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.
February 13, 2012
By: Candie Cooper (To see more crafts from Candie check out her blog, Candie Cooper’s Journal)
I was thinking back to my own school days. About this time twenty-five years ago my mom and I would be working on my Valentine Box. You know the ones–they house all the little notes classmates give to one another. One year it was wrapped in red paper with conversation hearts glued on, another it looked like a mini mailbox. So fun! I was trying to think of a quick-to-make-Valentine box and this is what I came up with. It’s a retro clutch disguised as a Valentine holder!
Pick up clutches at the second hand store, then grab some embellishments, ribbons, Mod Podge, Extreme Glitter, Martha Stewart Glitter paints and paint brushes. You may need some Folk Art paint too.
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February 11, 2012
Everyone now a days is looking for ways to take something old, and make it new again. Upcycling, and renewing are very big craft trends right now. Here is a video that will show you how to take a plain clock, and spruce it up with some Mod Podge. This is such a cool project to create. The video is very short, and easy to understand. You can update you home decor without buying anything from a department store. Upcycling your interior furnishings does not have to be expensive. You can create something chic for your home, at an affordable price. Have you renewed any of your home furnishings lately?
January 4, 2012
Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is coming soon. It will be here before you know it. I know you are probably just beginning to take down your Christmas decorations, and recuperate from the holidays. Valentine’s Day is most likely not on your mind yet, but we wanted to get you in the mood and share some adorable projects you can create. Hopefully with this advance notice, you can get started early this year on your Valentine’s Day crafts. If you are looking for a less traditional Valentine’s craft to make, try this Valentine’s Plate Trio. These personalized plates make a great statement piece on Valentine’s Day! This project was created by, Jane Chandler. You will not need many supplies to create this. The main product used is Mod Podge Matte. Click here to learn how to make this chic Valentine’s Day project.
July 27, 2011
The beauty industry is getting very crafty. There are several new nail trends that are being inspired by longtime craft techniques. You probably are used to using a crackle finish to add an antique effect to a painting, or a piece of furniture. Or you are used to decoupaging a frame, plate, or tray. Well now believe it or not, you can take these same craft techniques, and infuse them on your nails. A few of the hottest trends with nail polishes today is the crackle effect, decoupaging, and tie dye. Many big beauty companies are backing this trend by rolling out entire lines inspired by craft techniques. Sally Hansen and OPI are leading the pack when it comes to this cool new nail trend. Have you, or would you try this trend? If so please leave a comment and let us know.
April 6, 2011
A big welcome to Plaid designer Chris Williams – you’re going to love her Easter basket and eggs!
Ok, so this is my first offcial post on Paint Me Plaid. When Amy asked me to help her create a fun Easter basket with eggs, I was up for the challenge! Immediately I located a cute wood box/planter, some paper mache eggs, colorful beads, some ribbon that became my inspiration, wire, my normal painting supplies and of course a colorful palette of FolkArt Acrylics. Here is my supply list:
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April 1, 2011
Of course there are the standard issue plastic woven Easter baskets, but this year I’m looking for something just a little more original! I happened upon Kelly’s chalkboard Easter baskets at Running With Glitter, and I was impressed. As Kelly says, “these can be used long after Easter!” You see, one side is decoupaged (with our favorite decoupage medium Mod Podge!) and the side you see above uses FolkArt Chalkboard paint. See Kelly’s tutorial and how she plans to use them all year right here.
March 16, 2011
Are you a fan of vintage framed art? I am. There are many techniques to dressing up a frame, but I like this one by Pinky found at Much Ado About Nothing. Pinky used Apple Barrel paint and Mod Podge along with a heat gun to create some gorgeous faux crackle/distressing techniques. She also incorporated distressing ink which is SO FUN. The resulting artwork is beautiful – click here to see the full tutorial and pictures of the entire piece.