Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Web Wednesday: How To Personalize Your Journal
Do your kids have journals?
We’re sure they do. Journals are a great keepsake no matter what your age. The
summertime is the perfect time to start a new journal. Inside you can document
your summer vacation stories, activities, and more. Before you begin writing,
first we want you to decorate and personalize the cover of your journal. There
are several ways to do this, but today we want show you how to personalize your
journal with the new Mod Melts and Molds.
Cathie and Steve designed
this new product line and it allows you to make resin shapes yourself, with the
help of a glue gun. Once you create your desired shape you can add these
embellishments to anything. We discovered this journal over on the blog, Feels
Like Home. Tara recently got the chance to tryout these new Mod Melts and Molds
and fell in love with it instantly. To learn how to embellish your own journal
click here and enjoy.
This new line of Mod Melts and Molds is available now
exclusively at Michaels
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Web Wednesday: Make Your Own Game Pieces with Mod Melts & Molds
What do you and your kids
have planned this summer? Do you plan to take them to summer camp, spend most
of the time at the beach or pool? Regardless what you do, make sure you have
something planned for those rainy days. While many like to forget the rain
during the summer months, it does occur from time to time. On those rainy days of summer
keep the kids occupied by playing games. Obviously there are tons of games out
there to choose from, but why not have your kids create their own game? This is
exactly what Jessica from Mom 4 Real did with her kids. Jessica recently tried
out the new Mod Melts and Molds line created by Cathie and Steve.
With the items in this line
you can create all sorts of things, magnets, hair clips, and more. Jessica
decided to create some tic tac toe game pieces. Aren’t they awesome? This is a
great summer craft project. To learn how to make these pieces click here.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Web Wednesday: DIY Gold Planter Pot
During the summer months one of the most popular
activities people of all ages do is gardening. It is never to early or late to
begin using your green thumb. If you are into planting herbs, veggies, or
flowers then you’ll love today’s project. Check out this DIY gold planter pot
we discovered on the blog, Kojodesigns.
This pot is all kinds of wonderful, and the best
part is that it not only can hold a plant, but it makes for great indoor or
outdoor home décor. Kirstin designed this pot using items from the new Mod Melt
and Molds line. This line was created by the craftastic duo Cathie and Steve,
and is now available at Michaels nationwide.
created the embellishments with this new line, and had a blast making them. You
will be absolutely amazed at how easy it is to create the nest she made. This
new line will inspire you to create all kinds of embellishments for all your
DIY projects. To recreate this project click here.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Web Wednesday: Simple DIY Necklaces
Happy hump day! You’ve made
it to the midpoint in the workweek, and we know you’re already counting down
towards the weekend. Before you check out completely we’re here to give you a
boost of creativity, and share with you a great easy project.
Check out these simple DIY
necklaces. How chic and cute are they? Thuy from the blog, My Paper Pinwheel
created both of these necklaces using items from the new Martha Stewart jewelry
line. There are so many items to craft amazing jewelry pieces. For these
necklaces Thuy decided to use gold and silver chains, a pendant, and cabochons.
The final outcome both look
like pieces you could find in a local trendy boutique. Now you can make your
own trendy pieces. Make a stylish statement this summer, and click here to
learn step by step how you can make these necklaces for yourself. Happy
Stewart jewelry line is exclusively available at Michaels)
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Web Wednesday: Bold Cabochon Necklace From Martha Stewart Jewelry
Do you know the best time to expand a child’s
vocabulary? The best time is anytime! Today we want to introduce your kids to
the word, cabochon. A cabochon is one of the latest items apart of the new
Martha Stewart jewelry craft line. These items can be used when making
necklaces and bracelets.
Amy from As The Bunny Hops recently had the chance
to create a necklace with a cabochon. She created this bold purple necklace
that would look great on a little girl, tween, or teen. This project is fairly
simple to recreate, and feel free to change up the color of your cabochon. Find this item and the entire Martha Stewart Jewelry Line exclusively at Michaels. So
remember the word of the day to teach your little one is, cabochon. To learn
how to make this project step by step, and for a complete list of supplies
used, visit Amy’s blog here.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Web Wednesday: Ombre Enamel Bracelet
Girls of all ages love
jewelry. This love affair starts at an early age, and only grows stronger as
they grow up. If your little girl loves jewelry, allow her to get extra
creative by designing her own piece.
Recently Martha Stewart
launched a new jewelry craft line. The line includes several tools,
embellishments, and enamel paints. Now you can combine traditional painting
with jewelry accessories. This is exactly what Kristen from Studs and Pearls
did by creating this ombre enamel bracelet.
This bracelet is so funky and
cool. It would be a great first jewelry craft project to expose your little
girls to. Kristen added enamel paints from the new Martha Stewart jewelry line
to this metal bracelet. Feel free to recreate the ombre shades, or mix it up a
bit by adding even more colors. To learn how Kristen made this bracelet, and
all the supplies you’ll need click here.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Web Wednesday: Martha Stewart DIY Monogrammed Necklace
Hooray! You’ve made it to the
half waypoint of the workweek. We know you’re probably counting down to the
holiday weekend on the horizon, but before you completely check out we want to
share with you an awesome project. Check out this Martha Stewart DIY
Monogrammed Necklace, designed with new items from the Martha Stewart jewelry
Keren from Free Pretty Things
For You designed this necklace. It is so cute, and perfect to make for yourself
or give as a gift. Since you can personalize it by adding a monogram to it, why
not add your little one’s initials? They are sure to love receiving this
handmade and heartfelt craft from you. To learn how to make this necklace visit
Keren’s blog for step-by-step instructions.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Web Wednesday: DIY Bangle for Kids
little girls little fashionistas? If so they are going to love making this DIY
bangle. Bangles are a must have accessory at any age. They can compliment an
outfit and make the perfect statement piece.
at Pearmama helped her daughter create this project. It is very simple to
make, and you only need a few supplies. This bangle was made using Apple Barrel
paints and Mod Podge washout.
So what are you waiting for? Head on
over to Pearmama to learn how to recreate this stylish project with your
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Web Wednesday: Mod Podge DIY Fabric Covered Pots
This week we have been helping you prepare for
Mother’s Day. With so many options of great gifts you can make, it is very easy
to get overwhelmed. Well today we have one project that is a breeze to make,
check out these Mod Podge DIY Fabric Covered Pots.
These Mod Podge planters are a perfect Mother’s Day
gift for kids to make. This is a simple project that will only require a few
supplies. Terra cotta pots and Mod Podge can be found at any local craft store.
Any Mom would love to receive these pots as a gift.
We discovered this project on the blog, First Bar. To see a full list of the
supplies used along with their instructions, click here.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Web Wednesday: Gold Dot Coffee Mugs
Happy hump day crafters. We
are at the mid point of the workweek, and it the first day of May. Can you
believe it? May is here and that means Mother’s Day is right around the corner.
