DIY Moroccan Lanterns with Mod Podge Sheer Colors and Glitter Stencils

moroccan glass painted mod podge lanterns

Oh My….. we couldn’t stop making these lanterns~ They are so addicting and easy to make.  The glass is just a simple mason jar.  The bold color is Mod Podge sheer color and the stencils are the new Mod Podge Rocks stencils.  They can be used over and over and the patterns are super cute!  Of course we had to add a bunch of trims and faux diamond ribbon.

diy moroccan mason jar lanterns

Have a peek at our new end-cap at Michaels…. Lots of new goodies!

Mod Podge michaels sheer colors

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What you need…..

Mason jar
Mod Podge ® Sheer Color – Yellow, 4 oz.
Mod Podge ® Sheer Color – Pink, 4 oz.
Mod Podge ® Sheer Color – Aqua, 4 oz.
Medium size paper cup
Craft knife
Paintbrush
Mod Podge ® Spouncer Applicators Set, 4 pc.
Mod Podge ® Rocks! Peel & Stick Stencils – Starlite
Mod Podge ® Rocks! Peel & Stick Stencils – Tangier
Mod Podge ® Podgeable Glitters
File folder
Glitzy trims
Craft glue

Additional: Glow-sticks or battery candles.

Video How To Use Sheer Colors

Instructions

Always begin by cleaning and drying your mason jar.

mod podge sheer colors

Swirl Method: Pour Sheer Color Mod Podge into the jar. Swirl the Sheer Color around the inside until it covers all the sides. Turn the jar upside down into a paper cup and let the excess drizzle out of the jar. Allow it to sit for 10 hours. Turn the jar over and allow it to dry until the color is clear. Use a craft knife to trim off any excess around the rim.

Brush-On Method: Apply sheer color to the outside of the jar with a paintbrush. Apply as many coats as you wish until your desired color is reached. Allow for dry time in between coats.

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Place a Mod Podge stencil across the front of a jar. Spounce Mod Podge gloss over the stencil. Remove the stencil, poof the glitter over the stenciled area. Allow to dry and brush off excess glitter with a dry paintbrush. Repeat for the other side. Wash the stencil, reattach to the carrier sheet and use again.

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Attach glitzy trims to the vases and lanterns using craft glue. The jars that are made with the brush-on technique are suitable for filling with water or candles. The swirl technique is best used with silk flowers, glow sticks or battery operated candles.

Tip: When glittering, glitter over a file folder. You can fold the file up and use it as a funnel for recycling glitter.

Enjoy! xoxoxo

Cathie and Steve

Paint Dad a Beer Pilsner for Father’s Day

 

Paint a beer mug for dad

Whip up a DIY gift for day with Beer Pilsners from Cost Plus World Market and Folk Art Enamel Glass Paint.  A pair of pilsners will cost under 16 bucks with all the supplies needed!  Be sure to wipe the glass with rubbing alcohol before painting to get a good seal.  The glass can be cured in an over or cured by air dry (that takes longer)…all the instructions for curing are on the bottle of enamel paint.

What you need!

Glass Stein Pilsner
Rubbing Alcohol
Low-tack tape
Medium Round Paintbrush
detail Paintbrush
4” Icon Stencils
Plaid Detail Painters
FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Wicker White, 2 oz.
FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Cobalt, 2 oz.
FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Lipstick Red, 2 oz.

1. Wipe the glass clean with rubbing alcohol. Tape the anchor stencil onto the glass.

2. Dip the detail painter into the Coblat and tap off excess paint. Tap the painter around the inside of the stencil. Remove the stencil. Allow to dry. Add more layers of paint with a medium-round paintbrush.

3. Dip the detail paintbrush into Wicker White paint, tap off all the paint until it is almost dry. Dry brush the anchor with Wicker White. Paint the edges of the anchor with lined details.

4. Dip the end of the detail paintbrush into Lipstick Red. Paint dots to the anchor design.

5. Air dry for 21 days or bake. Follow the package instructions for setting the paint.

Project Tip: When painting on round objects, use an upside egg carton as a holding rack.

