October 4, 2012
The worldwide celebration of plaid is coming TOMORROW: October 5, also known as Plaidurday, is a worldwide holiday and celebration of plaid! To celebrate, all you have to do is wear something plaid!
Last year several Plaid employees got in on the Plaidurday fun. Click this link http://paintmeplaid.com/2011/10/10/we-celebrated-plaidurday/ to read about our 2011 celebration. We will be promoting Plaidurday on our social media channels, to encourage all of our fans and followers to participate.
Mark your calendars for the second annual Plaidurday celebration on Fri., Oct. 5! For more information on this event visit the official website, http://plaidurday.com/about.
October 4, 2012
What once was new will soon become old, but special things are give the title vintage. These items are not just looked at as old, but they are timeless. The vintage look is one that people want to emulate with their wardrobe and in their homes. Vintage is a trend that is very popular this time of year. It can be seen on several Halloween themed projects. Check out these vintage pumpkins created with Mod Podge. Use old book pages give these pumpkins a vintage look! This is a simple project that any level crafter can create. Below are all the materials you will need, and the complete instructions.
Mod Podge Matte – CS11305, FolkArt Acrylic Paint – 479 Pure Black
Three Funkins different sizes, Glass candle holder, Black spray paint, Old book with text, Black “Wispy” yarn, Black craft boa, Large black crow, Plastic Spiders, Kraft knife
- Rip and glue pieces of book pages onto pumpkins overlapping to cover each pumpkin. Give pumpkins a coat of Mod Podge to seal.
- Remove stem from large pumpkin and medium pumpkin with kraft knife.
- Paint stem of small pumpkin with Pure Black.
- Glue yarn vertically around large and medium pumpkins creating sections (secure yarn on top and bottom of pumpkin)
- With kraft knife, make small slits around stem of small pumpkin. Use blunt side of kraft knife to “push” in ends of yarn to secure as you create wedges with yarn around pumpkin.
- Remove legs from crow. Use hot glue to attach boa around top of large pumpkin forming a nest. Glue crow in center.
- Glue bottom of large pumpkin to candle holder and small pumpkin to top of medium pumpkin.
- Glue spiders randomly around pumpkins.