June 04, 2008
This Year, Listen to the Experts: Santa’s Crew Suggests Krylon® Paints and Finishes for Fast Holiday Projects
How do those elves do it, churning out millions of train sets, rocking horses and other gifts, all beautifully handcrafted and delivered on time? Sure, those little guys have organization and experience on their side (not to mention a year to prepare), but they also count on Krylon® paints and finishes for fast, no-fail projects. While you don’t have a year to prepare, there’s still plenty of time to create your own signature look for your home and your gifts with Krylon® products.
The Christmas tree is the star of the season and handmade ornaments are especially cherished. To make your own, purchase inexpensive, clear glass ornaments or glass shapes, available at your local craft store, and dress them up with Krylon® Glass Paints. The easy-to-use, spray-on finishes include the warm glow of Stained Glass Color; the soft shimmer of Frosted Glass Finish in Pearl and White; and Looking Glass® Mirror-Like Paint.
For a more personal touch, use your imagination to create themed ornaments. Does someone have a new baby? Spray paint baby shoes or a rattle with Krylon® Metallic Finishes and add a satin ribbon for hanging. Is someone on your gift list a gourmet cook? Spray paint inexpensive kitchen utensils to add a novel, sparkling touch to the tree. Fishing bobbers painted silver, gold and copper are stunning – and surprising ornaments. For newlyweds, paint a champagne glass with Looking Glass® Mirror-Like paint for a dazzling, mirrored ornament.
If you’re really in a time bind, do what the elves do – purchase ready-made ornaments and personalize them with Krylon® Leafing Pens. Use these premium, metallic pens to add names, dates and holiday motifs. For more colorful embellishments, try Krylon® Short Cuts® Hobby/Craft Paint Pens in 20 different colors.
For an easy decorating idea, use the finished ornaments to dress up the house: pile them in a glass bowl; glue or wire them to a wreath; or hang in windows, from a mantel or stair railing.
Once the tree is decorated, think creatively about what goes under the tree. Shop for gently used treasures that in just a few hours can be transformed into one-of-a kind gifts that won’t break your budget. What mom-to-be wouldn’t cherish a refurbished rocker? Or maybe a newly painted table and chair set would delight a little niece or nephew. A first-time homeowner would love the coffee table or bookcase you painted in an easy afternoon. Other gift-giving finds include lamps, vases, planters, baskets, desk accessories, picture frames, end tables and bureaus. Compatible with almost any surface, Krylon® spray paints are easily up to the task, with appealing color palettes and quick drying, super durable finishes.
Once your gifts are finished, here’s an easy tip for creating inexpensive wrapping paper – Krylon® Webbing Spray in gold and silver adds holiday elegance to inexpensive brown or white craft paper. Or, make custom wrap fast with holiday stencils and Paper Finishes spray paint. Don’t forget the matching gift cards, holiday cards and thank you notes.
Krylon® Glitter Sprays will add a holiday flourish to all of your projects. Available in five shimmering colors, including Resplendent Red and Magical Multi-Color, Glitter Sprays dry quickly and are suitable for almost any surface. Spray on ornaments, gift wrap, holiday cards, scrapbooks, wreaths, centerpieces, even your tree (be sure to cover areas you don’t want glittered).
Finally, here’s one more hint from the North Pole: teamwork makes it more fun. This year, start a new tradition and gather together with family and friends to share an afternoon of crafting and decorating. For more information on how Krylon can help your holidays, call 1-800-4-KRYLON or visit the website at www.krylon.com.