November 30, 2011
OMG! Isn’t this soo cute? When I first saw this project I was so pleasantly surprised. This is such a unique idea, that I have never seen done before. This project was created by Heather. Her blog is called, Twenty Something. Heather used several products from the new Martha Stewart craft line to create this peace rug. I absolutely love this welcome mat. What a wonderful way to spread some holiday cheer, as soon as people approach your door. To see how Heather created this peace rug click here. Have you ever painted a rug before?
November 23, 2011
Have a vintage inspired Christmas with this cute luminary from Cathie and Steve. Isn’t this so cute? If your looking for an easy to make Christmas themed craft project your in luck. This project from Cathie and Steve could not be any simpler. The project only takes a few supplies to create, including Mod Podge. To learn how to create this craft click, here. Also if you would like to check out more crafts designed by Cathie and Steve go here.
November 16, 2011
I love seeing how creative crafters can get with everyday items. That is exactly why it was so easy to fall in love with this craft project from Condo Blues. This stenciled bottlecap bracelet, was created using paint from the Martha Stewart Craft Line. I love DIY jewelry, and this is a perfect project to make just in time for the holidays. Make one for yourself, or make several to give as gifts to family and friends. Click here to learn how to make this stenciled bottlecap bracelet. Thanks Condo Blues for this fantastic project
November 9, 2011
We would like to introduce you all to a wonderful craft designer, Mark Montano. We here at Plaid are so excited to begin showing you some projects designed by Mark. Mark is a talented crafter, that makes truly unique crafts. Here is the first project Mark has shared with us here at Plaid. This Silver Antique Mirror is a great project for anyone to re-create. With the holidays coming up, this project would be a great gift to make and give to a loved one. Click here to learn how to make this craft. Stay tuned to Paint Me Plaid to see more projects from Mark. Continue reading below, to find out more about Mark.
After earning his MFA at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Mark Montano started his career in New York City as a fashion designer working for Oscar de la Renta and then opened his first boutique in the East Village of New York. Soon after that he began showing his own collection at New York Fashion Week and was the youngest member to be inducted into the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) and winning the coveted Cotton Incorporated Award for design.
Feeling fashion was not enough , he eventually moved to television to become part of the design team for TLC’s While You Were Out and the host of TLC’s 10 Years Younger, as well as co-host of the Style Network’s My Celebrity Home, We TV’s She’s Moving In, and FOX’s My Home 2.0. During this time he was a contributing editor to CosmoGIRL! magazine for ten years.
You may also be familiar with Mark from his amazing books. Mark is the author of The Big Ass book of crafts (1&2). Click here to see all of Mark’s books.
November 2, 2011
Hooray! Fall is well underway, and what better way to celebrate this beautiful season than by creating a fall themed craft. Here is a great simple project to make. This F is for Fall craft project can be used as a great home decor piece. Use this project to hang on your door, or a wall near your dinning room table. This is a simple and easy craft to make. You only need a few supplies including some Mod Podge, FolkArt paint, and scrapbooking paper. Click here to learn how to re-create this project.
October 26, 2011
This is too cute! Our friends over at Nothing But Country created these Angry Bird pumpkins. This is a great project to re-create, that cost practically nothing. The pumpkins came from the dollar store, and they used various FolkArt paint colors. A great project to get your kids involved with. Angry Birds are such a hot trend this Halloween. We have spotted several creative craft projects, and even Halloween costumes. To see how these adorable dollar store Angry Bird pumpkins were created click, here.
October 19, 2011
We are always so amazed by all the creative and wonderful crafts we come across on other craft blogs. Recently Colleen, from Mural Maker and More, shared with us this wonderful Halloween lampshade. How awesome is this? This lampshade was created using several colors of FolkArt paint. To see the step by step instructions on how to re-create this lampshade click here. Have you ever used a lampshade as a surface to craft on?
October 12, 2011
One craft that I believe you can never have enough of are, keepsake boxes. Throughout our lives we are always accumulating little trinkets and treasures that we want to hold onto. Photos, jewelry, hair bows, etc… The best way to keep track and to organize these items, is to place them in a keepsake box. A box is a great surface to craft on, and one of the easiest ways to decorate your box is by using stencils. Recently Plaid just released a new line of Easy to Paint stencils. One of our in house designers created this amazing Damask box, using one of the new stencils. Click here to find instructions on how to re-create this craft, and visit your local Michaels or AC Moore craft stores to find the entire line of Easy to Paint products. Is a box one of your favorite surfaces to paint on?
October 5, 2011
So many of our craft friends have been making wonderful crafts with the new Martha Stewart Craft line from Plaid. Here is another craft we wanted show off. This adorable bookmark came from our friend Nikki, from Nikki in Stitches. This glitter bookmark, is a great craft for any level of crafter, and Nikki gives great instructions to follow. This project was created using scrapbook paper, Martha Stewart adhesive stencils, and glitter transfer paper. Click here to learn how to make this. Have you seen the new stencils from the Martha Stewart Craft line? If not don’t wait another minute, check them out now!