March 22, 2012
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.
April 15, 2011
Hi! It’s Chris Williams, Plaid Designer. Here is a craft project that not only is fun, but can be enjoyed at Easter time as well as year round! Who doesn’t love fun furry lambs and checkerboards? This is a great project for beginners and so easy to do. Now let’s get started gathering supplies including FolkArt Acrylics, buttons, glue, a few paint brushes, a lamb wood cut out and a $1.00 frame!
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April 13, 2011
Plaid designer Chris Williams adds fun and whimsy to your Easter table with her cute chick placecard holders. You can whip up several of these at once, use them for placecards and then give everyone their own unique gift to take home! Here’s the complete tutorial from Chris herself.
No Easter Sunday dinner table would be complete without “chickie” place card holders, right? Why not dress up your Easter dinner table with this idea? It is fun and easy to do. First gather your basic crafting supplies and add a few FolkArt Acrylic colors too.
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April 8, 2011
Don’t get me wrong – I love traditional pink, green and yellow Easter projects. But I’m also in love with funkier versions as well. Plaid designer Debbie Saenz came up with giraffe pattern painted wood egg, and I really love it. The good news is that you don’t need a pattern, you only need a pencil. Simply draw random giraffe spots and paint them. I picture a whole collection of different safari themed eggs. Wouldn’t that be cool? Find the project instructions here.
April 6, 2011
A big welcome to Plaid designer Chris Williams – you’re going to love her Easter basket and eggs!
Ok, so this is my first offcial post on Paint Me Plaid. When Amy asked me to help her create a fun Easter basket with eggs, I was up for the challenge! Immediately I located a cute wood box/planter, some paper mache eggs, colorful beads, some ribbon that became my inspiration, wire, my normal painting supplies and of course a colorful palette of FolkArt Acrylics. Here is my supply list:
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April 1, 2011
Of course there are the standard issue plastic woven Easter baskets, but this year I’m looking for something just a little more original! I happened upon Kelly’s chalkboard Easter baskets at Running With Glitter, and I was impressed. As Kelly says, “these can be used long after Easter!” You see, one side is decoupaged (with our favorite decoupage medium Mod Podge!) and the side you see above uses FolkArt Chalkboard paint. See Kelly’s tutorial and how she plans to use them all year right here.
March 18, 2011
Can you believe it’s already coming up on Easter? Wow! It’s weeks away now, and so we’ll introduce a few crafts for you since we know you’re going to want to start decorating soon (if you haven’t already!). Since today is our TGIF project, and that means it should be quick to finish in a weekeend, I present to you FolkArt Extreme Glitter Easter eggs with a pretty, coordinating basket. We have so many gorgeous colors of glitter, and the pinks and greens are perfect for spring. This project is simple and involves only painting: you don’t even have to stay inside the lines! It will brighten a room and be a great part of your Easter display. You’ll find the instructions for the basket and eggs here.