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Dripped Paint Desk Storage

By: The Scrap Shoppe
July 25, 2016

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Dripped Paint Desk Storage
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Get your desk organized for back to school with some fun dripped paint storage jars!  I think organization is the key to preparing for a new school year.  And if you're going to organize, it might as well look fun, right?  These Dripped Paint Desk Organizers would be fun in a dorm room or a teenagers room to store office supplies.  Or mom can even use them with her school command center!  Keep your most often used small supplies inside so they are within easy reach.

Items needed:

  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz - Pink Tropics
  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz - Cotton Ball
  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz - Night Sky
  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz - Deep Turquoise
  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz - Apple Green
  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz - Peach Silk
  • Accessories - Ultra-Fine Writer Tip
  • 3 Small Jars (these are from Hobby Lobby)


The color schemes for this craft project are endless.  I went with a collection of colors that would brighten up any space!

Instruction #1 - multi-surface-satin-paint
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You will also need the new Ultra-Fine Writer Tips from DecoArt.  These screw onto almost any acrylic paint bottles and allow you to control the paint in a fine line directly from the bottle.

Instruction #2 - writing-tips
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Protect your work surface because this is about to get messy!  I laid out a piece of Freezer Paper to work on.

Remove the lid from one of the paint bottles and replace it with the Writer Tip.  Hold the bottle upside down and just to the side of the upside down jar.

Begin squeezing the paint through the writer tip.  As it begins to come out of the tip, move the bottle over the jar.  This will cause the thin stream of paint to "drip" along the side of the jar.

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I gave each paint color around 20 minutes to dry before moving on to the next to be sure that each color would stay true and not bleed into the others.  I had three Writer Tips so I worked with 3 paint colors at a time. 

Instruction #6 - trendy-drip-paint-jars
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Once complete, I simply removed the Tips and rinsed them well with water and allowed them to dry overnight before finishing the project the next day with the remaining 3 paint colors.

I love how bright and vibrant the colors turned out!

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Time to fill them up with desk supplies and get ready for back to school.  It will be here before you know it!

Instruction #9 - drip-paint-office-storage
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Be sure to visit The Scrap Shoppe  for more projects and to learn more about Michele.


These are super cute! They would be cute to hold pencils, markers and crayons for kiddos too! Thanks for sharing! I may have to feature them on my organizing website sometime, if that is ok (


July 31, 2016

How cute are these? I love the spatter paint effect. I spatter painted the cabinet doors in my first classroom twenty-one years ago. My new principal was not amused, but I was happy:)

Jennifer Worrell

August 1, 2016

I love these! How fun and cute and totally practical at the same time ;) That writer tip is just so handy. Thanks so much for linking this up to our Bewitchin' Projects Block Party this week!

Lisa Silfwerbrand

August 2, 2016

These are so cute. I am going to do this with my girls class at church. They will love it!

amanda steelman

August 2, 2016

This is such a cute idea! These look so pretty and I love how simple they were to make! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Share The Wealth Sunday. I've chosen your post as one of my features for our next party :-)

Lisa J O'Driscoll

August 2, 2016

Such a cute crafting idea! My boys will love this messy project. Perfect for summer fun OUTSIDE! Pinned.

Joanne Rawson

August 3, 2016

I have oh, so many old canning jars that will work great for this project. So pretty and creative! Thanks! --G

Ginger Wroot

August 3, 2016

Thanks for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-up. Please come back and join us again! Very colorful, kids would have fun with this project!


August 4, 2016

Those painted jars are adorable! Thank you for sharing your craft idea at the #HomeMattersParty - Please join us again next week!


August 5, 2016

What a fun and adorable idea! Found you via the FrugalMommas team


August 5, 2016

What a fun idea. They look great. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pinning.


August 6, 2016

love it love the attachment will have to get one soon thanks or sharing

lorraine Williamson

August 6, 2016

What a fun idea! Saving this on Pinterest for later. Thank you so much for participating in the Get It Together Link Up!


August 8, 2016

This is such a sweet idea! I love all of the possible color combinations. :) These would be perfect to hold my mini post it notes and paperclips!


August 17, 2016

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