I don’t know about you, but I am totally addicted to Pinterest. I recently stumbled across this very cool hand painted mug on Twitter. The mug can be found here on Pinterest. The designer, Christine Andrews, used paint from the new Martha Stewart paint line to create this ombre design. A simple, yet creative design that is sure to make any mug pop. Have you found anything interesting lately on Pinterest?
Hello Atlanta! Cathie and Steve will be doing a live demo, meet & greet and Q&A at an in-store for Michaels Craft Stores this Friday! If you are in the Atlanta area please come by and say hello! Not only will Cathie and Steve be there, but also Amy Anderson from Mod Podge Rocks, and Jo Pearson and Michael Duncan from Michaels, will be there. To learn more about the Michaels rewards program, click here.
How are your Halloween craft creations going? Do you need more craft suggestions? If so you are in luck, we’ve got plenty! Here is a great craft for adults to make. This Martha Stewart apothecary candy dish. It was designed by one of our talented designers, Chris Williams. This candy dish is perfect for a side table, this candy dish is a simple and fun container for Halloween treats! To learn how to re-create this Halloween candy dish click here.
Whenever you feel that you need a change to any room, why not try adding a pop of color to it? It may seem a bit odd to some, but believe me it is a very hot trend right now. This trend can be seen in many different design houses and publications. Why not try this trend out for yourself. If I was going to add a pop of color to the room of my choice it would be to my bedroom. Ideally I would like to try something similar to this room. This room was found on a website called, New York Spaces. The hot pink wall really adds some punch to this room. It is modern and chic. This color palette is very unique and interesting. I love that bright hues, and paired with the classic colors of black and white. Have you ever only painted one wall a different color than the rest?
We created this color palette using FolkArt Acrylic paints, #901 Wicker White, #634 Hot Pink, # 925 Wrought Iron, and # 503 Yellow Citron.
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.
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.
Are you a crafter that enjoys vlogging? In case you are unfamiliar with the term vlogging, it is simply a form of blogging that primarily takes place using a video camera. Perhaps, you have your own craft how to channel on YouTube. If so we would love to hear from you. Plaid is currently looking to connect online with other craft vloggers. We love making our own craft how to videos, but we would also love to find other crafters out there that are creating great craft videos. If you are a craft vlogger please shoot us an email with a link to your YouTube channel, or website where we can see you in action. Who knows we may want to partner with some of you in the near future to do a product review, host a giveaway, or just feature your video on one of our popular craft blogs. Can’t wait to hear from you. Happy vlogging!
If you are a craft vlogger please email us at, firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the third week of our Month of Martha Giveaway, the prize up for grabs were two Martha Stewart prize packs filled with the following:
A bottle of gold or silver gilding
One pack of the mineral or the gemstone glitter transfer sheets
One pack of the metallic foil transfer sheets
A 3 color assortment of paint from the new paint line
This week’s winners are…
Nancy Woo & Judy Sharer
Thank you to everyone that entered. If you did not win this week, don’t fret. We have one more week filled with a great giveaway featuring products from the new Martha Stewart Craft Line. Be sure to check back here on Monday to find out when the next giveaway begins, and the products we will be giving away next.
Recycled and rehabbed projects are some of my favorite. I love to see someone take something that was once drab to fab. I came across this cool Mod Podge chair, that was made by Vivienne from the V Spot. I love this! This is such a unique and creative project. Vivienne patched up the damaged areas of the chair with spackle, then sanded, primed, and painted the edges. She used Mod Podge to cover the slats with a green, geometric print fabric. Click here to see more from the V Spot. Have you made any recycled or rehabbed projects lately?