Speaking of cheap and the craft room, let me show you my silly little pen, paint brush, screwdriver holders. Hmm, could use another coat of paint. Oh well. Can you guess what it is?
It's an old Pringles can. I just cut it in half and made simple little designs on them with puff paint.
By the way, don't touch the puffy paint before it dries... what a mess. Not that I would do such a thing, I'm very precise... careful...
Anyhow let that crap dry and then add a quick coat of primer. I don't know if it's necessary, or worth it, but I wasn't sure of paint would adhere to the puffy paint, and I knew it would scratch off the metal can easily. So I hit them with a quick spray before I set to painting them.
I'm pretty happy with how they turned out - for the most part. Ok. I hate the metal can. It looks like a can painted pink - and I cut my finger on the lip... so that needs to be addressed, or recycled. But otherwise I think maybe a coat of sealer over the old pringles can and I have something that is not so precious that I am going to be sad if it gets marker or paint all over it.
Plus if I get bored with it, I just have to
eat share a can of Pringles. Win-win.