Did you know this month was Nation Craft Month?I know! I was thinking the same thing…Why isn’t this a National Holiday? Why didn’t we shut down schools and close banks and the post office in honor of National Craft Month? Well don’t worry, I’ve done my part in celebrating the month that honors creativity. I’ve been a very busy and crafty DIY bee all month.
Those of you who follow me on Twitter and Facebook know I attended the Craft and Hobby Association Convention earlier in the year. I love attending CHA because it’s the one time of the year I get to see all the new DIY products that will soon hit the shelves. I always leave the convention inspired and full of DIY ideas. This DIY tutorial is inspired by products I discovered at this years Craft and Hobby Association Convention.
Martha Stewart Crafts always delivers some new fun and innovative products. They recently developed a crafter’s clay that caught my attention. The Martha Stewart Craft’s Clay comes in an easy to use starter kit with 5 different color clay and all the materials you need to help you get started. They even provide 4 silicone molds to help you create shapes. I used the branch mold to create my Max & Chloe inspired branch necklace.
Allow the clay to dry in the open air at least 24 hours. While the clay is drying crate holes with toothpicks so that you can add the chain to the branch once it’s dry.
Another discovery from CHA was the Martha Stewart Liquid Gilding Paint (manufactured by Plaid Crafts) . Seriously, I’m so obsessed! You guys know how much I love metallics and with metallics being such a big trend in fashion this season this product is the perfect addition to your DIY kit.
I know it’s hard to see the necklace in this picture, but I wanted a chance to show off my $750 Milly dress I picked up on sale from Bloomy’s for $150! Gotta love a good sale!!!
Here’s a better shot of my clay necklace ;-) I simple added jump rings through the holes I created in the branch and connected the chain to it. Literally just that simple! Add lobster claws clasp to the back of the necklace for a simple closure.
Now you know a National Craft Month celebration isn’t a party without a giveaway, right?!?!?!?! Well the lovely folks at Plaid Crafts would like to give one luck Glitter ‘N Glue the liquid gilding paint in gold… silver… AND rose gold! That’s right! You can win a supply of the Martha Stewart Liquid Gilding paint in every color they make. To enter simply leave a note in the comment section below letting me know:
Q: What’s the favorite craft/ DIY project you’ve ever made?
I want to read all about your most creative projects. And for those of you who are new to the DIY world let me know what project you are most looking forward to crafting in the future. Leave your answer below. I can’t wait to hear. Contest ends at 11:59pm pst on Sunday March 25th and with the help of a fancy number generating system, a number will be selected. If your answer falls in the comment box that corresponds with the selected number…you win the Martha Stewart Liquid Gilding Collection courtesy of Plaid Crafts.
PS: Special thank you to Danielle from Queens aka The Style N Beauty Doctor who helped me with my eye make up. I’ve never been good at applying eyeliner but thanks to her and her eyeliner 101 tutorial now I’m a pro!
UPDATE: The winning number was 13. Thanks for all who participated. My readers are SO creative!
In honor of this stylish week , the Today Show is looking for the next big DIY style star! I know, I know it sounds like some crazy, creative reality show where a group of girls show up with a Caboodle full of crafting supplies and a hot glue gun to battle it out until the bitter end, but it’s not quite that kind of challenge. Today wants you to submit images of your best DIYs. Click here for all the details and information on how to enter your most fabulous project.
The winner will be chosen by TODAY’s style editor Bobbie Thomas and will receive a DIY tutorial post on TODAY.com and Bobbie’s DIY Buzz Basket. The winner will also receive a $50 gift certificate to Michael’s Arts & Crafts and a selection of Bobbie’s favorite craft staples. The entry deadline is Friday, Oct. 28 at 5 pm EST.
I know one Glitter ‘N Glue Glitterati member will win this challenge because you guys are the most creative and the most fabulous! Log-on today and submit your projects. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter (@Glitter_N_Glue) and tweet me using the hashtag #DIYweekToday so I know you entered. Best of luck and may the most divine DIY diva win!