April 28, 2012
By now you probably know that Mod Podge is an essential product to craft with, but did you know it could be used on furniture projects as well? Here is a video that displays a great example of this. Watch this video to see how a basic black table was recreated into a stylish table, all with the help of some Mod Podge. To view this video click here, or push play below.
- mod podge
- sponge brush
- something with a flat edge for smoothing
April 26, 2012
One of my favorite surfaces to craft on is plates. I like to use this surface, because there are so many creative things one can create with them. Take these vintage style plates. They are so elegant, and stylish. One look at these and they are sure to garner several oohs and ahhs. These vintage style plates would make a lovely Mother’s Day gift or could be the perfect accompaniment at a ladies luncheon. Try using photographs or even writing a poem or personal message. To create these plates you will need some FolkArt and Mod Podge. Below is complete list of supplies, and instructions. Have you ever created a craft project using plates?
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Licorice, 2 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
2 clear glass dinner plates, Tissue paper from an old sewing pattern, 2 old book pages with text, Black scrapbook paper, Silhouette images or photographs, Foam paintbrush, Small detail scissors, Sandpaper
1. Silhouette images with small scissors.
2. Tear tissue paper into 3 or 4 inch pieces. Set aside.
3. Cut each book page into a circle slightly larger than the images.
4. Use the black scrapbook paper to cut two circles approx. 3/8 inch larger than each book page (make sure it’s not larger than the base of the plate).
5. Adhere the silhouettes to the center of each book page with Mod Podge carefully smoothing out any bubbles with your fingers. Glue to the back of the glass plate.
6. Use Mod Podge to adhere the black paper circles over the book pages smoothing out any bubbles with your fingers.
7. Randomly attach the tissue papers to the back of the plate overlapping as you work allowing the papers to extend the edges of the plate. Allow to dry.
8. Use sandpaper to remove excess tissue paper from the edges of the plates. Sand towards the back of the plate in one direction.
9. Paint the base of the plate with Licorice.
Note: Wipe the plate clean with a dry cloth. Keep away from water.
April 23, 2012
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, why not make something cute and useful for Mom? This jewelry box by Cathie and Steve is a great craft to make and gift to give. Mom can keep all her trinkets, and jewelry organized in this classic looking box. Here’s how to make it.
First, gather these supplies:
- Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
- Mod Podge ® Professional Tool Set
- FolkArt ® Metallics – Royal Gold, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Parchment, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Autumn Leaves, 2 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Wood jewelry box, Small screwdriver, Foam paintbrush, Loose bristle paintbrush for dry brushing, Ruler, Scissors, Scrapbook papers, Hot glue, Ribbons, and Silk Flowers
1. Using a small screwdriver, remove the hinges from the jewelry box. Paint the lid of the box with Autumn Leaves (You will only need to paint the base of the lid and the edges). Paint two coats if needed. Paint the base of the box with Parchment paint.
2. Dip the end of the loose bristle brush into Royal Gold paint. Tap of the excess paint so the brush is almost dry. Lightly and quickly brush over the entire lid and base of the box. Use a real light hand so the colors still show through.
3. Trim the scrapbook papers to fit the top and side of the box. To create a tattered edge, tear the tops of the papers so the core shows.
4. Working on top of the lid, apply a thick coat of Mod Podge. Apply Mod Podge to the back of the trimmed paper. Position the paper on top of the lid. Use the brayer to smooth the paper and to prevent air bubbles. Wait 15 min. and top coat with a layer of Mod Podge. Repeat this step on the sides of the box.
5. Once all the Mod Podge is dry. Hot glue ribbon around the base of the box. Glue ribbons and silk flowers to the top of the box.
April 16, 2012
Happy Monday! Hope you had an awesome weekend. Did you happen to do any crafting over the weekend, or discover a new craft to create? This weekend I did discover a very chic and creative project. Check out this DIY Bib Necklace, made with fabric Mod Podge. Stacie from Stars for Streetlights designed this necklace. Isn’t it so cute? I love seeing crafts that can be worn. Bib necklaces are very on trend right now and can be worn with a basic top or dress, to add a little pizazz. As you can see Stacie paired her necklace with a basic denim top. It is a great accessory to add to your wardrobe, and best of all you can make it yourself. Below you will find the supplies needed for this project, and the first few steps on how to create this. To see the full tutorial, click here.
-Fabric Mod Podge
-Brush to spread Mod Podge
-Needle & Thread
-Beads, sequins, etc.
Step 1: First you need to take your silk flowers and tear them off their stems. I used similar colors, but you can always use a variety of colors to make a more vibrant necklace.
Next, you trace the outline of your necklace base on the fabric. Make sure you have 2 layers of fabric because you will sew them together. Stitch around your outline leaving two little spots on the sides where your ribbon will go.
Flip your sewn shape inside out and stitch the ribbons inside the little bib. I took my iron and ironed the shape flat, I think it just makes it more flat and crisp.
Click here to see the remaining steps on how to create this project.
