Okay guys, confession: I’ve never used vinyl in a project. Not even outside of this blog. ::let the stone throwing begin:: I know, it’s a magic tool (can be used on glass, cloth, walls and more), and I have yet to use it. After coming across these seven awesome diys, however, I think I’m ready to take the plunge. Sometimes all you need is some inspiration to kick you in the pants, right?
When organizing my desk for the new year, I noticed that my supplies were looking a bit drab. That’s got to be the reason my desk was so messy in the first place, right? I decided to add some much needed color and pattern to my pencil holder with this quick stencil diy!
Americana Multi-Surface paint is the perfect paint to pick up for this project, especially if you’re grabbing your pencil cup at a thrift store. It won’t matter if the one you find is made of wood, plastic, ceramic or metal, the paint will still look/apply great!
Also please note that I have tape in the pictured supplies, but found out that it didn’t work nearly as well as the spray stencil adhesive. The closer to the surface you can get the stencil, the crisper the lines.
Spray a light coat of the adhesive to the back of your stencil. If you use too much, it will goop up on your pencil box.
Position your stencil and start dabbing on your paint.
When finished, peel stencil and let dry. I recommend doing this step before the paint dries so that you can fix any unwanted paint mistakes.
Fill with your desk supplies and enjoy! Americana Multi-Surface paint is available in Michaels. Be sure to visit the DecoArt Multi-Surface website for more crafting ideas and inspiration!
This post is sponsored by DecoArt and Michaels Craft Stores. All opinions expressed are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep The Crafted Life making!
If you have the Monday blues, put on some Yann Tiersen and dream of summer in Montmartre. Better yet, grab a bottle of wine and your dvd player because today’s movie inspired crafts come from Amélie! It’s quirky and whimsical nature is bound to make you forget about the week ahead. And if not, well, at least you had wine!
“Voilà, ma petite Amélie, vous n’avez pas des os en verre. Vous pouvez vous cogner à la vie. Si vous laissez passer cette chance, alors avec le temps, c’est votre cœur qui va devenir aussi sec et cassant que mon squelette. Alors, allez y, nom d’un chien!”
Translation: So, my little Amélie, you don’t have bones of glass. You can take life’s knocks. If you let this chance pass, eventually, your heart will become as dry and brittle as my skeleton. So, go get him, for Pete’s sake!
(Shopping at the LA Flower Mart with Hello Lidy last summer)
Happy Friday friends! I don’t know about you, but I am ready for it! Although I’ll be spending some time of the next few days working and painting, we also have some friends coming in from SF that I can’t wait to see. Weekends should really be three days long, don’t you think? Whether you’re up to something big, or just relaxing at home, you’ll want to include these links in your weekend reading material: