Time: 30 minutes
Materials: pencil box, Americana Multi-Surface paint, stencil, stencil adhesive, brush
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!
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