This Paint Tube Door Stop Is Perfect For Any Art Room

Diply 28 Aug 2018

I'm going to let you in on a little secret that you may not have ever thought about: normal door stoppers are super boring.

They're usually some kind of brown or tan rubber with no personality. Go ahead, admit it: when was the last time you even thought about a door stopper?

But with this fun and colorful paint tube version, you're sure to smile every time you see it, and you'll definitely make your guests do a double take.

Gather up your materials, and let's get crafty!

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First, empty out the last bit of paint into bowl and set it aside for later.

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You'll want to make sure you leave enough paint inside the tube so that it keeps the color, so don’t wash out the tube!

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Wash the cap so that the hot glue adheres properly and doesn’t peel off accidentally

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Make sure to get off any excess or old paint that may be sticking to the inside of the cap.

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Depress tube slightly before squeezing hot glue over the end to appear like it’s oozing out of the paint tube.

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This helps the hot glue get sucked up inside a little bit so that it stays put.

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Layer the hot glue a few times.

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As you're adding your layers, make sure to let it cool in between. This will give your "paint spill" a bit more dimension.

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Let the glue dry completely, then carefully peel it away from the silicone mat. 

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Using the leftover paint you set aside, paint the hot glue spill. You might have to paint a few layers to totally cover your spill.

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Once the paint is dry, make some hot glue squiggles on the bottom to help your door stop with grip.

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Your squiggles should run about three-quarters the length of your paint tube for maximum effectiveness.

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Once your squiggles have dried, you're done!

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You've now got a super cute, funny way to keep any door in your home propped open.

Don't forget to watch the video at the top of the article for step-by-step instructions!

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