I know it is only July but I love painting for Christmas. On a recent trip to Joann's Fabrics with my grand daughter Mackenzie, we passed by the dollar bin. There are always an assortment of goodies available but this day they had packages of small wooden spoons. One spoon had an oval shape and the other a round shape. I picked up several packages. I often pick up items I think the grandchildren will like painting on especially when they are only a dollar. I have painted on regular stainless steel spoons before and decided to try a Santa and a Snowman on these. And the color - I love the color pink and the pink rose is my favorite. I will paint the other spoons in shades of cream, aqua, and blue. This time I took a picture before varnishing to avoid the glare.