Many gifts and crafts you can make for this special occasion include the word,
Mom. Today we wanted to share with you a project that is not your traditional Mother’s
Day gift, but still one that is sure to make her smile. Check out these gold
dot coffee mugs. Andrea from Worley House created these easy to make mugs. This
project makes a chic gift for your Mom. Andrea used some ceramic mugs she found
at the Dollar Store, and some gold metallic paint from Martha Stewart. This
would be a great project for tweens and teens to make for their mothers. It is
a simple yet creative way to jazz up some basic mugs. To see step by step how
Andrea made these mugs click here.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Web Wednesday: Spring Windowsill Garden
We are keeping our
celebration going, and celebrating Earth Day all week long. One great way to
peak your child’s interest in becoming more earth friendly is by having them
plant a flower. But don’t just stop with simply planting a flower decorate the flowerpot.
MaryLea did exactly that with her little ones. Her family had a blast creating
these flowerpots using Mod Podge washout and Apple Barrel paints. This is a
very easy project to make, and one that is perfect for this spring season.
Click here to find all the supplies used, along with their instructions on her blog Pink and Green Mama.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Web Wednesday: Bow Holder with Handmade Charlotte Stencils
Good morning crafters, and
happy hump day. Today we’ve got a question for you, how do you keep your little
ones organized? Do you use baskets, boxes, plastic tubes to store all their
little trinkets? If you are looking for a more creative way to store and
organize things we have a wonderful project to share with you this morning. For
those of you with little girls you know all to well how difficult it can be to
get all their hair accessories contained. Well we have a crafty solution for
you, feast your eyes on this Bow Holder. Ashley from Ashley Suzanne designed
this Bow Holder using our new FolkArt Handmade Charlotte Stencils and FolkArt
paints. How cute is this? Now not only can you organize their hair bows, you
can use them as décor in your little girl’s room. To see all the materials used,
and learn how to make this project click here.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Web Wednesday: A Sweet Miniature Dresser with Handmade Charlotte Stencils
We have made it half way
through the week. Yay! In order to get you over the hump we wanted to share a
craft project we recently discovered online. Check out this sweet miniature dresser.
We stumbled across this on the site Craft Quickies. Sarah designed this
adorable project for daughter, using the new FolkArt Handmade Charlotte
stencils. She used this stencils and FolkArt paints to refurbish a not so
pretty mini dresser. The before and after photos of this project are amazing, a
definite must see. To learn how you can make this for your little one click
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Web Wednesday: A Stenciled Step Stool
Happy hump day! You’ve made
it to the halfway mark of the week and we want you to celebrate, by crafting
something cool. If you have a little one then you know that they are always
trying to be taller than they actually are. We have something they will love, a
step stool. This stool is great to make little keeps feel like they grew 5
inches instantly. Shannah from the blog Just Us Four designed this step stool
using stencils from our new FolkArt Handmade Charlotte stencil line. This is a
very simple project to recreate and won’t take long to finish. To see step by
step how this stool was made click here.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Web Wednesday: Retro Polka Dot Glassware
Today is the first day of
spring. Hooray! We have made it through the winter season and the warmer months
are coming. To get you in the mood for spring we wanted to share with you this
colorful project. Create these retro polka dot glasses using FolkArt enamel
paints. Rebecca from Cre8tive Compass made these vibrant glasses. This is a
simple project to make, and kids can help with. Since this is a glass surface
be careful if you do have kids painting on them. Once complete fill them with
your favorite springtime beverage, ice tea, lemonade, or water. To see all the
supplies used, and step by step pictures of how Rebecca made this project,
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Web Wednesday: Stenciled Clock Stool with Handmade Charlotte
Happy Wednesday! We are extra
excited today because we have an awesome kid friendly craft project to share
with you. This month we are all about stencils, and why not? Stenciling is a
timeless craft technique that can make any project instantly standout. This
month we are releasing a new line of stencils, FolkArt Handmade Charlotte
Stencils. These stencils come in a variety of designs, and are great for kid
crafts. Don’t take our word for it, take a look at this stenciled clock stool
from One Artsy Mama. Amy used a variety of supplies including the new FolkArt
Handmade Stencils, and FolkArt paints. Below are a few supplies she used, to
see the rest of the supplies needed and learn how she made this stool click
- FolkArt acrylic paint
- Chalkboard Paint
- Sponge brush
- Family Message Center stencil kit
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Web Wednesday: St. Patrick’s Yarn Decoupage Vase
Have you ever crafted a
project that combines Mod Podge and yarn? At first glance these items may seem incompatible,
but in fact these supplies can create some amazing crafts. Take this fun St.
Patrick’s Day yarn decoupage vase. Shannon from Madigan Made created this
project. It is so cute and right on time for this very green holiday. This is
such an easy project to make and you will only need a few supplies. It will
look great in your home, or feel free to use as a gift to give. To see step by
step how Shannon made this vase click here, and enjoy!
