Happy Monday! Oh we know you’re probably sad to see the weekend go, but we’ve got just the thing to cheer you up. Check out this Modern Daisy Vase and Garland. Julie Lewis designed this project using gallery glass. With this trendy banner garland and a modern linear daisy vase, bring spring to your home early. This is an intermediate level craft project and it makes for a wonderful Mother’s Day gift. If you haven’t crafted with gallery glass in a while, then this would be a great project to tackle. Below is a full list of all the supplies you will need, and to see the complete instructions click here.
Finally the weather is beginning to get a little warmer around here, and today we are in the mood to share a spring themed project with you. Have you begun crafting for the spring yet? If not no worries create these spring bloom vases. How lovely is this project. Kindra Boroff designed this project using several supplies including Mod Podge. This is a very simple project to make, and you probably have some of the supplies in your home. One of the easiest ways you can transform a glass surface is by adding tissue and Mod Podge to it. This technique is easy to do, and will add a nice hint of color to glass. Below are all the supplies you will need, along with their instructions.
Mod Podge-CS11201 8 oz. Gloss
Glass cylinder vases, White tissue paper, Pink tissue paper, Green tissue paper, Aqua dot paper, Scissors, Ruler, Hot glue
- Measure and cut a piece of white tissue paper large enough to wrap around the vase.
- Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the vase and adhere the white tissue paper. Gently press the paper to the vase and apply a top coat.
- Cut five ¾” stripes of green tissue paper. Adhere the stripes to the vase with Mod Podge ¾ inches apart. Apply a top coat and let it dry completely.
- Repeat with the pink striped vases and remaining green striped vases.
- Trace the letters on the aqua dotted paper. Cut out the letters and adhere to the vases with Mod Podge as shown.
- Cut four 1” circles from the pink tissue paper. Apply a dot of hot glue in between each layer. Form the tissue paper into a small flower and hot glue to the vases as shown.
Spring is officially here, and not only does this time of year signal warmer weather, it signals the beginning of wedding season. This is the most popular time of year for people to tie the knot. If you are getting ready for your big day, and still looking for wedding decoration ideas we want to share this alphabet wedding décor from Martha Stewart. Decorating and personalizing for any special occasion can not only be fun, but it can be made very easy using Martha Stewart large paper alphabet stencils and Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint. Chris Williams designed these lovely decorations, and now you can too. Below are all the supplies you will need, and to see the complete instructions click here.
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint – Sycamore Bark
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint – Wedding Cake
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface Pearl Acrylic Craft Paint – Jet Stream
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ 6oz Tintable Fabric Medium
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Foam Pouncers Set – 6pc
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Utility Brush Set – 3pc
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Stencil Tape
- Martha Stewart Crafts™ Script Alphabet Paper Stencils
Wedding surfaces of your choice
Brush basin or container for water
Fine grit sandpaper
Now that spring is here, many of you who have a green thumb are very excited to get outside and start planting. If this is you then we have a great craft project just for you. Check out these numbered herb pots. Kindra Boroff created these pots using Delta Soy Paints. Once you create these pots plant some herbs, or colorful flowers. These flowerpots are perfect for an herb garden or small plants. Completed pots would look great on a windowsill in your home, or place on your front or back porch. All the supplies you will need are below, and to find the complete instructions click here. What are you planning to plant this spring?
- Delta Soy Paint – Black Onyx, 2 oz.
- Delta Soy Paint – Cocoa, 2 oz.
- Delta Soy Paint – Mushroom, 2 oz.
5 ½” Terra cotta pots
Let the countdown begin to Easter. With less than two weeks to go, have you completed all your Easter decorating? If not, no worries we’re here to help. Easter would not be complete without the timeless Easter egg. Easter eggs are an item you can get very crafty with. The possibilities are endless with what you can create. Don’t take our word for it; just see below for 6 creative ideas. We hope you like them.
Spring is in the air. Really it is on the way. We know for some of you it maybe harder for some to see this warmer season coming, with all the east coast blizzards still going on. The first day of spring officially begins tomorrow on March 20th. We have a wonderful spring project to share with you. Check out these Mod Podge floral stacking boxes, they are great storage option for any room in the house. This is an advanced craft project that will take about an hour to complete. For this project you will need Mod Podge and FolkArt. Below is a full list of supplies you will need. Click here for the complete instructions. Happy crafting.
- Mod Podge ® 7 Piece Tool Kit
- Mod Podge ® Acrylic Shapes – Basics, Flat & Charm
- Mod Podge ® Acrylic Shapes – Designer Shapes
- Mod Podge ® Tracing Templates – Basic Shapes
- Stiffy ® Fabric Stiffener, 8 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Deep Ocean Blue, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Artists Pigments™ – Hauser Green Light, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Lemon Custard, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Calico Red, 2 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Dimensional Magic, 2 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Paper Mache stacking boxes
Country garden 7 red buttons
3/8” natural wooden beads
5/8” green ribbon
¾” flat brush
5/8” candle cup
Don’t you just love flowers, especially during this time of year? I know I do. They can lighten up any room in your home, and looking at them can just make you smile. Personally I don’t buy flowers as often as I like, because I hate to see them dry up and die. I do better with faux flowers and plants, don’t judge me . I also enjoy crafts that incorporate flowers into them, like this hydrangea vase. This is a pretty “stained glass” project made with Gallery Glass. Holli Long designed this project. This craft project is a bit more advanced, and is an intermediate level craft. Welcome in spring by creating this lovely vase.
- Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Crystal Clear, 2 oz.
- Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Snow White, 2 oz.
- Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Blue Diamond, 2 oz.
- Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Amethyst, 2 oz.
- Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Lime Green, 2 oz.
- Gallery Glass ® Accessories – Tool Set
- Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Yellow Ochre, 2 oz.
- Gallery Glass ® Surfaces – Leading Blanks, 10 x 18
- Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Aqua, 2 oz.
- Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ – Fresh Lime, 2 oz.
Clear cutting glass or light table
2 small votives
- Squirt equal amounts of Snow White, Amethyst, and Blue Diamond on the Leading Blank. Smooth and mix paint a bit with the palette knife.
- Repeat the above step with Aqua, Blue Diamond, and Crystal Clear.
- Repeat once more with Lime Green, Fresh Lime, and Crystal Clear.
- Place a Leading Blank over a piece of lined paper and trace the lines with Lime Green. Make seven or eight lines.
- With the Yellow Ochre, drip straight from the bottle onto the Leading Blank to make the flower centers.
- Set all aside to dry overnight.
- Place the flower and leaf patterns under the Leading Blanks. Use your craft knife to cut design elements.
- Clean and dry the glass surfaces and assemble Gallery Glass as shown in the photo.
- Use Crystal Clear Window Color to fill in all areas, between flowers, stems, and leaves.
Have you done any spring-cleaning yet? How about some spring decorating? Spring is a great time to clean up, and start fresh. Perhaps there is a room in your home you need to organize. Or you have been looking forward to adding new decorations to your room. Here is a project that can bring new life to any room in your home. A repurposed lampshade is a great spring project. Kindra Boroff, a designer here at Plaid, created this one. This is an intermediate project that will take 2 or more hours to complete. If you are like me, I often have a hard time finding the exact type of lampshade I picture in my mind, well here is a solution. Create your own lampshade. Use this exact design, or use it as inspiration to create whatever you envision.
FolkArt Acrylic Paint- 938 Licorice, 424 Light Gray, 2551 Moon Yellow
FolkArt Painting Stencils-30599 Debbie Floral
Simply Stencil Value Packs-30502 7×10 Stencil blank
Plaid Brush Set- 250534 Learn To Paint Set
Plaid Spouncer-1528 Medium Spouncer Set
Medium white lampshade, Masking tape, Xacto knife
- Cut the zebra print stencil using the provided pattern or create your own.
- Stencil the zebra print to the lampshade with Light Gray.
- Stencil the large flower onto the lampshade with Moon Yellow.
- Using Licorice and the liner brush outline the flowers. With Licorice add polka dots and paint the top and bottom trim.
Spring has sprung! This sweet headband is the perfect way to celebrate. It looks so pretty with a dress for a special spring occasion, or slip it on to dress-up a pair of jeans or a t-shirt. Laura Bray designed the adorable headband. To see more creations Laura has made, check out her blog, Katy Diddy. It’s a beginner level craft that can take between 30 minutes to an hour to complete.
FolkArt Extreme Glitter-2766 Neon Pink, FolkArt Extreme Glitter-2768 Neon Yellow, FolkArt Paint-521 Lemon Yellow
Plastic headband, Straw flower, Vintage faux pearls, Craft glue, Small square of white felt
- Paint headband in FolkArt paint in Lemon Yellow. Once paint is dry, apply a coat of Extreme Glitter in Neon Yellow.
- Paint center of flower in FolkArt paint in Lemon Yellow. Once paint is dry, apply a coat of Extreme Glitter in Neon Yellow.
- Apply two coats of Extreme Glitter in Neon Pink to the flower petals. Make sure you allow the Extreme Glitter to dry between coats.
- Glue vintage or faux pearl beads around the center of the flower.
- Glue flower onto side of headband. To secure, apply glue to one side of felt square and glue to the back of the flower. Make sure headband is securely glued between the felt and the flower.
Today, I have a fun and easy spring decor craft for you:
Here is what you will need:
Here is how you make your own:
1. Paint on the Mod Podge on the top of the vase down about an inch. You don’t want to go down too far because the Mod Podge dries.
2. Wrap your yarn about the vase over the Mod Podge. Be sure to cover the end and push all the rings together tight.
3. Paint on some more Mod Podge.
4. Wrap more yarn… repeat, repeat, repeat!
5. Wrap all the way down to the bottom of the vase and use Mod Podge to glue the end in the place. I had to hold in in place while it dried. If you are in a hurry you could also use a dot of hot glue.
Add some cute embellishments and you have an adorable spring vase!