January 26, 2012
Yesterday there was an interesting post on Martha Stewart’s blog. I love this blog. There are always so many helpful and creative craft tips and tricks to learn. Martha had CNBC’s Mad Money host, Jim Crammer, on and taught him how to personalize a mug. The supplies used to decorate these mugs included, Martha’s peel off stencils, and Martha Stewart craft paints. Usually personalization of certain items can be a little costly. Well this is a very affordable way to personalize something. This is a great craft to create perhaps sometime over the weekend. Make sure you watch the video, it’s really funny .
Click the link to watch this video. Martha Teaches Jim Crammer How To Craft
January 21, 2012
Craft videos are so much fun to watch. I love finding them all over YouTube. Watching craft videos makes it easier to see step by step instructions of craft projects. This week I stumbled across this video, on how to customize a wipe case with Mod Podge. I had never seen anything like this. I thought it was a great and fun idea. This is a simple project that allows you to be as creative as you like. For more craft videos check out our YouTube channel, Plaid Craft TV. Do you watch craft videos from YouTube?
January 14, 2012
Crafting and fashion can go together pretty easily. I love mixing the two. Recently I came across this video of a girl using Mod Podge to create glitter pumps. How cute are these? I usually love anything glitter, but these shoes are an absolute must have item. This is a great craft project to do over the weekend. Jazz up some shoes you already own, by adding some glitter to them. It will really make them pop. Please let us know if you have used Mod Podge on any other fashion items.
January 7, 2012
OMG! You have to check out this amazingly cute video we recently found on YouTube. In this video learn how to add a sweet treat to your high heels with a little FolkArt paint, and some Podge. This is a great craft to try out this weekend or in your spare time. What flavor will you design your ice cream? I think I will make mine, Mint Chocolate
January 6, 2012
Gather and Group similar items: Go around your house and gather all your fabrics, paintbrushes, paint bottles, embellishments, etc… This is the first step in getting organized. Once you are able to see all you have, then you can group these items together to determine what type of storage box can hold them.
Visit your local container/supply stores: Take sometime to explore these types of stores in your local area. Also don’t forget to check Target and Walmart, as they also carry great supply boxes. You can stores craft items in boxes, towers, tackle boxes, and totes
Label Everything: It might serve you well to invest in an electric labeler, if you don’t have one already. Use this to label your boxes, containers, or notebooks. This will allow you to find things a lot easier.
Upcycle Some Old Furniture: Take an old piece of furniture, or a great flea market find, and use it to create a stylish storage space. This extra storage space can come in handy when you are looking for additional space to store your craft supplies.
Pick A Place: Choose a place/room in your home to serve as your craft area. If you don’t have enough room, try converting your computer station or a mini vanity, into your craft center.
Below are some videos we found on YouTube that show some great ways to organize your crafts. Enjoy!
December 17, 2011
Our Simply Screen week on Paint Me Plaid is coming to a close. We hope you have enjoyed all the Simply Screen projects we have shared with you. The possibilities are endless with all the designs you can create, with the new Simply Screen DIY Kit. This kit is sold exclusively at Hobby Lobby. Here is another tutorial from Today’s Creative Blog. In this video tutorial you will learn how to create a personalized t-shirt design. To see the step by step instructions of this project click here.
December 3, 2011
Here is our newest video from Plaid Craft TV. This video was hosted by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza. For all you jewelry crafters out there you are going to love this project. Hosted by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza. Watch this video to learn how to make a photo pendant necklace using Mod Podge, and Dimensional Magic. A great project to make as a holiday gift for your family or friends. This video is fun to watch and this project is feasy to make. Looking for more how to craft videos? Click here to view all the videos on Plaid Craft TV.
November 19, 2011
In your downtime this weekend check out these two new craft how to videos. One video is from Plaid Craft TV’s hosts, Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza. Watch their video to learn how to make a Birthday Chalkboard using FolkArt craft paint.
The second video we want to share with you is from, Ana, with When Creativity Knocks. In this video watch to learn how to create Plaid Nautical Ornaments using paint from the Martha Stewart craft line.
Also we want to remind you all of our Crafty Christmas Contest. We’d like to see your best Christmas or winter holiday projects. Send us a photo of your favorite Christmas creation which uses at least one Plaid product. Beginning November 18 and for the next 5 Festive Fridays–Plaid staff will select their favorite project of the week and award a $50-value basket of Plaid products. After week 5, we’ll select a grand prize winner from the previous weekly winners. The winner will be awarded $100 and even more products from Plaid! To see all contest details, and to enter click, here.
November 12, 2011
Our craft friend Ana from, When Creativity Knocks, recently made this video showing you how to make dazzling wine glasses. She used Plaid’s new Martha Stewart paints and stencils. These glasses are great! Perfect to make for an upcoming holiday party. Click here to see the video, and follow along re-creating this adorable project.
November 5, 2011
Here is our newest video from Plaid TV. This video was hosted by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza. When it comes to birthday parties, usually you run to your local Party City to grab decorations. This is fine, but what if you could simply make some birthday party decorations? In this video Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza will show you step by step how to create a birthday pennant banner. This video is fun to watch and this project is fun to make. Looking for more how to craft videos? Click here to view all the videos on Plaid TV.