DIY: Patriotic Red, White and Blue Star with Quilt Fabrics and Mod Podge

Fourth of July Star

Forget a traditional wreath this holiday weekend and show off your pride with this faux quilted star made with Mod Podge and fabric. This is a great way to use up little scraps of fabric and ribbons.

So easy!

Keep Crafty, Cathie and Steve

Materials:
Metal or papier-mâché star
FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Azure Blue
FolkArt Extreme Glitter – Turquoise
Foam Paintbrush
Scrap paper & pencil
Red, white and blue printed fabric – 2 prints
Scissors
Mod Podge – Matte
Wood star shape
FolkArt Extreme Glitter – Red
FolkArt Acrylic Paint- Engine Red
Tulle
Hot glue gun
Scrap ribbons

Steps:
1. Paint the star with a coat of Folkart azure blue paint. Allow to dry. Paint 3 layers of turquoise Extreme Glitter over the blue paint. Allow to dry in between coats.

2. Make a template of the sides or points of the star shape with a piece of scrap paper. Use the template as a guide for cutting out pieces of the red, white and blue printed fabrics. For this design I used two different prints.

3. Apply Mod Podge to the star and place the cut pieces of fabric into the Mod Podge, add a coat of Mod Podge over the fabric. Smooth with your fingers and reposition if the fabric slips.

4. Paint the small wood star red and topcoat with 2 layers of Extreme Glitter in red. Hot glue a poof of tulle behind the star. Hot glue the tulled star to the center of the star. Tie decorative ribbons to the top of the star.

Make This: Springtime Door Decor

Springtime is here and I love it!!! The garden is starting to bloom and I even see buds on my roses.  Here is a little project to get you in the spirit of SPRING!!

Materials
FolkArt Acrylic Paint – 480 Titanium White
FolkArt Crackle Medium
FolkArt Acrylic Paint – 518 Peony
FolkArt Acrylic Paint – 2490 Sawgrass
FolkArt Acrylic Paint – 480 317 Morning Sun
FolkArt Extreme Glitter – Hologram 2782
Hot Glue Gun Helpers
Wood Plaque
Foam Paintbrush
Wood Letters
Hot Glue
Moss
Silk Flowers
Gems or Beaded Sprays
Ribbon

Steps:

1. Paint top interior of the wood plaque with white paint. Allow to dry. Add a coat of Crackle Medium. Allow to dry 4 hours in order for the crackle to properly work. Once dry, apply a coat of peony paint to the top of the plaque. Work quickly and in one direction for proper crackling. Allow to dry.

2. Paint the wood letters with sawgrass green and morning sun. Allow to dry. Add a topcoat of extreme glitter.

3. Hot glue moss, flowers, the letters and gems to the top of the plaque. Hot glue a ribbon hanger to the back of the plaque.

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Cathie and Steve

Thanksgiving Door Plaque

Welcome guests to your home with a quick and simple Thanksgiving themed door plaque.  You can make this design in under 1 hour and it is perfect for using up small scraps of paper.  This was designed for Plaid.

P.S. This is also a great hostess gift!
Materials:

FolkArt Acrylic Colors – Red Velvet
FolkArt Acrylic Colors – Olive Green
Mod Podge Matte
Wood plaque
Foam paintbrush
Scrapbook papers (stripes; dots; checks and floral)
Scissors
Pencil
Paper punches
2 decorative buttons
Wood letters spelling GIVE THANKS
Hot glue and glue gun
Velvet ribbon

Steps:
1. Paint the plaque with two coats of red velvet paint. Allow to dry.

2. Trace around the top of the plaque to make a template of the shape. Cut one shape from a piece of striped scrapbook paper, cut a second one slightly smaller from dotted paper.

3. Coat both sides of the stripe paper with Mod Podge, position on the top of the plaque and topcoat with more Mod Podge. Use your fingers to press out any air bubbles. Smooth your brush strokes. Allow to dry. Layer the dotted paper over the stripe paper in the same fashion using Mod Podge.

4. Use craft punches to punch out scalloped circles and plain circles from scrapbook paper.

5. Using Mod Podge (step three) attach the circles in a layered pattern on the top and bottom of the plaque. Once dry hot glue a button in the center.

6. Paint the wood letters with Olive Green paint. Once dry, hot glue across the plaque.

7. Add a hanger, by hot gluing a ribbon to the back of the plaque.