After constantly seeing those adorable number storage bins in so many nurseries and kid's playrooms, I just had to add them to McKenzie's space too. I came across these little cuties several times on Land Of Nod and each time I was so close to buying them. However after I loaded my cart with three and then added up the cost of shipping and handling and taxes, I just couldn't bring myself to checkout, so I opted to try my hand at them. Once I came up with a game plan and found a close enough font, it literally took me 10 minutes to create each one. I am so happy with how they turned out and at 5.99 each + paint cost, you can't beat the price! So, with out further ado, here is my short and sweet tutorial on how to make your own "Number Storage Bins"!
- ClosetMaid Canvas Storage Drawer
- Printed Number For Stencil
- Fabric Paint
- Sponge Pouncer or Paint Brush (not pictured)
- X-Acto Knife
- Create & Print Your Number Template: I used PicMonkey.com's Design Editor and Used Arial Black Font with a 1700 font size, using an 8X10 frame. Use X-Acto Knife to cut out number - Be careful not to rough up the edges,
- Center & tape down outer edges of template to keep in place. Dab a light layer of white fabric paint onto canvas around all the edges of the the number to avoid bleeding. Then heavily dab the center, coating canvas evenly.
- Let Dry and Voila!! Your Number Storage Bin is Complete!