As far as I’m concerned, it’s kind of difficult to find good crafty projects for New Year’s Eve; yet it’s nice to have a little something for the occasion, especially if you are having people over. This candle centerpiece uses several ingredients that you probably have in your craft stash, and it all just comes together in a very posh presentation. A little FolkArt Extreme Glitter and some FolkArt Metallic paint adds just the fancy touch you need to bring in the new year. Visit the project instructions here.
Merry Christmas Eve! Aren’t snowmen great? I love them because they are perfect for holiday decor but they don’t have to come down when the big day is over. If you find yourself with some time this weekend, I suggest making this happy snowman using Stiffy and Apple Barrel paint. The technique with the paint is a little different; it’s used for stamping on the felt. The results are great and the project is so fun and cheery! It’s also fab for using up my felt stash – I have a ton of extra felt. Do you? Visit the complete project instructions here.
What a cute lil’ project from Amanda at Crafts by Amanda - because you know what, it’s those finishing touches that really make a great gift! Amanda suggests using some acrylic paint to make these bread tag snowmen (and who doesn’t use a million bread tags, so save them). They are easy and you can knock out several at one time. Perfect for decorating those Christmas thank you bags you’ll be making, right (uh-oh, I’d better get on that)? For the complete tutorial, visit Amanda here.
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.