T.G.I.F. The weekend is upon us and we hope you take this time to unleash your creativity. Weekends are the perfect time to tryout new project ideas, or to finally do that project you’ve been eying on Pinterest. In case you’re still stumped on what to create let us suggest this charming lavender sachet.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Are you ready? Don’t fret if you have not yet decided on a gift, we have plenty of ideas for you to choose from. One idea that would make a great gift is these Mom Wood Blocks. Trenice Bishop created these lovely blocks. To achieve this look she used several FolkArt paints, Mod Podge, and Mod Podge photo transfer. This is an intermediate level craft project and will take about 2 hours to complete. Once complete give these blocks to your Mom, they are sure to put a smile on her face. A complete list of supplies along with their instructions can be found below.
It’s Monday! Welcome back from the weekend. Have you begun making preparations for Mother’s Day? This special occasion is less than a month away, and will be here before you know it. This year make it an extra special one, by creating something handmade.
Need a last minute gift idea? Well we have you covered. The other day we discovered these snowflake treat containers on the blog, Young Married Chic. Kris created these containers using several Martha Stewart craft products. This is such a chic and easy to make gift. The best thing about this project is that it’s a functional gift that can be used. Kris used Martha Stewart paints, and stencils to design these containers. To see all the supplies you will need along with their instructions click here.
Tis the season for gift giving, and who doesn’t like to receive and give gifts? Today we have a great craft project to show you, check out these decked out Gift Boxes designed by Debbie Saenz. This project will add festive fun to any party table. When the party is over fill these with candies and give as a gift! These boxes were made with Mod Podge Matte. Want to make your own gift boxes? Well check out a list of all the supplies you will need, along with their instructions. Enjoy!
Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Check out Plaid Enterprises’ 2012 holiday gift guide. We have compiled a list of gifts that would make any crafter smile with glee. Believe it or not the holiday season is here, and if you need to get a jump on shopping we’ve got you covered. All the items listed below can be purchased on line by clicking the link or the image. These gifts are perfect for any level crafter. Now you can complete all your shopping in one place. So what are you waiting for finish your shopping early, so you can relax with some hot cocoa.
When was the last time you visited your local thrift store? If it’s been awhile you may want to swing by one this week. You never know what wonderful crafting materials you will find. Check out this chair. Trenice Bishop, one of our talented designers, came across this old vintage kid’s chair at her local thrift store. With some creativity and Plaid FolkArt paints, she transformed this thrift store find brought to life as a bright baby chair. A word of warning, this is not for the beginner crafter. This project is on the intermediate level. It will take 2 hours or more hours complete. Create this Bear Baby Chair to give as a gift for a mommy to be, or make one for your own child. Enjoy!
FolkArt Acrylic Paint – 801 Sunflower
FolkArt Acrylic Paint – 905 Buttercup
FolkArt Acrylic Paint – 713 Coastal Blue
FolkArt Acrylic Paint – 515 Vintage White
FolkArt Artist’s Pigment Acrylic Paint – 917 Yellow Ochre
Sandpaper blocks, Large paint brush, Liner brush, Angle paint brush, Clear craft finishing spray
- Sand away old finishing spray and rough spots using sandpaper or sand blocks.
- Once chair is smooth and dust free, apply a base coat of Sunflower and allow time to dry.
- Paint the entire chair with Buttercup and let dry before adding details.
- Most of the details on this chair were painted freehand. The same look can be achieved by using a stencil or tracing the facial features directly on the item itself.
- Take the angle brush loaded with Yellow Ochre and make two half circles in the middle of the chair backing to start the nose for your bear. Repeat to make circles for the ears and toe nails.
- Use the liner brush loaded with Coastal Blue to paint the outline of the bears face and head and other facial features.
- Accent the Coastal Blue outline with short strokes of Vintage White. Use the same technique to add embellishments to the back of the chair as well.
- Using clear gloss craft spray to seal the paint.
Project Tip: Using an image to study while painting can be helpful for this project.
Have you completed all your holiday shopping? Well if you still need to pick up a few more items, let us offer some help with this 2011 Martha Stewart gift guide. The gifts mentioned on this list range in price, and there is something for everyone regardless of age. Our Martha Stewart paints and stencils even made it into the guide. Crafts products make wonderful gifts. Click here to see the entire list. Happy Shopping
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It’s a painted Plaidie Laddie puzzle! It’s actually not Plaidie Laddie, but it looks just like him, don’t you think? This simple painted puzzle scottie dog was made beautiful by designer Holli Long from Every Day’s a Holli-Day. It’s a very special gift for her sister. Holli did a perfect job with the polka dots, but what’s really impressive is the fur. I’ve never known how to use a rake brush, so it’s fun to see one in action. With a little practice, I might be able to do it too! Visit Holli’s precious scottie puzzle here.