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DIY Faux Swiss Army First Aid Kit

07.14.11

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This project is quick and easy, and you absolutely must eat all the cookies before you can begin! It’s a rule!

Supplies:

Cookie Tin or any other tin you can purchase either empty or full.

Painter’s Tape

Primer

DecoArt Dazzling Metallics in White Pearl

Krylon Spray Paint in Satin Avocado

Let’s get started…it goes fast, and you will be finished in the blink of an eye!

Here is my tin which I enjoyed eating. This fine friend was purchased at my neighboring Drug Store so you can be sure to find something like this easily. It only took me a few days to polish off (or an hour?)!

Here is my tin which I enjoyed eating. This fine friend was purchased at my neighboring Drug Store so you can be sure to find something like this easily. It only took me a few days to polish off (or an hour?)!

Then 2 coats of my DecoArt Dazzling Metallics in Pearl and once that was completely dry (very important here…) I used 2 strips of painters tape to form a cross shape (actually more like a plus sign I suppose).

I sprayed 3 coats of Krylon right over the top of the tape and paint primer base layer. It took me 3 coats to be sure the top was well coated and the sides were as well, but each area actually only received 2 coats total.

Let it dry before you attempt to pull off the tape, this is different than prepping your walls in that you don’t have to worry so much about an uneven surface. Once you are ready, carefully pull you tape off to ensure you don’t pull up any of the spray paint layer. If you feel like you might, use an exacto knife carefully along the edge of your tape to make a complete separation.

That’s it, so simple, didn’t I tell ya? I am loving it and so is my Monster Mash! He is fairly certain he needs to use it to fix people but I am doing my best to keep it as a decorative item! Fingers Crossed…

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