September 28, 2012
Welcome to the weekend. Are you crafting for Halloween? With it quickly creeping up on us, we want to help inspire you to craft. Not sure if you are aware, but a hot trend right now are craft projects that are stackable. These BOO letters are a great example of this trend. All over the web and especially Pinterest you can find stackable projects. This project is a great outdoor Halloween decor craft. Create this to hang on your front door or porch. Bonnie and Trish from Uncommon Reviews created this project. The main supply needed to create this project is Mod Podge. All the supplies are listed below, and to find the complete instructions click here.
Paper Mache Letters… BOO, Wooden Plaque, Fabric of Choice, Mini Pom Pom Trim, Plaid Black Acrylic Paint, Outdoor Mod Podge, Wooden Bat Cutouts, Black Heavy Gauge Floral Wire, Glow-In-The-Dark Mod Podge, Glue Gun and Glue sticks, Black Felt
September 26, 2012
Not everything you create for Halloween needs to be scary, it can be decorative as well. Take this Halloween Table Runner, it is the perfect way to dress up your table for this holiday. Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage created this project, and in it she used a very special product, Mod Podge photo transfer medium. With this you can create decals or appliques from any original photo. Use it on hard surfaces or fabrics that you can hand wash. To learn how to create your own runner click here to see the step-by-step instructions.
Supplies you will need:
a burlap table runner (mine was pre-cut & pre-hemmed)
a sponge brush
a pair or prints
and a wet cloth or sponge (not shown)
September 25, 2012
Do you enjoy crafting with glass? Glass is a great surface to craft on. It comes in several sizes, and many glass surfaces can be used not just as decor around your home, but also as a place to store trinkets and miscellaneous items. Since glass is so versatile it makes it a great surface to use during the Halloween season. The possibilities are endless on the type of Halloween projects you can create with glass. In case you are stumped on Halloween glass project ideas, we’ve got you covered. Below are 7 great glass projects that are perfect for Halloween.
Martha Stewart Crafts Spider Web Hurricane created with Martha Stewart craft paints and glitter
Skull Glass Block created with Gallery Glass
Vampire Vittles Candy Jar created with FolkArt enamel paint
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September 19, 2012
One of the best places to display Halloween decorations is a mantle. A mantle provides you with a lot of space, so you could place multiple projects on it. One of our blogger friends, Cheryl from That’s What Che Said, did a fabulous job of creating a project perfect for a mantle. She created this Haunted House Canvas Art. What makes this project even more special is that it glows in the dark. Cheryl used glow in the dark Mod Podge in this project. All the supplies needed for this project is below, and click here to see step by step how this project was made.
- 16 x 20 Canvas (get them on sale at craft stores, they always come in handy!)
- Haunted House cut out from Dollar Tree
- Purple Paint
- Yellow Paint
- Paint brushes
- Glow in the Dark Mod Podge
- Mod Podge
- White & Black Scrapbooking Paper
- Scissors to cut out shapes or Silhouette Electronic Cutting Machine
September 18, 2012
For many people they have several Halloween projects they would love to create, however they lack the necessary time to complete them all. No worries, we here at Plaid can help. Below we have posted some Halloween projects that are not only fun, but also easy to do. Check out these 8 easy Halloween projects that use several different materials from chalkboard paint to mod podge. With Halloween just weeks away, you’ll have plenty of time to whip some of these up. So what are you waiting for? Time to craft! Enjoy.
Frightfully Fun Pumpkin
Tin Can Mummy
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September 18, 2012
Double double toil and trouble! Get ready for some Halloween fun with this Witches Candle Cauldron project. Designed by Kindra Boroff these cauldrons would look great on your front porch, or as the centerpiece of a scary table. This project was created using FolkArt Enamels, Martha Stewart Stencils, and FolkArt Extreme Glitter. All the supplies you will need for this project can be found below, along with their instructions.
FolkArt Enamel Paint-4032 Licorice, 4119 Yellow Citron
FolkArt Extreme Glitter-2797 Black
Martha Stewart Adhesive Stencils-32307 Typewriter, 32304 Holiday Icons II
Spouncer value pack-28872
Spray primer, Foam paintbrush, 4 wood oval disks, Hot glue, Craft knife 7/8” dowel rod, 4” round wood plaque, 5×7 oval wood plaque, 4-wood screws, drill, Philips screwdriver, ¾” masking tape, Black felt, 5/8” Purple satin ribbon, 3/16” rhinestone chain, Hot glue, Glass vase, ½ yd. black tulle, scissors, 1” flat brush.
- Cut two dowel rods for each candle holder. For the larger cut 12” and for the smaller cut 9” dowel rods.
- Drill two holes in the round plaque and the oval plaque where you would screw the dowel rods to the plaques. Attach the dowel rods to the plaques with screws.
- Base-coat the oval and round plaque with Licorice. Paint the dowel rods with Yellow Citron.
- When dry tape off ¾” stripes on the dowel rod and paint with Licorice. When dry spounce a few coats of Black Extreme Glitter.
- Cut the shoes from the black felt using the pattern. Hot glue the fronts and toes of the felt shoes and attach. Apply a strip of hot glue to the bottom of the heel and attach around the dowel rod. Glue the back of the heels together. Hot glue a purple bow to the shoes as shown.
- Cut the tulle in half. Fold the cut piece in half and glue around the round plaque creating a ruffle look. Hot glue purple ribbon over the black tulle. Add the rhinestone chain.
- Stencil the spiders or the bats and words on the glass vase as shown with Licorice.
- Hot glue the rhinestone chain to the top of the vase.
- Hot glue the vase to candlesticks.
September 10, 2012
Happy Monday! Hope you had a good weekend. If you visited your local craft store I am sure you couldn’t help but notice all the Halloween decorations. Has it gotten you in the mood to craft? Seeing all these holiday decorations could be a little overwhelming, and you maybe stumped at what to make. Well no worries, we want to share a great project idea from Laura Bray. These romantic blocks allow you to rearrange your Halloween décor to mix and match your mood. Laura created these blocks using FolkArt and Mod Podge. They are very unique, and very simple to create. All the supplies you need are listed below, along with their instructions. To see more craft project from Laura visit her blog, Katydiddys.
FolkArt Acrylic Paint-2576 Vivid Orange, FolkArt Acrylic Paint-4032 Licorice, Mod Podge, FokArt Peel & Stick Stencil-Architectural Fleur-30457
Unfinished wood blocks, Polka dot scrapbook paper
- Paint the wood blocks in orange and black. Allow to dry completely.
- Using Mod Podge, apply a piece of scrapbook paper to the block and then add the scrapbook paper and/or decorative papers. For easy sizing when cutting out your decorative papers, I recommend that you measure the size of your block surface and subtract a ¼”. Set aside to dry.
- On some of the sides that you did not apply decorative paper to, stencil designs.