The weekend always flies by when your having fun, and crafting. If you still have some extra time this weekend try making this adorable Joy holiday beadboard frame. This frame was created by Alison, from Oopsey Daisey. Alison was able to create this great holiday project using product from the Martha Stewart craft line. This line of porducts is available at Michaels nationwide. Make this frame and add your latest holiday family photo to it. Click here to learn how to make this project.
Have you already finished decorating your Christmas tree? I have to admit, I have not even put mine up yet. I know many people have had their trees up since Thanksgiving. When it comes to decorating a tree there are several ways you can do this. Some people prefer a very traditional decorated tree, others like only using one color to decorate the entire tree. Whatever way you decide to decorate there is no right or wrong way. This is one of the many reasons people look forward to dressing their Christmas trees. Although I do not have my tree up yet, I think I am leaning towards using a lot of metallic color ornaments. I was looking around Pinterest for some ideas, and I came across this tree. I love these decorations, because they are simple in shape yet vibrant in color.
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: #439 Bright Red Metallic, #675 Champagne Metallic, #2253 Eggplant, #726 Green Meadow.
Are you as addicted to Pinterest, as much as we are here at Plaid? Over the past couple of months we have started to hear from other pinterest fans, about their love for this site. It is very easy to become addicted to browsing all the wonderful images found here. There are so many great things on display. I recently visited Pinterest to gather some ideas for Christmas home decorating. I came across the image above, and it immediately caught my eye. This image was pinned by Centsational Girl. Often times I feel that there is an unwritten rule that states, all Christmas decorations must only be in traditional red, and green colors. I know there is no real rule, but I seem to always gravitate towards the traditional colors. Well this year I have decided to shake things up a bit, and be non-traditional when it comes to my Christmas colors. I love the use of jeweled toned hues. I definitely plan to incorporate fuchsia, electric blue, and more metallics in the mix. Have you used non-traditional colors in your Christmas decorations before?
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: #2233 Parisian Pink, #724 Evergreen, # 944 Nutmeg, and # 2578 New Leaf Green.
Halloween and Thanksgiving are the main holidays that people decorate for during the fall season. This should not mean that they are the only reasons to decorate during this time of year. You may want to consider using the traditional harvest color tones as a palette to decorate a room in your home with. Take this room pictured above. It looks so warm and inviting. Don’t you just want to grab a good book and some hot chocolate, and curl up in the chair by the fireplace? Use these harvest months as design inspiration for a room in your home. Get out of the comfort zone of only decorating during the fall when one of the major holidays comes around. Click here to see more harvest decorating room design inspirations.
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: #476 Asphaltum, #953 Camel, # 2579 Cut Grass, and # 957 Burgundy.
Fall is an amazing season. The autumn hues are so vibrant and inviting. Why not bring these colors inside and use them as inspiration to warm up your home, during these colder months? There are several ways you can add some autumn spice to any room in your home. Try adding some warm colored accent pillows, or a plush colored chenille throw. If you really want to go further in your decorating, try painting a room using a vibrant orange hue, or soothing brown color. There is no right or wrong way to spice up your home with fall colors, so relax and enjoy these warm and inviting tones. Have you decorated a room in your home using a fall color palette?
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors:#961 Turquoise, #433 Terra Cotta, #231 Real Brown, and #472 Mushroom
Usually when most people think of weddings, Halloween is not the most common time people choose for their big day. Although it may be an uncommon time of year for a wedding to most, many people do get married on or around this holiday. Halloween can be very elegant, and decorations don’t have to include spiders, monsters, or ghosts. Take a look at this reception room, that was decorated for a Halloween wedding. This is very nice, and unique. If you are looking for new and different Halloween decorating ideas, use this room as inspiration to plan an elegant event during Halloween. Do you know anyone who has gotten married on or around Halloween?
We created this color palette using FolkArt Acrylic paints, #938 Licorice, #440 Violet Pansy, # 2480 Metallic Royal Gold, #413 Pink, and # 427 Ivory White.
Here is an elegant home décor accessory for you to make, just in time for Halloween. Ir was designed by one of our newest designers, Laura Bray. To see more craft creations from Laura please check out here blog, Katy Diddys.
