Join Cathie & Steve as they show you to make these easy monogrammed wine charms with Mod Podge – such an adorable gift idea paired with a bottle of wine! Now’s a great time to stock up on Mod Podge supplies – we’re offering $10 off orders over $40 in the Plaid Store!
We love homemade ornaments as a gift idea! Not only with the recipient think about you as they trim their tree every year, but it’s a fun way to give them something that fits their personality. Cathie & Steve designed some super cool ornaments with Mod Podge and FolkArt for us this year, and we’ve got one for everyone on your list! We’ve got the how-to for all five projects:
For your trendy friend, make them this cozy Yarn Wrapped Ornament in cool gray and white:
Did you love waking up this morning after the time change yesterday? With the end of Daylight Savings Time, fall is truly in the air! We excited about the fall colors and texture in these festive harvest projects done by our friends Cathie & Steve. They give us the full step-by-step on how to create these four projects:
Are you already thinking about entertaining this fall for Thanksgiving and beyond? We are! With November just 10 days away, we’re sharing some inspiration for fall entertaining with these four simple DIY place card holders. They’ll add an elegance to your tablescape and are great for mediating where guests sit to help facilitate the conversation flow.
Use these board game inspired place cards made with chalkboard paint from In My Own Style year round!
Transform a few clothespins into glam gold place card holders like this easy idea via Centsational Girl
Chip, chip hooray! October is National Cookie Month, giving us a reason to do something around here that we love (second to crafting, of course) – channeling our creativity into something we can eat! Glenda Lallatin, a former public relations team member, graciously shared this delicious recipe for Easy Potato Chip Cookies with us. The salty sweetness of these irresistible cookies make them a popular pick around Plaid!
POTATO CHIP COOKIES
1 c. butter
1/2 c. sugar
2 c. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. crushed plain potato chips
1/2 c. chopped nuts, if desired
Mix all ingredients. Roll into small balls; flatten with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Makes about two dozen.
Create your own mini collage pendant to accessorize your spooky style this Halloween! Get your Mod Podge jewelry crafting supplies in the Plaid Crafts Shop. Want more DIY ideas designed by Cathie & Steve? Check out four more projects just in time for Halloween!
- Mod Podge ® Podgeable Metal Pendant, Oxidized Brass
- Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Dimensional Magic, 2 oz.
Other Supplies you’ll need include:
- Halloween Papers
- Small flat paintbrush
- Beaded Chain
- Jewelry Pliers
- Handful of black
- Silver and Orange Beads
- Head Pins
- Wire Cutters
1. Begin with a rectangle Pendant Tray. Choose your background paper. Trim the paper to fit inside the pendant tray. Use layers of paper if desired.
2. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the pendant tray and to the back of the background paper. Position the background paper in the tray. Smooth with your fingers. Apply a top-coat of Mod Podge.
3. Using Mod Podge as a glue, attach gems to the design around the edge of the pendant well. Allow to dry for 2 hours.
4. Fill in the pendant with Dimensional Magic. Begin around the outer edge and fill until the entire pendant is covered. Dry for 24 hours in an undisturbed and non-drafty place.
5. Create the necklace by first laying out all your beaded chain. Begin by attaching a clasp to the chain with jumprings.
6. Attach a jumpring to the bail on the pendant. Attach the pendant to the chain.
7. Make beaded dangles by threading beads onto long headpins. Leaving enough room for making a loop, trim the end of the headpin. Using pliers, bend back the clipped end to form a loop, attach the loop to the pendant jumpring. Make as many as you wish. For this design we made 5 dangles.
Tip: While the Dimensional Magic is drying don’t move the pendant around or you might get air bubbles. If you do get an air bubble, use a sewing pin to pop it.
DIY Chalkboard Locker Mirror
Give your favorite back-to-schooler’s locker some bling with this adorable DIY chalkboard locker mirror! You’ll need FolkArt chalkboard paint, Mod Podge, and embellishments. Watch the video as Cathie & Steve show you how simple it is to put together this fun project that the student in your life is sure to love.