April 13, 2012
It’s the end of another week, and that means it is time to announce the winner of this week’s giveaway. This week on Paint Me Plaid we are giving away a Mod Podge variety pack. Inside this variety pack it will include, Dimensional Magic, and three 8oz. Mod Podge formulas: Gloss, Matter, and Gold Shimmer. We had a huge amount of entries in this giveaway. These items are pretty popular amongst crafters, because there is a limitless amount of creative projects you can create.
(winner has been contacted by email)
Thanks to everyone that entered our giveaway this week. We will be having another shortly, so be sure to check back on Paint Me Plaid to be notified. Have a great weekend.
April 11, 2012
Now that winter is gone, it is time to update your springtime accessories. That means it is time to add some bright and bold beautiful colors into your wardrobe. This faux enamel flower necklace is a perfect addition for this time of year. This retro inspired craft is not just fun, but it’s also fashionable. This necklace was found over on the craft blog, Take Your Vitamin C. Below are the supplies you will need to create this project, and to learn how to make it click here.
Supplies you will need
- heavy paper: I used both 90 lb. watercolor paper and posterboard, they worked equally well
- cardstock: solid brights
- Fiskars punches: I used 1″ circle, a heart, 2 sizes of oopsie daisy, and a large scalloped circle
- Plaid’s Dimensional Magic in clear
- Mod Podge for paper, or your favorite paper adhesive that will hold with moisture
- white acrylic paint (optional)
- small flat paintbrush (for Mod Podge)
- buttons or gems for flower centers
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- wire cutters (if you have shank buttons)
March 31, 2012
Yesterday we shared a hair accessory project you could create with Mod Podge, and today we wanted to show another Mod Podge craft project. Not sure if you have gotten hooked on watching craft how to videos, but I sure have. I could spend hours watching crafty videos on YouTube, because they are so fun to watch and many are simple to do. In this video you will learn how to make a wooden letter bow holder. The supplies used in this project include a wooden letter, found at Hobby Lobby, scrapbook paper, and Mod Podge. Hope you like it, and create your own. Click the image below, or here to watch.
March 9, 2012
It’s March and that also means it is National Craft Month. Since this month is all about celebrating crafts, we also wanted to celebrate people who craft. All month long we will be introducing you to some craft bloggers. 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, Malia, from Yesterday on Tuesday.
Happy National Craft Month, everyone! March is here and Spring has (almost) sprung. When I think of spring, I think of birdies chirping and sweet little nests. It’s easy and fun to make your own cute nests with some simple supplies including Mod Podge.
Paper Bag Nests
Supplies: Cling Wrap, Mod Podge, paper lunch bags, a small bowl and a paper shredder!
Cut some strips out of the paper bags 1 1/2-2 inches thick
Meanwhile shred up some paper lunch sacks
Cover the bowl with Cling Wrap
Using a foam brush, paint Mod Podge on the paper strips and press around bowl to make the nest shape. Nest dab Mod Podge on empty spots and gently press paper shreds in
Let it dry overnight
To separate the bowl and nest gently peel back Cling Wrap. Trim top of nest.
Then you get to feather your nest…
With a bird… (Dollar Store find)
Or there’s always eggs!
March 7, 2012
Springtime is fast approaching. Aren’t you excited? I know I am. I much more prefer the warmer months, than winter ones. Although spring isn’t officially here yet I have already begun getting in the mood for it, by creating spring themed crafts. Apparently I am not the only person doing this. I have come across several other crafters who are doing the same. One of my favorite craft blogs, Tatertots & Jello, recently created this springtime themed craft. I love a craft you can wear, and these necklaces are so charming. Jen created these using a few supplies including, scrapbook paper, stickers, and Plaid’s Dimensional Magic. This is such a great project. To see how this was made, head on over to Tatertots & Jello.
Scrapbook Paper or Stickers, Metal, Wood or Chipboard — for the back of the pendants, Mod Podge, Dimensional Magic, Necklace Bails, Ribbon or Chain
Click here to learn step by step on how to create this project.
February 14, 2012
Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope today you will have a lovely and happy day. In case you have sometime to craft today here is a great project that you can create. This decoupaged Valentine jar is not only cute, but it’s a useful craft. Store all your Valentine’s Day goodies in this jar, and display it in your home or office. This jar was designed by, Sherrie Ragsdale. See a list of supplies, and the instructions for this project below.
Red paper with white dots, Red and white striped paper, Pink paper with white dots, Pink ribbon, Pink buttons, Hot glue gun, & Jar
- Cut out red/white dot paper to fit the lid of jar and the front of jar. Glue in place.
- For the front of the jar, cut out a square from the red paper with dots. Next, cut out a slightly smaller square (approximately 1/2 smaller square), from the striped paper. Center and adhere smaller square to larger square using Mod Podge as your glue.
- Cut out one small heart from the red striped paper and one small heart from the pink paper with white dots. Set aside.
- Cut out a medium heart from the red paper with dots and a medium heart from the solid pink paper. Set aside.
- Glue medium pink heart to the top. Center and glue small striped heart on top of pink heart.
- Glue medium red dotted heart on top of the square paper. Center and glue small pink heart on top of red heart.
- Glue the square paper with attached hearts to the front of the jar.
- Add pink bow and buttons as shown in photo using hot glue.