Did you know that Plaid Crafts has a new line at Walmart??
They sent me a selection of their new products and a challenge to make a project using a surface from Walmart. How fun is that??
I took my little helper Ella with me to check out the new line AND to find a surface to try the Plaid products out on. We had such a blast!!
Since it’s Summer and we are excited to be outside, we ended up getting some beautiful painted galvanized containers in Walmart’s Outdoor Living section. I love the colors and the galvanized look. Plus, the price was amazing.
And I thought Plaid’s Outdoor Paint would be perfect for these surfaces. The Outdoor Paint line is available at Walmart and is perfect for surfaces that will be exposed to weather. I tested it out on the metal of my surfaces and it adhered great. It held up well to hand-washing.
Here’s what I did:
I also was sent some of Plaid’s Chalkboard Paint. I thought it might be wonderful to make a chalkboard area where I can change up the labels, depending on the occasion. I used chalkboard markers to write with — they are amazing.
I taped off a square section on each of the galvanized surfaces and then painted them with Plaid’s Chalkboard Paint.
Once dried, I used thin tape to tape off a area around the circumference of each of the containers. Once that was taped off, I added a layer of painters tape.
Then I painted the stripes I had taped off. I used different colors that coordinated with some woven placements I also found at Walmart.
Once that paint was dried, I used the Plaid Polka Dot stencil to add polka dots in white to the border on each surface.
Then I painted around the edges of the chalkboard paint with white paint.
And the last thing I did was I used Chalkboard Paint Pens to write on the chalkboard squares on each surface. That way I can change out the message depending on the occasion!
For the Tailgate Party I layered the back of my trunk with the Walmart woven placements, and then added the metal drink container filled with Raspberry Lemonade, and made up some customized lunch bags which I transported and displayed in the galvanized pail. I also purchased some canning jars from Walmart and used them as drink containers.
I also painted the middle of a plastic flower pot and some stripes for color. A fast way to add color to a party!
My guests could get their lunches from the back of the car and then bring them over to the picnic blanket for a delicious picnic lunch!!
An easy and a fun idea for a Summer’s afternoon!
Here are more great ideas:
– Walmart Crafts on Pinterest
And check out some other fun ideas bloggers have made with Walmart’s new line of Plaid Products:
Have a Creative Day!!
I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts and Blueprint Social. The opinions are 100% mine.