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.