Archive for ‘Guest Blogging’

March 15, 2012

Teaching Thursday: Spring Yarn Vase By Fireflies and Jellybeans

During National Craft Month we have several craft bloggers stopping by, to guest blog on Paint Me Plaid. Since this month is all about celebrating crafts, we also wanted to celebrate people who craft. All month long we will be introducing you to some craft bloggers. Today we have guest blogger, Fawnda, from Fireflies and Jellybeans.
Hello Paint Me Plaid! I am so excited to here guest posting today! I love all of the plaid projects and I feel honored to be part of this fun blog!
Let me introduce myself to you!
I am Fawnda and you can find me at Fireflies and Jellybeans! I am a thirty-something mom of a son (4 years old) and a daughter (22 months)! My Husband is my best friend and biggest supporter {I am very lucky}! We have all sorts of fun over at Fireflies and Jellybeans! I share crafty tutorials with you, and we have a fun Show Off Your Stuff linky party on Thursdays.

Today, I have a fun and easy spring decor craft for you:

Here is what you will need:
Mod Podge
Paint brush
vase
yarn

Here is how you make your own:

1. Paint on the Mod Podge on the top of the vase down about an inch. You don’t want to go down too far because the Mod Podge dries.
2. Wrap your yarn about the vase over the Mod Podge. Be sure to cover the end and push all the rings together tight.
3. Paint on some more Mod Podge.
4. Wrap more yarn… repeat, repeat, repeat!

5. Wrap all the way down to the bottom of the vase and use Mod Podge to glue the end in the place. I had to hold in in place while it dried. If you are in a hurry you could also use a dot of hot glue.

Add some cute embellishments and you have an adorable spring vase!

Thanks so much for having me over today! It was so fun! I would love to have you come and see some other craft tutorials I have over at Fireflies and Jellybeans!

March 9, 2012

Paint Me Plaid: Guest Blogger Malia Karlinsky (Yesterday on Tuesday)

It’s March and that also means it is National Craft Month. Since this month is all about celebrating crafts, we also wanted to celebrate people who craft. All month long we will be introducing you to some craft bloggers. We here at Paint Me Plaid love to showcase the amazing crafts that other craft bloggers create, but in addition to showing off their crafts we want to spotlight the crafter as well. Today we have a guest blogger, Malia, from Yesterday on Tuesday.

Happy National Craft Month, everyone! March is here and Spring has (almost) sprung. When I think of spring, I think of birdies chirping and sweet little nests. It’s easy and fun to make your own cute nests with some simple supplies including Mod Podge.

Paper Bag Nests

Supplies: Cling Wrap, Mod Podge, paper lunch bags, a small bowl and a paper shredder!

Cut some strips out of the paper bags 1 1/2-2 inches thick

Meanwhile shred up some paper lunch sacks

Cover the bowl with Cling Wrap

Using a foam brush, paint Mod Podge on the paper strips and press around bowl to make the nest shape. Nest dab Mod Podge on empty spots and gently press paper shreds in

Let it dry overnight

To separate the bowl and nest gently peel back Cling Wrap. Trim top of nest.

Nesty goodness.

Then you get to feather your nest…

With a bird… (Dollar Store find)

Easter candy…

Or there’s always eggs!

December 5, 2011

(Make it Monday) Paint Me Plaid Guest Blogger: Laura Bray

We here at Paint Me Plaid love to showcase the amazing crafts that other craft bloggers create, but in addition to showing off their crafts we want to spotlight the crafter as well. Today we have a guest blogger, Laura. Enjoy!

Hello my all my Plaid-painted friends!  I’m Laura Bray.  I work as a professional craft designer, writer, and lifestyle expert.  You can visit me and learn all about my crafty life as the wife of physicist, mother to a six year old girl, and a crafter-at-large, on my blog at www.katydiddys.blogspot.com.

I call my style Creative Nostalgia™.  I love traditional home arts, but like to put a modern twist to them.  I love to share simple tips to help creative find balance in their lives.  If you like to craft, sew, embroider, and cook, you’ll find lots of inspiration on my blog.

Today, I thought I would share a tutorial for creating some cute clothespin ornaments.  It doesn’t get any more retro than that, does it?  I know I still have some from my childhood hanging on my tree.  This is a great craft to do with your little ones too!

Elf Clothespin Ornaments

Supplies:

Wood Clothespins

FolkArt Paint

Craft glue

Felt

Acorn cap

Instructions:

 

  1. Paint your clothespin to represent skin tone and paint on some hair.  If you want to make a boy elf, you can simply paint a pair of pants and shirt directly on the clothespin.  Don’t forget to use a small brush to add a little face.
  2. Once paint is dry, glue an acorn cap to the doll’s head.  You may want to cut simple clothes out of felt and glue them on.
  3. Add a hook to the top of the doll’s head or tie some fishing wire around the neck and hang on your tree.

See?  Simple!  You’ll still have time to make cookies.  Happy Holidays!

 

 

July 1, 2011

TGIF: 4th of July Magnets

4th of July Magnets
Why not keep the kids busy while you make your final preparations of the fouth with these adorable magnets by Candie Cooper. Candie is a regular contributor to our Kids’ blog. She has tons of great ideas that the every crafter in the family can enjoy.

Happy Fourth of July!

June 29, 2011

How to Have Your Own Crafty Book Club

by Candie Cooper

How to start a crafty book club.
Almost two years ago I started a “Crafty Book Club” at our local library.  If Oprah can do it, so can we, right?!  It’s a great way for fellow crafters to meet and unwind from the daily grind.  You can start your own Crafty Book Club too!  Here are a few tips and ideas to get the pages turning…

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October 21, 2010

Introducing Gallery Glass Class with Carol Smith

Looking to have some fun with Gallery Glass, but not sure where to find patterns or instruction?  We are very excited to introduce a new blog to the Plaid family – Gallery Glass Class!  Carol Smith, our Vice President of Media Marketing, has begun this new blog to provide inspiration and community to those who love Gallery Glass.  As most of you know, Carol has worked with the product since its inception and is the perfect person to teach others how to use it!  Carol will be updating the blog regularly with patterns, pictures and more – she’ll even be offering kits for sale so that you can get all of the goodies to make a project in one place!

We hope you will join Carol as she begins her Gallery Glass blogging adventure.  Visit here to see the blog and start some beautiful fall projects of your own.

October 12, 2010

Tuesday Huesday: Get Your Halloween Colors On

Hi!  For today’s Tuesday Huesday we’re taking a trip to Dollar Store Crafts – come on over and join me for some very fun Halloween inspiration and color palettes.  You might be able to win some FolkArt paint in Halloween colors, too.  Actually, you definitely can.  Come visit me here.