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Web Wednesday: DIY Vintage Photo Stacking Blocks
Congrats you have made it to
the half way mark of your work/school week. We hope you have been able to spend
sometime crafting this week, but if not no worries we have just the project
guaranteed to inspire you. Feast your eyes on these DIY vintage photo stacking
blocks. How awesome are they? Mackenzie from Cheerios and Lattes created this
for her two little boys. To make this fun project Mackenzie used a few supplies
including our new Mod Podge Photo transfer medium. This product is a hot craft
item right now, and all over Pinterest you can see many people photo
transferring on crafty projects. If you are in love with these blocks as much
as we are, then head on over to her blog to see step by step how she created
Photo Transferring Medium
3 (2 inch) wooden blocks from your local
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Web Wednesday: DIY Spring Pitcher
The month of February is quickly coming
to an end. Can you believe it? Wow time flies when you’re crafting. Get
prepared for the upcoming spring season by getting a head start on your spring
themed projects. Over on the blog Crafty Scrappy Happy, Jamie is getting ready
for spring by creating this DIY Spring Pitcher. This project is actually very
easy to make and is a nice upcycle project. To achieve these results, Jamie
used items from the Martha Stewart glass painting program. To create this
pitcher she used Martha Stewart clings and liquid fill paint. Have your kids
help out by painting the clings with the fill paint. Once complete use this
pitcher to pour your favorite springtime drinks. To learn how you can make this project click here.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Web Wednesday: Sweet Nothings DIY Photo Frame
The clock is ticking down, and Valentine’s Day is just 24
hours away. All over the web there are so many cute Valentine’s Day projects,
and definitely not enough time to create all of them. So with a limited time
left to craft, we wanted to suggest a last minute project for you make. Create
this sweet nothings DIY photo frame. Mel from Mama Buzz made this photo frame
using Apple Barrel paints, and Mod Podge Rub on Transfers. This is a great
project to make with your tweens and teens. It is simple to make and perfect
for beginners. To see how this was made and to make one for yourself click
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Web Wednesday: Glittered Buttons Using Mod Podge
Did you know glitter could be
used in almost every crafty project? It’s true, and many crafters love
embellishing every project they make with glitter. You’re never too young to
start using glitter. Now you may not want your little ones using glitter, because
they may make a mess but we found a project that may not be too messy. Over on
Punk Projects we found these awesome glitter buttons. They were made using Mod
Podge. This is such a simple and fun project, perfect to do at home or in a
classroom. You won’t need many supplies, and you can use several different
glitter colors. To see how this project was made visit Punk Projects.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Web Wednesday: DIY Glitter Foam Fingers
The big game is this weekend and many people are
already beginning to prepare their homes for a Super Bowl bash. While pizza,
hot wings, and soda may be the top party priorities there is still a creative
way to add some sparkle to this event. We recently discovered these DIY Glitter
Foam Fingers. Aren’t they cool? These fingers are sure to be a hit at any
party. This is an easy project to create, so easy your kids can even help
create. All you need are a few supplies including glitter and Mod Podge. We
found this Super Bowl project on the blog, Studio DIY. Click here to see a list
of all the supplies you will need, along with the instructions.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Web Wednesday: Button Art Heart
If your kids are just
starting to explore their crafty side, you more than likely do not want to go
out and spend a whole lot of money on craft supplies. Lucky for you, you don’t
have to go out and buy new supplies. If you look around your home you probably
have many items you can create with. Take this Button Art Heart designed by
Mama’s Crafty Place. Some of the supplies used to make this project were buttons,
left over tiles, and Mod Podge. This is a wonderful project for kids, and it
makes for a nice piece of art to display around your home. To learn how to make
this project with your kids click here.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Web Wednesday: Monogrammed Art Boxes
Is your little one into art
and crafts? Are their craft supplies starting to become hard to organize? If
you answered yes then you’ll love this organization craft project. Create this
monogrammed box and put your kid’s initial on it. We discovered this craft on
the blog Dream a Little Bigger. Allison found the box at her local Michael’s
craft store. With a few supplies including some acrylic paints, your kid(s) can
have this awesome organizer for their craft supplies. To see how Allison made
this project, and for a complete list of supplies visit her blog here.
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Web Wednesday: New Year Snowman
By Candie Cooper (She more projects
from Candie on her blog, Candie Cooper’s Journal)
Here's an idea for building a crafty
snowman! This little guy was sold as a kit at the craft store. I
changed it a bit to use some things from my stash.
You will need: Acrylic Folk Art
paints, Mod Podge, dictionary paper, paint brushes, scissors, buttons, flat
back crystals, ribbon, wire, white pom-poms or whatever embellishments you
Cut and tear dictionary paper to fit
the snowman and use Mod Podge to attach. Dictionary paper is one of my
favorite things to Mod Podge because it's so thin.
Use a foam brush to rub white Apple
Barrel paint over the snowman. This technique tones down the dictionary
paper. Optionally, you can paint the hat and arm areas with black and
Martha Stewart glitter paint showed up
great on the snowman's base because of it's larger flakes.
This is where your imagination can cut
loose and the snowman come to life--sparkly eyes, a striped ribbon scarf,
tinsel hat band and bird cut from the dictionary are a few ideas. You can
also string some pom-poms on wire and fasten them to the arms. I used hot
glue to secure the pieces in place.
As you can see, he fits right in with all the snow we've gotten the past few
days. Wishing you a happy and crafty New Year!
**Please note, this is an indoor snowman. However, Plaid makes lots of
fun outdoor formulas including Mod Podge and Folk Art brands.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Web Wednesday: Mod Podge Jar
Did you survive all the Christmas commotion? We hope
you had a wonderful holiday. Since many of you are still on holiday break we
wanted to share with you a project that will help keep your little ones busy.
Have them make this Mod Podge Jar. What makes this project extra special is
that you can use this project as a nightlight in their room. We found this
project on Joann.com. It is so easy to make and won’t take a long time either.
Click here to learn how to make it.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Web Wednesday: Toyland Soldiers
Christmas is less than a week
away and we are sure you’re very busy getting last minute holiday prepping done,
but don’t be so busy you forget to craft. Today we wanted to share with you a
wonderful and adorable kids craft project created using Apple Barrel paints.
Laura Bray from Laura Bray Designs made these delightful Toyland Soldiers. How
cute are they? This is a great project for your little ones to help make. Once
finished place these little soldiers around your home. To see all the materials
needed along with their instructions click here.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Web Wednesday: Mod Podge Gingerbread Man Wreath
Do your kids love gingerbread
men? If so they are going to love this adorable craft project. Have them get in
the spirit of the holidays by creating this Mod Podge Gingerbread Man Wreath.
We discovered this easy to make project on the blog Radmegan. Megan used
several Plaid products to design this wreath including Mod Podge and FolkArt
paints. Since this project has a few steps to it, it is perfect for a family to
create together. Maybe this weekend you can make some gingerbread cookies and
this gingerbread man wreath. To learn how Megan made this project click here.
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Web Wednesday: Mod Podge & Glitter Snowflake Ornaments
During this time of year kids
love to craft, and who can blame them? There are so many wonderful projects
they can create that are easy and quick to make. We recently discovered this
quick and easy holiday project. Have your kids make these Mod Podge &
Glitter Snowflake Ornaments. Meredith from Wait Til Your Father Gets Home,
created these kid friendly ornaments with Mod Podge, dimensional magic, and
more. To see all the materials needed, and the step-by-step instructions to
make your own click here.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Web Wednesday: Christmas Photo Block Ornaments
One of the most popular holiday items
people buy or make this time of year are ornaments. Ornaments can be made in
all shapes and sizes, and make great crafts that kids can help create. We
recently discovered such a craft project on the blog, Bear Rabbit Bear Crafts.
Melanie designed these Christmas Photo
Block Ornaments. This project allows you to combine photos and
ornaments. It makes a great addition to your tree, or you can create and give
as a gift. To learn how Melanie made
these ornaments, click here.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Web Wednesday: Jar Lid Picture Magnets
Have you finished your holiday gift shopping? For many people they
haven’t even started yet. No worries we have several handmade gifts you
can create that your family and friends will love. We recently
discovered a great gift idea from the blog, The 36th Avenue. Check out these Jar Lid Picture Magnets
made with Mod Podge and Dimensional Magic. This is a great gift to give
family members. To see all the materials you will need, along with
their instructions click here.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Web Wednesday: Christmas Cookie Jar
Even though Thanksgiving is
only 8 days away many people are already preparing for Christmas. Often times
your kids want to help in decorating the home and giving gifts, so today we
wanted to share with you a great project they can help create. Lyuba, of Will
Cook For Smiles, created this Christmas Cookie Jar. It is so adorable and
simple to make. Lyuba made this jar using Martha Stewart craft paints. Not only
is this a great project to make for your home, but it would also make a great
teachers gift for your kids to give. To learn how to make this for yourself
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Web Wednesday: Neon Stenciled Ornaments with Martha Stewart Paints
You’ve made it halfway
through the week. Hooray! Today we want to share with you some eye-catching
holiday ornaments. Check out these neon stenciled ornaments. Allison from the blog Dream
A Little Bigger created these bright ornaments using Martha Stewart craft paints
and stencils. This is a simple project that your kids and tweens can definitely
make. With colors like these their ornaments should be easy to see on the tree.
