Several plastic food containers were fighting for room in my cupboard. Instead of banishing them to the trash, I turned them into stencils. Here's one more project to end the week:
Clean and dry the blah containers.
I chose a design from the web and printed out a copy.
Cut around the plastic container to yield a clear, flat sheet. Lay the sheet on top of the design, and trace it with a marker.
Cut out the stencil with a sharp pair of scissors.
This will be useful to update another blah:
A shoe bag I picked up at the dollar bin of Target
a few years ago. It's cute as is, but a little
decoration won't hurt.
I positioned the stencil at the center of the shoe bag and kept it in place with tape. I added some silver paint with a small foam brush.
I applied 3 to 4 coats of paint in a brushing and dabbing motion. Then I let it dry for a few hours before gently removing the stencil.
As much as I tried to be careful, the final design didn't come out with a neat edge.
To clean up the excess paint, I used some Q-tips and nail polish remover. Good thing, my shoe bag is made of colorfast plastic.
Here's a classier version of my original shoe bag.
I think I'm ready to plan a summer escape!
Have a wonderful weekend my dears!