April 28, 2012
By now you probably know that Mod Podge is an essential product to craft with, but did you know it could be used on furniture projects as well? Here is a video that displays a great example of this. Watch this video to see how a basic black table was recreated into a stylish table, all with the help of some Mod Podge. To view this video click here, or push play below.
- mod podge
- sponge brush
- something with a flat edge for smoothing
April 21, 2012
Color blocking is a huge trend right now. I am sure you have seen this trend on many handbags and shoes. Well in case you are looking for an affordable way to stay in style, watch this video to learn how to color block your own accessories. In this video you will see how a girl transformed a handbag and shoes, with several Apple Barrel colors. I love this idea, and she gives great easy to follow instructions on how to recreate this look. This is a great craft project to tackle over the weekend. Once your friends see what you have created, I bet they will be so jealous and want to copy your style. To watch this video view below, or click here. Enjoy!
April 16, 2012
Happy Monday! Hope you had an awesome weekend. Did you happen to do any crafting over the weekend, or discover a new craft to create? This weekend I did discover a very chic and creative project. Check out this DIY Bib Necklace, made with fabric Mod Podge. Stacie from Stars for Streetlights designed this necklace. Isn’t it so cute? I love seeing crafts that can be worn. Bib necklaces are very on trend right now and can be worn with a basic top or dress, to add a little pizazz. As you can see Stacie paired her necklace with a basic denim top. It is a great accessory to add to your wardrobe, and best of all you can make it yourself. Below you will find the supplies needed for this project, and the first few steps on how to create this. To see the full tutorial, click here.
-Fabric Mod Podge
-Brush to spread Mod Podge
-Needle & Thread
-Beads, sequins, etc.
Step 1: First you need to take your silk flowers and tear them off their stems. I used similar colors, but you can always use a variety of colors to make a more vibrant necklace.
Next, you trace the outline of your necklace base on the fabric. Make sure you have 2 layers of fabric because you will sew them together. Stitch around your outline leaving two little spots on the sides where your ribbon will go.
Flip your sewn shape inside out and stitch the ribbons inside the little bib. I took my iron and ironed the shape flat, I think it just makes it more flat and crisp.
Click here to see the remaining steps on how to create this project.
March 30, 2012
Hooray! It’s Friday, and the weekend is here. Looking for something creative to craft? Try these glittering flower hair clips. Women of all ages love to adorn their hair from time to time with hair accessories. From headbands to hair bows, we all have decorated our heads with something. Here is another accessory option that you can make. This glittering flower clip is very trendy and perfect for spring. I stumbled across this creation, on Pigs in Pajamas. This hair clip was created using flowers from Michaels, mod podge, and glitter. I love this project, because it is so fun and can be decorated in various ways. You can perhaps spray paint the flower, or use glitter paint from FolkArt or Martha Stewart paint lines. The possibilities are endless. Click here to learn step by step, to see how this project was created.
March 23, 2012
Happy Friday! Any crafting plans for the weekend? Well I know what I will be crafting. I am in need of a spring clutch, and luckily I recently stumbled across this one, found on Ricochet and Away. I love this clutch. It is so fashionable, trendy, and chic. Can you believe this is the result of combining Martha Stewart paint, with Mod Podge? Who knew these two craft supplies would make such a great team. Rikka is the designer of this clutch, and a new fashion DIY blogger friend of ours. She makes some fabulous DIY projects. To see how this clutch was made, click here. Have you used a clutch as a surface in a recent craft project?
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 19, 2012
The chevron pattern is one of the hottest craft trends this year. This pattern has been seen everywhere, from furniture to clothing. Here is a great project that incorporates this popular trend. This chevron tray is so cute. Trays are a great surface to craft on. Have you ever tried upcycling a basic tray? See below how you can create your very own chevron tray. This is a perfect craft project to create for spring. Have you created anything with the chevron pattern lately?
- FolkArt Acrylic Paint – 901 Wicker White
- FolkArt Acrylic Paint – 2553 Lime Green
- Mod Podge
- Painting trim kit with roller, Painter’s tape, Craft knife, measuring tape or small ruler, Paintbrush for touch ups, and Foam paintbrush
1. Using the paint roller in the trim kit, coat the bottom and sides or the tray with Wicker White.
2. Let dry and repeat. Give the tray a second coat to insure even coverage.
3. Create the chevron pattern using the painter’s tape and measuring tape or ruler. Use the craft knife to cut the tape in corners or to remove excess.
4. To prevent bleeding a light coat of Wicker White can be applied over the edges of the painter’s tape pattern.
5. Use the paint roller to apply Lime Green paint over top of the chevron pattern and sides of the tray.
6. Let dry for several hours.
7. Remove tape revealing the completed pattern.
8. Use a paint brush to correct any bleeding.
March 17, 2012
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. We wanted to share a cool video we recently stumbled upon, from YouTube. Have you heard of red bottoms? Usually the phrase red bottoms refers to the ultra fabulous Christian Louboutin shoes, and their signature red color bottom soles. This red color distinguishes them and sets them apart from other shoes. Well if you are looking for a chic way to make your shoes standout try adding some glitter to the soles. This is such a unique and stylish way to add some pizazz to your heels. Check out this video, and learn step by step how to glitter your bottoms.
March 16, 2012
It seems like everywhere I look nowadays, all I see are DIY shoes. Shoes have definitely become one of the most popular surfaces to craft on. I am constantly amazed to see how creative and crafty people can get with them. One that recently caught my eye were these DIY painted Toms. A girl named Lauren created these shoes. You can check out her craft blog, Lauren Acklin, here. As you can see from the before picture, these shoes are very basic and simple. All white, that’s what you get, until this designer added some Apple Barrel paint to them. I love these shoes, and how they were designed. I would use the word, awesome, to describe how fabulous these Toms are. To learn how Lauren made these click here.