OMG! Now that the warmer months are here, it’s time to accessorize. The spring and summer are prime times to get creative and stylish with your fashion accessories. Instead of heading to a department store to buy something, why not make it?
Give handmade gifts this holiday season–handmade by you! We found 5 painted projects that will have everyone on your list singing carols of joy. We’re giving you the tutorials a little early, because Christmas will sneak up on us before we know it. Handmade presents take some preparation, but leave your friends and family feeling so loved. You’ll enjoy making these excellent crafts and your pals will love receiving them!
DIY Hand Painted Girls Dress Pattern and Tutorial
via Charm Stitch
DIY Hand Painted Clutch Pattern and Tutorial
via Little Pincushion Studio
A hot trend right now for spring and summer fashions are embellishments. This is a trend that can be seen on anything ranging from handbags, to tops. We here at Plaid want to share a cool way you can embellish your jeans with some sequins. Typically when you think of Plaid thoughts of paint, and mod podge may come to mind, but did you know we make sequins too? We are just full of surprises, and great products. Let me introduce you to Plaid’s no sew iron on sequins. Ideal for trimming t-shirts, evening wear, skating and dance outfits, costumes, jeans, and home décor/craft projects! Each package features complete application instruction, 1 sheet of iron-on placement film and care suggestions. A blog friend of ours, Anne from Wobisobi, used our sequins to re-style her jeans. This is such a chic project. It took barley anytime to create, and only requires a few supplies. Click here to see how Anne made this.
Thanks to everyone that entered our Simply Screen DIY Kit giveaway. We were very excited by all the entries we received. We can tell there are many fans of this item, because we had tons of entries. This is our second giveaway to help celebrate National Craft Month. We want to encourage you to be as crafty as possible this month. This week on Paint Me Plaid the prize we are giving away was 1 Simply Screen Silk Screen Kit. Create your own designs for unique, fun and funky t-shirts and wearables with Simply Screen™ Silk Screen Kit. The winner is…
(Winner has been notified by email)
We will be announcing another giveaway shortly, to celebrate National Craft Month. Make sure you subscribe to Paint Me Plaid so that you can be the first to know all about it. Have a great weekend!
I was tickled to find this Patina Penny Ring made by Erin at Crafts & Such. Why? It uses my absolute FAVORITE FolkArt color: Patina! If you are looking for an inexpensive and quick jewelry project (and not just because it’s a penny!), this is the one. The copper of the penny and the Patina are beautiful together, don’t you think? Make several for gifts – and have some good luck at the same time! Visit the tutorial on Erin’s blog right here.
Is it just me, or does it seem like we get through one holiday and then another is quick to come right afterwards? I find it so difficult to keep up sometimes! That’s why I appreciate simple crafts like this one – crafts that aren’t too complicated and make a big splash. We’re only a few weeks out from St. Patrick’s Day, so you might want to craft up a little something to wear. This shirt uses only one FolkArt Fabric color and the pattern is provided, so it’s easy-peasy. Go here for the project.