December 8, 2011
Want to add a snowman to your holiday decorations? Well we have the perfect craft for you to make. This snowman glass block is so cute, and if you want to you can add lights. This would look great in a large window in your home, or place on a table as a centerpiece. This craft project was created by one of our very talented designers, Sherrie Ragsdale. See below for step by step instructions on how to make this great holiday craft.
Plaid FA Enamel Paints:
4008 Pure Orange, 4032 Licorice, 4001 Wicker White
Large glass block, Small glass block, Old sweater, 1 3/4″ Spouncer, 1 1/4″ Spouncer, 3/4″ Spouncer, Small round brush, Paper towel, Scissors
Hot glue, Hot glue gun, Rubber band
1. Dip the 1 3/4″ spouncer into the wicker white and remove most of it onto the paper towel.
2. Lightly dab with the spouncer on both of the blocks.
3. On the smaller block add the two eye using the 1 1/4″ spouncer in licorice.
4. Add the mouth with the 3/4″ spouncer.
5. Add the buttons on the larger block with the 1 3/4″ spouncer.
6. Using the pattern provided, paint the carrot nose with pure orange.
7. For the hat cut off a the sleeve of the sweater.
8. Cut small slits for fringe.
9. Wrap the rubber band around the top of the hat.
10. Cut three stripes of the sweater.
11. Glue one end with hot glue gun.
12. Braid the three pieces together.
13. Wrap the braid around the rubber band and glue into place.
14. Cut the other sleeve off.
15. Cut the sleeve down the inside of the under arm.
16 Open up sleeve.
17. Cut the sleeve at its longest point.
18. Glue the edges to the center of the long strip.
19. Wrap around the snowman’s head at the bottom and glue into place.
20. Make fringe at the ends of scarf.
21. Glue large orange button in place.
October 31, 2011
It’s finally here! Happy Halloween. Looking for one more last minute Halloween project to make? Try to re-create this Skull Glass Block. Glass blocks are such a versatile surface to craft with. The possibilities are endless, and here is something you can do with them for Halloween. This skull glass block makes for a wonderful decoration to place in your home, or on your front porch. This project was created by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza. Click here to learn how to make this project, and click here to see more Halloween projects from Cathie & Steve.
September 7, 2011
Get ready folks, Paint Me Plaid is going to be showing you tons of great project ideas to create for this upcoming Halloween. Here is one that I am in love with. This adorable glowing pumpkin is so unique, and I am always fascinated by anything that lights up. One of our talented designers, Julie Lewis created this project. See below for all the supplies and the instructions on how to make this adorable and fun Halloween project. Click here to find all of these supplies in one place.
- Plaid ® Glass Surfaces – Large Glass Block
- FolkArt ® Peel & Stick Painting Stencils™ – Blank
- FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Pure Orange, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Licorice, 2 oz.
#1 Liner brush
- Thoroughly clean glass block before painting.
- Tape off outer edge of block using ¾” tape.
- Place strips of 1/8” tape 7/8” apart starting at center.
- Cut face pattern from stencil blank and place onto glass block over tape strips.
- Using dauber, apply Pure Orange over front of block. Let dry slightly and apply second coat. Add third coat if desired. Carefully remove stencil and tape. Clean up any rough edges by gently scraping with craft knife.
- When completely dry, place eye and teeth stencils onto block and apply Licorice.
- Using Liner brush, add nose and eyebrow details.
- Let cure referring to bottle instructions.