Print out a Captain America shield logo design in the size that corresponds to the tray or lid chosen. This will be your pattern. Cut the sections of the logo out of contact paper.(If you are using a lid with circle markings, you can skip this step.)
Using the cut sections of contact paper, cover any areas that should be white or blue on the shield to protect them. (If using a lid with marked circles, use corrugated masking tape to follow the marked circles, covering any areas that should be white or blue.)
Paint the exposed areas of the shield with red paint and allow it to dry thoroughly.
Cover the smallest red circle with either contact paper or masking tape.
Remove the tape or contact paper of the smallest circle section, leaving the star in place if you used a contact paper logo. (If not, cut a star out of contact paper and place it in the center of the shield.)
Paint the area around the star with blue paint. (If using spray paint, make sure to cover any other exposed areas first.) Allow the paint to dry.
Remove all tape and contact paper.
Adding a handle
Place the drawer pull handle in the center of the back of the shield in a place where it would be comfortable to hold it. Mark the areas where it touches the shield with a pencil.
Drill small holes in the marked areas.
Push the screws that came with the drawer pulls up through the holes from the front of the shield. Screw them into the drawer pull.
Enjoy your new shield!
Touch up any areas where paint has seeped underneath the contact paper or masking tape by rubbing a cue tip with paint thinner lighly over those areas until the stains are gone.
If using a metal lid, sand it before painting it. This gives the metal a cool matte look and also help the paint adhere better.
If you prefer, you can paint over the metal areas with white paint, but I think it looks super cool with its metallic finish!
Recipe printed from Oh, The Things We'll Make! Blog. https://thethingswellmake.com/how-to-make-a-captain-america-shield/