November 12, 2012
Welcome back from the weekend. To start your week off we wanted to share with you this amazing project designed by Julie Lewis. Create these thanks giving painted bottles. They are a beautiful statement for your mantel or holiday table. This collection of recycled bottles are given a a new purpose with FolkArt® Enamels™ paint and an elegant alphabet stencil. A touch of glitter on simple jute trim adds the final touch. So easy to create!…Here is all you will need:
FolkArt® Enamels™ Paint – 4005 Autumn Leaves, 4014 Burnt Sienna, 4015 Yellow Ochre, 4032 Licorice, 4119 Yellow Citron, 4121 Forest Moss, 4140 Aqua, FolkArt® Extreme Glitter – 2786 Gold, Stencil Decor® – 27751` Victorian Alphabet Upper Case
Assorted bottles, Glue, Toothpicks, Round brush, Daubers/Spouncers, Scissors, Rubbing alcohol, Wax paper, Paper towels, Foam plates
Assemble your supplies. Thoroughly wash your bottles with mild soap and water. Wipe with rubbing alcohol to remove any residue.
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November 8, 2012
Check out this crafty bowl you can make for fall with Stiffy. Cathie and Steve designed this festive bowl with only a few supplies. This bowl would make a great centerpiece on your dinning room table. Fill with fabulous fall decorations like acorns, pinecones, or colorful fall flowers. See all the materials and instructions for this below. To see more fall projects from Cathie and Steve click here.
- Stiffy ® Fabric Stiffener, 8 oz.
- Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
- Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Woven fiber placemat (round)
Large craft bowl
Medium craft bowl
Fall floral picks
Fall leaf trim
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November 5, 2012
Welcome back from the weekend. We hope you were able to take some time and craft over the weekend. If not here is a great fall themed craft you can start this week. Capture the elegance of painted leaves quickly and easily using Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paints and Adhesive Silkscreens. Also in this project you will learn how to paint the look of ombre as a background. Chris Williams created this project. Leaves are perfect fall designs to add to any craft this time of year. All the materials needed for this project can be found below, for the instructions click here.
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Gloss Opaque Glass Paint – Habanero
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Metallic Opaque Glass Paint – Yellow Gold
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Metallic Opaque Glass Paint – Copper
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Gloss Transparent Glass Paint – Meringue
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Glass Spray Paint Kit
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Glass Silkscreen – Leaves
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Glass Squeegee Set, 2pc
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Glass Paint Dauber and Roller Set, 6pc
Brush basin or container for water
Frame with Glass
November 2, 2012
Happy Friday! The weekend is here and that means it is time to craft. This is the perfect time to create a fall themed craft and we have a great suggestion, try making these Harvest wood cutouts. Spell out harvest anywhere in your home. This project would look great on a mantle or place on your front porch. A great weekend craft that anyone can create. We discovered this project on the blog, Mom It Forward. Jill Greenlaw made this fun project with wood letters and Mod Podge. To learn step by step how make this for yourself click here. Enjoy and have a great weekend.
October 23, 2012
Fall is a wonderful time of year, and many people’s favorite season. During the fall months you get to enjoy crisp air, comfy sweaters, and delicious baked goods. In addition to these great perks there are endless arrays of fall themed crafts you can create. We have pulled together a collection of some fall projects we would like to share with you. We hope while viewing them, they inspire you to get in a festive and crafty mood. Enjoy!
Fall Acorn Glass Container
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October 23, 2012
Express your love for Fall with words that reflect the season and the blessings it holds. Fall is a great time of year. The temperatures are cooling down, the leaves are turning colors, and the season brings with it new craft projects to create. Take this stacked fall sentiment project designed by Jane Chandler. This project makes a great centerpiece for your dining room table, or place it on your mantle. It highlights all the wonderful reasons people love the fall. Feel free when creating this project to change up the words you use. Below are a list of all the supplies you will need, and instructions to make this project. Enjoy!
