Archive for March, 2012

March 31, 2012

Scene it Saturday: Bow Holder Tutorial with Mod Podge

Yesterday we shared a hair accessory project you could create with Mod Podge, and today we wanted to show another Mod Podge craft project. Not sure if you have gotten hooked on watching craft how to videos, but I sure have. I could spend hours watching crafty videos on YouTube, because they are so fun to watch and many are simple to do. In this video you will learn how to make a wooden letter bow holder. The supplies used in this project include a wooden letter, found at Hobby Lobby, scrapbook paper, and Mod Podge. Hope you like it, and create your own. Click the image below, or here to watch.

March 30, 2012

The Winner’s of the Martha Stewart Giveaway Are…

The winner’s of this week’s Martha Stewart craft giveaway are…


Vanessa W. & Graceline

(winners have been contacted by email)


Thanks to everyone that entered our giveaway this week. We will be having another shortly, so be sure to check back on Paint Me Plaid to be notified.

March 30, 2012

A 45 Day Giveaway of Mod Podge!

Do not adjust your eyes or computer screen. You are not misreading the title of this post incorrectly. We here at Plaid are conducting a 45-day giveaway of Mod Podge! We’re celebrating the 45th Birthday of Mod Podge with an awesome daily giveaway! Win one of 45 Mod Podge Starter Kits (retail value $11.99) – a new winner will be picked each day! We are going crazy for Mod Podge all year long, and want you to get in on the fun. In addition to giving out Mod Podge starter kits for the next 45 days, we will be showcasing new Mod Podge projects, and share with you Mod Podge tips & tricks. The 45 days of Mod Podge giveaway will begin April 1st. To enter for a chance to win, click here. It is going to be 45 days of fun!

March 30, 2012

Freelance Friday: Glittering Flower Hair Clips

Hooray! It’s Friday, and the weekend is here. Looking for something creative to craft? Try these glittering flower hair clips. Women of all ages love to adorn their hair from time to time with hair accessories. From headbands to hair bows, we all have decorated our heads with something. Here is another accessory option that you can make. This glittering flower clip is very trendy and perfect for spring. I stumbled across this creation, on Pigs in Pajamas. This hair clip was created using flowers from Michaels, mod podge, and glitter. I love this project, because it is so fun and can be decorated in various ways. You can perhaps spray paint the flower, or use glitter paint from FolkArt or Martha Stewart paint lines. The possibilities are endless. Click here to learn step by step, to see how this project was created.

March 29, 2012

Mod Podge Turns 45!

One of the most versatile and enduring products in Plaid’s history, Mod Podge–the original, all-in-one glue-sealer-finish–turns 45 this year!

The celebration launched at CHA with festive displays, hands-on projects and giveaways, and will continue throughout the year. Over the next few months, 30 new Mod Podge products will be introduced, including innovative formulas, tools and design elements.

Plaid’s digital and social media will introduce dozens of new projects and videos, and sponsor contests and giveaways.

Mod Podge Rocks, a 130-page hardcover book published by Lark Crafts and written by Amy Anderson, debuts in April with 40+brand new projects created by Amy and dozens of popular decoupage crafters.

Click here to learn more about Mod Podge, and other fun facts. Also be sure to check back here on Paint Me Plaid to learn about several giveaways, and fun events we will be revealing to celebrate Mod Podge.

March 29, 2012

Technique Thursday: How to load a flat brush

Often times when people begin crafting they usually learn through a process of trial and error. Those that have been doing this for a long time became better over time, and never actually received much instruction in the very beginning. We here at Plaid like to try and help those new to crafting, by offering simple guides to crafting techniques. Today we want to show you how to load a flat brush.

Step 1

Dampen the bristles of brush with water and blot on with a paper towel. Stroke bristles through the edge of the paint puddle, applying slight pressure and pulling color away from the puddle.

Step 2

Flip the brush over and continue to into the paint puddle filling both sides 3/4 full. Work paint into both sides. The paint should fill the brush.

Step 3

The paint should be smooth and even in the brush, with no blobs on the edges or the sides.

Brush loaded with too little paint.

Brush loaded with too much paint.

Brush loaded correctly.

March 29, 2012

Teaching Thursday: Repurposed Lampshade

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.

Plaid Supplies

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

Other Supplies

Medium white lampshade, Masking tape, Xacto knife


  1. Cut the zebra print stencil using the provided pattern or create your own.
  2. Stencil the zebra print to the lampshade with Light Gray.
  3. Stencil the large flower onto the lampshade with Moon Yellow.
  4. Using Licorice and the liner brush outline the flowers. With Licorice add polka dots and paint the top and bottom trim.
March 28, 2012

Watch Martha Stewart Tomorrow – It’s The Egg Show

Tomorrow on “The Martha Stewart Show” tune in to get prepared for Easter. They are having an egg-cellent celebration, and there will be tons of how to decorating ideas being shared. Learn how to create the project on the cover of Martha Stewart Living’s April issue. It’s pictured above, and was created using Mod Podge. Check your local listings to find out when “The Martha Stewart Show” will air in your area. You definitely will not want to miss this episode. Enjoy!

March 28, 2012

Web Wednesday: Egg Tabletop Trio

Do you know what the most popular surface is to craft on this time of year? Easter eggs. Have you noticed all the amazingly decorated eggs that people are creating? There are tons of boards on Pinterest dedicated to just Easter eggs. I have been addicted looking through all of them. Here is another Easter egg project to add to the mix. This egg tabletop trio was created using FolkArt paint. I love how unique this project is. The colors used within are perfect for spring. To learn how to create this project, click here.

March 27, 2012

Plaid on HSN this Wednesday

This Wednesday on March 28th, tune into HSN at 8am and 4pm EDST. The NEW Martha Stewart TV kits for spring will be featured in both hours and demonstrated by Alex Perruzzi. spokesperson for the Martha Stewart craft paint products.

The kits to be featured include: Beginner’s Stenciling, All Occasion Stenciling and the Spray Paint System, Trim and Texture Tools, and Specialty Transfers and Home Makeover.

These products will air after the Today’s Special in both hours, so be sure and stay tuned to see great ideas for seasonal decorating and decorative makeovers.