Even though Christmas is over, it doesn’t mean you don’t have to stop being in the holiday spirit. If you are looking for a way to spread more holiday cheer throughout your home, then take some inspiration from this festive room. I found this room design on Better Homes and Gardens. If your room looked like this, there is absolutely no way you cannot have a smile on your face. The mixture of vibrant colors makes this room give off a cheerful energy. I will definitely keep this decor idea in mind for next year’s holiday season. Have you ever decorated your bedroom with a holiday theme?
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: # 2583 Azure Blue, # 932 Calico Red, # 684 Medium Orange, # 411 Purple, # 2554 Classic Green.
It’s the fourth and final week of our Month of Martha giveaway. We here at Plaid have been spreading some holiday cheer all month long. Every week for a month, we will hold a giveaway, that will have a different prize from the new line up for grabs. You can find the entire line of Martha Stewart craft products available at Michaels, and Plaid’s website. This week’s giveaway will include, an assortment of glitter paint colors, an adjustable stripling brush, a dragging brush, and a bottle of tintable antique effect. We are giving away this amazing kit to 2 lucky Paint Me Plaid blog reader. Don’t forget to subscribe to Paint Me Plaid so that you always are alerted about our giveaways.
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By: Trenice Bishop
Even though the Christmas is technically over, it is still the holiday season. And if you would like to continue crafting Holiday crafts then you will like making this black and white wall plaque. Create this black and white mantel plaque, which will look great hanging on a wall in your home. This an intermediate level skilled craft. This project will take 2 hours or more to complete.
FolkArt Acrylic Paint – 661 Metallic Sequin Black
FolkArt Acrylic Paint – 901 Wicker White
Wood plaque, Paintbrushes, Clear gloss hobby and craft spray, Ruler (optional), Holiday message stencil (optional)
1. Start by sanding the wood plaque to smooth any rough spots and edges prior to painting.
2. Remove and dust left behind on plaque.
3. Apply 1 coat of FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Metallic Sequin Black to the back of the wood plaque. Let dry for 10 to 15 minutes and repeat.
4. Let back of plaque dry at least 1 hour. When paint is dry, apply 2 coats of paint to the front as well. Let dry.
5. To create the look of a snow packed ground, use a thin bristle brush and make slight arches across the bottom of the plaque.
Painting the Trees
1. Use FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Wicker White and a thin bristle paintbrush to make the various sized trees.
2. Make the tree tops by making short strokes, as if you were writing the letter “J”.
3. Once you have made the tree tops use the same idea to shape the base of the tree.
4. Fill in the tree body using the same stroke pattern.
5. Make dots by dipping the paintbrush end in the paint to and add them to the tree body as well.
For the Snowflakes
1. Use the back of the paintbrush to makes dots in the places you wish to have snowflakes.
2. Drop small beads of the ModPodge Dimensional onto the paint dots placed on the plaque.
3. Allow the ModPodge Dimensional to dry at least 2 – 3 hours.
4. When the ModPodge Dimensional is dry, again use the back of the brush dipped in paint and dot the top of the dry ModPodge drops.
For the Text
1. With a steady hand use the same thin brush to paint the text on to the plaque. You can also use a stencil to add your holiday greeting or make your own using FolkArt Peel and Stick Painting Stencils.
Time is up! It’s the day before Christmas, and I sure hope you all have finished all your holiday shopping. If you have not, I would not want to trade places with you. I have a feeling those stores are going to be crazy, and very congested. Hopefully you can just relax and spend sometime at home with your family and friends. If you have some spare time, and would like to do something creative then your in luck. Try creating this Martini Glass and Ornaments Centerpiece. Toast the holidays with a bright and blinged out centerpiece that will be the talk of the table. This would be a great addition to have at your Christmas dinner tomorrow. This craft was designed by, Julie Lewis. Click here to see how this was created.
