamped the initial of her last name onto the handle using staz on ink (amazon link)  The staz on is a solvent ink so it penetrates the wood.  I'm not sure it will hold up to repeated washings, but it will stay on there for a while. 

For the potholders, I bought some plain black ones and sewed some chevron ribbon all the way around the edges.

Super simple and personalized gift!!