How to make a Father's Day pen pot

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How to make a Father's Day pen pot

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Project Overview

The kids can have fun making this colourful, hand-painted pen holder pot for Dad’s office or workbench. To make one, simply download and follow the instructions in this easy step-by-step guide:

Step by Step Instructions

1 Lay out newspaper
2 Apply masking tape
3 Paint pot rim
4 Paint bottom half
5 Add a message
  • Step 1. Lay out newspaper

    First, lay out some newspaper on your work surface so you don’t get paint everywhere.
  • Step 2. Apply masking tape

    Then stick your masking tape just below the pot rim. You can even make some stripe patterns around the base if you like
  • Step 3. Paint pot rim

    Now take your chalkboard paint and apply a couple of coats to the pot rim.
  • Step 4. Paint bottom half

    While you wait for the chalkboard paint to dry, you can start painting the bottom half with your bright colour.
  • Step 5. Add a message

    Once the paint is dry, you can write a little message to Dad in chalk. This will take pride of place on any Dad’s desk or workbench.

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint Test.
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