15. DIY Starburst Ornaments
Spray paint and straws? Yes! For this project, use a zip tie to tightly hold together about 2 dozen straws. One by one, pull the straws out to form a “starburst”, and spray it with spray paint in the color of your choice. Because they are light weight, they can simply rest in an indoor tree, but for outdoor use or to hang elsewhere as a decoration, staple fishing wire on the end of one of the straws to form a loop.
I could not find step-by-step instructions for this– arg! But for the most part, I think the picture says it all. 🙂
16. Spruce Up Plastic Storage Drawers
Simply genius! Fancy up plastic storage drawers with spray paint! Now you can leave them out without them looking like a cheap eyesore. Go check out the details and instructions for this spray paint project over at Scottsdale Moms Blog. I also like this idea for those smaller drawers that sit on a desk or on the counter in your bathroom.
17. DIY Outdoor Planters
Well, isn’t that just the smartest idea!? Turn plastic trash cans into large outdoor planters, and save a couple hundred bucks! With the hammered spray paint, you would never guess that these planters were made out of plastic! The original source and instructions for this no longer exists (I think the website expired), but the idea is to spray paint cheap, plastic trash cans and fill them with cinder block or rocks before adding soil to weigh them down.