And then it struck me – why not try making these on my own? =)
The backdrop to this is that I’m a big, massive, absolutely crazy [bordering psychotic] consumer of Nutella.
Due to this, I have far too many empty bottles of Nutella lying around the house. And what better way to help the environment than to recycle and reuse to make these lovely storage containers!
Let’s be honest here for a second – making these crafty-containers isn’t rocket science. But sometimes a little guidance gives us exactly what we need to get our act together and make things. =) So, here goes!
What you’ll need (supplies)
- old Nutella [or any other empty bottle / plastic] containers
- white school glue
- acrylic paint [you can use one color or mix and match with different colours]
- paint brushes
- mixing palette
- old newspaper
4. Now take the Nutella container and start applying thin, consistent paint coats to it.
Try to keep the paint coats as thin and as free-flowing as possible.
Carefully place the Nutella container upside down and coat the bottom of the container with paint.
Take special care to avoid paint going inside the container – you wouldn’t want your sugar or tea bags taking on the color of the paint!
5. Let these sit till the paint is completely dry. The time frame here might vary depending upon the thickness of the paint coat applied, the temperature outside, etc.
6. Once these are completely dry, take on a contrasting color [poster paint or acrylic paint] and paint on the words. You can chose to use a stencil here or you can even take print outs / cut out of words and stick them on with the help of Mod Podge or superglue or something equivalent.
What’d I tell you – not rocket science! And I’m sure you already knew the steps before you even read them! But it’s nice to see visuals and steps to potentially refer back to someday. =)
Alright, more crafty stuff that I haven’t blogged yet will be coming up real soon. Meanwhile, if you get around to making these, do please drop in a comment and let me know. I’d love to see what you’re creating!
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