DIY Tips and Tricks

Faux Galvanized Metal Cutouts

I am obsessed with anything galvanized metal! I love everything about it. The problem is I can’t always find it in the shapes or sizes I need. When working on a project I wanted a couple galvanized metal starts and didn’t have any! Running to the store wasn’t an option, so I got to thinking what else I could use to give me the same look? I came up with this fun, easy, inexpensive alternative!

Don’t forget to watch the one minute video tutorial at the bottom of this post!

Here is what you will need.

  • Natural brown card stock
  • FolkArt acrylic paint, 506 Silver Anniversary (previously called Metallic Silver Sterling)
  • Paper punch, any shape and size you desire (or pencil and scissors).
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush

Now to start creating! Cut a piece of the natural brown card stock a little large then the size you need.

Fold your card stock back and forth about every 1/4 inch to give your paper a corrugated look. If you have a paper crimping tool, you could use that. I don’t have one and found folding by hand works just fine.

Next you will paint a thin coat of you Metallic Silver Anniversary paint on your entire piece of corrugated paper. Let your paint dry completely.

Once your paint is dry, you will stretch your paper out to flatten it enough to fit into your paper punch. Punch your shape.

Press your folds back into place if needed. You can now apply your Faux Galvanized Metal cut out to your project!

Do you like the trees that are in the photo above? Check out the video tutorial for these $1.96 Construction Shim Christmas Trees.

If you don’t have any paper punches, you can draw or trace your shape onto your painted card stock and cut just inside your pen marks with scissors.

Watch the full video tutorial below!

Thank you for taking time to check out this fun project. I’d love you hear what you think in a comment below! You can also visit my Facebook page, Kristy’s Craft Room, by clicking here.

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