Materials: Rub-on Transfers, container (preferably recycled/reused)
Time: 20 minutes or less.
For this DIY Decorative container it is super fast, easy and cheap. It is good for many age ranges, but I believe 8 years and older will appreciate the craft more.
I spent $0.75 for the rub-on transfers. I bought them at Big Lots in their 75% clearance rack. There wasn’t much of a selection, but I liked what they offered.
This container is from my protein powder. The packaging was a plastic sleeve and slipped right off. If your container has paper glued to it I suggest soaking it in hot water and dish detergent.
If you’re really impatient, like me, there is a product called Un-du. This is magic! It is alcohol based and really for unglue-ing pictures from scrapbooks. I use it on everything glue based that I don’t have patience to wait the hot water way. I put a picture of it in the right sidebar to show what it looks like. I love this product.
The instructions are very straight forward. Pick a image. I cut out the image so it was easier to place on the container. Hold the image down while rubbing it with the stick that comes with the transfers. When you think the image has transferred, carefully pick up one corner and sneak a peek. If it still clings to the clear plastic, replace and keep rubbing. If it comes off, slowly continue to peal away. Sometimes parts of the image may not stick and you’ll have to continue rubbing in that area.
My container is slick plastic, which I think made it a tad bit more difficult. It takes a bit more persistence, but it will finally adhere to the container.
This container will be for my art journal embellishments. I have a ton of loose pieces of ribbons, buttons and paper do-dads. When I’m doing art journals I like to see all the stuff I have to put on top. This container will work perfectly.