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.
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!
- 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
Apothecary candy jar, Water container, Rubbing alcohol, Paint palette, & Paper towels
- Clean glass candy dish with warm soapy water, rinse in clean water, and dry thoroughly.
- Moisten paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe over entire glass surface; allow to dry.
- Measure and mask desired widths using patterning tape, leaving front of candy jar free of stripes.
- Mask off above and below vertical strips for desired height.
- Load pouncer with Carrot and paint vertical bands representing pumpkin sections. Allow to dry and reapply if necessary. Allow to dry.
- 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.
- Paint glass ball handle on lid with Beetle Black. Allow to dry.
- 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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
Apply several coats of Mace and remove tape.