Did you know that you can make a beautiful Christmas decoration out of an old spaghetti sauce jar? You can – and you can do it with FolkArt Enamels! They paint beautifully on glass and are very durable. Plaid designer Kirsten Jones used them to create this fun and whimsical Christmas vase. Use it to display a sprig of holly or evergreen. It really brightens up a table and adds holiday cheer. Here’s how to make this project.
There are so many good projects to be had this holiday season – so many incorporating tons of paint! I’m loving wood blocks as home decor, and I especially love distressed wood blocks. The technique is simple, and the results are awesome. A wood block like this doesn’t take long to make, and adds a definite something special to your table or mantle decor. Here’s how to make one for yourself; we’ve even included a pattern for this one.
I’m in love with gorgeous glitters this holiday season! I love all the shades of FolkArt Extreme Glitter – although it depends on which project I look at which ones I like best. It’s constantly changing! I love the red and greens in this Peace holiday sign by Plaid designer Kirsten Jones. The peace symbol continues to be all over everything this holiday season . . .
I think one of the most gratifying holiday crafts is an ornament. Typically they aren’t large (unless you are decorating the tree in Rockefeller Plaza), and you can complete one in a few hours at most. I’ve also seen several fun shapes at the craft store . . . like the one above. The ornate aspect of the ornament above was achieved with FolkArt Extreme Glitter, gems and some gold ric-rac. A lot of bling for just a little investment! Designer Karen Embry made this beautiful ornament, and you can too. Find the complete instructions here.
I think this project from Ana of When Creativity Knocks is SUPER creative – and I had to share! Have you ever thought to make a christmas ornament out of a wood bangle bracelet? Using stamps, FolkArt Acrylic Paint and FolkArt Extreme Glitter? Neither have I, but Ana did. When Creativity Knocks actually filmed this video at Maker Faire in NY, and it’s completely appropriate for an upcoming weekend craft. View the full video here.
Have you made an ornament with FolkArt Extreme Glitter yet? No? Well you really must. Not only is the paint gorgeous as you can see, but it’s a fun and economical way to celebrate Christmas and holiday crafting. Making glitter ornaments is easy, and you can make several of these at once for fabulous gifts. I show you how make the ornament above (with free line art!) on Infarrantly Creative today for her Pennywise Presents series. Please visit here for the complete tutorial.
PS – the glitter comes in eleven fabulous colors. Go here for the palette.
I’m so pleased to share with you one of the most popular projects on the Plaid Online site – EVER. Isn’t he cute? I love his skinny ankles! Ha ha ha! Seriously though, he is so loved (and has been for years) that I had to share him with you. He was done by internal designer Laura Brunson using Gallery Glass, and I especially like his metallic Liquid Leading. You can make him yourself with the instructions here.
I am so inspired by how designer Karen Embry used Liquid Leaf to embellish simple resin birds. Do these look like a million bucks or what? Karen loves to add to her holiday decorations every year, and especially loves to use items found on her flea market/thrift store treasure hunts. These birds were 62 cents each! I’m going to be honest, I had no idea that Liquid Leaf worked on resin. The technique is simple, so visit Karen’s blog here to see the steps. What do you have around your house that needs a shiny coating of Liquid Leaf?