December 5, 2011
Since there are still 4 weeks left in the month of December, we wanted to continue spreading some holiday cheer by bringing back our Month of Martha Giveaway. The last time we did this 4 week long giveaway, it was to promote the release of the new Martha Stewart craft line (available at Michael’s now). Every week for a month, we will hold a giveaway, that will have a different prize from the new line up for grabs. Every Monday at noon we will announce a new giveaway prize, and announce the winners of that week’s prize on Friday afternoon. This week’s giveaway will include, an assortment or glitter paint colors, a 6 oz. bottle of glitter finish, the 3 piece utility brush set, and an adjustable striping brush. We are giving away this amazing kit to 2 lucky Paint Me Plaid blog readers. Don’t forget to subscribe to Paint Me Plaid so that you always are alerted about our giveaways.
An assortment of glitter paints
6 oz. Glitter Finish
Utility Brush Set
All you have to do is leave a comment below telling us what you would use these products to create? For extra entries (leave a separate comment for each):
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The contest will end Friday December 9th, 2011 at 12 noon EST.
December 5, 2011
We here at Paint Me Plaid love to showcase the amazing crafts that other craft bloggers create, but in addition to showing off their crafts we want to spotlight the crafter as well. Today we have a guest blogger, Laura. Enjoy!
Hello my all my Plaid-painted friends! I’m Laura Bray. I work as a professional craft designer, writer, and lifestyle expert. You can visit me and learn all about my crafty life as the wife of physicist, mother to a six year old girl, and a crafter-at-large, on my blog at www.katydiddys.blogspot.com.
I call my style Creative Nostalgia™. I love traditional home arts, but like to put a modern twist to them. I love to share simple tips to help creative find balance in their lives. If you like to craft, sew, embroider, and cook, you’ll find lots of inspiration on my blog.
Today, I thought I would share a tutorial for creating some cute clothespin ornaments. It doesn’t get any more retro than that, does it? I know I still have some from my childhood hanging on my tree. This is a great craft to do with your little ones too!
Elf Clothespin Ornaments
- Paint your clothespin to represent skin tone and paint on some hair. If you want to make a boy elf, you can simply paint a pair of pants and shirt directly on the clothespin. Don’t forget to use a small brush to add a little face.
- Once paint is dry, glue an acorn cap to the doll’s head. You may want to cut simple clothes out of felt and glue them on.
- Add a hook to the top of the doll’s head or tie some fishing wire around the neck and hang on your tree.
See? Simple! You’ll still have time to make cookies. Happy Holidays!