classy diy holiday gifts

Need a Christmas gift/decor idea? No worries, we have a few! classy diy holiday gifts But first, have you seen the Martha Stewart Crafts Paint line and stencils? OH-MY-GOODNESS! The colors are so rich and yummy and they come in five fantabulous finishes: satin, high gloss, glitter, metallic and pearl. The satin paint is so creamy…have you ever wanted to lick your finger while you’re painting? Ummm me neither…until I painted with this stuff!  Oh, and my new obsession is with the glitter paint. LOVE it!! There are SO MANY colors to choose from…here are just a few:

classy diy holiday gifts

Seriously, I had a hard time putting these glitter babies away. But don’t worry, I strategically put them on the very front of my paint shelf…that way they can cha-ching-bling their bits of sparkle to me each and every time I open my craft cupboard!

This line is not your average acrylic craft paint…it’s UV and weather resistant, self priming, and you can use it on wood, glass, metal, and even fabric!

Did you know that they make MAGNETIC paint? I know…what will they think of next?

classy diy holiday gifts

With my magnetic paint I decided to make  a magnetic picture board…which would make an excellent gift! Here is what I used:

classy diy holiday gifts

My wood is 9″x12″ and the edges are routered but it would look good with sanded edges too! Magnetic Paint, Satin Paint in Summer Haze, a foam roller, and a 1 1/2″ brush…all from the Martha Stewart Crafts line.

This magnetic paint is thick stuff. I poured it on the board and then used the roller to spread it out. The directions on the jar say to use 2-3 coats but I used 4 for good measure! Also, you need to wait an hour in between coats.

classy diy holiday gifts

After your last coat has dried for 24 hours you can brush on some color!

classy diy holiday gifts

I dressed my board up with vinyl but you could leave it plain or use a stencil. There you have it! A magnet board to display your cutie pies, your to-do lists, chore chart, recipes, etc.

classy diy holiday gifts

I LOVE this color! It’s so fresh!

Put some holiday accents on it…wrap it up and give as a gift!

classy diy holiday gifts

Here are a few more ideas using supplies from the Martha Stewart Crafts line:

classy diy holiday gifts

Take a basic white frame and paint on candy cane stripes. I used Habanero paint in the satin finish and then topped it off with Candy Apple glitter paint. I used vinyl to get my lines straight or you could use paint tape.

Need an idea to give your table setting some holiday personality?

classy diy holiday gifts

It was sooooo easy to put these little holly berries on my glasses. The stencils are adhesive and reusable which makes them super simple to use…especially on curved surfaces! For the berries I used Candy Apple glitter paint and the leaves are brushed on with Scottish Highlands in satin paint. The best part about these glasses is…after the paint cures I can put them on the top shelf in the dishwasher and the paint will STAY put!! Awesome!

My little girl LOVES glitter…hmmm…I wonder where she got that obsession?  So I brushed pearl paint on her resin flowers and then glammed them up with glitter paint. Also, I wanted to cover the silver clips so I used pearl paint on them as well.  This particular clip is painted using Fruit Punch in pearl and then topped with Sugar Cube glitter. What a fun stocking stuffer idea right?

classy diy holiday gifts

It was a lot of fun using all of these great products! My mind is still swirling with ideas. For more ideas and inspiration visit here.

