Posts tagged ‘halloween crafts’

October 31, 2011

Make it Monday: Skull Glass Block

It’s finally here! Happy Halloween. Looking for one more last minute Halloween project to make? Try to re-create this Skull Glass Block. Glass blocks are such a versatile surface to craft with. The possibilities are endless, and here is something you can do with them for Halloween. This skull glass block makes for a wonderful decoration to place in your home, or on your front porch. This project was created by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza. Click here to learn how to make this project, and click here to see more Halloween projects from Cathie & Steve.

October 27, 2011

Teaching Thursdays: Martha Stewart Spooky Bats Apothecary Candy Dish

Looking for a place to store some of your Halloween candies? Well your in luck, why not create this Martha Stewart spooky bats apothecary dish? Perfect for a side table, this candy dish is a simple and fun container for Halloween treats!

Plaid Supplies

  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint – Carrot
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint – Beetle Black
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Patterning Tape
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Foam Pouncers Set – 6pc
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Holiday Icons II Adhesive Stencils

Other Supplies

Apothecary candy jar, Water container, Rubbing alcohol, Paint palette, & Paper towels


  1. Clean glass candy dish with warm soapy water, rinse in clean water, and dry thoroughly.
  2. Moisten paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe over entire glass surface; allow to dry.
  3. Measure and mask desired widths using patterning tape, leaving front of candy jar free of stripes.
  4. Mask off above and below vertical strips for desired height.
  5. Load pouncer with Carrot and paint vertical bands representing pumpkin sections.  Allow to dry and reapply if necessary.  Allow to dry.
  6. Position bat adhesive stencil in center of jar and stencil with Beetle Black using pouncer.  Reposition stencil and paint a second bat.  Continue until desired number of bats in flight is completed. Allow to dry.
  7. Paint glass ball handle on lid with Beetle Black.  Allow to dry.
  8. Curing Instructions: When dry, bake to cure.  Place glass in cool oven; set oven to 350°F and bake for 30 minutes.  Turn oven off and allow to cool in oven.  Remove when completely cool.
October 26, 2011

Web Wednesday: Dollar Store Angry Bird Pumpkins

This is too cute! Our friends over at Nothing But Country created these Angry Bird pumpkins. This is a great project to re-create, that cost practically nothing. The pumpkins came from the dollar store, and they used various FolkArt paint colors. A great project to get your kids involved with. Angry Birds are such a hot trend this Halloween. We have spotted several creative craft projects, and even Halloween costumes. To see how these adorable dollar store Angry Bird pumpkins were created click, here.

October 24, 2011

Make it Monday: Halloween Batty Pot

By: Sherrie Ragsdale

Let the countdown begin to Halloween. With only a few days left, here is a cute, and creative Halloween craft to make. It’s perfect for kids to make also. Use this batty pot, to hold all your Halloween goodies.

To make this adorable bat pot you will need the following supplies,

Apple Barrel Paints:

20226 Petunia Purple

20504 Black

20503 White
6” Clay Pot
Black Permanent Marker
1 ¾” Spouncer
1 ¼” Spouncer
Purple Foam Sheet
Craft Glue
Paint Brushes
Base coat the pot with petunia purple and allow to dry.
Add the eyes of the bat by dipping the spouncers in to the white paint

Add the centers of the eyes by dipping the other end of the spouncer in black and adding black dots to the white circles.

Add the mouth by using the black marker.  Paint the triangles for the teeth with white.  Allow to dry.

Mark off a circle for the face and two triangles for the ears.  Paint around the face with black.  Allow to dry.

Using the pattern provided, cut out two wings from the purple foam.

Glue the wings to the side of the pot.

This is with both wings glued into place.

Using the purple foam, cut out the feet from the purple foam.

Glue feet to the bottom of the clay pot.

October 22, 2011

Watch These New Videos feat. Plaid Crafts

Do you watch craft videos? Well if you don’t, you are missing out. Craft videos are a great educational resource, and a great way to get new inspiration for your next project. We wanted to share with you two new videos that feature craft products from Plaid.



Want to learn how to make a masquerade mask? Then check out this video from Cathie and Steve, featuring Mark Montano. This video is just in time for the Halloween season, or anytime of year.

Our friends over at When Creativity Knocks, recently created this great video tutorial on how to make a Halloween Tote. This tutorial is simple and fun to make. It features fabric Mod Podge. Click here to watch and learn.

October 21, 2011

The Martha Stewart Halloween Giveaway Winner Is…

Congrats to Felicia Kramer!

She is the winner of our Martha Stewart Halloween Giveaway. She has won a gift prize with the following inside, Glow in the Dark Sealer, a Basic Brush Set, 3 Glow in the Dark paint colors (Yellow, Green, & Orange), 2 Chalkboard paint colors (Black and Gray), and a bottle of Water Resistant Fabric Stiffener.

Thanks to everyone that participated and entered this giveaway. If you were not the winner this time, don’t worry we have another great giveaway coming up very soon. Be sure to check back daily on Paint Me Plaid, so you don’t miss your chance to enter.

