Archive for ‘DIY’

April 28, 2012

Scene it Saturday: DIY Decoupage Furniture

By now you probably know that Mod Podge is an essential product to craft with, but did you know it could be used on furniture projects as well? Here is a video that displays a great example of this. Watch this video to see how a basic black table was recreated into a stylish table, all with the help of some Mod Podge. To view this video click here, or push play below.

Supplies Needed:
– fabric
– mod podge
– sponge brush
– scissors
– something with a flat edge for smoothing

April 26, 2012

Teaching Thursday: Vintage Style Plates

One of my favorite surfaces to craft on is plates. I like to use this surface, because there are so many creative things one can create with them. Take these vintage style plates. They are so elegant, and stylish. One look at these and they are sure to garner several oohs and ahhs. These vintage style plates would make a lovely Mother’s Day gift or could be the perfect accompaniment at a ladies luncheon. Try using photographs or even writing a poem or personal message. To create these plates you will need some FolkArt and Mod Podge. Below is complete list of supplies, and instructions. Have you ever created a craft project using plates?

PLAID Supplies

  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Licorice, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Other Supplies
2 clear glass dinner plates, Tissue paper from an old sewing pattern, 2 old book pages with text, Black scrapbook paper, Silhouette images or photographs, Foam paintbrush, Small detail scissors, Sandpaper

Instructions

1. Silhouette images with small scissors.

2. Tear tissue paper into 3 or 4 inch pieces. Set aside.

3. Cut each book page into a circle slightly larger than the images.

4. Use the black scrapbook paper to cut two circles approx. 3/8 inch larger than each book page (make sure it’s not larger than the base of the plate).

5. Adhere the silhouettes to the center of each book page with Mod Podge carefully smoothing out any bubbles with your fingers. Glue to the back of the glass plate.

6. Use Mod Podge to adhere the black paper circles over the book pages smoothing out any bubbles with your fingers.

7. Randomly attach the tissue papers to the back of the plate overlapping as you work allowing the papers to extend the edges of the plate. Allow to dry.

8. Use sandpaper to remove excess tissue paper from the edges of the plates. Sand towards the back of the plate in one direction.

9. Paint the base of the plate with Licorice.

Note: Wipe the plate clean with a dry cloth. Keep away from water.

April 24, 2012

Tuesday Huesday: Color Blocking A Room

Color blocking is a design concept, and fashion trend that is very hot right now. Mainly when people think of color blocking they typically think in terms of fashion and accessories. I’m sure you have seen several color blocking editorials in the latest fashion magazines, and on mannequins in the mall, but did you know you could color-block a room in your home? This is non-traditional concept, and a daring one as well. If done correctly you can have a look like the living room pictured above. This image is from Martha Stewart, and I love the way this room was decorated. The pops of green hues against the deep neutral tones compliment each other very well. So if you are in the mood to re-decorate any room in your home, be bold and opt to color-block it.

This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: # 954 Fresh Foliage, # 407 Kelly Green, # 467 Italian Sage, # 679 Turner’s Yellow,

 

April 21, 2012

Scene it Saturday: Create Color Block Purse and Shoes with Apple Barrel Paint

Color blocking is a huge trend right now. I am sure you have seen this trend on many handbags and shoes. Well in case you are looking for an affordable way to stay in style, watch this video to learn how to color block your own accessories. In this video you will see how a girl transformed a handbag and shoes, with several Apple Barrel colors. I love this idea, and she gives great easy to follow instructions on how to recreate this look. This is a great craft project to tackle over the weekend. Once your friends see what you have created, I bet they will be so jealous and want to copy your style. To watch this video view below, or click here. Enjoy!

April 20, 2012

Freelance Friday: Re-Style Your Jeans with Plaid Sequins

A hot trend right now for spring and summer fashions are embellishments. This is a trend that can be seen on anything ranging from handbags, to tops. We here at Plaid want to share a cool way you can embellish your jeans with some sequins. Typically when you think of Plaid thoughts of paint, and mod podge may come to mind, but did you know we make sequins too? We are just full of surprises, and great products. Let me introduce you to Plaid’s no sew iron on sequins. Ideal for trimming t-shirts, evening wear, skating and dance outfits, costumes, jeans, and home décor/craft projects! Each package features complete application instruction, 1 sheet of iron-on placement film and care suggestions. A blog friend of ours, Anne from Wobisobi, used our sequins to re-style her jeans. This is such a chic project. It took barley anytime to create, and only requires a few supplies. Click here to see how Anne made this.

