Is one of your favorite things about the holidays Santa Claus? Be honest. Whether your 5 or 65 years old people of all ages love Santa. If you are looking for a new and creative way to celebrate Santa then make these Santa Candleholders. Kindra Boroff designed this project using FolkArt Enamel and Extreme Glitter paints. This project makes a wonderful centerpiece on your holiday table, or place on top of a fireplace. This eye-catching craft is not for a beginner crafter. This is perfect for an intermediate or advanced level crafter. To see all the supplies you will need, along with the complete instructions see below.
Did you survive the Thanksgiving holiday? If so, then you probably are already preparing for the Christmas season. This holiday season add some sparkle to your home by adding some home décor that is sure to make you brighten up any space. Check out this fabulous candle holder created by Holli Nutter. To create this project Holli used FolkArt enamels and glitter. This holder would look wonderful on a mantle, or coffee table. This project is not recommended for the beginner crafter. Someone with a little more experience will do nicely with this project. To learn how to create this holder see below for all the materials needed, along with their instructions.
Welcome back from the weekend. To start your week off we wanted to share with you this amazing project designed by Julie Lewis. Create these thanks giving painted bottles. They are a beautiful statement for your mantel or holiday table. This collection of recycled bottles are given a a new purpose with FolkArt® Enamels™ paint and an elegant alphabet stencil. A touch of glitter on simple jute trim adds the final touch. So easy to create!…Here is all you will need:
FolkArt® Enamels™ Paint – 4005 Autumn Leaves, 4014 Burnt Sienna, 4015 Yellow Ochre, 4032 Licorice, 4119 Yellow Citron, 4121 Forest Moss, 4140 Aqua, FolkArt® Extreme Glitter – 2786 Gold, Stencil Decor® – 27751` Victorian Alphabet Upper Case
Assorted bottles, Glue, Toothpicks, Round brush, Daubers/Spouncers, Scissors, Rubbing alcohol, Wax paper, Paper towels, Foam plates
Assemble your supplies. Thoroughly wash your bottles with mild soap and water. Wipe with rubbing alcohol to remove any residue.
Get ready for fall by creating these wonderful Fall Hurricanes. Sherrie Ragsdale, a talented Plaid designer, created these hurricanes. This project is not for a beginner crafter. It is an intermediate level craft. These hurricanes will look lovely in any room in your home. Enjoy.
Large Hurricane Case, Medium Hurrican Case, Silk Fall Leaves, FolkArt Enamel, 4121 Forrest Moss, CS11301 Matte Mod Podge, 1534 Plaid ¾” Spouncer, ½” Flat Brush, ¾” Masking Tape, Rubbing Alcohol, Craft Knife
1. Wash vases with dish soap and then use rubbing alcohol to remove any residues. Tape off 3” from the bottom of the inside of hurricane vase. Tape off the bottom edge on the inside of the vase.
2. Using the ¾” spouncer, paint the inside of vase in between the tape with Forest Moss.
Gather these supplies: Aquatic garden vase, FolkArt Enamels Glitter Gold,FolkArt Enamels Wicker White and Yellow Citron, 1 ¼” spouncer, #5 round brush, Craft knife and blades, Cutting surface (mat or piece of glass),1 ½” stencil or painter’s tape, 1” button, Pencil. Lay tape in strips on cutting surface. Use a piece of glass or a craft mat.
Lay button down and trace with your pencil (it took 28 circles for this vase).
Cut circles with craft knife. Work carefully!
Looking for away to make your house a little more frightening for Halloween? We have the perfect project for you to create, these Haunted Glass Blocks. These blocks would be great to stage on your front porch or front window. It will serve as a warning sign to all those trick or treaters before they knock on your door for candy. This project is a little advanced, and not for the beginner crafter. It will take up to an hour and a half to complete. Glass blocks are a great surface to craft on, and the possibilities are endless with the messages you can create on them. All the materials you need are listed below, along with their instructions.