October 19, 2011

Web Wednesday: FolkArt Halloween Tealight Shade

We are always so amazed by all the creative and wonderful crafts we come across on other craft blogs. Recently Colleen, from Mural Maker and More, shared with us this wonderful Halloween lampshade. How awesome is this? This lampshade was created using several colors of FolkArt paint. To see the step by step instructions on how to re-create this lampshade click here. Have you ever used a lampshade as a surface to craft on?

October 18, 2011

Martha Stewart Halloween Giveaway!

It’s time again for another giveaway here on Paint Me Plaid. The new Martha Stewart Craft line is very extensive, and has so many amazing products. Well in this giveaway we want to highlight some products from the new Martha Stewart craft line, that would be great to use during this Halloween season. We are giving away the prize pack below to one lucky Paint Me Plaid reader. This prize pack includes: Glow in the Dark Sealer, a Basic Brush Set, 3 Glow in the Dark paint colors (Yellow, Green, & Orange), 2 Chalkboard paint colors (Black and Gray), and a bottle of Water Resistant Fabric Stiffener.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below, telling us what Halloween craft you would create using any of these items.

For extra entries (leave a separate comment for each):

Check out our sister blog, Plaid Kid’s Crafts, and let us know a project you find there that you think is cool

Like Plaid on Facebook and let us know you entered the giveaway

Follow @PlaidCrafts on Twitter

Entries will be accepted beginning today, and end on Friday October 21st at 12pm EST. We will announce the winner on Friday afternoon October 21st.


October 18, 2011

Tuesday Huesday: Decorating Ideas For Halloween

Halloween decor for the home can often time surprise people. Just take a look at this picture above. If someone told you, they were decorating their home for Halloween, would you think it would look like this? Probably not, because most of us only think of Halloween decorating that includes ghosts, blood, and cobwebs. The picture above is just to serve as inspiration to show you that when decorating for Halloween, there are some chic design options. Would you ever think about decorating your home for Halloween, without the ghouls and goblins?

This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors:#479 Pure Black, # 741 Glazed Carrots, #226 Yellow Lemon, #903 Tapicoa

October 17, 2011

Make it Monday: Hanging Halloween Decor

by: Julie Lewis

Halloween may be right around the corner but, there is still plenty of time to create something special for your home or for that spirited party planned. This unique and easy hanging frame décor featuring Martha Stewart Crafts™ can be done within a day. The compliments won’t stop from your ghoulish guests.

Here is all you will need:

Martha Stewart Crafts™ Multi Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint – 32057 Mace, 32082 Beetle Black, 32084 Green Curry, Martha Stewart Crafts™ Multi Surface Glitter Acrylic Craft Paint – 32161 Peridot, Martha Stewart Crafts™ Stencil Set – 32273 Looped Script, Martha Stewart Crafts™ Patterning Tape – 32238, Martha Stewart Crafts™ Stencil Tape – 32292, Martha Stewart Crafts™ Foam Pouncers – 32243, Martha Stewart Crafts™ Adhesive Stencil Film – 32250, 2 – 8” x 10” black picture frames, 1 – 5” x 7” black picture frame, 4 – eye hooks, 4 – cup hooks, Orange gros grain ribbon, Pliers, Adhesive glue, Paper/pencil, Ruler, #1 liner brush, Craft knife/cutting surface

Print out your pattern and gather your supplies. Remove the glass from your frames and punch out the letters needed for your words.

Place your pattern on your cutting surface and tape a piece of adhesive stencil over it.

Cut your stencil like this and set aside.

On a piece of paper, trace your words out to create a pattern for stenciling.

Find the center of your 5 x 7 glass and place a strip of the ¼” patterning tape.

Place three more strips of tape equally spaced on either side of center strip.

Apply Mace with a pouncer over tape. When slightly dry, apply more coats if needed.

Carefully remove tape from glass. You can clean up any fuzzy edges with your craft knife.

Tape your face pattern under the glass for positioning, then place your adhesive stencil on top of glass.

Apply Beetle Black and remove stencil…now your middle piece is done!

Center and tape your traced out words to the back of the 8 x 10 pieces of glass.

Apply Green Curry to letters and Beetle Black to stencil flourish.

Use brush to paint Peridot Glitter over letters, Apply several coats as needed.

Cut two 5” x 8 ½” pieces of paper…center and tape over the front of your stenciled words.

Flip your glass over and tape off rectangle.

Apply several coats of Mace and remove tape.

Paint your eye hooks and cup hooks with Beetle Black. A tip is to stick them in a piece of Styrofoam or something to hold them so you won’t have to when painting…let dry.

Measure in 2 ½” from ends of larger frames and mark with pencil for hooks.

Place a piece of tape to mark center for large and small frames. Line up centers and then mark on smaller frame where you marked on larger frame for exact hook line up.

Use your craft knife to start a hold and screw in your hooks. Cup hooks on one frame and eye hooks on other frame.

Create a bow from ribbon leaving long tails and secure bow with glue so it won’t untie.

Remove glass holders from frames with pliers. Apply adhesive glue to inside edge of frames and insert your glass pieces.

Glue hanger at desired length and cut off excess.

Hook your frames together and hang your eye-catching Halloween décor!