April 16, 2012

Make it Monday: DIY Bib Necklace with Mod Podge

Happy Monday! Hope you had an awesome weekend. Did you happen to do any crafting over the weekend, or discover a new craft to create? This weekend I did discover a very chic and creative project. Check out this DIY Bib Necklace, made with fabric Mod Podge. Stacie from Stars for Streetlights designed this necklace. Isn’t it so cute? I love seeing crafts that can be worn. Bib necklaces are very on trend right now and can be worn with a basic top or dress, to add a little pizazz. As you can see Stacie paired her necklace with a basic denim top. It is a great accessory to add to your wardrobe, and best of all you can make it yourself. Below you will find the supplies needed for this project, and the first few steps on how to create this. To see the full tutorial, click here.

You need:
Fabric Mod Podge
-Fabric
-Sewing Machine
-Silk flowers
-Ribbon
-Brush to spread Mod Podge
-Needle & Thread
-Beads, sequins, etc.

Step 1: First you need to take your silk flowers and tear them off their stems. I used similar colors, but you can always use a variety of colors to make a more vibrant necklace.

DIY Bib Necklace

Next, you trace the outline of your necklace base on the fabric. Make sure you have 2 layers of fabric because you will sew them together. Stitch around your outline leaving two little spots on the sides where your ribbon will go.

DIY Bib Necklace

Flip your sewn shape inside out and stitch the ribbons inside the little bib. I took my iron and ironed the shape flat, I think it just makes it more flat and crisp.

DIY Bib Necklace

Click here to see the remaining steps on how to create this project.

April 14, 2012

Scene it Saturday: DIY Mod Podge Spakle & Glitter Shoes

If you are looking for a way to jazz up some old shoes, grab some glitter and Mod Podge to make it happen. Watch this video to learn how to create this DIY sparkle shoes. Aren’t they fabulous? These traditional all black shoes, have received a new updated look that anyone can create. We all have some all black shoes that have been worn out. Well after watching this tutorial take your shoes, and bring them back to life with a new look. This is a very simple and easy project that only requires a few supplies. Click here or below to watch.

April 6, 2012

Freelance Friday: Speckled & Gilded Easter Eggs

Think decorating Easter eggs is a little boring, because there is not much you can do with them? Well think again. Now I know many consider Easter eggs something only children will like to decorate, but what if I could show you a way to make your eggs a little more chic. Take a look at these Speckled & Gilded Easter Eggs, from Sand and Sisal. Kim created these eggs and then turned them into a centerpiece for her table. I love this project, because she was originally inspired by a tablecloth pattern. These Speckled & Gilded Easter Eggs were created using Martha Stewart craft paints. This is such an elegant way to design and display your Easter eggs. To learn how to make these, click here.

April 2, 2012

Make It Monday: Vintage Glamour Makeup Brushes

It’s a new week, and that means it’s time to try a new craft project. I love craft projects that you can use. The other day I happened to notice how bland my makeup brushes were. I wondered what I could to do to jazz them up? Luckily I did not have to look to far for a unique idea. Kindra Boroff created these Vintage Glamour Makeup Brushes, that I absolutely adore. This is a perfect craft for all skill levels, that will take about an hour to create. You are sure to be the envy of your girlfriends, once they see these incredible makeup brushes.

Plaid Supplies

Mod Podge-CS11305 4oz Matte

FolkArt Acrylic Paint-938 Licorice

FolkArt Extreme Glitter- 2792 Back

Other Supplies

Makeup brushes

Cherry fabric

Red satin ribbon

Small clear rhinestones

Permanent fabric glue

Flat brush

Masking tape

Scissors

Instructions

  1. Measure 1” from the tip of the brush handle and tape off. Paint the tip of the handle with Licorice. When dry paint a few coats of Black glitter as shown.
  2. Cut the fabric to fit the remaining section of the handle. Mod Podge the fabric to the brush handle. Allow to dry.
  3. Cut the red ribbon the wrap around the handle where the painted section and the fabric meet. Glue with fabric glue. Attach a small rhinestone to the ribbon as shown with fabric glue.
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.