This project features a new stencil from our Easy to Paint line, called Curly Tree. It also includes FolkArt paint, and Apple Barrel Paint. This is an intermediate skilled project, which takes 2 or more hours to complete. The new easy to paint line is available at AC Moore, and Michaels craft stores.
Plaid Supplies Used: FolkArt Acrylic Paint – 479 Pure Black, FolkArt Painting Stencil (Curly Tree)-30610, Spouncers Value Pack-34106, and Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint-20504 Black
Additional Supplies Used: (1) 5 ½ ” x 6 ½ ” piece of linen fabric, (2) ¾ ” x 5 ½ ” strips of black and white polka dot fabric, (2) ¾ ” x 7 ½ ” strips of black and white polka dot fabric, (1) 6 ½” x 7 ½” piece of Halloween themed fabric, 16” piece of black and white printed ribbon, Flat backed crystals in Fall colors, Pillow stuffing
- Lay down your linen fabric onto a piece of plastic wrap. Place the FolkArt Stencil on top of the fabric, centered. TIP: I use painter’s tape to secure the fabric onto the plastic covered work surface and the stencil onto the fabric.
- Using your pouncer, gently dab the Apple Barrel acrylic paint onto the fabric, within the stencil.
- Gently pull off the stencil and allow the paint to dry.
- Apply the flat backed crystals around your image in a pleasing pattern. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for heat setting them, or use fabric glue to affix them.
- Sew the two 5 ½” x ¾” strips of polka dot fabric onto the top and bottom of your stenciled piece of linen. Sew the two 7 ½” x ¾” strips onto the sides. Use a ¼” seam allowance.
- Press your seams and then lay down your stenciled piece of linen, face up. Take your 6 ½” x 7 ½” piece of Halloween fabric and lay it face down on top of the stenciled fabric.
- Take your ribbon, fold it in half and lay it between the two pieces of fabric. Be sure center the two cut ends at the top of the fabric. Make sure the looped end is facing down and allow the cut ends to extend about 1” from the edge of the fabrics. Tuck the ribbon between the fabric pieces so that it won’t get caught as you sew the seams. Pin everything in place.
- Using a ¼” seam allowance, sew around the edges of the fabric. Be sure to leave a small opening at the bottom of the pieces to allow for turning out and stuffing your door knob pillow.
- Turn-fabric pillow out. Fill with pillow stuffing. Whip stitch the opening on the bottom closed.
Aside from my love of painting while crafting, I also enjoy painting my nails. OPI released their new Fall 2011 nail polish colors collection called, Touring America. The colors in this palette were inspired by American cities. The colors featured very creative clever names inspired by some of OPI’s favorite American spots. Some of the colors’ names are: Are We There Yet, I eat Mainely Lobster, My address is “Hollywood”, Color to Diner for, and Honk If You Love OPI. Which color from the new fall line would you paint your nails with?
We created this color palette using FolkArt Acrylic paints, #2248 Turner Pink, #636 Red Violet, #443 Night Sky, #425 Medium Gray, #479 Pure Black, and #689 Pure Magenta.
Whenever you feel that you need a change to any room, why not try adding a pop of color to it? It may seem a bit odd to some, but believe me it is a very hot trend right now. This trend can be seen in many different design houses and publications. Why not try this trend out for yourself. If I was going to add a pop of color to the room of my choice it would be to my bedroom. Ideally I would like to try something similar to this room. This room was found on a website called, New York Spaces. The hot pink wall really adds some punch to this room. It is modern and chic. This color palette is very unique and interesting. I love that bright hues, and paired with the classic colors of black and white. Have you ever only painted one wall a different color than the rest?
We created this color palette using FolkArt Acrylic paints, #901 Wicker White, #634 Hot Pink, # 925 Wrought Iron, and # 503 Yellow Citron.
During the summer, I become easily inspired to mix and match colors together, that at first glance may not have been thought as a good fit. Turquoise and orange is certainly not a go to pairing, but looking at these colors together definitely put a smile on my face. These colors together can lift the energy in any room. It can be used in so many different design styles, as you can see from the living room above. Adding a pop of color to any living room can instantly alter the vibe. The palette below has such a summertime vibe. It is energetic yet soothing at the same time. What do you think of the turquoise and orange color pairing?
We created this color palette using FolkArt Acrylic colors, Tangerine # 627, Calypso #542, Wicker White #901, and Sunny Yellow #509.