February 26, 2013
Enhance your floor with this simply cute covering made from a canvas drop cloth. Adding a mat or floor cover to a room in your home can instantly make everything become more dynamic and stylish. Mats give rooms character and can definitely lighten the vibe of the room. Laura Whitlow created this project using FolkArt paints and stencils. This is a fairly easy project that is perfect for any level crafter. Feel free to adjust the paint colors to one that will match your room. All the supplies can be found below, along with their instructions.
- Stencil Decor ® Accessories – Spouncer Stenciling Sponges – Value Pack – Variety
- FolkArt ® Artists Pigments™ – Aqua, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Wicker White, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Artists Pigments™ – Yellow Ochre, 2 oz.
Canvas drop cloth
Paintbrush 2 inch
1. Cut canvas drop cloth to desired size and hem edges.
2. Prime drop cloth with Wicker White.
3. Stencil using Aqua and Yellow Ochre. Let dry completely. Seal using a foam roller and satin
4. Clean supplies while wet with soap and water.
February 22, 2013
Happy Friday everyone! To close out the workweek we wanted to share with you an amazing project. This project comes from Virginia of Fynes Designs. She recently took a crack crafting with Martha Stewart glass etching cream, and boy did she nail it. Check out this mirror she made. Isn’t it cool? This is a wonderful home décor project, and the best part is that it is easy to make. Don’t take our word for it, Virginia would tell you the same thing. For many crafter glass etching maybe a new concept, and one you maybe a little scared of. This weekend step out your comfort zone, and try etching. To see step by step how this project was created click here.
January 29, 2013
Looking for a way to jazz up your bland and boring walls? Add instant style to any wall in your home with one of these wall hanging craft projects. Our groups of talented in house designers have created several wall hanging projects, and we wanted to share a few with you. If the projects below don’t inspire you enough, click here to see even more wall décor projects.
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November 28, 2012
Original Craft By Handmade Charlotte For FolkArt
Buckle up, because we’ve got an awesome original craft for you! With everyone getting into the spirit of holiday decorations and gift giving, what better way to join in than with handmade crafts? These adorable little baskets will be perfect on top of a tinseled mantle or to just hold some candy canes for a friend. You only need a few supplies for this one, lets go!
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November 26, 2012
Did you survive the Thanksgiving holiday? If so, then you probably are already preparing for the Christmas season. This holiday season add some sparkle to your home by adding some home décor that is sure to make you brighten up any space. Check out this fabulous candle holder created by Holli Nutter. To create this project Holli used FolkArt enamels and glitter. This holder would look wonderful on a mantle, or coffee table. This project is not recommended for the beginner crafter. Someone with a little more experience will do nicely with this project. To learn how to create this holder see below for all the materials needed, along with their instructions.
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November 1, 2012
Get ready for fall by creating these wonderful Fall Hurricanes. Sherrie Ragsdale, a talented Plaid designer, created these hurricanes. This project is not for a beginner crafter. It is an intermediate level craft. These hurricanes will look lovely in any room in your home. Enjoy.
Large Hurricane Case, Medium Hurrican Case, Silk Fall Leaves, FolkArt Enamel, 4121 Forrest Moss, CS11301 Matte Mod Podge, 1534 Plaid ¾” Spouncer, ½” Flat Brush, ¾” Masking Tape, Rubbing Alcohol, Craft Knife
1. Wash vases with dish soap and then use rubbing alcohol to remove any residues. Tape off 3” from the bottom of the inside of hurricane vase. Tape off the bottom edge on the inside of the vase.
2. Using the ¾” spouncer, paint the inside of vase in between the tape with Forest Moss.
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October 9, 2012
Here is a cozy project you can create right in time for fall. Add a splash of the blue, fall sky to your table this year. Pumpkins, candles and berries with beautiful aqua blue ribbon will make your table memorable. Now that’s something to be thankful for! Laura Bray from Katydiddys created this wonderful centerpiece. The pop of blue really creates a warm yet cool vibe to this project. Create this or something similar using FolkArt acrylic paints. A pumpkin centerpiece is not just for Halloween, you can use pumpkins all the way into the winter months. All the supplies you will need are found below, along with their instructions. Enjoy!
FolkArt Acrylic Paint-987 Wicker White
Real or fake pumpkins (3), Permanent marker in brown, Aqua blue ribbon, Fall berry floral picks (3), Paint brush, Candles
- Decide on a simple design to paint on your pumpkins. I used polka dots (created by dipping a stencil pouncer into paint and pressing on pumpkins randomly) and swirls. Be brave! You don’t have to be an artist to splash some paint on pumpkins. Remember nature has some imperfections, so if your designs aren’t perfect, just tell people you were going for an “organic” look!
- Allow paint to dry and then outline the designs you painted with brown permanent marker. This will give the painted design dimension. Make sure your markers are not water-soluble as these will smear and you will make a mess on your pumpkin and you will cry. I’m just sayin…
- Cut out the top of your two smallest pumpkins and tuck a candle in each one. Or just slice off the top and make sure there a flat, stable place to stand a candle on the pumpkin. For safety’s sake, consider using battery operated candles.
- Slip some fall themed floral picks around the candles on the small pumpkins and on the top of the large pumpkin.
- Tie a ribbon around the largest pumpkin. Add bows to the tops of all the pumpkins. You can attach the ribbons with glue or, if you want to use the ribbons again, just fasten them onto the pumpkin with small pins.
October 3, 2012
Not everything you create for Halloween needs to be scary. Take a cue from Heather from Whipperberry and this elegant Halloween decor she made. These decorations are great to dress up a table or mantle in your home. Heather used small plates, mason jar lids, Dimensional Magic, and a new Mod Podge formula called antique. Black and White is a huge trend for this Halloween season. It can be seen on home décor, to painted pumpkins. To get in on this trend click here to learn how Heather made this.