Usually during this time of year I often end up baking a lot. I love to bake this time of year, and usually like to try our a new cake recipe. I usually have one dilemma when I back, and that is what to display it on. Well luckily one of our designers here at Plaid, Julie Lewis, created this amazing Snowflake Cake Plate. This plate is so festive and fun. Deck your dessert table with a truly unique hand crafted cake plate. If you too would like to make this cake plate click here to find the step by step instructions.
By: Sherrie Ragsdale
FA Metallics: 676 Metallic Inca Gold, 657 Metallic Regal Red
FA Extreme Glitters: 2792 Red, 2786 Gold, 2796 Hologram
FA Acrylic Paints: 2578 New Leaf Green, 2553 Lime Green
Other Supplies: Large Red Glass ornament, Printer, 1/4″ Gold Ribbon, 5/8″ dauber, 1/4″ dauber, Liner brush
2. Add red extreme glitter to the glass ornament using the 5/8″ dauber.
3. Outline a lime green circle with the liner brush.
6. Print a letter from the computer and transfer it onto the center of the ball. Paint with the inca gold and then add extreme glitter once it dries.
7. Add hologram extreme glitter to the wreath.
By Julie Lewis
Glass apothecary jars are all the rage right now especially for the holidays. They are a beautiful and functional accent to your seasonal décor, yet can be a bit pricey. Here’s a very inexpensive and easy way to create your own apothecary jars using recycled and upcycled elements…then painted for a unique and whimsical look. Plaid Designer, Julie Lewis shows you how using dollar store candlestick holders and grocery store condiment jars.
What you’ll need:
FolkArt® Enamels™ Paint – 4001 Wicker White, 4039 Calypso Sky, 4121 Forest Moss, 4140 Aqua
FolkArt® Acrylic Paint – 524 Calypso Sky
FolkArt® Extreme Glitter™ – 2790 Turquoise
¼”, ¾” tape
¾”, 1 ¼”, 1 ¾” foam spouncers
¼”, ½” flat brush
#1 Liner brush
Assorted wood knobs/balls/wagon wheels
Glass candlesticks – Dollar Tree
Glass grocery jars w/lids – labels removed and jars thoroughly washed
Assemble your supplies and let’s begin.
Apply Aqua enamels paint with spouncer to your glass candlesticks. Only apply up to the decorative rid at the top of the candlestick. Set aside to dry.
Glue your assorted wood pieces together to create three distinct finials.
Paint your finials and your three lids to the glass jars with acrylic paint Calypso Sky. Let the lids dry thoroughly between coats.
Apply several coats of Turquoise Extreme Glitter Paint to lids and finials.
They look pretty glittery and rich when dry…set aside while you paint your jars.
Wrap two rows of ¾” tape at the bottom of each jar. Remove bottom row and wrap above top row.
Remove tape below your top most row and this is the area you will apply paint to.
Apply several coats of Calypso Sky enamels paint with spouncer. Remove tape before paint dries to prevent pull up.
Create snowmen around one jar with assorted spouncer sizes in Wicker White.
Tape off triangle shapes on another jar using ¼” tape. Apply Wicker White and remove tape.
Create large dots around third jar with largest spouncer in Forest Moss.
Paint details with liner brush and create all dots using opposite end of paintbrush dipped in paint.
Here’s how they look finished! At this point, your jars and candlesticks can be baked referring to enamels bottle instructions or it can be air dry cured for a longer time.
Apply E 6000 is candlesticks and attach to bottom of jars.
Glue finials to jar lids with craft glue to finish.
Just fill with peppermints or holiday candy…even ornaments! Festive and fun for your holiday enjoyment.
The clock is winding down, with only 4 days to go til the big day there is still plenty of time to get in the holiday spirit. A great way to get in the spirit is decorating your Christmas tress. Many of you have done this already probably, however I have heard that many decorate their trees in the days leading up to Christmas. In case you are looking to add some more ornaments to your tree, try creating these Vintage Ornaments. Julie Lewis designed these vintage ornaments. Aren’t these ornaments so unique and cute? All you need is some FolkArt paint, and Mod Podge. Click here to learn how to create these crafty ornaments.