September 19, 2011
To celebrate the release of the new Martha Stewart craft line, available at Michaels nationwide now! We here at Plaid are hosting a giveaway. But this is not just any giveaway, this is a Month of Martha Giveaway. Every week for a month, we will hold a giveaway, that will have a different prize from the new line up for grabs. We are giving away this amazing prize pack to 2 lucky Paint Me Plaid blog readers. This is the LAST week in this giveaway series. This week’s giveaway is going to be a prize pack filled with the following:
One of the brand new Martha Stewart Stencil Designs
One Martha Stewart Roller and Tray
A 3 color assortment of paint from the new Martha Stewart paint line
All you have to do is leave a comment below telling us what you would create using any or all of the items in the prize pack? For extra entries (leave a separate comment for each):
Check out our sister blog, Plaid Kid’s Crafts, and let us know a project you find there that you think is cool.
Like Plaid on Facebook and let us know you entered the giveaway.
Follow @PlaidCrafts on Twitter.
The contest will end Friday September 23rd at 12 noon EST.
September 19, 2011
Here is another great craft project to make for Halloween. This spooky tree was designed by one of our designers, Kindra Boroff. This is a great craft for beginners, that can take between 1 hour and 1.5 hours to complete. Use this tree as a table centerpiece, porch display, or paper weight. The possibilities are endless! For more Halloween craft project ideas check out our Halloween super center.
Fabric Stiffy: # 1550 – 8oz.
Apple Barrel paints: #20504 Black, #20503 White, #20508 Pewter Grey
#1 Script Liner
#12 Flat brush
3” foam ball,
2” foam balls
5 ½”x 2 ½”x 5 ¾” wood block
18 gauge brown paper wire
- Using the brown paper wire, twist pieces together till you create your spooky tree.
- Drill a hole in the center of the wood large enough for the tree to fit into. Basecoat the tree and the wood Black.
- Mix 1 part Stiffy and 1 part Black in a small bowl. Dip the cheesecloth, sized to fit over the block, into the mixture. Squeeze out excess.
- Drape the cheesecloth over the piece of wood. As it dries, form the cheesecloth as desired.
- Using a serrated knife cut a small piece of foam off the bottom of the foam balls so they can sit flat. Paint the foam balls with Black.
- With a script liner and Pewter Grey paint some stripes on the balls to make it look like pumpkin lines.
- Write “boo” on the pumpkins as shown with White and a script liner. Insert brown paper wire into the top of the pumpkins for stems.
- Hot glue the tree and pumpkins on the block as shown.
Cut small squares of cheesecloth. Mix 1 part stiffy and 1 part Pewter Grey in a small bowl and dip the cheesecloth squares into the mixture. Drape the small squares over the branches as shown.