Archive for ‘Freelance Friday’

April 27, 2012

Freelance Friday: Anthropologie Inspired House Number Plaque

TGIF! It’s Friday, and that means the weekend is here. The weekend is the best time to craft. In case you are looking for something to make, I wanted to share this Anthropologie Inspired House Number Plaque. This is a great project to create for your home; it is a great outdoor project. FolkArt outdoors paints, and Martha Stewart glitter paint was used to create this project. I love how colorful and fun this plaque is. You can definitely get as creative as you want. I discovered this project on a craft blog, called Hating Martha. Don’t be alarmed by the name, Janel the creator of the blog does not hate Martha. She actually loves her, but the name of her blog comes from the idea that she does not believe everything you create has to be or look perfect. It’s a fun blog with great craft projects, such as this one. To see how Janel made this house number plaque, click here.

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 13, 2012

Freelance Friday: A Mod Podge Holder For Charging Your Cell Phone

Happy Friday! Are you excited for the weekend? I sure know I am. This weekend I plan on crafting something so awesome, you’ll surely want to do the same. Check out this cell phone holder. How cool is this? What makes this holder even more special is that it was made using Mod Podge. I found this project on the blog Created By Laurie. It was originally created on the blog Make it Love it. I am just so amazed and in love with this project. I would’ve never thought you could take a lotion bottle, some fabric, and Mod Podge to create this stylish cell phone holder. This project is not only creative but it is functional. I for one am tired of always laying my iPhone on the ground when it’s charging. Problem solved with this creative craft. Click here to learn how to make this for yourself. Do think you will try to create this cell phone holder?


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.

March 23, 2012

Freelance Friday: A Martha-Mod Podged Clutch

Happy Friday! Any crafting plans for the weekend? Well I know what I will be crafting. I am in need of a spring clutch, and luckily I recently stumbled across this one, found on Ricochet and Away. I love this clutch. It is so fashionable, trendy, and chic. Can you believe this is the result of combining Martha Stewart paint, with Mod Podge? Who knew these two craft supplies would make such a great team. Rikka is the designer of this clutch, and a new fashion DIY blogger friend of ours. She makes some fabulous DIY projects. To see how this clutch was made, click here. Have you used a clutch as a surface in a recent craft project?

March 16, 2012

Freelance Friday: DIY Painted Toms



It seems like everywhere I look nowadays, all I see are DIY shoes. Shoes have definitely become one of the most popular surfaces to craft on. I am constantly amazed to see how creative and crafty people can get with them. One that recently caught my eye were these DIY painted Toms. A girl named Lauren created these shoes. You can check out her craft blog, Lauren Acklin, here. As you can see from the before picture, these shoes are very basic and simple. All white, that’s what you get, until this designer added some Apple Barrel paint to them. I love these shoes, and how they were designed. I would use the word, awesome, to describe how fabulous these Toms are. To learn how Lauren made these click here.


March 2, 2012

Freelance Friday: D.I.Y. golden-toe maryjane pumps

Hooray! It’s Friday. What are your crafting plans this weekend? If you don’t have any, may we recommend trying this fun project out. These D.I.Y. golden toe Mary Jane pumps were created by, Elizabeth Antoinette, over on her blog Cardamom. These shoes are so fabulous. Love them! I know majority of women have a pair of plain pumps, that could use a little jazzing up. Here is a creative, and great way to make your shoes stand out. To create this project you will need some of the following supplies, Gloss Mod Podge, gold acrylic paint (might I suggest, using # 658 FolkArt metallic antique gold), and gold glitter. To see how Elizabeth crafted this design on her shoes, click here.

February 24, 2012

Freelance Friday: Hello Spring Wreath

Have you experienced a cold and dreary winter? If so, then I know you are already looking forward to spring. Well if you are looking to get ahead on your springtime crafts, here is a great project you can create. This Hello Spring Wreath was created by Angie from, The Country Chic Cottage. To create this project you will need several supplies including, some scrapbook paper, folkart paint, and a wreath. Click here to see a step by step tutorial on how to make this project. I love this wreath, because you can’t help but smile when you see it. It is so festive, and fun. A great way to welcome spring.


February 17, 2012

Freelance Friday: Create A Rug with Martha

Happy Friday :). It is the weekend and we here at Paint Me Plaid would like to give you a craft project to work on. In every home there is a rug, and usually most rugs aren’t very decorative. A door mat, or bathroom mat typically aren’t you most chic looking rugs. Well that can change very quickly with a stencil, and some Martha Stewart craft paint. Here is a great example of how you can spruce up a boring rug. We found this rug on a blog called, Living with Lindsay. To see how she made this click here. Have you ever used craft paint on a rug or other household item?

February 10, 2012

Freelance Friday: Resin Rings With Plaid Ring Bling

It’s Friday 🙂 I know you are happy the work week is over, and the weekend is finally here. It’s the weekend before Valentine’s Day, and that means this is the perfect weekend to craft a gift for the one you love. Many of you know Plaid for our paints, but did you know that Plaid makes jewelry too? Currently Plaid has a line called Ring Bling sold in, Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores nationwide. With Plaid’s Ring Bling line, you have the ability to make your own customized ring using a variety of bezels and ring forms.  This is such a quick and inexpensive, project that anyone can make. With our Ring Bling line the possibilities are endless. I found this ring on a blog called, Saved By Love Creations. Click here to see how this ring was created.