We are sure you are aware that Mother’s Day is less than a month away. Have you thought about what you’re going to make your mom? This year we really want to inspire you to create something handmade. There are tons of great things you can make, take these scroll and swirl silkscreen cake dishes.
Are you or your kids a messy crafter? Come on be honest. If you are know that it’s perfectly normal to be a little messy, while you are being crafty. It kind of goes with the territory, but lucky for you we here at Plaid create products with our consumer in mind.
It’s Monday! Welcome back from the weekend. Have you begun making preparations for Mother’s Day? This special occasion is less than a month away, and will be here before you know it. This year make it an extra special one, by creating something handmade.
With love in the air for one of the most popular seasons to get married, many engaged couples are finalizing their wedding plans. With wedding dates sets, many of you maybe a guest at one of these upcoming nuptials. Not sure what to get the bride and groom? How about something personalized? Check out this love photo box designed by Julie Lewis. This photo box is very sentimental, and is something the happy couple can display proudly in their home. To create this box you will need a few supplies, including some FolkArt paint. All the supplies needed can be found below, and click here to see the complete instructions. Feel free to change up the colors with other FolkArt paints. Perhaps match the colors on the box to the couple’s wedding colors.
- Plaid ® Wood Surfaces – Heart Box
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Pink Melon, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Summer Peach, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Gold, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Baby Pink, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Metallics – Pure Gold, 2 oz.
Flat brush ½”
Liner brush #1
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you may be a bit more sentimental than usual. That’s totally ok, and in fact those warm and fuzzy feelings can translate nicely into a romantic craft project. Check out this romantic collage photo block designed by Cathie and Steve. This Valentine season create a romantic mixed media photo block with Mod Podge photo transfer and embellishments. If you are new to the photo transfer technique, this project will serve as a great introduction to it. This is a project any level crafter can create. Make this photo block to give as a gift or keep around your home. It’s sure to make your heart skip a beat whenever you see it. All the supplies for this project can be found below, and click here to see the instructions. To see more from Cathie and Steve click here.
- Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
- FolkArt ® Painting Stencils – Laser – Words/Phrases – Love
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Engine Red, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Metallics – Sequin Black, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Metallics – Antique Copper, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Metallics – Inca Gold, 2 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Photo Transfer Medium, 2 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Antique Matte, 8 oz.
Wood cube block
Photocopy of a photo
Ribbons and trims
Need a last minute gift idea? Well we have you covered. The other day we discovered these snowflake treat containers on the blog, Young Married Chic. Kris created these containers using several Martha Stewart craft products. This is such a chic and easy to make gift. The best thing about this project is that it’s a functional gift that can be used. Kris used Martha Stewart paints, and stencils to design these containers. To see all the supplies you will need along with their instructions click here.
Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Check out Plaid Enterprises’ 2012 holiday gift guide. We have compiled a list of gifts that would make any crafter smile with glee. Believe it or not the holiday season is here, and if you need to get a jump on shopping we’ve got you covered. All the items listed below can be purchased on line by clicking the link or the image. These gifts are perfect for any level crafter. Now you can complete all your shopping in one place. So what are you waiting for finish your shopping early, so you can relax with some hot cocoa.
It’s a special time of year for several young people out there. It’s graduation time! If you have a loved one graduating this month here is a way you can help them preserve their memories of this historic day. Create this graduation memories book. Debbie Saenz designed this project, and you can use this as an autograph book, a mini scrapbook, or even as a special card. Below are all the supplies and instructions you will need to make this book.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Teddy Bear Tan, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Wicker White, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Licorice, 2 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Matte, 16 oz.
2 large wooden stars (approx. 9 inches), 3 smaller gold wooden stars, Yellow scrapbook paper, 5 to 10 pieces of cardstock (these will be the pages of your book), binder rings, 4 silver eyelets 3/16”, 4 pieces of 8″ ribbon, Large black stickers to spell “Graduation”, Small black stickers to spell child’s name and memories, 1 graduation cap sticker, 3 red star stickers, Black permanent ink marker, Sandpaper, Drill with 3/16” drill bit
- Sand stars smooth and wipe clean.
- Cut out the pages for your book (Use a large star as a template making your pages slightly smaller than the size of the large star); set aside.
- Base-coat one side and the edges of each large star with Licorice (This will be the inside of front and back covers of the book); allow to dry.
Happy Monday crafters! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Father’s Day is almost here! A simple wood caddy, personalized for your dad makes a great gift. You can put a few new tools into it, or maybe Dad’s favorite snacks. The chalkboard front allows you to put a loving message, a “Honey Do” list (ahem), or even a reminder of when the game is on! Laura Bray designed and created this awesome and useful Father’s Day craft. This project is very simple to make, and it will take up to 2 hours to complete. See the supplies and instructions to create this project below. To see more projects by Laura check out her blog, Katydiddys.
FolkArt Acrylic Paint-436 Engine Red, FolkArt Acrylic Paint-479 Pure Black, Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Chalkboard Acrylic Craft Paint-32218 Gray, Mod Podge
Unfinished wood caddy, Wood monogram letter, Polka dot scrapbook paper, 3D sticky dots
- Paint the front panel of the caddy in the chalkboard paint. Paint at least two coats, allowing it to dry at least one hour between coats.
- Paint two coats of red paint onto the caddy.
- Paint the wood letter black.
- When all the paint is dry, cut a piece of scrapbook paper to fit the inside bottom of the caddy. Glue it down with Mod Podge.
- Cut strips of scrapbook paper to embellish the front of the caddy as shown. Apply them to the front of the caddy using Mod Podge.
- Apply 3D sticky dots to the back of the monogram letter and attach to the front of the caddy.
- Allow the chalkboard to cure for at least 24 hours before using. To condition it, lightly rub chalk over the surface, erase and then write your message.
Howdy Plaid Crafters! I’m Kate from Cheap Crafty Mama and I am thrilled to be here today to share with you how I made this cute and simple Father’s Day footprint plaque! I am always a sucker for projects that involve my little artist’s hand and footprints. I’m blown away by how quickly he grows and want to remember every step along the way!
I am a former professional decorative painter turned stay-at-home-mom and I am always creating new things. I love to make crafts, gifts, food, home decor/renovations, crafts with kids and blog about how to do all of those things! Please come visit me at cheapcraftymama.com to join in the fun! Also I would love for you to visit my weekly linky party called “Pin It and Win It Wednesdaay”– where you can win free ad-space on my blog!
This year for Father’s day we made this adorable footprint plaque. I think it turned out super cute and you will be amazed by how simple it is to make!
- a pre-cut piece of wood (mine is from Hobby Lobby)
- 1 piece of scrapbook paper (Hobby lobby as well)
- Mod Podge
- acrylic paint (I used Folk Art “coffee bean”, “barnwood”, and white)
- white paint pen
- paint brush (I love this Martha Stewart Crafts brush!)