August 13, 2013
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.
March 27, 2013
Do you need help getting organized? There is no time like the present. Spring is the perfect time of year to get organized, and we’ve got just the project to help you. Check out this stenciled chalkboard command center. We discovered this project on the blog Gingerly Made. Ginger designed this project using FolkArt chalkboard paint, and stencils from our new FolkArt Handmade Charlotte Stencil line. Make this project and hang it in your kitchen, office, or garage. To see how you can recreate this command center click here.
January 14, 2013
By Laura – Rethunk Junk
A popular and growing niche in crafting is repurposing old furniture into new and exciting things. There is someone we know who is talented in this area beyond belief, Laura from Rethunk Junk. Laura is a designer who has a special talent for turning old furniture pieces into beautiful works of art. She recently made this awesome wall organizer out of an old headboard. Don’t take our word for it. Read below how she did this, and see the pictures to prove it. Enjoy!
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January 7, 2013
The start of a new year, is the perfect time to get your home organized. We all are guilty of having areas in our home that could use a little help. A great way to organize items in your home is to use organizing containers. Now containers are easy to find, but we have a project that will show you how to make a unique set. This set of organizers that can be used in a bathroom, home office, or a craft room. Kindra Boroff designed these containers, and all the supplies and instructions are listed below.
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August 29, 2012
Have you tried creating craft project with chalkboard paint? Well if you answered no, I’m here to tell you it’s awesome. You can paint just about anything you want with it. I found 5 projects that will inspire you to get out your paintbrushes, and buy some chalkboard paint. FolkArt’s chalkboard paint is pretty amazing! I’ve used it on several projects and find myself painting everything with it. You can use it on paper cups for parties, glass jars for cookies, and even cover your walls with it. We picked projects below that will get your imagination wheels spinning. Happy painting!
DIY Chalkboard Globe
DIY Chalkboard Headboard
DIY Chalkboard Stairs
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August 21, 2012
Frames are a staple crafting surface. There are endless possibilities one can create with them. If you are new to crafting, painting frames are a great way to experiment with different paint textures and techniques. Below are 10 frames created with FolkArt paints. Enjoy these projects, and hopefully one of them will inspire you to paint.
Square Wood Picture Frame
Buttons and Birdie Frame
Girl’s Chalkboard Flower Frame
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August 6, 2012
This jumbo chalkboard is a great craft to make just in time for back to school. Today for many kids here in Georgia, they will be heading back to class. With their busy schedules it’s nice to have a place in your home to post reminders, or words of encouragement. Julie Lewis, one of Plaid’s talented designers, made this project. Create this chalkboard using FolkArt acrylic paint, FolkArt chalkboard paint, and FolkArt extreme glitter. This is a great project perfect for all craft levels. Here’s to a great school year!
- Plaid ® Wood Surfaces – Plaques – Ladybug
- Plaid ® Wood Surfaces – Plaques – Oval
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Parisian Pink, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Chalkboard Paint – Black, 8 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Moon Yellow, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Red, 2 oz.
- Plaid ® Craft Stencils – Value Packs – Home Décor
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Lipstick Red, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Wicker White, 2 oz.
Flat brush ¼” – ½”
Stencil brush ¼” – ½”
Black grosgrain ribbon
Ultra fine permanent black marker
- Base coat body of ladybug Lipstick Red and head Wicker White.
- Apply several coats of Red glitter to body of ladybug. Let dry.
- Paint edge of plaque Moon Yellow. Apply several coats of chalkboard paint to plaque referring to bottle for application instructions.
- Apply border element design from stencil around outer edge of plaque in Wicker White. Stencil random elements to ladybug in Parisian Pink.
- Create all dots by dipping opposite end of paintbrush into paint.
- Use extremely dry stencil brush to apply cheeks. Add face details with marker.
- Wrap and glue ribbon around neck of lady bug and tie in a bow. Glue ladybug to oval plaque.
June 22, 2012
Happy Friday! Summer is officially here and that means it is time to get outside. This time of year is all about outdoor activities. Are you planning a cookout or picnic? If so, you will need some outdoor equipment to help store different items. Check out what Jen from Tatertots and Jello created. This tailgate picnic party is so festive and fun. Looking at this project makes me want to go on a picnic this weekend. Jen was able to get all the supplies for this project from Walmart. This project uses chalkboard paint, FolkArt paints, and Plaid’s paint toppers. Click here to see Jen’s shopping trip to Walmart, and learn how she made this great summer project. Have an awesome weekend.
June 8, 2012
Yay it’s Friday! And you know that means it’s time to get ready to craft over the weekend. If you are stumped trying to think of a project to create, try adding some designs to your kitchen accessories. Melissa from the blog no. 2 Pencil created these painted wooden spoons, and updated these cutting boards. Some of the products Melissa used included Apple Barrel paints and chalkboard paint. All the supplies used in these projects came from Walmart. Get creative in your kitchen this weekend, and spice things up a bit. Click here to see Melissa on her shopping trip to Walmart, and to learn how she designed these awesome DIY kitchen crafts.
May 23, 2012
Enjoy crafting outdoors all summer long with this fantastic art center. The D.I.Y. giant art easel was not only extremely easy to make but we spent around $48.00 to make it. We used Apple Barrel paint and doors from our local hardware store. Your kids will enjoy the chalkboard on one side, and the painting station on the opposite side. This is an afternoon project and should only take you a few hours to complete.
Supplies You Will Need
FolkArt Chalkboard Paint -Black
Apple Barrel Neon Blue
Apple Barrel Cool Blue
Apple Barrel Neon Pink
Apple Barrel White
2 Un-finished doors
1 6ft 1×1
Collect all of your supplies from your local craft and hardware store.
Lay your un-finished doors flat on the ground and tape off your stripes in the width you would like to see them. We chose a wider stripe. Using the Apple Barrel paint, cover the taped-off areas with two layers of this fast drying acrylic paint.
Paint the other door with FolkArt chalkboard paint. We used three coats of paint to get the desired coverage.
Lay your dried doors paint side facing up. Screw hinges to the tops of the doors using hinge instructions. Cut two strips of 1×1 lumber to the width of your door. Screw the ledge in from the back at desired height. We put the ledge at our child’s waist.
Stand your hinged doors up and attach ribbons to each side to make the easel stable. We used finishing nails and a wide grosgrain ribbon. Nail your ribbon at the same height
as the ledge.
Your Giant art easel is done! Enjoy watching your kids paint and draw all summer long! Please email us in your completed projects. We would love to see them!