June 1, 2012
This week on Paint Me Plaid we hosted a wonderful giveaway. Plaid has a line of specialty bottle toppers, that are currently available at Walmart and Plaid Online. These bottle toppers help make painting even more fun, and allow you to create several paint techniques with ease. One lucky Paint Me Plaid reader will receive 3 of these toppers. The winner is…
(winner has been contacted by email)
Thanks to everyone that entered this giveaway. Don’t worry if you did not win this week, we will have another giveaway very soon. We have lots of new products coming out this month, and we will be giving some away. You are not going to want to miss these prizes up for grabs.
June 1, 2012
Howdy Plaid Crafters! I’m Kate from Cheap Crafty Mama and I am thrilled to be here today to share with you how I made this cute and simple Father’s Day footprint plaque! I am always a sucker for projects that involve my little artist’s hand and footprints. I’m blown away by how quickly he grows and want to remember every step along the way!
I am a former professional decorative painter turned stay-at-home-mom and I am always creating new things. I love to make crafts, gifts, food, home decor/renovations, crafts with kids and blog about how to do all of those things! Please come visit me at cheapcraftymama.com to join in the fun! Also I would love for you to visit my weekly linky party called “Pin It and Win It Wednesdaay”– where you can win free ad-space on my blog!
This year for Father’s day we made this adorable footprint plaque. I think it turned out super cute and you will be amazed by how simple it is to make!
You will need:
- a pre-cut piece of wood (mine is from Hobby Lobby)
- 1 piece of scrapbook paper (Hobby lobby as well)
- Mod Podge
- acrylic paint (I used Folk Art “coffee bean”, “barnwood”, and white)
- white paint pen
- paint brush (I love this Martha Stewart Crafts brush!)
To get started, trace the front of the wood panel onto the back of the scrapbook paper and cut it out. Paint a layer of Mod Podge on the wood…
…and stick the paper to it.
Next, paint your child’s foot white and stamp it on the paper. I couldn’t take any pictures of myself doing this because I had to work really fast before he got paint everywhere! I kept him in his highchair so he wouldn’t be able to escape and had a wet rag handy to wipe off the paint as soon as we were done.
Once the footprint is dry you can paint another layer of Mod Podge on top of the plaque. I also painted the sides of the wood brown and dry-brushed on some “barnwood” paint to make it look a little distressed.
When the Mod Podge is dry, the last step is to write the message using the white paint pen. That’s all there is to it, and now you have a cute keepsake for a great Dad!
I hope you all have a fabulous Father’s Day and I hope to see you at Cheap Crafty Mama