Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Silkscreened Box and Votive with Martha Stewart Crafts

Silkscreened Box and Votive

What better occasion is there than Mother’s Day  to make a handmade gift? I’m sharing a project I made using supplies from Martha Stewart Crafts. This was actually made for The Mumster’s Birthday but would work great for Mother’s Day too.

Martha Stewart Crafts

For this project I used High Gloss Acrylic Paints (Hydrangea Purple and Gray Wolf) Silk Screens, and Glass Etching Cream from Martha Stewart Crafts by Plaid.

Other supplies you’ll need:
  • Box to cover (I used a cigar box)
  • Glass votive holder
  • Embellishments
  • Paper
I painted my box with the Gray Wolf  and then decoupaged my paper onto it. The real fun began with the paisley silk screen stencils. These are super thin and have a sticky backing that help keep them in place.

Martha Stewart Paisley Silkscreen

Silkscreened Box Side

I used the spouncers to apply the Hydrangea Purple paint, going evenly over the surface. Since the silkscreens are so flexible, I was able to angle and position them any way I wanted.

Martha Stewart Foam Pouncers



I  covered each side, the top and bottom of the box using the large paisley silkscreen. Once the paint was dry, I embellished with self adhesive pearls.

Silkscreened Box 1

Now for the votive!

Etched Votive Supplies

I have been wanting to ( but afraid ) play with glass etching cream for a while. It was so easy I was kicking myself for not doing it sooner. I used a votive holder from the dollar store. Clean it up and make sure to wipe down with rubbing alcohol.

Martha Stewart Silkscreen Glass Etching

I used a smaller silkscreen for the votive and again since they’re flexible and have a sticky side, they’re easy to use on curved surfaces. Laid this on my surface and then using the brush that comes with the etching cream, applied an even coat. Wait 15 minutes and rinse! I repeated two more times.

Martha Stewart Glass Etching Cream Votive

To finish, I wrapped plain twine around the top and added a dragonfly charm.

Silkscreened Box Votive Collage

The Mother’s Day gift possibilities are endless.

To find out more about these and  more fun products from the Martha Stewart Crafts by Plaid line  be sure to check out the Plaid blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest pages.

I picked this day to share my post because today is The Mumster’s birthday and I knew I wanted to make something special for her with these products. Happy Birthday Mom. Love you.

This post was sponsored by Plaid and The Blueprint Social. Project ideas and opinions are my own.

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