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Project of the Day and Giveaway: Martha Stewart Arabesque Home Accents

There are only a few days left of National Craft Month. We hope you’ve enjoyed viewing a new craft and giveaway each day this month! I know we’ve all had a great time sharing these fun projects and prizes with you. Before our month of crafty fun comes to a close, let’s check out a few more ideas. Today, our friends at Plaid have shared a special home decor craft with us. The Martha Stewart Arabesque Home Accents collection can help you imprint lovely, geometric designs on things such lamp shades and pillows. Customize the looks to match your home decor. With bright colors, lively shapes and your creative mind, there’s no telling what kinds of amazing things you’ll end up with!

As I mentioned before, to go along with this craft idea, we’re offering a special giveaway. All you have to do is answer the question found at the bottom of this post. Leave a comment in the comment section below and you’re automatically entered to win. It’s that simple! So, without further ado, let’s explore this cool project!


Martha Stewart Arabesque Home Accents

When you combine your creativity and these Martha Stewart craft materials, anything is possible! Choose your favorite pastel color and give a dark set pillow a bright geometric design to really liven up your couch. Or, choose an assortment of colored paints and give that old lamp shade a much need upgrade so the family room becomes your favorite spot in the house. Once you see how easy it is to use these awesome stencils and paints, you’ll be ready to transform your living space.

Supplies:

Instructions:

How to Paint the Stencil

TIP: Practice your technique or check your color by first making a sample print on paper or scrap fabric.

  1. Place stencil on your surface and secure using tape. If using spray adhesive, spray stencil first, then place on surface.
  2. Pour a small amount of paint onto your palette. Load paint sparingly on a stencil brush or sponge and dab off excess. Lightly dab on a thin layer of paint; apply a second coat if necessary. Paint all areas of one color on the stencil before moving on to the next.
  3. While paint is still wet, carefully peel off stencil.
  4. Continue painting areas of the stencil according to your design. Let the paint dry completely before placing another stencil (or color) over it.

Note: Mix fabric medium with your paint before painting pillows, curtains, or other fabric accessories.

Clean Up

  1. Wash all stencils, brushes, and tools immediately after use before the paint dries. Use Martha Stewart Crafts Brush & Stencil Cleaner to remove dried paint.
  2. Repair torn stencils with transparent tape. Place tape on both sides of the tear and cut away the excess with a craft knife.

 

And since this special post is part of National Craft Month, now that we’ve shared the project of the day, we can tell you about the giveaway! Remember, all you have to do is leave a comment below and you’re entered to win:




If you’re named the winner, you’ll pick up:

Contest Rules:

 

What craft do you have in your home that always gets noticed? Is it something you created yourself or something you picked up at a craft show? What kind of feedback do you receive from it?