Use an adhesive peel n’ stick stencil to apply polka dots to the outside of a glass vase – perfect for holding school or desk supplies.
Hello friends! I have discovered a new craft form that I heart big time . . . . peel and stick stencils! Oh my goodness, these things are so fun! Maybe it’s because they just work so darn well.
Seriously, it’s hard to mess up with these things. They are thin, sticky, and work a lot like screen printing.
So easy in fact, that I made this cool little storage jar in just a few minutes. It’s the perfect milk jar for holding school supplies!
All you need to make this simple project is a jar, stencil, scraper, and some sort of paint.
Podgeable Glitters work fabulous on a project like this, but I choose to use plain old craft paint so I could have a fun flat gold finish.
To get started, first peel back your stencil and wrap it around your jar.
My stencil happens to fit perfectly around the base of this milk jar, but you can easily trim your stencil with scissors if needed. You will notice the stencil has a lightly tacky side.
The stencil is reusable, so when you are done be sure to wash your stencil so you can use it again!
After wrapping your stencil, smooth out the entire surface to make sure there are no bubbles. You want your stencil to lay flat in order for the screen to work it’s best.
Next, get a small amount of paint on your scraper, and slowly apply the paint all over your stencil. Work in one continuous direction evenly coating the paint all over the stencil area. Add more paint to your scraper as needed.
When you are done, try to scrape off any excess material. The paint is suppose to apply thick, so be sure to scrap lightly across.
Let the paint and stencil sit for about five minutes, then gently peel back the stencil while the paint is still wet.
Remove your stencil completely, then rinse and dry your stencil with warm water and paper towels. Let your jar dry completely, at least 2-3 hours depending on the paint you use.
When your milk jar is dry, you can fill it and embellish it anyway you like! I added a ribbon bow to the front, and filled it with some essential school supplies.
My school supply vase turned out so cute, I think I am going to have to make several more! And wouldn’t this be a lovely flower vase too??
Yup, my girls are going to love storing school supplies in this. Everyone should have some gold in their school supply collection, don’t you think??
I knew you would understand. 🙂