To learn step by step how to make this project click here. Enjoy!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Web Wednesday: DIY Halloween Canvases
It is exactly one week away from
Halloween. Aren't you excited? I know we here at Plaid are. Have you completed
all your craft creations for this festive holiday? If not, no worries you still
have plenty of time to create some great Halloween projects. One project that
you should make with your kids is these DIY Halloween Canvases. We stumbled
across this project on the blog Funky Polkadot Giraffe. Kyla created this
project using several products from the Martha Stewart craft line. Once this
project is completed hang it in your kid's room, or on your front door. Learn
about all the products used in this project, and how to make it here.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Web Wednesday: DIY Trick-or-Treat Bag
As Halloween draws near many people are getting their last minute decorations and plans together. We would like to remind you that a costume is not the only thing you need to design, don't forget about a trick or treat bag. A fun way to decorate a trick or treat bag is by designing one yourself. That is exactly what Megan from Balancing Home did, by making this DIY treat bag. Megan made this bag using supplies from the Martha Stewart craft line. Hopefully seeing this bag will inspire you to get creative and make your own. This is a great project for tweens and teens to make. They may not trick or treat, but they can use this bag for several other things. To see all the supplies needed, and the complete instructions click here.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Web Wednesday: Sweet and Spooky Halloween Votives
Oh I am so excited the leaves are
starting to change colors, and the temperatures are finally cooling down. The
start of the fall season is the best time to enjoy the weather and begin to create
some fall themed crafts. This time of year is also perfect to get your kids
involved in crafting. There are so many easy and fun kid friendly crafts they
can create. One example of this can be seen in this Halloween Votive project.
Kate from the Cheap Crafty Mama created this project, using paper and Mod
Podge. To see step by step how this project was made click here to see the
materials and instructions.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Web Wednesday: Decoupaged Lace Pumpkins
Your kids are probably looking forward to Halloween, and
they want to help decorate some crafts. One of the best things kids can craft
is a pumpkin. There are so many simple ways to dress one up. Take this lace
pumpkin created by Amy, from Positively Splendid. In this crafty project Amy
used Mod Podge, paint, and lace. To see how this pumpkin was decorated, click
here. This is a very simple way to have your kids help decorate for Halloween.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Web Wednesday: Book of Spells with Mod Podge
Looking for something different to create for this upcoming Halloween? We have just the thing for you to try, make this book of spells. This project is so easy to do, and only require a few supplies. Don't just stop at making a book of spells, create other fun Halloween themed book titles. We discovered this project on the blog, Oh So Pretty the Diaries. Check out this step-by-step tutorial here. Below is a snapshot of the materials you will need. So what are you waiting for? Time to craft!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Web Wednesday: “Wicked” Good Halloween Wood Craft & Decor
Hooray! The week is half way
over and today we would like to share with you both a musical and Halloween themed
project. Have you seen the smash hit show, “Wicked?” If so you are going to
love this project. People of all ages, especially kids love this musical, and
we have found a project that would be perfect for Halloween. Carissa from Mom
it Forward created this sign. Well actually her tween-aged daughters did the
majority of it. This is a simple project that is perfect for kids and teens to
make. Click here to see how it was made. All you will need are some wood
letters, Mod Podge, and scrapbook paper. If you have not seen “Wicked” try to
get tickets, it’s a show you won’t want to miss.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Web Wednesday: Mod-Podge Book Collage
It is never too early to get your kids
interested in reading. This is documented nicely in a recent blog post I
stumbled upon on the blog, Raising Bean. Mar, a Mom to a newborn baby, created
this adorable book collage using Dr. Seuss books and Mod Podge. She happened to
have two copies of the same Dr. Seuss book, and decided to use the pages from
one to create this collage for her daughter. This book collage was used as
decoration inside the walls of her little ones crib. Not only is this project
so cute, it is easy to make. What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book? Mine was
Green Eggs and Ham. To see how Mar made this simple project click here.
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Web Wednesday: Mod Podge Fabric Frames with Antique Matte Mod Podge
Looking for a way to spruce up your
child's room? Well, try creating these Mod Podge fabric frames. These frames
are cute and easy to make. What caught my eye about these frames was the
antique look they had. Using one of Plaid’s newest Mod Podge formulas, Antique
Mod Podge, helped create this look on the frames. These frames are a great
project for your older kids to help create. Melissa made these frames on her
blog number 2 pencil. To see how to make these fabric frames click here.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Web Wednesday: How to Paint an Old Fashioned Cupcake Sign
I don't know about you, but I am looking forward to a change of the season. With fall coming sooner than later, I am looking forward to baking. For me baking is a seasonal activity. I don't do it much in the spring and summer months, but fall and winter months my kitchen smells of sugar and spice. Get your little ones in the mood by creating this adorable cupcake sign. After you make the sign, have your kids help you make some actual cupcakes. Molly from Just a Little Creativity created this sign using Apple Barrel and FolkArt paints. To see how this sign was created click here for the tutorial.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Web Wednesday: DIY Magnetic Mouse Trap Clips
Back to school time can quickly become a crucial time of year to get organized. Between the papers and school supplies there can many things to take into consideration, on how to organize. Well we found one way to get a better handle on organizing smaller papers, these DIY Magnetic Mouse Trap Clips. Over on the blog, Hoosier Homemade, Liz created these cute and practical trap clips. To create this project Liz used many new Mod Podge products, including the antique matte formula, 3D adhesive mounts, and papers. To see how you can create your own clips click here. Happy organizing!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Web Wednesday: DIY Neon Polka Dot Pots
Does your little one have a green thumb? If so, here is a very simple and fun project they can create. These DIY Neon Polka Dot Pots are so creative and easy; I'm surprised I haven't seen these before. This project was discovered on the blog, For The Love Of. Andrea created these pots using neon office supply stickers, and Mod Podge Gloss. This project is perfect for crafters of all ages. It is a great way to spruce up some basic pots. To learn how to create this fun project click here.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Web Wednesday: Kids-Can-Make Mod Podge Magnets
One of the easiest projects kids can create is a magnet. Luckily with Mod Podge, making magnets can be quick and easy. We recently debuted tons of new Mod Podge products this summer, all of which make crafting with Mod Podge more exciting. Have your kids try out some of these new items, but creating these mod podge magnets. Jill from Made it on Monday had her kids make the magnets above. This is a great school project for teachers to have their students create, or have your kids make these after school. Have your kids create a personalized magnet with their names on it. To see how Jill made this project click here, and leave a comment below if you have made any magnet projects lately.
