These hand stamped cheese knives are a great gift idea for the cheese lover in your life or as the perfect accessory at your next wine and cheese night.
A while ago I ran across these cute hand stamped cheese knives on Pinterest with the sayings “Spread Love, Spread Joy and Spread Cheer”. When I found some fairly inexpensive cheese knives at a kitchen supply store over the holidays, I stocked up just waiting for an excuse to make some. I love the vintage look of the original inspiration knives, but I’ll have to wait until summer “junk markets” to pick up some old flatware.
You can check out my previous metal stamping projects for other tips and tricks to metal stamping.
First, I used painters tape to secure my knife to the steel bench block and create a straight line to stamp on. I always recommend doing a practice round. I mentioned that my knives were fairly inexpensive, so it allowed me to test on one first to make sure I knew how hard to hit my hammer for the metal I was using.
I never feel like my lettering has to be perfectly spaced. I like the charm of slightly imperfect lettering.
Don’t forget to wash your knives after stamping to get rid of any metal dust (and to remove finger prints!)
I participate in a secret pal gift exchange every year with some ladies that I met online when I was planning our wedding (15 years ago – yes the internet existed way back then!) Even though we’re spread across the country, we’ve kept in touch and we do a gift exchange each year. I really enjoy putting my package together each year filled with a few handmade gifts and some local treasures. When I was putting together my gift this year, I thought my friend Stacy would appreciate the custom cheese knives.
Here’s a photo of all the goodies I put together for Stacy.
Clockwise From Top Right: A few new magazines from Better Homes and Gardens | Postcards and Pint Glass from Raygun (Pint Glass saying: IOWA 75% Vowels, 100% Awesome) | Angel Ornament by Isabel Bloom | Chocolates from Chocolaterie Stam | Hand Stamped Cheese Knives | Monogrammed Kitchen Towels
What’s funny is that Stacy had my name this year too. As I mentioned in My Friday Five post, her gift couldn’t have come at a better time to pick up my spirits. She’s from Pittsburgh and along with a lovely scarf, she sent me many goodies from her hometown including Andy Warhol memorabilia, assorted Nicholas coffees, local chocolates, mints, and a Christmas Ornament with the skyline on it. She also sent a book for Carter and lots of fun treats for him too! I love this tradition.
Do you have any fun traditions or exchanges you look forward to every year?
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