Archive for ‘Gift Ideas’

December 18, 2011

A Simply Screen Family Tree Design

During the holiday season many families gather together. It’s often a great time to reconnect with your loved ones, and spend quality time together. While you are with your family you might start to ponder about your family history or genealogy. That’s exactly what inspired Meg from Mega Crafty to create this adorable pillow. Meg used Plaid’s Simply Screen DIY Kit. This design is very nice and has a classic vibe to it. It makes a great home decor item, and could also be a great gift to create for a family member. Click here to see how Meg created this project. She also gives you a free printable to go along with this project. Thanks so much Meg for sharing this wonderful pillow with us.

December 15, 2011

Plaid’s 12 Days of Christmas: 10 days to go

Only 10 more days left until the big day! Are you prepared? I know I am not. I am a bit of a last minute shopper. I hope to get better about this in the future :). We wanted to showcase another great holiday craft to create before Christmas. Check out these Martha Stewart Christmas tins. They are so cute, and functional. Store your favorite holiday candies, cookies, or craft supplies in these tins. Click here to learn how to create these tins.

December 14, 2011

Web Wednesday: Read Bag Made with Simply Screen DIY Kit

It’s hump day, and day 3 of Simply Screen week here on Paint Me Plaid. In case you missed some of this week’s earlier Simply Screen projects click here to see them. Today we are sharing this Read Bag project that was created by Charlie, author of the craft blog, Attempting Aloha. Charlie used the Simply Screen DIY Kit to create this project. What a great message to select, to use on this bag. Reading is not only an important skill to have, but also reading is fun and a great way to learn new things daily. Seeing this bag makes me want to head to Barnes and Noble immediately 🙂 Click here to see how Charlie made this eco-friendly, and stylish bag.

December 12, 2011

Make it Monday: Simply Screen DIY Holiday Design from Pretty Hand Girl

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Did you craft anything? Well today I wanted to show off this adorable screen printed t-shirt, that was created with our Simply Screen DIY Kit. This project was created by Brittany, from Pretty Hand Girl. She did an awesome job making this t-shirt for her little one. A perfect design right on time for the holidays. Brittany has written a very detailed and informative blog post on how she created this t-shirt, and used our Simply Screen Kit. Click here to learn how to re-create this project. Also make sure you view her video tutorial on this project also. I love that she made a video. Videos are another great way to learn how to craft.

December 12, 2011

Simply Screen DIY Kit Week on Paint Me Plaid

If you are looking for a great crafting gift to give this holiday season, you are in luck. This Simply Screen DIY Kit is the perfect gift to give a DIY crafter. With the new DIY Simply Screen Kit you can create dozens of t-shirts, bags and more using your own design! Reasons you’ll love the Simply Screen Kit:

  • Easily make multiple shirts for sports teams, bachelorette parties, sororities and more.
  • Most affordably priced DIY silk screen system on the market!
  • Kit includes all you need to get started: light box, paint, sponge, squeegee, brush, rinsing tray and lightbulb and bulb housing.
  • Expand your printing possibilities with Simply Screen paints, foil and glitter.
  • Additional screens available in a refill kit.

I could go on and on about how amazing this kit it, and apparently so can other craft bloggers. Throughout the week we will re-posting projects other crafters have created using this Simply Screen Kit. This kit is available at Hobby Lobby, and

December 7, 2011

2011 Holiday Gift Guide

Have you completed all your holiday shopping? Well if you still need to pick up a few more items, let us offer some help with this 2011 Martha Stewart gift guide. The gifts mentioned on this list range in price, and there is something for everyone regardless of age. Our Martha Stewart paints and stencils even made it into the guide. Crafts products make wonderful gifts. Click here to see the entire list. Happy Shopping 🙂

November 16, 2011

Web Wednesday: Stenciled Bottlecap Bracelet

I love seeing how creative crafters can get with everyday items. That is exactly why it was so easy to fall in love with this craft project from Condo Blues. This stenciled bottlecap bracelet, was created using paint from the Martha Stewart Craft Line. I love DIY jewelry, and this is a perfect project to make just in time for the holidays. Make one for yourself, or make several to give as gifts to family and friends. Click here to learn how to make this stenciled bottlecap bracelet. Thanks Condo Blues for this fantastic project 🙂

July 11, 2011

Make It Monday: Glitter Tulip Vase

Glitter TulipsThe friendly colors of these perennial blooms will immediately become favorites. Make them to brighten up your home, or as a fun house warming gift.

Here’s what you need to get started:

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June 20, 2011

Make It Monday: Monogrammed Bowl

Ice Blue Metallic Monogrammed Bowl

Personalization is one of those timeless trends and when it’s combined with an oversized bowl and Plaid FolkArt’s new Metallic Ice Blue… Well now that is quite a statement! Plaid Designer Julie Lewis pulls together all those elements to make this stunning piece for your home. Personalize it! Make it yours! Or, with wedding season in full swing, this is a classic gift  for the happy couple. Here’s how to make it.

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May 2, 2011

Make It Monday: Neon Desk Organizer

Pretty Neon Desk OrganizerMother’s Day is right around the corner, why not make something cute and useful for Mom? This organizer by Debbie Saenz is great for the office, kitchen, bedroom, even the bathroom. Where ever Mom has little things that need a home this organizer can help her out. Here’s how to make it.

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