One of the brands I work with a lot (as most of you know) is Plaid®. (Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Plaid, but all opinions are my own.) I love working with them because I get access to fun new products and I’m always learning new things and being challenged to create and try new techniques. A few months ago, Plaid started doing fun “Paint with Plaid” Facebook live stream paint parties, and I have been lucky enough to attend a couple of them in person. This month though, I decided to paint along from home. We painted a Christmas tree, and they made it so easy! I’ve never considered myself to be a very talented artist, but they show you step by step exactly how to make each painting, and the process basically allows anyone to become an artist.
First, I gathered my supplies.
I had a scheduling conflict and wasn’t able to paint along live, but luckily the replays of these events live on their Facebook page and can be accessed at anytime. I had fun just enjoying a relaxing night of painting alone, but this would be such a fun girls’ night in! In fact, I have a post with tips on hosting the perfect craft night, and you can check that out here. I know some couples even do these as a date night at home which would also be fun. Here’s my setup for a craft night I hosted a while back:
I grabbed my laptop and painted along after the kids went to bed one night. It was peaceful and therapeutic and so much fun!
Here’s my final masterpiece!
These Facebook live events are monthly, and you can find out more by following Plaid on Facebook. This is such a fun way to learn the basics of how to create art. This painting in particular would be a really fun and personal gift for your loved ones since it’s something you can create on your own. You can find the supply list for this “Holiday Magic” painting here, and you can watch the replay below. (You can also access the library of past live streams here.)
Also, now through December 31, 2017, you can use promo code “ErinSpain” at checkout at PlaidOnline.com to get 25% off your purchase of $25+.
Will you be creating any handmade gifts or works of art for your loved ones? I would love to hear about it!
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