Lay out all the materials you need. Start off by washing the cartons thoroughly. To ensure even coverage, they need to be clean and dust-free on the outside. In our example, we used the spray colours rich gold (colour code 924), night blue (933) and gentian blue (903). For the space motifs, you’ll need edding 751 gloss paint markers in pastel yellow (135), pastel rose (138), pastel green (137) and pastel blue (139). And, of course, black (001) for writing the numbers.
Cover your working area carefully with the protective sheet. To find our essential tips for perfect spraying, go to the Spray basics section of our website. Start by shaking the spray can for 3 minutes, then remove the sprayhead and prise off the safety ring with the aid of a screwdriver.
Holding the spray can at a distance of about 25 cm, completely cover the carton in your chosen colours, using horizontal and vertical strokes. The paint will be completely dry after approx. 30 minutes and you can then continue with your designs.
The next step is to decorate the cartons in your own style using gloss paint markers in pastel colours. Any of the other colours in the range would also work, since the ink in all the gloss paint markers is opaque, even on dark surfaces. Activate the paint marker by following the instructions shown on the pen. Finally, write the numbers on the stars and glue a star onto each milk carton.
Using the craft knife or scissors, create a window by cutting a small flap at the back of each carton. Now you can fill them with small treats. Fans of outer space are sure to love these fun space motifs!
Products and materials
- Tetra Pak milk/juice cartons
- Large protective sheet to cover your working area, something to stand the cartons on when spraying
- Craft knife or scissors
- Decorative stars
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