Painted "Bulldogs" Cooler

Painted "Bulldogs" Cooler

Posted by DecoArt on Aug 24th 2015

Quench post-game thirst with a cooler personalized with your school team's name and mascot.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • scissors
    • pencil
    • #10 flat brush
    • #1 liner brush
    • #1 round brush
    • Silhouette electronic cutting machine
    • cosmetic sponges
    • plastic cooler
    • Con-Tact® paper
    • household cleaner



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Remove all labels from the cooler. Wipe down with household cleaner to remove any residue left from the labels, if any. Dry with paper towels.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Look up or scan an image of your school's mascot and open it on a Silhouette machine. Use the Silhouette machine to cut out the pattern onto Con-Tact paper. Use cosmetic sponges to fill in the larger areas: Use one sponge for Cotton Ball; one for Dolphin; and one for Black Tie. Remove the Con-Tact stencil.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Once the basecoats dry, use a liner brush to outline and add details using Black Tie. Rinse brush.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Find a font of your choice; send it to the Silhouette machine; and print onto Con-Tact paper for a stencil. Cut out with scissors to fit on cooler.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Use the handle end of the #1 round brush dipped into Silver (Metallic) to add perfect polka dots in every other letter. Wipe off the handle with a paper towel.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Follow the label instructions to let cure the full amount of time before taking outdoors for sporting events and practices.
    12. Instruction #6


    "bulldogs" Pattern
    Bulldog Mascot Pattern