October 26, 2012
The weekend is here, hip hip hooray! This is the final weekend before Halloween to finish up your craft projects. Are you done? Well, whether you are almost finished or just getting started we wanted to share with you a great DIY Halloween project to create. Check out these Halloween Spider Loafers. How cute and stylish are they? Not everyone is into making spooky crafts for Halloween, and that’s ok you can make stylish ones instead. Cathy created these loafers on her blog Trinkets in Bloom. She used a few supplies including Martha Stewart paints and stencils. Click here to learn how to create them for yourself.
October 19, 2012
Unless you have been living under a rock or lost in your craft closet, then you have probably seen hundreds of DIY projects that use jars. Some of the most popular jars people are crafting with are canister and mason jars. With Halloween just around the corner, we have not seen many Halloween themed project using jars. Recently we just stumbled across this amazing project from the blog, SwellMayde. Aimee designed this project with Martha Stewart crafts. This project is very chic and clean. It is definitely not your typical Halloween project. This is a great weekend craft project, so don’t delay head on over to Michaels and receive 15% of all Martha Stewart glass paints and accessories. Find the coupon for this offer here. Click here to learn how to recreate this project for yourself.
October 18, 2012
The countdown to Halloween has officially begun, and we want you to get crafting if you have not already started. To help you with this, we are giving away a Martha Stewart craft pack filled with great products that are perfect to use on Halloween crafts. This week we are giving away 6 glass paints, 1 adhesive stencil, and 1 Martha Stewart Crafts™ Glass Paint Dauber and Roller Set, 6pc. 1 lucky Paint Me Plaid reader will win this prize pack.
(Winner has been contacted via email)
In case you did not win this week’s giveaway, don’t worry we will be announcing another giveaway shortly. Make sure you subscribe and check back here on Paint Me Plaid daily, so you won’t miss out for your next chance to enter a great giveaway. Have a great day!
October 17, 2012
Tired of scary Halloween decor? Looking for some Halloween decor that is a bit more chic? Well we have a solution for you, try creating this stenciled Halloween door decor. Shannon from the blog, Madigan Made, used one of the trendiest supplies out right now, embroidery hoops, to create this cute craft. Since the hoop is in a circle shape, she decided to decorate it as a pumpkin. Shannon used several Martha Stewart craft supplies to create this project. If blood, monsters, and spider webs aren’t your cup of tea here is a Halloween craft project that will still let you get in the spirit of this festive holiday. To learn how to make this for yourself click here.
October 16, 2012
It is always spooky time with a scary pumpkin clock sitting on the mantel. Sherrie Ragsdale created this unique pumpkin with Martha Stewart crafts. Have you ever seen a pumpkin turned into a clock? Amazing! Although this project may look a bit intimidating, fear not it is actually fairly easy to recreate. All the materials you will need are below, and you can find the complete instructions here. We hope that this pumpkin gives you some inspiration to make your own, and afterwards enter it into our 3rd Annual Trick Your Pumpkin Contest.
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint – Beetle Black
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface Glitter Acrylic Craft Paint – Fire Opal
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Foam Pouncers Set – 6pc
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Italic Flourish Alphabet Stencil Set 48pc
Large orange carvable pumpkin
Black clock hands
and ¾” flat brush
October 12, 2012
One of the most popular Halloween accessories to wear are masquerade masks. With masks you are given so many possibilities of what you can buy, but have you ever thought about making your own mask? Well that’s exactly what Kathleen from Grosgrain did, she created some fabulous masks using the new Martha Stewart glass adhesive silkscreens, and paints. This is such a cool project, and one that is perfect to make for this time of year. Click here to learn how Kathleen created several of these masks, and get crafting your own mask over the weekend.
October 11, 2012
Bringing a fresh approach to creative living with “outside the box” ideas for crafts and home décor, DIY gurus Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are Plaid’s spokespersons. They both grew up in the Midwest and have been getting crafty since they can remember. Their approach is easy: try something new every day and get creative with what you have. Since this month is all about Halloween, Cathie and Steve have been crafting some amazing projects. One they recently made was this Chalkboard chargers, skull plates, and napkin ring. This spooky setting was created using Mod Podge, and FolkArt paints. All the supplies needed for this project are below, and to find the instructions click here. Make sure you check back here every Thursday to see a new project from Cathie and Steve. To learn more about this crafty duo check out their Facebook page.
- Mod Podge ® Acrylic Shapes – Basics, Flat & Charm
- FolkArt ® Chalkboard Paint – Black, 8 oz.
- FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Black, 5 oz.
- FolkArt ® Metallics – Sequin Black, 2 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Clear glass plate
old book pages
October 11, 2012
Love entertaining? Then you are sure to love this Trick or Eek Party Setting, created using Apple Barrel paints. Scare the heartiest of your party guests with this easy to make cat and cake stand. Your guests will not be able to stop talking about this unique party setting. The cat and cake stand are sure to standout at any Halloween party. Julie Lewis, a talented Plaid Enterprise designer created this project. Below are all the supplies you will need, and for the complete step-by-step instructions click here.
- Apple Barrel ® Colors – Kiwi, 2 oz.
- Apple Barrel ® Colors – Yellow, 2 oz.
- Apple Barrel ® Colors – White, 2 oz.
- Apple Barrel ® Colors – Pumpkin Orange, 2 oz.
- Apple Barrel ® Gloss™ – Black, 2 oz.
- Apple Barrel ® Colors – Grape Jam, 2 oz.
- Plaid ® Art Materials – Bottle Tops – Spouncer Painters
- Plaid ® Art Materials – Bottle Tops – Tip Writers
Paintbrushes – #1 liner, #12 flat, #8 flat, #4 round, Craft pumpkin, Clay pots –2” (4 ea.), Rose pot – 2 ½”, Clay saucer – 10”, Craft glue, Scissors, Round toothpicks, Pencil, Black foam sheet – 2mm, E 6000 adhesive glue, Chenille stems – purple, silver tinsel, Brush basin, Paper towels, Foam plates
October 10, 2012
In addition to Halloween the month of October is also about celebrating Breast Cancer awareness. Since the most popular crafting surface this month is pumpkins, it’s only fitting that pink pumpkins have been popping up all over the web. Below are a few pink pumpkins we have found that will hopefully provide you with some inspiration. Pink paint plus a pumpkin make a wonderful match. Create pink pumpkins to spread awareness and show your support. Let us know if you have created your own pink pumpkin.
Pink & White Pumpkins
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October 10, 2012
Tired of doing the same old Halloween decorations year after year? Perhaps you are feeling like you have carved your thousandth pumpkin, or weaved over a hundred spider webs. Whatever you are tired of creating don’t worry we are here to give you some new Halloween inspirations. A new idea to create would be this DIY Halloween Party Serving Set. Isn’t this so chic and cute? Abbey from The Cards We Drew made this set using several new Martha Stewart craft paints. While this set has a Halloween theme, you can definitely create any theme you would like. Below are all the supplies used to make this project, and the complete step by step instructions are here.
Mugs x 6 (mine are Target clearance mugs for $1.78 a piece)
Platter (clearance for $2.99)
Tray (clearance for $4.99)
Martha Stewart Crafts™ Glass Paint in black and orange
Martha Stewart Crafts™ Chalkboard Paint
Martha Stewart Crafts™ adhesive holiday stencils (46 designs per pack)
Martha Stewart Crafts™ Glass Adhesive Stencils – Condensed Sans Alphabet (68 designs per pack)
Martha Stewart Crafts™ Paper Stencils (52 designs per pack)