Happy Monday! Oh we know you’re probably sad to see the weekend go, but we’ve got just the thing to cheer you up. Check out this Modern Daisy Vase and Garland. Julie Lewis designed this project using gallery glass. With this trendy banner garland and a modern linear daisy vase, bring spring to your home early. This is an intermediate level craft project and it makes for a wonderful Mother’s Day gift. If you haven’t crafted with gallery glass in a while, then this would be a great project to tackle. Below is a full list of all the supplies you will need, and to see the complete instructions click here.
Positive messages can lighten up your day in an instance. One quote or one saying can have tremendous power in making your feel all warm in fuzzy inside. To keep the positivity up in your home, you should display these types of message in various rooms. One way you can display them, are to place these messages inside a frame. Since it is spring we wanted to share with you these butterflies and flower frames. Holli Nutter designed these frames. They are so colorful and a perfect project to create this time of year. Once you finish the frames place positive messages inside, and hang in your home. Enjoy!
Finally the weather is beginning to get a little warmer around here, and today we are in the mood to share a spring themed project with you. Have you begun crafting for the spring yet? If not no worries create these spring bloom vases. How lovely is this project. Kindra Boroff designed this project using several supplies including Mod Podge. This is a very simple project to make, and you probably have some of the supplies in your home. One of the easiest ways you can transform a glass surface is by adding tissue and Mod Podge to it. This technique is easy to do, and will add a nice hint of color to glass. Below are all the supplies you will need, along with their instructions.
Mod Podge-CS11201 8 oz. Gloss
Glass cylinder vases, White tissue paper, Pink tissue paper, Green tissue paper, Aqua dot paper, Scissors, Ruler, Hot glue
- Measure and cut a piece of white tissue paper large enough to wrap around the vase.
- Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the vase and adhere the white tissue paper. Gently press the paper to the vase and apply a top coat.
- Cut five ¾” stripes of green tissue paper. Adhere the stripes to the vase with Mod Podge ¾ inches apart. Apply a top coat and let it dry completely.
- Repeat with the pink striped vases and remaining green striped vases.
- Trace the letters on the aqua dotted paper. Cut out the letters and adhere to the vases with Mod Podge as shown.
- Cut four 1” circles from the pink tissue paper. Apply a dot of hot glue in between each layer. Form the tissue paper into a small flower and hot glue to the vases as shown.
This month both Easter and Passover comes early. Easter is on March 30th, and Passover begins on March 25th. Today we want to share with you some craft ideas for both occasions. In addition to the traditional Easter egg, we here at Plaid have created projects that feature bunnies, egg decor, and little chicks. There are so many Easter projects you can create. See below some of our suggestions, and click here to see even more. In a different category we recently discovered a wonderful craft site that features crafts for Passover. Over on Chabad.org they are featuring some craft how to videos. These videos feature Plaid products and are perfect to create for Passover. Watch these videos below. There is still plenty of time to craft for these upcoming holidays. So what are you waiting for? What crafts are you planning to create for Easter or Passover?
Now that spring is here, many of you who have a green thumb are very excited to get outside and start planting. If this is you then we have a great craft project just for you. Check out these numbered herb pots. Kindra Boroff created these pots using Delta Soy Paints. Once you create these pots plant some herbs, or colorful flowers. These flowerpots are perfect for an herb garden or small plants. Completed pots would look great on a windowsill in your home, or place on your front or back porch. All the supplies you will need are below, and to find the complete instructions click here. What are you planning to plant this spring?
- Delta Soy Paint – Black Onyx, 2 oz.
- Delta Soy Paint – Cocoa, 2 oz.
- Delta Soy Paint – Mushroom, 2 oz.
5 ½” Terra cotta pots
Let the countdown begin to Easter. With less than two weeks to go, have you completed all your Easter decorating? If not, no worries we’re here to help. Easter would not be complete without the timeless Easter egg. Easter eggs are an item you can get very crafty with. The possibilities are endless with what you can create. Don’t take our word for it; just see below for 6 creative ideas. We hope you like them.
