Spring Craftiness


Michael's and Hometalk Pinterest Party Project Collage ::Five Little Homesteaders

Who doesn’t like to get a little crafty?

Every now and then I like to head down to the local craft store, break out the acrylic paint and do a little crafting.

This past weekend I headed down to my local Michaels – http://www.michaels.com/ store to pick up some supplies for the Pinterest Party that they, along with Hometalk – http://www.hometalk.com/ , will be hostining on February 16th at Micheals stores across the country.

Have you head about it?

Party Promo graphic

I was lucky enough to be invited to attend and personally cohost this event alongside the staff at MY local Michaels store here in Phoenix, Arizona!  How cool is that?

The party is happening Sunday, February 16th from 1pm-4pm at Michaels stores across the country.  When you arrive, you’ll notice Pinterest inspired displays throughout the store.  Pick your project, buy your supplies and meet your hosts in the classroom to create your own project!

For more information check out  this link – http://www.michaels.com/Pinterest-Party/pinterest-party,default,pg.html to Michael’s website.

When I went to my local Michael’s, I loved all the options so much that I decided to do three simple DIYs instead of just one, big, elaborate project.


My first project was a painted glass bottle.

For this project I needed:

– One colored glass bottle

– stencil

– black acrylic pain

It was pretty easy to do.  The stencil that I got at Michael’s stuck right to the bottle.  I simply used a foam brush to dab on some black paint.  Let it dry.  Peeled off the stencil and voila!


My second project was a painted stretched burlap canvas.

For this project I used:

– one small stretched burlap canvas

– stencil

– yellow and green acrylic paint.

This project was also pretty easy.  I simply taped the stencil in place over the canvas and again, using a foam brush, dabbed the paint on over the stencil.  Let it dry and peeled the stencil off.


My third and final project was a painted and distressed pot.

For this project I purchased:

– 1 terracota pot

– stencil

– dark blue and white acrylic paint.

This project was easy as well, but required a few more steps.  I painted a coat of white paint on with a foam brush and allowed it to dry.  I continued with subsequent layers of white paint (letting it dry in between each coat) until I achieved my desired coverage.  I did the same to the rim of the pot using a dark blue paint.  Once it was all dry, I used a fine grit sandpaper to further distress the look.  I finished up by sticking a simple stencil to the pot and painting over it.  Let it dry and then removed the stencil.

Which one is your favorite?


As I mentioned above, this party and the crafting are being hosted by Michaels – http://www.michaels.com/ and Hometalk – http://www.hometalk.com/ .  You’re probably familiar with Michaels – http://www.michaels.com/ but what about Hometalk – http://www.hometalk.com/ ?  Have you joined up yet?   Hometalk – http://www.hometalk.com/ is a home and garden social network. I’m a member and have posted a lot of projects and informational articles over there, as have tons of other interesting bloggers and professionals.  You should check it out!

And right now, if you follow Michael’s on Hometalk – http://www.hometalk.com/michaels , you’ll be entered to win a $100 Michaels gift card.  There will be five winners and they will be announced on Hometalk’s Facebook page on February 17th, after the pinterest party.


Whew.  Is that enough information for you?  What questions do you have?

If you are in or around the Phoenix area, I’d love to get to meet you!  Leave me a note in the comments or shoot me an email and I can give you more information about our local events!

Hometalk Event

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