Every year I go through the same thing personalizing school supplies. Our school has a pretty strict dress code including clear or mesh backpacks which are really hard to personalize. I always have visions of my daughter coming home with another child’s backpack because they all look the same. I know the teachers really appreciate the personalization of the supply boxes, backpacks and lunch box.
Last year we bought a high end lunch box with the thought it would last more than one year. I was cleaning it Friday night and noticed the handles were almost off. Being it was the weekend before school and I knew there would be NO place in the city that would have a lunch box I pulled out my daughter’s lunch box from Pre-K. Besides the fact it was dirty it was in great shape everything worked and the handle was still attached. I scrubbed the lunchbox with some cleaning solution and an old toothbrush. I was informed by the Princess I needed to add some GLITTER to the lunchbox to make it sparkle! I pulled out my PLAID® Extreme Glitter Paints and got to work. I applied two coats of Extreme Glitter (Rose – the Princess FAVORITE! and Turquoise) to make the lunchbox really sparkle. At first I went around everything (the turquoise) after that took way too much time I decided to just paint the Rose over the polka dots and it worked GREAT and it saved time!
Since I had the paint out and still needed to personalize the backpack. I added the Extreme Glitter to the straps of the backpack to help personalize the backpack. After I was done with the straps on the backpack and allowed the Extreme Glitter to dry I pulled out my Purple Staz-On ink pad and some stamps to stamp the straps.
I am really happy (the Princess is too) on how the backpack and the lunchbox turned out. I am pretty sure I will not have to worry about the Princess bringing home someone elses backpack or lunchbox this year.