Are you a snow princess? I would say that I definitely am – I LOVE cold weather! Even if you don’t love cold weather, if you are a princess and it’s winter, you qualify. That means you too can paint this t-shirt (and wear it) with FolkArt Fabric. I’m going to be honest, I’m not that great at freehand painting, which is why I particularly like that this uses stencils to “make the magic happen.” It’s also nice that it only uses two colors. Find the complete instructions here.
Always wanted to paint on fabric, but not sure where to start? Adrianna from crafterhours recently got ahold of some FolkArt Fabric Paint and Simply Stencils and started playing – and the results are fabulous! If you want to do some fabric painting, read Adrianna’s review for some tips and tricks. Not only did she paint using the stencils, but she got crazy and freehanded some very cute onsies! Visit here for the complete review.
I like pumpkins, yes I do – I like pumpkins, how about you? Contributor Carol Smith created this pumpkin suncatcher to celebrate fall and Halloween using Gallery Glass. It’s perfect for hanging in the window of a kitchen or child’s room, and beautiful when the light shines through. Carol leaded (drew the black outline) of the pumpkin using Liquid Lead. I asked Carol to share with me how she gets her perfect leaded lines. I was shocked to find out that she uses a tape tip – made with regular Scotch tape! Wow. I asked for information to share with you, and here are her instructions to create a tape tip for your leading. Cool, huh?
One more thing abou this pumpkin – Carol is so kind, she’s even provided you the pattern! Download the image and then enlarge or size down to fit the item of your choice. To fill in the pumpkin, Carol used Gallery Glass Window Colors Kelly Green (16008), Pumpkin Orange (16429) and Cameo Ivory (16003). Customize to fit your own decor.
Halloween is right around the corner – and besides being excited for fall weather, I’m excited for fall projects! One great product to use during the holidays is FolkArt Texture Paint. It’s easy to use, and to learn some tips click on the video above. I also wanted to share a very fun Halloween project with you; hopefully you’ll be inspired to create something with texture paint after watching the video:
Check out this spooky Halloween birdhouse by Cathie and Steve! It combines FolkArt Extreme Glitter, Acrylics, Texture Paint and Mod Podge. Even the kids can help! For the complete instructions, visit here and click here for more texture paint projects.
One of my favorite things about fall nights is lit pathways. Darkness comes earlier, and every now and again on my evening walks I see a house with lights going up to the front porch. I don’t know what it is, but it’s almost a precursor to the upcoming holidays that the fall brings.
I found these homemade tealights on Think Crafts, and they are exactly what I’m talking about. Gillian from Dried Figs and Wooden Spools did them as a guest post, and she even got her kids involved. With some recycled glass tealights and leftover acrylic paint, you can have some of these too. Consider using some orange for Halloween or other fall colors – you could even paint a little jack-o-lantern face on the front. Cute, huh? Visit the entire tutorial here. Oh, and I recommend Apple Barrel paint for a project like this one.
I found these painted sticks at Small for Big and I was ENTHRALLED. I’m loving the natural material (wood) with the bold colors. They are absolutely beautiful, and a kid could paint them with the extra craft paint you have in your stash. Wouldn’t they be amazing hanging from a mobile, even glued to a canvas? I’m telling you, when I was younger I didn’t play with fancy electronic toys. I played with sticks and dirt. And look how I turned out! Learn more about these colorful sticks right here.
Have you tried FolkArt Extreme Glitter? If you haven’t, it does wonderous things, and it does them in many colors. Lil’ Blue Boo is a fabulous crafting blog, and Ashley recently used Rose Extreme Glitter to decorate her daughter’s shoes. The results are above, and as you can see, the shoes sparkle and shine beautifully. If you are getting ready to go back to school, consider a little pick-me-up for the kids’ wardrobe. Visit Ashley here to see her full tutorial.
Lately I’ve been doing some glitter projects, and I did have a thought – what if I were doing this with children? There would be glitter everywhere! I’d like to introduce you to FolkArt Extreme Glitter, the “no-mess” glitter paint. Click above to see a video and learn more about the product. There are some great instructions for things you can do with children. Check it out!
Are you looking for an easy-to-create home decor project with a bright spray of color? I’m loving this Gallery Glass tie-dye block. It’s all about spreading Window Color by blowing through a drinking straw, and even I can handle that! Find the complete instructions and supply list here. Customize the colors to whatever palette suits you and your decor.