You guys loved the Alcohol Ink Coaster project so much, that Darby Smart decided to turn it into their February To DIY For Box. Until Midnight tomorrow (Feb 8, PST) you can purchase the kit with all the supplies to make your own coasters for $19. The box ships for free on February 12th, so hurry while supplies last!
Time: 20 minutes + dry time Materials: ikea storage box, mod podge sheer, brush, glitter, tape
*This post is sponsored by Plaid. Although I received compensation for my work, opinions expressed are my own.
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that Mod Podge is my go to decoupage medium. It’s easy to work with, can be used on just about anything, and helps me dip everything I own in glitter. As if it wasn’t great enough, they just launched the same formula, in COLORS! I decided to use their new line (available at Michaels and on Plaid’s website) to give my craft supply storage a little love.
Remove tag plate and screws (if your box is already assembled) before beginning. Tape off the section you’d like to tint. I suggest using washi tape to avoid damaging the box upon removal.
Spread an even layer of Mod Podge Sheer on designated area. This applicator really helps hide brush marks!
Peel tape before Mod Podge is dry and set aside.
Rest your tag plate in cork to keep upright while working. Apply layer of the sheer on the metal then cover in glitter.
I chose a thick glitter so the sheer would peek through in between pieces. Remove excess and set aside to dry.
While everything is drying, make your label. My handwriting is not the best, so I used stamps. Once dry, reassemble box and fill with supplies!
Organizing tip: store your paints upside down for easy pour and fast access!
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TIme: 45 minutes Materials: pyramid studs, e-6000 glue, tape, Folk Art multi-surface paint, Handmade Charlotte stencils, kraft paper box, paint brush
Attention fellow crafters, your messy box of paints is about to get a facelift. I recently came across Folk Art Multi Surface Paint and it’s a complete game changer. Not only can you use it on just about any surface, but it’s also it’s dishwasher safe and machine washable. That’s right, no more juggling between paints when crafting on different surfaces. Pair it with the new Handmade Charlotte Stencils (both available at Michaels), and you have yourself endless possibilities.
If you want your studs to be more than one color, you’ll need to tape off your design. I also stuck mine in cork so that I could paint freely.
Apply your first color. The paint is so thick that there really isn’t a need for a second coat!
Remove tape when wet then let dry before moving on to the next section of color. When finished, you’ll want to seal your paint (I just used Mod Podge) when completely dry.
Apply a dap of E-6000 glue and place your earring back. Let dry then fold over the sides of the stud inwards.
While waiting for the earrings to dry, I decided to make a monogrammed gift box using the Handmade Charlotte stencils and left over Plaid paint. How great is it that I didn’t need to pour new paint?!