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Web Wednesday: Personalized Jewelry Pendants
When kids are young this is
the perfect time to introduce them to crafting. Many parents often have a hard
time finding kid friendly crafts to show their children. Well thanks to all the
Mommy bloggers out there, there are now many great resources to lend a helping
hand. Maggie from Smashed Peas and Carrots recently created a great kid
friendly craft. These personalized jewelry pendants not only are cute, but also
are made with one of the coolest craft products ever, Mod Podge Wash Out for
Kids. This new formula is perfect for kids to create with. What makes it so
special is that this formula washes off very easily if they get it on their
hands or clothing. To learn how Maggie made these pendants, click here to see the
Mod Podge: Wash Out for Kids
Mod Podge Podgeable Shapes
Mod Podge Tracing Templates
Podgeable Papers or Scrapbook Paper
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Web Wednesday: Easy Kids Olympic Crafts
We are two days away from the biggest sporting event in the world, the Olympics. Are you as obsessed with the Olympics like we are? This event is one of the main highlights of the summer, and it's a great time to get your kids crafting. Olympic crafts have been popping up all over the web, and these crafts are so easy and fun to make. We recently stumbled across some easy Olympic crafts created with Mod Podge, from My Sister's Suitcase. Holly shows you how to create Olympic medals, and Olympic frisbees. Click here to see how Holly created these fun projects.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Web Wednesday: DIY No Dye Tie Dye
Kids love tie-dye. It is a
summer staple, and one of the first ways many kids experiment designing their
clothes. Now usually tie dye shirts or other items are made using actual dye,
well in this DIY No Dye Tie Dye project you can swap the dye for Apple Barrel
paint. That’s exactly what Rikka did with her little one. Rikka designed this
project, and you can see step-by-step how she made it on her blog, Ricochet and
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Web Wednesday: Apple Barrel Wind Chimes
Wind chimes are a craft and
simple craft to create, especially with your kids. I remember making some one
summer while away at camp. These memories came back to me after seeing this
wind chime created with Apple Barrel paints. Kim from a Girl and Glue Gun created
this project with her little ones. To see how it was made click here.
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Web Wednesday: Mod Podge Sparkler Safety Caddy for the Fourth of July
Happy 4th of July. The 4th is a great holiday to celebrate, it also one to take precautions on. One of the most popular yet dangerous 4th of July accessories are sparklers. Many children are attracted to these pretty accessories, but they also need to be cautious. Luckily we discovered this sparkler caddy on a craft blog called, Merriment Design. This is such a great idea, and one that should be around wherever there are kids and sparklers. This project was made using several mod podge products, including some new ones recently released and available at your local Michaels. To see all the supplies used, and for step-by-step instructions click here.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Web Wednesday: Cheap and Easy Decorating Idea - Paint the Inside of a Glass Vase
Often times decorating your home can be expensive, and a huge undertaking. You more than likely never ask your kids for decorating help, but now you can with this craft project. If your kids have ever wanted to help decorate around the house, here is a simple and easy project they can help create. Painting inside a glass vase is not a new craft idea, but it is definitely one that any level crafter can do. A fun and frugal craft project that your kids will love to make. On the blog, Thriving Home, they show you how to create this project. Click here to learn how this was made.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Web Wednesday: DIY Disney Craft: Kids’ Travel Coloring/Activity Board
Are you planning on hitting
the road this summer? If so, your kids are going to need something to keep them
occupied. Check out this fun and creative DIY Disney craft. Sara at
Momendeavors created this project. The idea came from the fact that she and her
family are headed to Disney World this summer, and the trip will be 5 to 6 hour
drive. Sara found all the supplies for this project at Walmart. A very budget
friendly project that is sure to keep your kids entertained for hours. To see how
Sara made this and to learn how to recreate it, click here.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Web Wednesday: Marbled Pottery Painting – Preschool Craft
With the school year winding down, many parents are going to be busy looking for activities to keep their kids occupied. Crafts are a great way to keep their little fingers busy, and allow them to be creative at the same time. Have your kids craft more this summer, and stock up on some supplies at Walmart. Earlier this month Walmart debuted their revamped craft department. They have added so many new crafting supplies, to make them a one-stop shop for all your crafting needs. I recently came across a craft blog called, It's Gravy Baby. Whitney created this marbled pottery project. It is a great craft for little kids. Whitney shows you how to create this project here. A simple project, that is sure to entertain your kids during the summer months.
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Web Wednesday: DIY Father’s Day Photo Pencil Holder Gift
Your tweens and teens maybe looking for a gift to give their Dad, and luckily we have found one. Have them create this DIY Father's Day Photo Pencil Holder. Isn't it so creative and fun? When I first came across this item I was amazed. This is so simple to make, and doesn't take many supplies. I wondered why I hadn't thought of this idea sooner? Oh well I am glad I found it. Vanessa from Chiquita Moms blog designed this pencil holder using a handful of supplies including Mod Podge and a soup can. This is a great upcylced frugal project that can be recreated over and over again using different pictures. To see how this project was made click here.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Web Wednesday: Mod Podge Pirate Treasure Chest
I bet your little boys are always collecting random things. This can range from rocks, baseball cards, and maybe some creepy crawlers you wish they wouldn't touch. If you are looking for a creative way to store these items and have your kids help keep their knickknacks neat, create this Mod Podge Pirate Treasure Chest. This chest is so adorable, and very easy to make. All you will need is a wooden box, mod podge, and a picture of your little pirates. I found this fantastic project on the blog, East Coast Mommy. To learn how to make your own pirate chest click here.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Web Wednesday: Superhero Pegs
All the creative and talented crafters I find on the Internet never surprise me. So many projects grab my attention, and I stare at them in awe. That's exactly what I did when I saw this project. These Avenger Superhero Pegs are so awesome, and a wonderful project to make. Kim from A Girl and a Glue Gun created these pegs. She claims she got the idea after seeing the movie. Pegs are a very interesting surface to craft on, and I have been seeing more and more people post pictures of pegs on Pinterest. Kim used Apple Barrel paints, and to see her step-by-step instructions click here. This is a great craft project for kids to help with. They will love creating their favorite superhero.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Web Wednesday: Teacher Appreciation Gift
Often times I feel that most teachers don't always receive the credit they deserve. They have such an important role they play in a child's life, and their efforts at times are undervalued. Now usually there is a dedicated time of the year for teacher appreciation day, but I feel teachers can be celebrated anytime. Here is a great teacher's appreciation gift I found on the blog A Pumpkin and A Princess. This is a very simple project that your kids can definitely help create. I love how creative this project is. This is a simple idea that uses Martha Stewart paints and stencils. To learn how this gift was made click here.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Web Wednesday: Headband Holder
Does your little girl adore her hair accessories? If she does I bet she has tons of them lying around your home, or busting out of an accessory box. This headband holder is a great solution to getting your little girl's hair accessories under control, and organized. I came across this project on Mom 4 Real, and immediately feel in love with it. Not only is it cute, but also it is useful. To create this project you will only need a few supplies, including some Mod Podge. It will probably take all of 30 minutes or less. Click here to see step-by-step how this project was made.
