Tuesday, 07 April, 2020
The DIYer's Combo Deal - Save $9.90
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3388 [post_author] => 638 [post_date] => 2018-04-01 17:09:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-04-01 07:09:40 [post_content] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our three function COB headlamp!

1 - Magnetic WristBuddy:

The magnetic WristBuddy keeps everything within easy reach whether you’re under the hood, squeezing into a bathroom cabinet, up a ladder or just nailing a few 4×2’s together! Designed to hold lots of screws, nails, nuts and washers, the magnets are amply strong enough to also hold drill bits, hex keys, bolts, screwdrivers and even spanners. Made from extremely durable 1680D Oxford cloth, your WristBuddy will be with you for years to come.

2 - Magnetic, Extendable, Flexible Flashlight

  The perfect tool for finding that lost screw that rolled under your workbench or the pins that dropped onto the carpet! This bright, COB LED flashlight extends to a full 60cm (2ft), has a flexible neck and a strong magnet in the lens surround. It's also a wonderful aid for anyone with bad knees.

3 - Three Function COB LED Headlamp

How often have you wished for better lighting while doing a job? All you needed was a third hand with a flashlight, right? This tough, fully adjustable headlamp uses the latest Chip On Board LED technology for maximum performance. Set it for bright, normal or strobe function with a click of the switch. Weighing just 65 grams (2.25 oz), including the three AAA batteries, our headlamp can be worn hour after hour. And because it's both shock and water resistant, it's great for camping and fishing as well as in the home and workshop.

Special offer:

Bought separately, these three items are currently selling for a combined total of $27.40. For this week only, we have packaged all three for just $17.50 including free delivery. Please note that there is a limit of three combo packs per customer. [add_to_cart id="3388"]   [post_title] => The DIYer's Combo Deal [post_excerpt] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our high-powered COB headlamp! The perfect gift for any DIYer! Maximum of three combo packs per customer. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-diyers-combo-deal [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://deals.thediy.market/?post_type=product&p=3388 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => product [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 11 [filter] => raw )
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Decorate plain and boring boxes with stencil!

Decorate plain and boring boxes with stencil!

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Paint Decorate Box with Stencil

Need a beautiful box to put a special gift in? Why buy decorative boxes when you can easily DIY!

Turn any plain and boring box into a special gift box by decorating it using stencils!

Paint Decorate Box with Stencil

Most of us have empty boxes lying around the house. Whether they’re from a shipment or you’ve just moved and have all of those moving boxes left, cardboard boxes can pile up quickly. We keep them, anyway, because they are quite useful.

For this project, you can even reuse an old gift box you received on your birthday or Christmas. It’s a great way to save money, it’s also a great way to make your gift unique with a custom gift box!

Don’t have any decent box at home? Buy a plain cardboard box and decorate it yourself. It’s cheaper than decorative boxes and you get to make a truly special, personalised gift box! Now that’s perfect for anniversaries and other very special occasions. :)

Like this idea? This tutorial will show you the basics of stenciling, which you can also apply on other materials such as fabric and plain paper. But before heading over to the step-by-step tutorial, get some inspiration first by viewing our album of DIY decorative boxes below!

Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.8-)

Materials:

  • Boxes
  • Acrylic Paint (or any thick paint, not water colours)
  • Sponge (without the scrub)
  • Plastic Stencil
  • Scrap Paper

Tools:

  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush

Steps:

Paint Decorate Box with Stencil

Cut your sponge: OK, so the title says it all. If you have a circle of sponge cut it into four pieces as long as you have one pointed end; same with a square piece.

Paint Decorate Box with Stencil

Apply the paint: So now pour out more paint than you think you’d need. This is because most of it will be squeezed out and will dry out. Use a flat plate and dip the tip of your sponge in the paint  and squeeze out as much as possible on the plate.

Paint Decorate Box with Stencil

Don’t leave it soggy because you’ll be squeezing it all out.

Paint Decorate Box with Stencil

Do a test dab on the scrap paper to make sure it has the right amount of paint.

Paint Decorate Box with Stencil

Painting the stencil: Now this is the fun and tricky part. Hold the stencil firmly over the box, or tape if the box is big enough. Start to dab the paint on the designated parts moving in small circles.

Don’t try to rub the sponge as it will just leave streaks. Use a different sponge for each color and never put water on your sponge – I know, it’s tempting! Continue with each color till the design is finished, and then carefully remove the stencil.

Use a paintbrush to fill in any spots you missed. Repeat the process all around the box.

Paint Decorate Box with Stencil Final ProductAnd that’s it. Use it on almost anything – picture frames, clothes, bags, even your dog’s collar! :)

Thanks to fonzuzu for this great project!

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