FolkArt Enamels- 4032 Licorice, 4008 Pure Orange, 4133 Lipstick Red
Martha Stewart Stencils-32260 Holiday Icons
Plaid Stencils-28498 8×10 Blank Stencils
Plaid Letter Stencils Packs-28872 2” Genie
Spouncer Variety Pack-28498
Xacto knife, 7 ½” glass blocks, Orange string lights
- Cut the flames stencils using the templates provided or create your own.
- Using the large spouncer and Lipstick Red, spounce the red flame to the glass blocks. Add a few coats if needed.
- When dry spounce the orange flame using Pure Orange.
- Stencil the letters and bat to the blocks as shown with Licorice.
Cotton swabs or a xacto knife is great to use to clean up any unwanted paint from the glass.
Double double toil and trouble! Get ready for some Halloween fun with this Witches Candle Cauldron project. Designed by Kindra Boroff these cauldrons would look great on your front porch, or as the centerpiece of a scary table. This project was created using FolkArt Enamels, Martha Stewart Stencils, and FolkArt Extreme Glitter. All the supplies you will need for this project can be found below, along with their instructions.
FolkArt Enamel Paint-4032 Licorice, 4119 Yellow Citron
FolkArt Extreme Glitter-2797 Black
Martha Stewart Adhesive Stencils-32307 Typewriter, 32304 Holiday Icons II
Spouncer value pack-28872
Spray primer, Foam paintbrush, 4 wood oval disks, Hot glue, Craft knife 7/8” dowel rod, 4” round wood plaque, 5×7 oval wood plaque, 4-wood screws, drill, Philips screwdriver, ¾” masking tape, Black felt, 5/8” Purple satin ribbon, 3/16” rhinestone chain, Hot glue, Glass vase, ½ yd. black tulle, scissors, 1” flat brush.
- Cut two dowel rods for each candle holder. For the larger cut 12” and for the smaller cut 9” dowel rods.
- Drill two holes in the round plaque and the oval plaque where you would screw the dowel rods to the plaques. Attach the dowel rods to the plaques with screws.
- Base-coat the oval and round plaque with Licorice. Paint the dowel rods with Yellow Citron.
- When dry tape off ¾” stripes on the dowel rod and paint with Licorice. When dry spounce a few coats of Black Extreme Glitter.
- Cut the shoes from the black felt using the pattern. Hot glue the fronts and toes of the felt shoes and attach. Apply a strip of hot glue to the bottom of the heel and attach around the dowel rod. Glue the back of the heels together. Hot glue a purple bow to the shoes as shown.
- Cut the tulle in half. Fold the cut piece in half and glue around the round plaque creating a ruffle look. Hot glue purple ribbon over the black tulle. Add the rhinestone chain.
- Stencil the spiders or the bats and words on the glass vase as shown with Licorice.
- Hot glue the rhinestone chain to the top of the vase.
- Hot glue the vase to candlesticks.
Happy Friday! Have any weekend plans? If you don’t, why not invite a bunch of friends over to catch up enjoy some beverages. The other day I found a very creative wine bottle idea. Check out these etched water carafe designed by Vivienne, from The V Spot. These bottles were created using FolkArt enamel paints. I have never seen anyone use these paints in this way. There are endless sayings and phrases you can put on these bottles. You can fill the wine bottles with whatever beverage you desire. Not only are these bottles great to bring out for a get together with friends, they would make wonderful wedding or housewarming gifts. To see how Vivienne made these bottle click here, and have a wonderful weekend.
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.
Jewelry crafting never goes out of style. There are so many cool and unique projects you can make that will add some flair to your wardrobe. In this video watch how easy it is to take a few items, along with some FolkArt enamel paint to create this unique and stylish copper necklace. Rachel Faucett from Handmade Charlotte takes you through each step, in this quick video. This is a perfect project to create anytime, what not try it today? See the video below, or click here to watch. Enjoy!