In addition to Halloween the month of October is also about celebrating Breast Cancer awareness. Since the most popular crafting surface this month is pumpkins, it’s only fitting that pink pumpkins have been popping up all over the web. Below are a few pink pumpkins we have found that will hopefully provide you with some inspiration. Pink paint plus a pumpkin make a wonderful match. Create pink pumpkins to spread awareness and show your support. Let us know if you have created your own pink pumpkin.
One of the hottest back to school craft trends are DIY notebooks. These projects can be made for all age levels from kindergarten to college. DIY notebooks can be found all over the web, and below are just a few that caught our eye. These notebooks are all very creative, and utilize different crafting supplies and techniques. If you are looking for even more DIY notebook ideas check out Pinterest. There are so many great projects on there, and you will definitely find lots of inspiration. Have you created a DIY notebook for yourself or for your kids recently? If so, please leave a comment below telling us what you made.
Mini Friendship Notebooks from The Peaceful Mom
Felt DIY Notebook by Kid Giddy
Washi Tape Notebook by Sister Dipity
Trend alert! Union Jack is currently one of the hottest trends on the scene right now. The Union Flag, commonly known as the Union Jack, is the flag of the United Kingdom. Unless you have been living under rock it shouldn’t be hard to figure out why this pattern is in high demand at the moment. The 2012 Summer Olympics are currently taking place in London. Once the games began the Union Jack pattern has been popping up on all sorts of items, and thanks to Pinterest it is not hard at all to find some great inspiration. If you would like to get in on this trend, and show your spirit for these Olympic games consider giving some of your home decor a little British makeover. Take a look at the pictures below to get some inspiration on a new home decor craft project to start.
Create some Union Jack pillows to add to a neutral colored couch. These accessories will definitely make the couch pop.
If you’re a techie you will love this laptop cover idea.
Who says Union Jack can only be blue, red, and white? Try mixing it up with some vibrant colors as shown above.
One of the newest products we recently released are the new podgeable shapes. In this video hosted by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza, they will introduce you to podgeable shapes. Designed by Cathie and Steve these podgeable shapes can be used to create several jewelry projects including pendants, statement necklaces, charm bracelets, and rings. With these new podgeable shapes you can ink, drill, paint, and Mod Podge them. These shapes are available at your local
Michaels and Plaid Online. Watch this video below or click here to view it.
Mason jars are all the rave right now in the craft world. They have quickly become one of the hottest surfaces to craft on this year. If you don’t believe me, try searching mason jars on Pinterest. You’ll be amazed with all the creations you will find. If you are looking for some different ways to decorate a mason jar today we are going to show you 5 ways. Angie from The Country Chic Cottage designed all 5 of these jars. They are so easy to make, and so unique. Angie used supplies from Plaid, which she found at her local Walmart. See all 5 designs below and click here to learn how to recreate them.
The Martha Stewart Craft paint line manufactured by Plaid Enterprises has several products. These products range from paints, finishes, to stencils. One of the lines most popular finishes is the Crackle Effect. Crackle finish gives a piece the aged look of peeling paint. Watch this video to learn all about this finish, and how to apply to your next craft project. Click here to view, or on the image below. Have you ever used the Martha Stewart crackle effect?
Have you heard of the term haul? If not don’t worry you are not alone. A haul is where a person will describe and show off items they have received or have purchased, on camera. I am sure some of you are wondering why would someone film themselves showing off products? I am sure people do it for different reasons, but mainly because it is fun to do. On YouTube you can find several thousand videos of people doing hauls. Some do makeup hauls, fashion hauls, and craft hauls. Below are two people who decided to create a craft haul, showing off some goodies they received from Plaid. Click here and here to watch. Would you or have you created a craft haul? If so leave a comment below, we’d love to watch it.
As you already know the craft industry is very trend focused, and these trends change from year to year. Whether you craft as a hobby or for your business, it’s very important to stay up to date on what’s in. We here at Plaid want to keep you in the know. Here is another trend you need to know, Polka dots are back! Can you believe it? This classic print always has a way of resurfacing throughout the years. This trend is popping everywhere from the runway to your craft room. Here is a little background on the polka dot. Polka dot is a pattern consisting of an array of filled circles, generally equally sized and spaced relatively closely in relation to their diameters. This pattern can be seen in several different colors and sizes. Below are just a few crafts with Polka Dots in them. Have you created a craft lately that includes Polka Dots?
Have you seen this pattern before? I don’t know about you, but I have been seeing this all over the place. I have seen in on several craft and interior sites, and just the other day I even saw it in Target. The name of this pattern is called, Chevron. The Chevron pattern is definitely one of the hot trends in crafting for 2012. Here is a little bit of information about the Chevron patter. It is an inverted V-shaped pattern. This pattern has been around for a long time. The chevron occurs in early art including designs on pottery and rock carvings. Early examples of this pattern can be traced all the way back to 1800 BC. I guess it’s true that trends always find a way to resurface. Below are some examples of the Chevron pattern used in crafts/DIY projects, as well as home decor. We here at Plaid have several projects in the works, that incorporate this pattern. Be on the lookout for those soon. Have you created any recent project using the Chevron pattern?