Hello and welcome back again!
It's almost Mother and Father's Day and Graduation here in the States, and finding a cute way to give a gift that is suitable for all genders and ages can be tough; especially, if you don't have a lot of time or ideas. So, when I saw this post on Shelly Hickox's blog, Stamptramp, I knew it would be the perfect technique for what I needed.
Here are three that I've made so far...
On the left you'll see the original container. These came in green, pink and red and are a set of 3 for $1 at The Dollar Store! Following fairly closely to Shelly's directions, but using what paints I had on hand, here's how I made mine.
The Step 1 was spray painting the containers with a solid base coat. As you can see I did two in black and one of them with Rust-Oleum Rusty Metal Primer spray.
Then I cut up a kitchen sink sponge and began splotching with the following paint combinations.
Step 5 is here where I designed the label shape and I'd like to share it with you too.
I cut this label out and then while step 6 was drying, I decorated the label in step 7.
And here is a close-up again.
These would be cute for holding almost any gift idea and when they've used up the gift, they can continue to use the container for anything they want.
So thank you to Shelly for the great technique and I hope you've enjoyed my take on her inspiration. Super cheap, super fun and super cute!
Thank you so much for your visit.
Big hugs and Happy Crafting,