Hello all! It’s Jennifer again, and this week I want to share with y’all how I made this cute makeup brush cup with the October Popfizzpaper kit papers and stickers!
For this craft, you will need:
- Popfizzpaper kit papers
- Container to decoupage (I upcycled a travel sized chip canister)
- ModPodge (or similar... I hear a 1:1 ratio of Elmer’s glue and water works, but I have not tried this)
- Scissors or paper trimmer
- Popfizzpaper stickers
- Foam brush
- Newspaper to cover your work area (this gets messy!)
- Brayer (optional)
For this craft, I decided to use an empty travel sized chip canister and it’s the perfect size to corral my makeup brushes and other essentials! I just made sure the canister was clean before I started. The first step is cutting your paper down to size. I wrapped the paper around the canister and marked where I needed to cut lightly with a pencil. I made sure to have a slight overlap wrapping the paper around the canister to ensure complete coverage. Repeat this process for the length of the paper, but this time you do not want any overlap.
Get your foam brush and apply an even layer of ModPodge to the reverse side of your paper. Carefully apply the paper to the canister. Paper tends to get wrinkly when it’s wet, so you can use the brayer to carefully smooth any wrinkles. Once the paper was glued onto the canister, I added some decorative Popfizzpaper stickers!
Adding ModPodge over top of the paper and stickers will make the finished makeup cup more durable. One word of warning though: the color from the Popfizzpaper stickers (or any inkjet printed stickers) will bleed unless you carefully dab the ModPodge over the stickered areas. If you simply brush the glue over stickers, they WILL bleed. You also run the risk of the sticker paper tearing if you brush the stickers. I achieved the best results from dabbing glue over the sticker, then wiping any discoloration that ended up on the foam brush off on some newspaper.
Once you have applied one layer of ModPodge to your cup, let it dry. The glue will dry clear. I applied one more coat of ModPodge after this. You do not have to be as careful applying the glue during the second coat because the first coat sealed the stickers. Now you can focus on nice even brush strokes. Once that dries, go ahead and fill it up with your makeup brushes or pencils!
What do you like to do with your Popfizzpaper kit papers? I’d love to see! Tag me on Instagram @paprikaplans or post it to our Popfizzpaper Fans Facebook group!