FolkArt Acrylic Paint – 951 Apple Spice , 2249 Pueblo
Matte Mod Podge
Paintbrush – 6 flat, Lo-temp glue gun, five old books, Scissors, ¾” flat brush, , Jute twine, , burlap (optional), foam plate for paints, craft knife, scissors, faux miniature pumpkins, silk autumn leaves, letter tiles, 2” chipboard letter shapes, scrapbook paper letter shapes (we used Paper Pizazz Tag Art letters/ HDTP2011)
- If using paperback books or burlap cover is desired, measure around book from front side edge to back side edge, then from top to bottom edge, and add 1” to measurement on all sides. With book closed, use Mod Podge to cover book and attach burlap, smoothing out flat to surface; let dry. Use scissors to trim fabric to edge of book.
- Stack books as desired and hot glue between book covers to secure placement. Use Mod Podge to coat outer paper pages on three sides of book to seal them and prevent opening of books. Let dry.
- Letters can be applied as desired. For “fall”, we used spouncer and Apple Spice to paint chipboard letters, allowed paint to dry, then applied Mod Podge over paint and glued to book spine. For “leaves”, we cut out paper letters and used Mod Podge to attach to book spine, allowed it to dry, then applied topcoat, and again dried. For “pumpkins” we used 6 flat paintbrush and Pueblo to paint word on spine of book, allowed paint to dry, then applied topcoat of Mod Podge and dried. For “grateful”, we simply hot glued letter tiles to spine of book.
- Measure around book stack and cut two pieces of jute that are 24” longer. Wrap jute around ends of book stack and tie in knot at top of stack with ends hanging down; trim as desired.
- Hot glue leaves to top of stack; glue bottoms of miniature pumpkins on top of leaves.
Project Tip: Use hair dryer on low heat setting to speed the drying process of acrylic paints.
October 22, 2012
Happy Monday! Hope you had a crafty and creative weekend. These elegant black and white pumpkins can be used for Halloween, but leave them up through the fall and even into winter! Wouldn’t these be great for a New Year’s Eve party too? Laura Bray, of Katydiddy, designed these elegant pumpkins. Laura created this project using FolkArt acrylic paints, and FolkArt extreme glitter. Although this project may look ornate and difficult, it actually is a craft project that a beginner crafter can do. This project will take some dedicated time to complete. It will take up to one and half hours to complete.
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October 10, 2012
Take a peek at the brilliant fall colors this wonderful project provides. The wooden blocks are cut into a variety of shapes and sizes. Your kids will have a ball painting their very own balancing blocks. I was so excited when I came across this bi-lingual site. The colors selected are the perfect color choice and they create the perfect fall project. Learn how to make this project here. Enjoy autumn and make some blocks!
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October 9, 2012
Here is a cozy project you can create right in time for fall. Add a splash of the blue, fall sky to your table this year. Pumpkins, candles and berries with beautiful aqua blue ribbon will make your table memorable. Now that’s something to be thankful for! Laura Bray from Katydiddys created this wonderful centerpiece. The pop of blue really creates a warm yet cool vibe to this project. Create this or something similar using FolkArt acrylic paints. A pumpkin centerpiece is not just for Halloween, you can use pumpkins all the way into the winter months. All the supplies you will need are found below, along with their instructions. Enjoy!
FolkArt Acrylic Paint-987 Wicker White
Real or fake pumpkins (3), Permanent marker in brown, Aqua blue ribbon, Fall berry floral picks (3), Paint brush, Candles
- Decide on a simple design to paint on your pumpkins. I used polka dots (created by dipping a stencil pouncer into paint and pressing on pumpkins randomly) and swirls. Be brave! You don’t have to be an artist to splash some paint on pumpkins. Remember nature has some imperfections, so if your designs aren’t perfect, just tell people you were going for an “organic” look!
- Allow paint to dry and then outline the designs you painted with brown permanent marker. This will give the painted design dimension. Make sure your markers are not water-soluble as these will smear and you will make a mess on your pumpkin and you will cry. I’m just sayin…
- Cut out the top of your two smallest pumpkins and tuck a candle in each one. Or just slice off the top and make sure there a flat, stable place to stand a candle on the pumpkin. For safety’s sake, consider using battery operated candles.
- Slip some fall themed floral picks around the candles on the small pumpkins and on the top of the large pumpkin.
- Tie a ribbon around the largest pumpkin. Add bows to the tops of all the pumpkins. You can attach the ribbons with glue or, if you want to use the ribbons again, just fasten them onto the pumpkin with small pins.