Make it Monday: Martha Stewart Valentine Containers

Don’t Martha Stewart’s crafts always amaze you? Transform some ordinary containers into holiday favors and gifts, with our celebratory collection! In case you have hit a Valentine’s Day project roadblock, try making these Valentine Containers. You can use these container to store candies, small cards, and other little nick nacks. Also these containers would make great gifts to give to your friend, teacher, or loved one. See below for all the supplies you will need, along with instructions.

PLAID Supplies

  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint – Pink Viburnum
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint – Habanero
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Foam Pouncers Set – 6pc
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Utility Brush Set – 3pc
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Holiday Icons Laser-Cut Stencils

Other Supplies

Assorted trinket boxes

Instructions

  1. Use a large brush to paint boxes a basecoat of Pink Viburnum.
  2. Use a foam pouncer and follow general stenciling instructions using the image as reference.

How to Paint the Stencil

TIP Practice your technique or check your color by first making a sample print on paper or scrap fabric.

  1. Place stencil on your surface and secure using tape. If using spray adhesive, spray stencil first, then place on surface.
  2. Pour a small amount of paint onto your palette. Load paint sparingly on a stencil brush or sponge and dab off excess. Lightly dab on a thin layer of paint; apply a second coat if necessary. Paint all areas of one color on the stencil before moving on to the next.
  3. While paint is still wet, carefully peel stencil off.
  4. Continue painting areas of the stencil according to your design. Let the paint dry completely before placing another stencil or color over it.

Clean Up

  1. Wash all stencils, brushes, and tools immediately after use before the paint dries. Use Martha Stewart Crafts Brush & Stencil Cleaner to remove dried paint.
  2. Repair torn stencils with transparent tape. Place tape on both sides of the tear and cut away the excess with a craft knife.

 

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