This post brought to you by FrogTape brand painter’s tape. All opinions are 100% mine.
I haven’t touched spraypaint since I got pregnant last November, and I have been *itching* to get my hands on it again! You all know by now that I am a sucker for a good thrifty upcycle – and I was so excited to get back in the spraypainting game with this $1 thrifted trash can turned planter:
So here’s the deal I’ve loved the chevron trend from the very beginning, but I wasn’t convinced it would stick around. Now that it has stuck around, I have wanted to paint something with a chevron print for a while now, but making my own chevron print just sounds totally tedious and laborious. I am a very impatient crafter, and I like things done quickly!! Ain’t nobody got time for making their own chevron pattern…that involves all kinds of math and stuff. Stuff that I just don’t have time for 🙂
Enter my new secret weapon- FrogTape® Shape Tape™
I’ll admit – I was a little skeptical of this. I am pretty picky with my painters tapes, and I HATE messy lines.
There is nothing more disappointing than peeling off your tape and seeing that your paint bled through and your lines aren’t crisp. Whomp whomp – so disappointing! Shape Tape™ has this thing called “Paint Block Technology®” which basically means it forms a seal at the borders of the tape to make sure that you don’t have bleeds.
Because this is one of the most satisfying sights EVER:
Ahh. Seriously. LOVE that I didn’t have even one little bleed on the whole planter! I was seriously and honestly impressed.
Directions to upcycle your own trash can into a planter:
- Clean the trash can
- Paint the color you want the chevron stripes to be on the whole can – let dry.
- Apply the chevron Frog Tape® Shape Tape™ (measure between lines)
- Spray paint
- Remove the Shape Tape™
The other fun part about Shape Tape™ is that it comes in other fun designs – so if chevron just isn’t your thing, you might find a different pattern that you love! Follow @FrogTape for more inspiration…and check out this short video full of great ideas of spaces that use Shape Tape™ as well!