Happy Friday, lovelies! I have a special treat for you all today- a DIY project from yours truly! It’s been a while since I’d flexed my creative muscles, so I was so excited when I found out I’d been chosen to take part in a craft project linkup using items from the new lines of Plaid FolkArt Multi Surface Paints and Handmade Charlotte Stencils!
So, as the name suggests, this brand NEW line of paints from Plaid FolkArt are fit for use on many different surfaces. I think that’s pretty cool– you can buy paint in your wedding colors and it gives you the option of using the paint on all different types of fun wedding projects! Bonus: the paint is dishwasher safe and machine washable- so you can use it on glass, ceramic, fabric, wood… whatever!!
I was sent a set of Handmade Charlotte Stencils (birthday party theme) along with a selection of Plaid FolkArt Multi Surface Paint (including a ‘chalk anything’ paint coat) Stencil Sponges and tape. (All of these items can be purchased at Michael’s aka the magical craft place.) I was given the challenge of coming up with a project using the supplies sent and my own challenge of making something wedding-related (since this is a wedding blog, after all!)
What you’ll need:
- Plaid FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint
- Stencil Sponges
- Handmade Charlotte Stencils (birthday party theme)
- Cheap ‘duck’ fabric
- hot glue gun & glue sticks
I started out by using one of the Handmade Charlotte Stencils to trace a triangle shape for my bunting. I added a thin rectangle freehand at the top of each triangle to create a foldover flap to attach the bunting to the twine.
I layered up a few strips of cloth and cut them all at once. Not the most precise, but I’m not the most patient crafter, either. 🙂
In the end I had 12 pieces of bunting. Now it’s time to paint!
Notice my rainbow paint arrangement? 🙂 Surely I’m not the only one who loves arranging things in color spectrum order? I took a little paint on a sponge brush and dabbed it in the center of my plate. Then I sponged some paint onto the bunting using the letter stencils in my kit. It’s important not to put too much paint on your sponge or else it could seep underneath the stencil and ruin your design. Less is more and just dab dab dab. Also be sure to hold your stencil steady while you do this.
At the end of my painting, I had quite a colorful stencil! And here are my little bunting pieces:
Cute right? I envision this for a candy buffet or cake table!
Then I used my trusty glue gun to attach my bunting pieces to the twine.
And voila! what do you think of my craft skills? I think it turned out pretty cute. I also took some scrap strips of fabric and used the confetti stencil in different colors and tied them to the end like tassels for a little extra flair!
So when it comes to fabric, this paint definitely passed the test. It went on well and doesn’t feel super stiff like some other fabric paints I’ve used. You could use it on a number of different wedding projects!
I could resist trying out the other fun item I was sent – the chalkboard anything paint! I picked up a wooden plaque at Michael’s with a coupon, and painted it a charcoal gray. Then I covered it in chalkboard anything paint- now I’ve got a fantastic chalkboard to hang in my house- but you could totally do this for super cute wedding signage!
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This is a sponsored post by Blue Print Social and Plaid. I was compensated for my time in creating a craft, writing, photo styling & editing. All opinions shared are ALL mine.
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