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Web Wednesday: Second Grade Artwork
One of the reasons I love working at Plaid is because I get to be around so many creative people. There is always someone here creating arts and craft projects. Recently one of my co-workers, Maria, showed me this adorable canvas artwork. Every year her kid's school does a school auction, and this is one of the projects that will be apart of it. All proceeds from the school auction go to help fund the school's art department. This project is so creative and different. She created this using Apple Barrel gloss paint in Black, Mod Podge, scrapbook paper, FolkArt paint in Fresh Foliage & Yellow Light, and buttons. Have you ever helped create a piece for an art auction?
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Web Wednesday: Trees on a Painted Canvas
Even though Earth Day is over, I consider everyday a good day to be earth conscious. Here is a fun and unique craft project that uses recycled materials, including newspaper and buttons. This is a simple project that will be great to get your kids involved in. If you have kids I can bet you have some Elmer's glue and some FolkArt acrylic paints. This will not be a hard project to create, and will not take too long. The finished product has great dimension and texture to it. It actually looks more complicated to make, than it really is. I found this project over on the blog, The Rusted Chain. To see how this was made click here.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Web Wednesday: BLOOM Letters
Spring is definitely in full bloom now. In some parts of the country it feels more like summer than spring, either way I hope you're enjoying the weather wherever you are. To celebrate the spring season, why not create a spring inspired craft? Here is one I recently found on a blog, called Crafts by Friends. Wooden letters are a great surface to use, and craft on all year round. They are very versatile, and there are several things you can spell out with them This Bloom letter project, is perfect for spring. It was painted, and then mod podge was applied. I really love the all the bright multi-colors used throughout this project. To learn how to recreate this project click here.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Web Wednesday: Circuit French Manor Vinyl Peacock Home Decor
Since it is spring, many people are looking for ways to spruce up the decor in their homes. Here is a lovely budget friendly home decor project. One of our favorite craft blogs, Joy's Life, created this Circuit French Manor Vinyl Peacock Home Decor plaque. She found the Apple Barrel paint, and wooden plaque at Walmart. Can you believe she only paid $4 for these supplies? That's awesome! I really was drawn to this craft project, because I love peacocks. I have never thought to use one in this way. It is a simple craft, yet it is chic and makes a great addition in a living or bedroom in your home. Click here to learn how to create this project.
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Web Wednesday: Mod Podge Birthday Place Settings
Did you know Mod Podge is turning 45
years old this year? I know we can’t believe it either. Time flies when yours
crafting. Celebrate Mod Podge with this beautiful birthday project! If you have
an upcoming birthday for your little one, try creating these birthday place
settings. They are simple to create, and all you will need is some FolkArt
paint, and of course Mod Podge. To find out the additional supplies you will
need, along with instructions for this project, click here.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Web Wednesday: Easter Flower Pots
Hooray it's Wednesday! The week is half way over, and there are only a few days left in the month of March. Easter is right around the corner. Have you begun creating some Easter themed crafts? I find Easter is a great time of year to get your kids involved in crafts. There are so many wonderful projects out there to recreate. Try creating these Easter Flower Pots. Bring in the spring with these adorable bunny and chick pots. This project was created with several Apple Barrel paint colors. It is the perfect project to create with your kids. To see all the supplies needed, and the instructions click here.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Web Wednesday: Painted Art Canvas & Paper Flower Bouquet
During the spring there are several holidays and events to craft for. There is Easter, Mother's Day, and plenty of birthdays. If you're Mom or a teacher to little kids, the spring the one of the best seasons to teach your little ones how to create not just crafts, but handmade gifts as well. Here are two great options that you can create with your kids. Use these projects as Mother Day gifts, or possible birthday presents. This painted art canvas and paper flower bouquet were found on a great parenting site, called Mom It Forward. These projects were made with a mixture of Apple Barrel paint, and FolkArt Extreme glitter paint. Both craft projects are fun, and allow for your kids to get creative. Click here to see how these were made, and to see all the supplies you will need.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Web Wednesday: DIY Antiqued Apothecary Jars
Are you looking for a cost effective way to spruce up some jars? Well no need to look any further, we stumbled across these DIY Apothecary Jars that are very cute and easy to make. This would be a fun craft to perhaps make with your teenager, as opposed to your younger kids. It is a beginner level craft, and one where people can be as creative as you want. Change the color of jars, or add different stickers to the outside of the jars. This craft project was originally found over on Radcrafter. Click here to learn how to create this project.
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Web Wednesday: DIY Lace Newborn Crowns
It's hump day Wednesday. Need a craft to create, to get
you through the rest of the week? Try these DIY Lace Newborn Crowns. I
recently stumbled across this adorable project, and discovered a great
photographer in the process. These crowns were found on a site, called Stephanie Pasutto.
I love to see when people make a craft by mixing different paints
together. She used a mixture of FolkArt and Martha Stewart paints. To
learn how to create these crowns click here.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Web Wednesday: DIY Salt Jar Votives with Mod Podge
I love mason jars, don't you? These jars can be used in several different ways. They can be used for storage, cups to drink out of, and even as candle votives. These DIY salt jar votives are one of the simplest projects I have come across in awhile. This is a craft that kids, and beginners to crafting can make with no problem. All you need to create these votives, are some Epsom salt, mason jars, and mod podge. While this is a simple craft that kids can make, please remember to be mindful of them around anything that contains fire. Have them make the votives, but you (the adult) be the one to light the candle :). This craft project was found on, Factory Direct Craft Blog. Click here to learn how to make this.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Web wednesday: Mixed Media Frames for Kids
I recently learned about an online parenting group called, Mom it Forward. When you have sometime check out there site here. They have some awesome content, and throw great twitter parties. I recently stumbled across this adorable kids craft project they recently created. Collen from Mom it Forward created these mixed media frames, using several craft products from Plaid. This is a great project for kids to participate in, and it's fun as well. Click here to learn how to make your own mixed media frame.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Web Wednesday: Decoupage Glass Vase
Is it too early to begin thinking about spring? I don't think so. Here in Atlanta, where Plaid is located, our winter has not been that bad so I can't really complain. Winter is not over yet, so until spring does arrive officially, I will create crafts like this one to get in the mood. These decoupage glass vases are a simple, yet very nice craft to create. They not only make for a great project to make, but they can make for a good gift also. This is a perfect craft for tween or teens to make. They can easily create these vases, using Mod Podge. To get the instructions on how to make these vases, click here.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Web Wednesday: Several Valentine's Day Crafts from Around the Web
Are you in the Valentine's mood yet? Have you been dreaming of pink, red, and or purple hearts? Well if you are still not quite in the Valentine's Day spirit these and more craft projects will help. Over on Today's Mama they showcase several Valentine's Day crafts. I am sure after you see all of them not only will you be more excited for this holiday of love, but you will be off to your nearest craft store to buy supplies. Click here to see all the Valentine projects.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Web Wednesday: Mod Podge Flameless Candles
When you have little ones, there are often several precautions you have to take around your home. Many adults love candles, but they are not the most child friendly item around, for obvious reasons. Many kids love candles, because they become entranced by the flames. Well here is a project that may be a good compromise for both kids and their parents, mod podge flameless candles. I stumbled upon this craft project from a blog called, Love Bug Living. I saw these candles, and immediately fell in love with them. I love these! This project is great to do with your kids, and is very budget friendly. To learn how to re-create this project click, here.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Web Wednesday: Valentine’s Day Votive
Votives are such a great surface to craft on all year round, but especially for Valentine's Day. In case you are looking for a budget friendly, and easy craft to have your kids make, try these Valentine's Day Votives. These votives were originally found on Sassy Mama In L.A. For this project you will only need small glass votives, tissue paper, and mod podge. This is so simple anyone can make these. These votives make for great Valentine's Day decorations. Click here to see how to create these votives.
