Thursday, July 28, 2011

DIY: Plasti Dip Projects

I first became aware of Plasti Dip from a House Beautiful article featuring Hardware Store Design Products. Plasti Dip is a synthetic rubber product that can be sprayed, brushed or used as a dip.  
This product can be used as a protective and decorative coating for all sorts of household item.  I tried using it in a decorative way for some simple projects.

I purchased the Create Your Own Color Kit.  I received a 22 oz can of clear Plasti Dip along with the vials of tint in the primary colors as well as black and white.

After watching a tutorial, I mixed a batch of turquoise Plasti Dip in a Mason jar using a chop stick for a mixer.
I brushed the mixture onto the bottom of a basket.  I wanted to coat the basket fiber to make it impervious to water and to prevent the basket from scratching furniture.  I applied two coats, waiting 1/2 hour between coats and allowing the Plasti Dip to fully dry for four hours.  

Next, I mixed a batch of yellow Plasti Dip and brushed it onto the bottom of a straw bag to waterproof the bottom and make it extra durable.
With the leftover colored mixtures, I decided to dip a key to color code it for easy recognition.  I also brushed it onto terra cotta pots to prevent the pots from scratching surfaces and to help prevent moisture from seeping through the bottom of the pots.  

I found Plasti Dip to be an easy product to work with.  Drips easily peeled off my hands.  I can think of other uses for Plasti Dip such as a protective coating for the bottom of  canvas "boat totes" and "mending" worn areas on my garden gloves.  Let your imagination run wild or click here for more ideas.


  1. What a cute idea! thanks for sharing ;)

  2. Love your dips! What a great project and so sweet of you to share :)

    ♥ Cat brideblu

  3. This is sooo cool. It looks like something even I could do.

  4. Very cool! The baskets look amazing. Where can we find this product?

    1. Hello,
      I went online and ordered the product as my local hardware and craft stores did not carry the Create your own color kits.

  5. I love your baskets painted with plasti dip. I love that you can easily customize any decorative or useful item in your home. I like the idea of adding a personal touch to my baskets but am really interested in helping my baskets from scratching my furniture.

  6. Hi Deb, what a nice idea to use Plasti Dip. Most people just spray it on their cars or rims. By the way in the US you get Plasti Dip in most Walmarts, but in Europe you have to look our for distributors like


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