Spring is in the air. Really it is on the way. We know for some of you it maybe harder for some to see this warmer season coming, with all the east coast blizzards still going on. The first day of spring officially begins tomorrow on March 20th. We have a wonderful spring project to share with you. Check out these Mod Podge floral stacking boxes, they are great storage option for any room in the house. This is an advanced craft project that will take about an hour to complete. For this project you will need Mod Podge and FolkArt. Below is a full list of supplies you will need. Click here for the complete instructions. Happy crafting.
- Mod Podge ® 7 Piece Tool Kit
- Mod Podge ® Acrylic Shapes – Basics, Flat & Charm
- Mod Podge ® Acrylic Shapes – Designer Shapes
- Mod Podge ® Tracing Templates – Basic Shapes
- Stiffy ® Fabric Stiffener, 8 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Deep Ocean Blue, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Artists Pigments™ – Hauser Green Light, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Lemon Custard, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Calico Red, 2 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Dimensional Magic, 2 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Paper Mache stacking boxes
Country garden 7 red buttons
3/8” natural wooden beads
5/8” green ribbon
¾” flat brush
5/8” candle cup
The excitement is brewing for this upcoming St. Patrick’s Day. People are prepping for their parties, buying up anything and everything green, and of course crafting! Are you ready for this spirited holiday? If not don’t fret; you still have time to create something festive. Take a look at this adorable Shamrock Friend. Isn’t it cute? This is a craft that is perfect for all ages to make, and it would make wonderful tabletop decorations for a party. Trenice Bishop created this project using several products including FolkArt paints and Mod Podge. Below is a full supply list, along with the instructions. Enjoy!
Easter will be here before you know it. Are you ready? During this holiday many people hand out all sorts of goodies and treats. On a recent trip to the grocery store, it seemed that every aisle I was in had some sort of Easter candy display. Regardless whether you are giving or receiving these treats, you are going to need to a place to store them. Leave it to Martha Stewart to come up with a festive and creative way to store your Easter treats. These treat boxes are so precious. They actually look so good; you could eat them . This is a great craft project to get started on now. Use these treat boxes to store candy in, or hand out as Easter gifts. What is your favorite Easter treat to eat?
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint – Mint
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint – Pea Shoot
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint – Summer Haze
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint – Chamomile
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Flocking Transfer Sheets – Natural
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Transfer Adhesive
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Stylus
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Foam Pouncers Set – 6pc
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Utility Brush Set – 3pc
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Holiday Icons Laser-Cut Stencils
Paper mache boxes
- Use a large brush and paint a basecoat of Mint.
- For yellow chick, use Chamomile and follow general stenciling instructions.
- For flocked chick, use a foam pouncer, transfer adhesive, white flocking transfer sheet, and stylus and follow transfer sheet instructions.
- Use large brush and paint box a basecoat of Summer Haze.
- Use Pea Shoot and grass stencil artwork and follow general stenciling instructions.
- For flocked bunny use a foam pouncer, transfer adhesive, white flocking transfer sheet and a stylus and follow flocking transfer sheet instructions on package.
How to Paint the Stencil
TIP: Practice your technique or check your color by first making a sample print on paper or scrap fabric.
- Place stencil on your surface and secure using tape. If using spray adhesive, spray stencil first, then place on surface.
- Pour a small amount of paint onto your palette. Load paint sparingly on a stencil brush or sponge and dab off excess. Lightly dab on a thin layer of paint; apply a second coat if necessary. Paint all areas of one color on the stencil before moving on to the next.
- While paint is still wet, carefully peel stencil off.
- Continue painting areas of the stencil according to your design. Let the paint dry completely before placing another stencil or color over it.
- Wash all stencils, brushes, and tools immediately after use before the paint dries. Use Martha Stewart Crafts Brush & Stencil Cleaner to remove dried paint.
- Repair torn stencils with transparent tape. Place tape on both sides of the tear and cut away the excess with a craft knife.