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Web Wednesday: Garland of Hearts
Now I know it is only January, but Valentine's Day will be here before you know it. There are so many great kid friendly crafts to make for Valentine's Day, just like this Garland of Hearts project. One of the best surfaces to have kids craft on is styrofoam. A great paint for kids to use when crafting with styrofoam is, Apple Barrel. This is such an easy to create project that the kids will be happy to make. Aside from styrofoam, and Apple Barrel paint you will need a few more supplies. This craft was designed by, Margaret Riley. To see the complete list of supplies and instructions on how to create this project, click here.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Web Wednesday: Holiday Card Holder
Now that the holidays are winding down, I am sure you have received many cards from family and friends. In case you are looking for a place to store all those cards, your in luck. Create this holiday card holder. This is a very simple craft to make that is a great project to make with your kids. This card holder was designed by, Cathie and Steve. You will need some FolkArt paint, and Mod Podge. To see the instructions on how to create this project click, here.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Web Wednesday: Metallic Ornaments
Add some glitzy fun to your holiday by creating these metallic ornaments. Gather your kids around the craft table and let them create these very easy to make metallic ornaments. All you will need is some FolkArt metallic paints, and some ornaments. Click here to learn how to make this holiday craft project.
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Web Wednesday: Whimsy Clay Pot Snowman and Reindeer
this great kid friendly Christmas project. Isn’t the snowman and reindeer so
cute? This is a perfect project to create on a cold winter’s day. Grab your
craft supplies, and get ready to have some fun. See how to make this project by
following the steps below.
Apple Barrel ® Colors - Pool Blue, 2
Apple Barrel ® Colors - Pink Parfait, 2
Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bright Red, 2
Apple Barrel ® Colors - White, 2 oz.
Apple Barrel ® Colors - Black, 2 oz.
Apple Barrel ® Colors - Nutmeg Brown, 2
Apple Barrel ® Colors - Leaf Green, 2
Apple Barrel ® Colors - Pewter Grey, 2
Apple Barrel ® Colors - Pumpkin Orange,
6” Terracotta pots
4”-4x4 wood posts
2” Pieces of landscape timber
White chenille stem
Electric blue yarn
Small wood circles
Adhesive brown felt
1. Hot Glue the wood block to the bottom of the pot.
2. Base-coat the clay pot and the wood block with Pewter Grey. Base-coat same pot
and block with White. When they are dry lightly sand to create a distressed
3. Paint the two wood blocks with Pool Blue. When they are dry, hot glue the
yarn to them as shown. Hot glue the chenille stems to the tops of the yarn
wrapped wood blocks. Wrap the yarn around the stems adding a few hot glue dots
to secure the yarn.
4. Paint the wood circles Black and add White dots to create the look of
5. Paint the bottom of the pot Bright Red. Add White dots and sprinkle glitter
on the dots before the paint dries.
6. Paint the sticks White. Add Pool Blue stripes and Bright Red polka dots.
Lightly spray the arms with sealer and sprinkle with glitter.
7. Stitch the felt scraps with the white thread and add yarn to the ends.
8. Paint the eyes Black and the carrot nose Pumpkin Orange.
9. Hot glue the earmuffs, scarf, arms, and buttons to the snowman.
1. Hot Glue the wood block to the bottom of the pot.
2. Base-coat the clay pot and the wood block with Black. Base-coat same pot and
block with Nutmeg Brown. When they are dry lightly sand to create a distressed
3. Paint the wood block with Black and then Nutmeg Brown. When they are dry,
hot glue to the face of the reindeer as shown.
4. Paint the wood circle Bright Red and add White dots.
5. Paint the bottom of the pot Bright Red. Add White dots and sprinkle glitter
on the dots before the paint dries.
6. Paint the sticks White. Add Pool Blue, Bright Red, Pink Parfait and Leaf
Green stripes. Lightly spray the arms with sealer and sprinkle with glitter.
Hot glue to the head as shown.
7. Stick two pieces of felt together and cut into the shape of an ear. Hot glue
to the top of the head
8. Paint the eyes and mouth with Black.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Web Wednesday: Simple Christmas Gift Bags
Now normally you may not think that the new Martha Stewart paint is something targeted towards kids, but in fact there are several great projects they can make with these products. Take this simple Christmas gift bag. This project was made by, I Heart Nap Time. It is very easy to make, and these gift bags are perfect to give out to teachers, friends, and family. To learn how to re-create these gift bags click here.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Web Wednesday: Hanging Snowflake Door Decor
I'm not sure if you have received your first snowfall of the year yet. I know we here in Georgia have not. If you are in the mood for snow try to create this hanging snowflake door decor. Here is a great winter craft project to create. Create these embellished snowflakes you can hang on a door, or on a porch. To re-create this project you will need a variety of FolkArt paints, and a few supplies. To learn how to make this project click, here. Enjoy this project and the snow while it lasts :)
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Web Wednesday: A Thanksgiving Game from The Idea Room
Recently one of our favorite craft
blogs, The Idea Room posted this adorable Thanksgiving game craft. A craft
project and game for kids all in one, how cool is that? This genius kids craft project was created using a variety of new paints from the Martha Stewart Craft Line. Here is how the game is
played according to The Idea Room, "The premise of the game is fairly
simple. Simple enough that even the youngest kids can play. Each
player takes a turkey card and gets 6 clothes pins or…Turkey Feathers. Each player takes turns rolling once dice. Then you simply put a
feather on the number that you rolled. If you roll a number you already
have a feather on, then your turn is over. First person to get all the
feathers on their turkey wins." In order to play this game with your
little ones, you will need to create the turkey cards that they need, along with decorating the clothes pins. To learn
how to make this project click here.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Web Wednesday: Kids Holiday Photo Holder
If you think about it, during the last few months of the year that's when people seem to take the most pictures. People get snap happy especially during the holidays. With all these photos you are going to need somewhere to store them, and place them. Here is an adorable Kids Holiday Photo Holder, that is is so fun and simple to make. Click here to learn how to make this holiday craft project. This is a great project to make with your kids. Take a picture of them, and then place it in this holder. Enjoy!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Web Wednesday: Halloween Blocks
Kids love building blocks, and now there is a way to use them during this Halloween season. A fellow Plaid employee, Leanne Melton, created these wonderfully unique Halloween building blocks. This is such a quick and easy craft to make with your kids. It only requires building blocks, paper, and some Mod Podge. We couldn't make this project more easy if we tried. These blocks are not only easy to make, but also a great craft to use as a decoration. Click here to get the step by step instructions on how to create these Halloween Blocks.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Web Wednesday: Boo Ghost Extreme Glitter Ornament
Did you know that ornaments make a great surface to decorate anytime of the year, not just during the Christmas season? Check out this cute and simple Halloween craft, that can be made by any level of crafter. This project was created by one of Plaid's designers, Sherri Ragsdale. This ornament was made using FolkArt acrylic paint, and FolkArt extreme glitter. To learn how to make this quick and easy Halloween craft click here. Have you decorated ornaments for the Halloween season?
