April 25, 2012
Still not sure what to give your Mom for Mother’s Day? Have you thought about making something by hand? A handmade gift is very personal, and anything you make with your hands is made with love. Most mothers, and women in general, love flowers. I know I do! Here is a great project that shows you how to customize a flower vase. This etched glass vase was made with products from the Martha Stewart craft line. Kim from Sand and Sisal created this vase. Isn’t it lovely? To learn step by step how to make this vase click here. Enjoy! Below are the items you will need.
A plain glass vase
Martha Stewart Crafts Stencils
Martha Stewart Stencil Adhesive
Glass Etching Crème
Foam brush and rubber kitchen gloves
April 18, 2012
When it comes to home accessories, what is the one item you can never have enough of? Coasters! It may be just my personal opinion, but I think coasters are very handy to have around. My only issue with coasters is that often times I don’t find very stylish ones when out shopping. No worries I plan on taking a cue from a blog friend of ours, Crystal. Crystal is a crafter and blogs on A Pumpkin and A Princess. She created these colorful and stylish washi tape coasters. This is such a great project and it only requires two supplies, washi tape and mod podge. To see how Crystal made these coasters, visit her blog here.
April 11, 2012
Now that winter is gone, it is time to update your springtime accessories. That means it is time to add some bright and bold beautiful colors into your wardrobe. This faux enamel flower necklace is a perfect addition for this time of year. This retro inspired craft is not just fun, but it’s also fashionable. This necklace was found over on the craft blog, Take Your Vitamin C. Below are the supplies you will need to create this project, and to learn how to make it click here.
Supplies you will need
- heavy paper: I used both 90 lb. watercolor paper and posterboard, they worked equally well
- cardstock: solid brights
- Fiskars punches: I used 1″ circle, a heart, 2 sizes of oopsie daisy, and a large scalloped circle
- Plaid’s Dimensional Magic in clear
- Mod Podge for paper, or your favorite paper adhesive that will hold with moisture
- white acrylic paint (optional)
- small flat paintbrush (for Mod Podge)
- buttons or gems for flower centers
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- wire cutters (if you have shank buttons)
April 4, 2012
In case you did not know this year is the 45th Anniversary of Mod Podge. So all year long we are celebrating this wonderful occasion, and want you to take part of the fun as well. Our designers here at Plaid have been working some amazing new Mod Podge projects. Here is one that is so cute, Mod Podge Birthday Treat Boxes. These are perfect treat boxes for your next project. Designed by Kirsten Jones, this is a beginner level project and is perfect for all crafters to create. To learn how to make this project, click here. Also as part of the celebration of the 45th Anniversary of Mod Podge, we are currently having a 45-day giveaway of Mod Podge starter kits. To enter this giveaway for your chance to win, click here.
March 28, 2012
Do you know what the most popular surface is to craft on this time of year? Easter eggs. Have you noticed all the amazingly decorated eggs that people are creating? There are tons of boards on Pinterest dedicated to just Easter eggs. I have been addicted looking through all of them. Here is another Easter egg project to add to the mix. This egg tabletop trio was created using FolkArt paint. I love how unique this project is. The colors used within are perfect for spring. To learn how to create this project, click here.
March 21, 2012
Fashion DIY projects are merging more into the craft arena. Some may consider DIY projects more craft, or fashion related. It really all depends on the project in question. Well today I wanted to share this fashion DIY project, found on Wobisobi. Plaid is a manufacturer to more than just paint and Mod Podge. Did you know we make sequin iron ons? Well we do! One of our favorite fashion DIY blogs, Wobisobi, recently jazzed up a shirt of hers with these gold sequin iron ons. How cute and chic is this? This is such a great way to add some extra sparkle to any top. To see how this was created go here. We have several iron ons in many different colors. To see more click here.
March 7, 2012
Springtime is fast approaching. Aren’t you excited? I know I am. I much more prefer the warmer months, than winter ones. Although spring isn’t officially here yet I have already begun getting in the mood for it, by creating spring themed crafts. Apparently I am not the only person doing this. I have come across several other crafters who are doing the same. One of my favorite craft blogs, Tatertots & Jello, recently created this springtime themed craft. I love a craft you can wear, and these necklaces are so charming. Jen created these using a few supplies including, scrapbook paper, stickers, and Plaid’s Dimensional Magic. This is such a great project. To see how this was made, head on over to Tatertots & Jello.
Scrapbook Paper or Stickers, Metal, Wood or Chipboard — for the back of the pendants, Mod Podge, Dimensional Magic, Necklace Bails, Ribbon or Chain
Click here to learn step by step on how to create this project.
February 29, 2012
I love dogs, don’t you? I often see people make wearable craft projects for their pooches, but I rarely see people incorporate them into the actual project. It’s this that immediately caught my eye in this project. I this painting project on, Hearts and Laserbeams. These dog paintings are so cute. They were created using craft paint from the Martha Stewart line, and the Martha Stewart spray paint kit. To learn how this project was created click, here. Also, by visiting Hearts and Laserbeams, you not only will learn how to make this project, but you will have the chance to win the Martha Stewart spray paint kit. Learn more about this contest here.
February 22, 2012
Want to get your little girls involved and in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit? Well create this St. Patrick’s Day Ruffled Shirt. This shirt was created by Brook from, Being Brook. We first found this adorable project over on one of craft friend’s blog, Infarrantly Creative. Some of the supplies Brook used to make this included, t-shirt fabric, freezer paper, and Martha Stewart craft paints. This is a great shirt for your little one to wear on St. Patrick’s Day. Pair this long top with some jazzy leggings, and you will have one cute outfit.