I’m a sucker for adorable kitchen utensils and other little tchotchkes. Combine this with my knack for organization, and this DIY is a match made in heaven. These tiny metal containers are perfect for holding miscellaneous spices, teas, and other kitchen knick-knacks.
After I found a set of letter stencils on clearance, I spent the next weekend organizing my kitchen and decorating my new containers. The best part? They were super easy to make and cost less than $3 each.
What you’ll need:
- Acrylic paint
- Metal or ceramic canisters—I found some smaller ones at Michael’s for under $1
Be sure to thoroughly wash and dry each container before painting. Any dust or price sticker residue will mess up your design and cause the paint to dry unevenly. I recommend sketching out where you plan to place the stencils before actually painting in order to avoid mistakes or smudges. That being said, metal is much more forgiving than ceramic, and you should be able to wipe off paint quickly before it dries if you really screw up.
Once your stencils are in place, paint away. Just make sure not to glob paint on too heavily, or it will most likely run. Once the paint is completely dry, you can fill your containers with any ingredients or small items in need of a home.
Originally posted on Drake Magazine