How to Hand Paint a Compact

Give your compact a personal touch with some paint and creativity.
Related To:

Apply a little "touch-up" to your makeup case with these step-by-step instructions.

c2c148_1final

c2c148_1final

Materials and Tools:

small paintbrush
½- to 1-inch soft-bristle paintbrush
fabric paint or paint for plastic (in squeeze bottle)
poly-acrylic clear coat
crystals (Swarovski or a copy such as Czech)
tweezers
paper towel
water
plain compact

Steps:

1. Paint the woman's face and neck. Paint the hair.

2. Paint the hat and dress and then the lips. Paint trim on the hat and the dress.

3. Add a feather and polka dots to the hat.

4. Paint the sunglasses frame and scrollwork. Add sunglass lenses.

5. Using tweezers for precise application, Glue stones on the hat, for a necklace and earrings, and on compact corners. Use tweezers for precise application.

6. Using a paintbrush, coat the front of the compact with poly-acrylic clear gloss.

Keep Reading

Next Up

How To Paint Furniture

We've got 8 simple steps for adding a coat of color.

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

Get a budget-friendly way to update your kitchen cabinets with paint and a simple glaze treatment.

How to Properly Paint Your Home's Exterior

Give your house a fresh, updated look with exterior paint.

How to Paint the Exterior of a House

HGTV.com walks you through the steps of painting the exterior of a house, from prep work through the finishing touches.

How to Paint a Kitchen Island

Bring customized style to your kitchen by painting the island a color that complements the room.

How to Make a Paint Chip Pumpkin Garland

Paint chips are the perfect material for this DIY Halloween decorating project. The different shades of orange and yellow mimic the hue variation seen in actual gourds.

How to Paint a Polka-Dot Patterned Luggage Tag

Doing a little traveling? Keep track of your bags easily by painting a custom polka-dot design on your luggage tags.

Fence Revival: A Guide to Painting and Staining

Is your fence in need of a makeover? Follow these quick painting and staining tips to turn your tired, old fence into backyard statement piece.

How to Freeze Apples

Save that apple bounty for the months ahead.

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.