If you’re an avid Brit + Co fan, then you know that we’ve got a big event coming up here in San Francisco in less than two weeks! It’s called Re:Make and it’s geared up to be a weekend filled with things you can make, handmade goodies you can buy and about a million photo booths.
As part of the Re:Make Festival on Saturday September 13th, we’ve teamed up with Michael to create two exclusive DIY projects for attendees to create at the event… for free! How cool is that? In fact, we’ll have several Make Stations scattered throughout Re:Make for all y’all to get yer creative hands dirty. Read more about the event (and register, hello!) right here.
Now, onto the projects. We hit up the brand new Raw Bar at Michael’s to gather materials and inspiration, and created a set of Stenciled Ombre Coasters and a Color Blocked Wooden Necklace. Follow the tutorials below to see how to make your own, or come to Re:Make to make ’em alongside fellow DIY-ers!
– Raw Bar cork coasters
– Raw Bar wooden beads
– Raw Bar burlap bags (large and small)
– acrylic paint
– Deco Art paint pens
– foam paint brushes
– painter’s tape
We’ll start with the coasters. Place your stencil on the coaster and tape the stencil to the table.
Then, dip your foam brush into your acrylic paint, and then dab it on your palette to even out the paint on the brush. Dab the brush atop the stencil. Don’t use brush strokes like you would when painting or the paint will seep under the stencil. Keep your brush vertical and dab it gently up and down.
Remove the stencil and let your creation dry.
We also created one where simply created an ombre stripe using painter’s tape, and a couple more stenciled options.
Such a fun set.
It’s hard to pick a favorite! :)
Next up, the necklace. Color your beads using Deco Art paint pens. They dry quickly but give them a minute before you grab any painted beads.
Cut a long piece of twine to string your beads. Be sure to cut it a few inches longer than you think you want it — you can always trim it down later.
Add knots to the ends of the last beads to keep them centered. Then, make a knot at the end of the twine testing your necklace for size by wrapping it around your neck.
How chic is that?
You might want to bookmark this post for the holidays — both projects would make excellent handmade stocking stuffers!
Are you coming to Re:Make? Share with us below or Tweet us @britandco!
This post is a collaboration with Michael’s.