Paint a Mustache Coffee Mug for Dad

diy handmade gifts for father's day coffee mug

Dad’s love coffee (ok well most dad’s love coffee) and dad’s love handmade gifts!    This easy peasy painted mug was painted using a shelf liner stencil and enamel paint.  So even if you are not good at freehand painting you will have success with this project!  Dad will love it and you will giggle when he takes a sip of coffee and sports his mustache. 🙂

What you Need:
Shelf liner paper (sticky back)
Pencil
Craft knife
Protected work surface
Rubbing alcohol
Coffee mug
Spouncer
FolkArt ® Enamels™ – Burnt Umber, 2 oz.
Paintbrush
Instructions

Steps:
1. Trace or free hand draw a mustache onto the shelf liner paper. Create a stencil by using a craft knife to cut out just the drawing portion.

2. Wipe the coffee mug with rubbing alcohol to clean it.

3. Position the stencil onto the top center of the mug. Dip the spouncer brush into the burnt umber paint, tap off the excess and tap into the open portion of the stencil. Peel the stencil and allow to dry.

4. Follow the instructions on the bottle for setting the paint. Only drink from the non painted side.

Make this: Recycled Jar Candle Holder for the 4th of July!

Old jars get painted and podged to make festive candle holders.
What you need:
FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Brilliant Blue
Recycled Jar
Alcohol & Paper towel
Medium paintbrush
 FolkArt Enamels – Calypso
FolkArt Enamels – Flow Medium
 Scissors
Old book pages
Mod Podge Gloss
Wood stars
Ribbon
Hot glue
 Hot Glue Gun Helpers
What you do: 
Remove the label from the jar. Wipe the jar clean with rubbing alcohol. Blend equal parts of calypso sky and flow medium.  Paint the jar with the mixture.  Allow to dry and paint a second coat.
Cut random sized stars from old book pages.  Working on the outside of the jar, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the jar, position the stars onto the jar, top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge.  Add stars until the jar is covered.  Allow to dry.
Paint a star with brilliant blue paint. Using hot glue attach a ribbon around the jar and glue stars to the ribbon.
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Ring in the New Year with some easy ideas!

new years eve crafts

You still have time to whip up some festive New Years Eve Party Supplies that won’t break the bank!  All the items pictured began as basic $1-Store items and were altered with a little paint, Mod Podge and scrapbook paper.

If you are hosting a dinner, consider using clear plates and altered chargers.
Bring a bottle to a party?  Alter a wine gift box with scrapbook paper.
Pouring a toast for when the clock strikes midnight?
Use FolkArt Enamels to paint your own designs.
You will be the bell of the ball with a party tiara.

DIY Glass Painted Wall Art for Halloween

Halloween Shadow Box Art

This Gallery Glass project was designed for Plaid.
Pop by my page at Plaid to see this project and tons more ideas!!!


What you will need:
Gallery Glass Window Color – Charcoal Black, 2 oz.
FolkArt Stains – Walnut, 2 oz.
Shadow box
Spider or skull template
Wood letters that spell “BOO” or “SPOOKY”
Sewing pin
Foam paintbrush
Paper towel
Solid color scrapbook paper
Scissors
Tacky glue

Steps:
1. Remove the glass from the frame and place it over the spider or skull template. Apply the Gallery Glass to the glass flowing the lines of the template, fill in the design. Pop any air bubbles with a pin. Allow to dry overnight.

2. Stain the wood letters using a foam paintbrush. Dab the stain to the letters, let it set for a few minutes and wipe away the excess with a paper towel. Repeat for a darker color if desired. Allow to dry 1 hour.

3. Trim the scrapbook paper to fit inside the shadow box. Using tack glue attach the letters to the scrapbook paper in the desired position.

4. Once everything is dry, reassemble the frame with the Gallery Glass design on the outside.

5. Once the Halloween is over, you can peel off the Gallery Glass and make a new design.

Halloween Witch Crafts: Frankenstein Wall Art

Frankenstein Wall Art

Talk about a monster mash! More like a Gallery Glass Mash! This Gallery Glass project was designed for Plaid. Pop by my page at Plaid to see this project and tons more ideas!!!

Materials:
Gallery Glass Window Color™ – Fresh Lime
Large frame (from Ikea)
Frankie template
Sewing pin

Steps:
1. Use a photocopier to blow up the Frankie template to the desired size for your frame.

2. Remove the glass from the frame and place it over the Frankie template. Apply the Gallery Glass to the glass flowing the lines of the template, fill in the design. Pop any air bubbles with a pin. Allow to dry overnight.

3. Apply a backing paper to the back of the frame.

4. Once everything is dry, reassemble the frame with the Gallery Glass design on the outside.

5. Once the Halloween is over, you can peel off the Gallery Glass and make a new design.

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