January 26, 2012
Looking for a more advanced Valentine’s Day craft to create? Try this Valentine Box. It’s a great project for an intermediate level painter. Gather the supplies listed below, and follow along with the instructions. This box is not only a great craft to create, it is practical as well. It serves as a storage container for all your Valentine’s Day goodies. Store your cards, and candies inside. This box would also be a great gift to give. Use the box as the perfect place to conceal a gift inside for the one you love.
- FolkArt ® Shiny™ Acrylic Paint – Wicker White, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Shiny™ Acrylic Paint – Sugar Plum, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Shiny™ Acrylic Paint – Violet Pansy, 2 oz.
Wooden box with handle, #12 flat brush, #1 liner brush, White craft glue, Heart buttons, String of hot pink sequins, Small dowel – 1½” tall, and Wood heart cut-out
- Paint sides of handle and outside of box Wicker White.
- Paint inside of box and feet Sugar Plum.
- Paint box trim and top of handle Violet Pansy.
- Paint random small hearts all over box using Sugar Plum.
- Paint small wood heart Violet Pansy; Paint dowel Sugar Plum
- Paint LOVE on heart. Glue onto dowel.
- Glue sequins around edge of wood heart using white craft glue. Puncture a small hole on rim of box. Glue dowel into hole.
- Glue a row of sequins around bottom band of box. Glue 2 rows of sequins around top of box.
- Glue heart buttons over screw heads on sides of handle.
- Glue heart buttons randomly between painted hearts on box.
- Optional: Use liner brush to paint words on painted Sugar Plum hearts using Violet Pansy such as: KISS ME, U R CUTE, BE MINE, HOT LIPS, HOTTIE, etc.
- Optional: Using liner brush and thinned Wicker White, paint “Valentines” on center of top band on box front.
January 23, 2012
Are you planning a Valentine’s Day party? Well if you are then, you need some love themed decorations. Instead of buying decorations from a local party store, create your own heart shaped decor this year. These heart party table toppers are a great way to decorate. Say what you wish at your Valentine party with these over-sized conversation heart table toppers. These toppers were created by one of our talented designers, Julie Lewis. So cute and so simple. See below for all the supplies and instructions on how to make these. Enjoy!
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Peach Fuzz, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Hologram, 2 oz.
- Plaid ® Stencils – Value Packs – Letter Stencils – Old School, 1-1/2″
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Tickled Pink, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Lipstick Red, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Light Lavender, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Soft Apple, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Wicker White, 2 oz.
Popsicle sticks, Glue, Toilet tissue tubes, Large and small wood heart shapes, White felt, Red satin ribbon, Styrofoam cones, Flat brush ½”, Stencil brush ¼”, Red large point marker, and Liner brush #1
- Paint wood hearts in colors shown. Paint four toilet tissue tubes and Popsicle sticks white.
- Stencil desired words onto large hearts in red. Use liner brush to paint in stencil bridges.
- Write desired words onto small hearts with red marker.
- Apply several coats of Hologram glitter over wood hearts, Popsicle sticks and tubes.
- Glue small hearts to tubes as shown. Tie red satin ribbon around base of tube with a bow. Fill with party candy.
- Cut Styrofoam cone into three sections.
- Glue Popsicle sticks to backs of large hearts and insert into each Styrofoam section.
- Wrap Styrofoam bases with white felt and tie with red ribbon at top.
January 18, 2012
As we all know, Valentine’s Day is not really a man’s favorite holiday. All the gifts many people give are geared towards women. Well here is one gift you can make and give to the man in your life. Make your man this moustache coffee mug. Moustaches are very trendy right now, and a huge craft trend. I have seen several pins on Pinterest of moustache items. This coffee mug was created by Cathie and Steve. To learn how to make this click, here.
January 13, 2012
Thanks to everyone that entered our FolkArt giveaway. I hope this week you learned more about Plaid’s FolkArt brand. The prize up for grabs is, an assortment of 6 FolkArt Enamel paint colors, and a Spouncer Value Pack.
(Winner has been notified by email)
We will be having another giveaway shortly. Make sure you subscribe to Paint Me Plaid so that you can be the first to know. Have a great weekend!
January 9, 2012
It’s giveaway time again folks and this week we are giving away some product from Plaid’s FolkArt brand. 1 lucky Paint Me Plaid reader will win an assortment of 6 FolkArt Enamel paint colors, and a Spouncer Value Pack. FolkArt ® Enamels are truly an artist’s dream come true! These revolutionary paints are highly pigmented and go on rich and creamy in just one step—no prep needed! Great for glass, enamel, tin and other surfaces. These products would go perfect for an upcoming Valentine’s craft project. Use them to paint wine glasses, flower vases, or glass plates. We will announce the winner on Paint Me Plaid on Friday (Jan.13), in the afternoon.
An assortment of FolkArt Enamel Paint
Spouncer Value Pack
To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment below telling us what you would use these products to create? For extra entries (leave a separate comment for each):
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The contest will end Friday January 13th, 2012 at 12 noon EST.
January 5, 2012
Drinking glasses of any size are a great surface to craft on. The best type of paint to use when painting on glass is, FolkArt enamel paint. Here is a great example of painting on drinking glasses. These Kiss-me-Quick Valentine’s Day Wine Glasses were designed by, Holli Long. They are just too cute, and make a perfect Valentine’s Day craft to make. This is a creative and fancy way to serve a glass of wine (or sparkling cider) for Valentine’s! See below are full supply list, and instructions. Enjoy!
- FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Wicker White, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Baby Pink, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Magenta, 2 oz.
3/4″ flat brush
Selection of self-adhesive gems
Two wine glasses
- Clean and dry all glass surfaces before painting.
- Mask off bottom section of the glasses as shown.
- Paint the bottom section Wicker White. Remove tape.
- With the liner brush, paint Baby Pink swirls all over white section of the glasses.
- Transfer kiss pattern randomly as shown.
- Paint kisses Magenta. Let dry and then bake glasses as instructed on paint labels
- When glasses have baked and cooled down, apply the gems.
- Hand wash only.
January 4, 2012
Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is coming soon. It will be here before you know it. I know you are probably just beginning to take down your Christmas decorations, and recuperate from the holidays. Valentine’s Day is most likely not on your mind yet, but we wanted to get you in the mood and share some adorable projects you can create. Hopefully with this advance notice, you can get started early this year on your Valentine’s Day crafts. If you are looking for a less traditional Valentine’s craft to make, try this Valentine’s Plate Trio. These personalized plates make a great statement piece on Valentine’s Day! This project was created by, Jane Chandler. You will not need many supplies to create this. The main product used is Mod Podge Matte. Click here to learn how to make this chic Valentine’s Day project.