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Web Wednesday: Scary Spider
Looking for something scary to make with your kids for Halloween? Why not try to make this scary spider, created by Cathie and Steve. This simple to make Halloween project is great for kids, and is sure to definitely add some scary fun to your Halloween decorations. Click here to learn how to make this scary spider. He really is not that scary, plus he doesn't even bite :)
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Web Wednesday: Personalized Halloween Votives
Candles are a must have item during the Halloween season. They are very versatile, and can be decorated in several ways. Many people love to personalize glasses so, we decided to create a craft project where we combined personalization and candles. Check out these super cute, and super east to make Halloween votives. This craft does not require many materials, and can be completed in about an hour. Click here to learn what supplies are needed to make this, and step by step instructions.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Web Wednesday: Halloween Friends
I don't know about you, but here at Plaid Halloween crafts are all over the office. This is a fun time of year. So many of our talented designers have been busy creating some fun Halloween crafts. We have made many kids Halloween crafts like this one. Check out these cute creatures that were made with Apple Barrel paint and flower pots. To learn how to make these Halloween friends, click here.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Web Wednesday: Baby Food Jars & Chalkboard Paint
Did you know that baby food jars can re-purposed? Well in case you didn't know check out this unique way Hani from Craftionary recycles baby food jars. I was amazed to discover this absolutely genius craft project. Hani took baby food jars, and with some chalkboard paint and a few supplies transformed them into coin banks. Love it! This is a practical craft that can definitely be used around anyone's home. This project is also great for kids who are just learning to count. These jars could be used as another way to teach them about money, and counting. Click here to see how Hani made this fantastic project.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Web Wednesday: Chalkboard Composition Notebook
Our crafty Mod Podge friend Amy Anderson, shared with us this project she recently found on, Much Ado About Nothing. Cristal created this adorable and very useful back to school project. A chalkboard composition notebook. Normally when I hear the word, composition notebook, I think of an old school looking notebook. This is definitely not old school! It is so resourceful. Cristal made this back to school project for her kids. It includes very easy to find materials, including Chalkboard Paint from Plaid. It is a great back to school craft. I hope this inspires you. Click here to learn how to make this creative notebook.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Web Wednesday: Notes Bulletin Board
There are often so many things to remember on a day to day basis that it can be hard to keep track. Why not allow a bulletin board to help you remember that grocery shopping list, or to return an important phone call. Here is a great and useful project that can help you keep track of all the things you don't want to forget. This project was made by one of our talented designers, Kindra Boroff. Click here to learn how to make this handy craft project.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Web Wednesday: The Pumpkin Stud
Halloween believe it or not is right around the corner. Here is a great new fun project from Cathie and Steve. Pumpkins are probably one of the most popular items to decorate during the Halloween season. They are so versatile, can be decorates with several things. Cathie and Steve created this studded pumpkin that is sure to be a hit with kids and adults. By simply using some FolkArt paint and Mod Podge you too can recreate this fun studded pumpkin. To learn how to make this pumpkin stud, click here.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Web Wednesday: Pet Rock Paper Weight
Pet rocks are a craft favorite. You can decorate and design them in so many ways, and use them for various purposes. For kids this is one of the easiest crafts to make. If your kids are new to crafting this is a great project to have them do. In need of a fun looking paper weight? Well you are in luck. The pet rock featured is a great paper weight, sure to put a smile on your face whenever you look at it. To learn how to make this adorable pet rock click, here.
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Web Wednesday : Robot Pencil Holder
Cover your kids ears, but I have a secret to tell you. It's almost back to school time! I know your kids are probably kicking and screaming at the thought of this reality, but perhaps this fun school craft will make the transition a little easier. This cute robot pencil holder is so simple to create, and can come in handing as a great storage container. This project was created by Sherri Ragsdale, and is also very environmentally friendly. The main product used to create this is, FolkArt Outdoor Acrylic Paint. To learn how to make this project click here.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Web Wednesday : Going Green Crafts For Kids
It is very important to be environmentally friendly, and aware of how we can help preserve our planet. As adults its our job to teach kids at a young age the importance of being green. One great way to introduce a earth conscious lesson, is to make it apart of a craft. Take this easy to make turtle project. This was made from recycled grocery containers. We all have these lying around somewhere. This turtle is all the way green, and a great summertime project for the kids. To learn step-by-step on how to make this friendly turtle click here. Have you made any recycled themed craft projects lately?
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Web Wednesday : Learn To Make A Pocket Pouch & Paper Butterflies
Often times it is not uncommon to have a brain freeze when it comes to thinking of new crafts to create. Thankfully the world wide web provides us with so many different outlets, to find new craft projects. I usually make the web the first place I go to for craft inspiration. I love to search other craft sites, and see what catches my eye. There are so many creative and unique crafters out there. The only problem is I tend to find so many new craft projects I want to try out. So many crafts, so little time. In one of my recent web searches I came across these two fun summer themed kids' crafts, that caught my attention. Both I like a lot, because they are colorful and very easy to make.
The first is a pocket pouch. This craft comes from Family Fun. It is a great recycled theme craft that shows you how to turn a pair of empty juice pouches into a simple coin purse. To find out how to make this craft click here.The second project are these easy to make folded butterflies from Plaid. Paper crafts are so versatile, and this one is colorful and fun to make. To find out how to make this craft click here.
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