My son found this cool metal storage box at Goodwill for a few dollars. I thought it looked fine as it was, but his creative wheels were turning, and he decided he wanted to spray paint a desgin onto it, and we needed to make a stencil to make it work. This is a quick project that anyone can do.
First, you need find a design, words, letters, numbers, whatever you’d like, and print it onto a piece of sturdy cardstock.
Next, you’ll cut out the image. I used blue painters tape curled onto the back, and taped it down onto the top of the box. Try to be sure all the edges are taped down so the paint doesn’t bleed under. You could also cut your design out of contact paper, so it’s basically a big sticker once you peel the backing off.
Then, we taped paper onto the areas of the box we didn’t want paint on. Plastic could also be used to cover those areas.
We had some metalic gold spray paint left from another project.
So, last, we took it outside where the fumes from spray paint wouldn’t be an issue, and went to town. Of course, you’re going to follow all the manufactures instructions for using spray paint. We only waited about a minute before pulling the stencil off.
The final results look great, and Big C is happy. I love projects like this that my kids think of all by themselves, and I can see how proud they are of their work in the end.