Happy Monday! Welcome to the beginning of a new workweek, and the official countdown to Father’s Day. Father’s day is only a few short days away, and in case you didn’t spend last weekend getting your special guy a gift we’re here to offer some last minute suggestions.
Cathie and Steve are an awesome crafty duo. They create craft projects that can be used for several different occasions. Since Father’s Day is right around the corner, we wanted to share with you a great gift for dad. Create a decoupaged frame with Mod Podge. Inside the frame consider adding a picture of you and your dad, or perhaps add a positive saying he’ll like.
Welcome back from the weekend. June is officially here! Can you believe it? We are have way through 2013, and summer is about to get underway. One of the first occasions we celebrate in the summer is Father’s Day. Have you begun preparing for this special day? If you’re still looking for gift ideas how about crafting a creative frame?
Happy Friday! The weekend is here and that means it is time to break out the craft supplies, and get creative! With Mother’s Day quickly approaching we hope you use this weekend to craft a special gift for your Mom. If you are still looking for a project to make, may we suggest this DIY Stenciled Magnetic Frame. Allison from The Golden Sycamore made this project for her Mom.
Positive messages can lighten up your day in an instance. One quote or one saying can have tremendous power in making your feel all warm in fuzzy inside. To keep the positivity up in your home, you should display these types of message in various rooms. One way you can display them, are to place these messages inside a frame. Since it is spring we wanted to share with you these butterflies and flower frames. Holli Nutter designed these frames. They are so colorful and a perfect project to create this time of year. Once you finish the frames place positive messages inside, and hang in your home. Enjoy!
Oh happy day, its Friday! You have made through the week, and now it’s time to get ready for the weekend. Do you have any crafting plans? If not, we want to make a suggestion. Create this interchangeable chalkboard frame. If you like to upcylce old or thrift store finds, then you’ll love this project. Christina from Christina’s Adventures took a thrift store frame and with the new Handmade Charlotte stencils, she created this chalkboard frame. This is a very creative idea and project, great to do this weekend. To see how Christina made this frame, visit her blog here.
Hooray it’s Monday! Even though the weekend is over, you can still find sometime to craft this week. Here is a wonderful craft to create. If you are planning to attend a wedding this summer, then this is a great gift to give to the happy couple. This Mr. and Mrs. Wedding Frame Set is very elegant. Turn inexpensive frames into a wonderful gift set with this combination of easy techniques!
- Plaid ® Wood Surfaces – Frame, Large
- FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Wicker White, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Metallic Silver Sterling, 2 oz.
- Plaid ® Wood Surfaces – Frames – Medium Memory Frame with Easel Back
- Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Happy Monday! Today is the last day of April. Isn’t that crazy? This month flew by so quickly. On this last day of the month we wanted to share with you a romantic project to create. Debbie Saenz designed this Whimsical ‘Love Birds’ Collage Frame. Tell a beautiful story about the image you place in the frame, by creating this project. Debbie used a mixture of texture and embellishments to achieve this look. This frame collage was created with Mod Podge, FolkArt acrylic paints and mediums. Full instructions can be found below on how to make this frame.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Light Blue, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Artists Pigments™ – Burnt Umber 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Mediums – Antiquing Medium – Apple Butter Brown, 2 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Matte, 16 oz.
Wood frame, 2 pieces of coordinating antiqued blue scrapbook paper, Sheet music, Words from magazines or typed words, Bird templates, Branchlike stamp with swirls, 2 yards 1″ ribbon, 1 wooden tag, 3 small blue silk flowers, Key charm, Heart charm, 5 jump rings, Two 1½” antique brass handles, Hot glue, Hand drill, Sandpaper, and Black inkpad
- Sand rough edges of frame; wipe clean.
- Paint the outside edges of the frame and tag and inside frame opening with Burnt Umber; allow to dry then dry brush with Light Blue.
- Decoupage scrapbook papers onto frame with the upper right and bottom left corners beings the same pattern and the upper left and bottom right corners being the same pattern; refer to photo. Decoupage tag. Once dry, sand edges of frame and tag smooth.
- Trace and cut out birds using the sheet music, cut out 5 musical notes and words that say “Let Us Sing A Sweet Love Song” or any saying of your choice. Dilute Brown Antiquing Medium with water to desired color and paint over birds, musical notes and words; allow to dry then antique edges with full strength Brown Antiquing Medium; allow to dry.
- Stamp branches where birds will be perched; refer to photo.
- Decoupage birds, musical notes in place; refer to photo. Decoupage words on tag, antique edges of tag; allow to dry. Give the entire frame and tag a coat of Mod Podge to seal; allow to dry.
- Drill a small hole in the bottom of the tag and attach a jump ring with heart charm then use Mod Podge to attach the key in place on the tag, aligning holes; dry and attach 4 jump rings.
- Attach antique brass handles on each side of the top edge of the frame. Tie ribbons on each side of the front of the frame (attach tag on right side) then, with remaining ribbon, make a loop through handles and tie a bow at the top; refer to photo. Use hot glue to adhere the flowers.
This year, we’re dreaming of a White Christmas and we have a variety of home decorating and crafting ideas for you! It’s easy to add light and bright touches to your home this winter season. Check out our tips and project ideas and be sure to download our free recipe and recipe cards for Sea Glass Candy!
Create a winter wonderland in your own home:
- Use Gallery Glass to adorn ornaments, create framed art and decorate windows.
- Decorate with shades of white. Add touches of amethyst, turquoise, silver and gray as accent colors.
- Add snowman and snowflake motifs to decorate glassware and other home accents for festive holiday touches.
- Create a warm, rustic feel with weathered wood frames with simple and easy techniques. Check out the White Christmas Framed Art project below for how-to techniques.
- Check out a variety of winter projects to get you inspired.
Wood frames are one of the most popular surfaces to craft with. Frames are always needed, regardless of the time of year. We all love storing our pictures in some unique frame design. Instead of buying a unique frame, why not try creating your own. This is exactly what Jennie did over at Craft-O-Maniac. Jennie created this chic stenciled frame, using some of Plaid’s new stencils from our Easy to Paint Line. Click here to see the before and after pictures, and learn how to make your own chic stenciled frame.