Doesn’t food look even tastier when it’s all dolled up? Trade in your plastic cake dome for a personalized glass one to glam up the best part of any meal – dessert! Over at Eclectically Vintage, Kelly uses our Martha Stewart Crafts™ glass paint line to rework a glass cake dome to punch up the personality factor. She chose the oh-so appropriate “Let Them Eat Cake” to etch onto her dome, but choose whatever makes you smile. Or, this is a fun place to personalize with your monogram! A perfect hostess gift with your own sweet homemade creation inside – they’ll be doubly impressed! Ready for the (surprisingly easy) how-to? Jump on over to Kelly’s blog for the full details.
Summer isn’t complete without a party, if you enjoy spending time with friends and family as much as we do! Centerpieces for entertaining help to set the mood of your event, and we have an easy idea for your next get together! Cathie & Steve crafted some fun Summertime Outdoor Candles, which are adorable either individually or grouped together as a centerpiece. The orange, citron and pink color palette we used is a vibrant pop of color, or get creative by using whatever palette works best for your event. PLAID Supplies
- Plaid ® Art Materials – Spouncers™ Set
- FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Pure Orange, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Metallic Silver Sterling, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Yellow Citron, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Parisian Pink, 2 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Outdoor, 16 oz.
- Rubbing alcohol
- Glass 7-day candle
- Low-tack painters tape (different widths)
- Scrapbook paper
- Foam paintbrush
Instructions 1. Wash the outside of the candle with hot water and soap. Once dry, wipe the candle with rubbing alcohol. 2. Near the top of the candle, apply strips of painters tape around the candle. 3. Dip the spouncer into one color of paint, tap off the excess paint and dap the spouncer onto the candle in one of the masked off sections. Repeat this with each color in a different section. Allow to dry. 4. Heat set the paint by following the instructions on the bottle of FolkArt Enamels. 5. On the lower portion of the candle, trim a piece of scrapbook paper to fit around the candle. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the back of the paper, position onto the candle, smooth with your fingers and allow to dry for 15 min. Top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge. Allow to dry. 6. Tie a ribbon around the candle for extra pop.
Happy Monday! Hello all you crafty people and welcome back from what we hope was a lovely July 4th weekend. With summer well underway today we thought it would nice to show you another summertime theme project. With the Martha Stewart crafts glass paints, there are truly unlimited possibilities to what you can create. Just take a look at these summer stripe glasses. Add a quick touch of color to the table with this fun striped serving set. How simple yet chic are they?
Looking for a cool way to upcycle a basic glass bottle? Why not decorate it with a timeless silkscreen design? Well now thanks to Martha Stewart craft products, you can select from several beautiful silkscreen designs. Using these silkscreens you will then use etching cream to apply onto the glass piece of your choice. In the post below take a look at how designer and Plaid Enterprises craft expert, Ed Roth uses a Martha Stewart silkscreen to embellish a basic glass bottle. Enjoy.
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.
Happy Friday everyone! To close out the workweek we wanted to share with you an amazing project. This project comes from Virginia of Fynes Designs. She recently took a crack crafting with Martha Stewart glass etching cream, and boy did she nail it. Check out this mirror she made. Isn’t it cool? This is a wonderful home décor project, and the best part is that it is easy to make. Don’t take our word for it, Virginia would tell you the same thing. For many crafter glass etching maybe a new concept, and one you maybe a little scared of. This weekend step out your comfort zone, and try etching. To see step by step how this project was created click here.
Have you tried any of the new products from the Martha Stewart glass painting program? If not, you are definitely missing out. People all over the web are creating some craftastic creations using these new products, available at Michaels craft stores nationwide. Check out this jazzed –up stand mixer with Paintable Clings. Emily from 52 Mantels designed this project. She has really taken this ordinary kitchen item, and turned it into something extraordinary. Not only did Emily make this project, she also shows you step by step how to recreate this for your home. Below you will find the first step and click here to see the rest. Enjoy!
Welcome to the weekend. In case you are looking for a craft project to tackle this weekend we’ve got just the one for you. Create these DIY Tinted Mason Jar Candles. If you have ever wanted to change the color of glasses now you can with Plaid’s new Martha Stewart Liquid Fill glass paint. This new product is a must have item for the avid crafter. You will be absolutely amazed at all the things you can transform. We recently discovered a great project that highlights this item very well. Jen of Something Turquoise created these mason jar candles. They are fabulous!
This month we are all about helping you get organized in 2013. Aside from organizing your craft supplies, there are several other items in your home that need help organizing, such as jewelry. Jewelry can be hard to organize and keep neat. It doesn’t happen unless you have some places to store your pieces. Many people use jewelry boxes to store their items, but if you want to jazz up your jewelry boxes try this project using Martha Stewart paints and silkscreens. This elegant project is a great project to do this weekend. Below are all the supplies you will need, and to find the complete instructions click here.
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Gloss Opaque Glass Paint – Wedding Cake
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Frost Translucent Glass Paint – Ballet Slipper
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Glass Silkscreen – Antique Lace
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Glass Squeegee Set, 2pc
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Glass Paint Dauber and Roller Set, 6pc
Brush basin or container for water
Glass Surface of Choice
It’s the start of a new week, so that means it’s time to start another giveaway. You are going to love what’s up for grabs this week. One lucky Paint Me Plaid winner will receive this Martha Stewart Transparent Gloss Glass Paint Set. This set has a pre-selected palette of eight 2oz colors in a convenient set of premium frost translucent glass paint that is specially formulated for use on glass, ceramic, and non-porous surfaces. The paints’ transparent color provides superior coverage-perfect for all glass painting techniques, including stenciling, silkscreening, and outlining. Set includes one of each of the following colors: Summer Linen, Yellow Jacket, Mace, Bubble Gum, Sweet Pea, Blue Calico, Sea Lavender, and Pea Shoot.
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