Create a pretty (and drop-proof) pencil pouch with glittery fruit for your back-to-school supply list with DecoArt Galaxy Glitter.
I am part of the DecoArt core blogger team for 2019-2020. This post and paint is sponsored by DecoArt, but all opinions, ideas and creative inspo are from me.
Each year we purchase those cheap, plastic art boxes for our kiddos. One drop and they are cracked or broken – plus all the art supplies or pens and pencils spill out everywhere. It’s tragic.
I decided this year would be different. Instead of a cheap plastic box, I would use something with a zipper closure that was large enough to hold everything but also durable enough to handle the drop test.
It all starts with these durable vinyl cash bags. Anyone else remember these old bank deposit bags? Of course when I was a kid, they were always in drab and dark colors. I snagged these online for around $5. I love the fresh bright colors, but they needed a little more splash!
So I decided to give them a fruity makeover with some DecoArt Galaxy Glitter! Here’s how I did it…
- DecoArt Americana Galaxy Glitter: Clear Ice Comet, Pink Cosmos, Aurora Borealis Green
- DecoArt Americana Basecoat: Snow White, Kelly Green, Lamp Ebony Black
- Vinyl zipper pouch
- Paint brushes, include a fan brush
- Protractor or something round to trace
- Chalk pencil or pencil
How to Make a Glitter Fruit Pencil Pouch
The bright yellow pouch was perfect for lemons and the flashy pink was just right for watermelon slices.
I decided to use the corners of the pouch for the slices of fruit. That means I only needed to trace an arch, rather than make a complete circle. Grab your kiddo’s protractor for this part. Just line up the center of the protractor on each corner so your arch shape is even on both sides.
Next, start painting your fruit. You can freehand the lemon slices or use your protractor to create even angles… See, you thought you would never use that tool again after elementary school, didn’t you?!
TIP: To create more realistic citrus slices, make sure you round out the corners of the triangle shape wedges.
Create your watermelon slices by painting the green and white rind. Then add black seeds.
Next is the really fun and sparkly part! It’s time for the Galaxy Glitter! I love this stuff because it truly gives a depth of sprakle that is unmatched by any other paint. I find that using a fan brush gives you a nice, glitter-filled coat.
I used Clear Ice Comet Galaxy Glitter for the lemon slices. Then I used both Aurora Borealis Green and Clear Ice Comet for the watermelon rind. And finally, I added a heavy coat of Pink Cosmos for the watermelon.
The Galaxy Glitter really shines on these vinyl bags and totally transform these plain ol’ fruit slices into something really special!
Even painted, these bag are still soft and flexible. They can hold a large amount of school supplies like markers, scissors, pencils, calculators and that handy protractor – yes, don’t forget to put that back in your child’s school supply stash!
The Pink Cosmos Galaxy Glitter has these little aqua sparkles that really pop on this pink vinyl. And who knew the Clear Ice Comet Galaxy Glitter would add so much sparkle to white paint?!
This is one school supply that will come home next school year in one piece. And, feel free to make yourself one of these adorable pouches for your gym bag or makeup… wouldn’t that be adorable?
I hope you enjoyed this little craft and pick up some Galaxy Glitter for yourself soon!