classy diy holiday gifts

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  1. November 21st, 2011 at 9:52 am
    Alison says:
    Dawn...this is so cute! Magnet paint!?! Cool!
  2. November 21st, 2011 at 10:12 am
    Karen Weight says:
    I can't believe she has come out with magnetic paint! I am sold. Heading to Micheal's today! Thanks for sharing!!
  3. November 21st, 2011 at 7:49 pm
    Barbara Douglas says:
    These ideas are so cute! A magnetic board could be used for so many things and I have seen others, but to be able to choose your own color! WOW! The candy cane picture frame is really great. What a cute way to display your family Christmas card!! Thanks
  4. November 21st, 2011 at 10:09 pm
    Charlene says:
    I love these ideals.. they all give me lots of ideals for Christmas...thanks so much for sharing.
  5. November 23rd, 2011 at 1:44 am
    AndreaR says:
    I love these ideas and canno wait to try the magnetic paint! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
  6. November 24th, 2011 at 2:58 am
    Leah says:
    WOW neato, wanna get some!!
  7. November 26th, 2011 at 9:36 am
    tammy b says:
    wow, i had no idea martha had magnetic paint! loved all the great ideas, easy, practical, and cute!
  8. November 26th, 2011 at 3:04 pm
    Carrie Miyoko says:
    I love the first magnetic photo frame idea. It's simple and quick to do. Great idea.
  9. November 26th, 2011 at 5:23 pm
    Karie @ The HoB says:
    I love the picture board!!!
  10. November 27th, 2011 at 7:14 am
    Laurie says:
    I was so glad to read about Martha's magnetic paint. I ran out and got some and am ready to make a project myself.
  11. November 27th, 2011 at 3:28 pm
    Ashli says:
    I'm so excited about the magnetic paint! What an awesome idea!
  12. November 27th, 2011 at 10:51 pm
    Kathryn Johnson says:
    Cute ideas!
  13. November 28th, 2011 at 9:50 am
    Sonja says:
    I love the magnetic paint. Can't wait to get my hands on some, I have just the project in mind. Thanks for sharing!
  14. November 28th, 2011 at 10:07 am
    Margie Visnick says:
    Beautiful gift ideas, thanks for sharing!
  15. November 28th, 2011 at 10:20 am
    Rita says:
    Metallic paint. What a great idea you had painting a board and creating such a cute gift! Will be adding this to my to do list for Christmas. I really enjoy your website and your creativity. Thanks for all the inspiration.
  16. November 28th, 2011 at 10:44 am
    Jennifer Landes says:
    Wow, I have never heard of magnet paint. Cool gift, and you can wrap it up in Twine!
  17. November 28th, 2011 at 10:46 am
    Dianne Different says:
    I will so be doing this.
    I want to paint some clay pots to give to my neighbors when I give them a poinsetta.
    Neat!
  18. November 28th, 2011 at 10:48 am
    Kari VanNoy says:
    I love this idea of using magnet paint. And that Martha Stewart glitter paint is awesome!!!
  19. November 28th, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    Alaina says:
    I love these crafts! Magnet paint - genius!
  20. November 28th, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    Kelly says:
    Love the magnetic paint cannot wait to go and get it. Perfect for the magnetic paper dolls I am making for my daughter for Christmas! Love it!
  21. November 28th, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    Jenny says:
    I love this idea...thanks for sharing!
  22. November 28th, 2011 at 1:51 pm
    Laura Johnson says:
    Love the decor ideas! I'm entering in the twine giveaway.
  23. November 28th, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    Heather Daniels says:
    Thanks for letting me know about this magnetic paint. It looks AWESOME! I can't wait to try it!
  24. November 28th, 2011 at 3:52 pm
    Allishia says:
    LOVING the gift ideas. I just made chalk board coasters so im in love with stuff like this!
  25. November 28th, 2011 at 4:53 pm
    Sue says:
    Love this idea with magnetic paint!
  26. November 28th, 2011 at 8:45 pm
    Ashley says:
    Love the magnetic board...this may have to go on my DIY Pin Board!
  27. November 29th, 2011 at 12:46 am
    Andrea Roberts says:
    Super cute ideas!
  28. November 29th, 2011 at 9:13 am
    danyiel Johnson says:
    I think glitter and twine should get married. I'm a bit of a dork.
  29. November 29th, 2011 at 10:04 am
    Jen says:
    Cute ideas! I have been dying to try out Martha's paints! :)
  30. November 29th, 2011 at 10:13 am
    Ann Merkins says:
    Thank you for the great gift ideas!
  31. November 29th, 2011 at 10:31 am
    Cassie says:
    I actually did not know Martha had magnetic paint. I NEED to buy some now. Great projects!!! =)
  32. November 29th, 2011 at 4:41 pm
    Brianne says:
    oooh! magnet paint!
  33. November 30th, 2011 at 5:52 am
    Lee says:
    wow! I wish we had martha stewart products here. If only they weren't so expensive to ship and such!
  34. November 30th, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    Rae Baker says:
    Never heard of magnetic paint before! Love it!
  35. December 5th, 2011 at 12:07 pm
    Lianne says:
    Oh my goodness this is brilliant! I love it!!

    I would love for you to come link up at my blog this week starting today!
    snap, craft & blog till your heart's {content} @ a content housewife {blog}

    Have a great week!
    -Lianne
  36. December 7th, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    Trissy says:
    OHMYGOSH! Dawn... because of you i have gone crazy at our local Michael's store... Buying all sorts of boards to do up my christmas presents! For sure... the magnetic paint was a hit! I don't wanna give away the presents I have made): They're too pretty! hahaha(:

    Thanks for sharing. loves.
  37. May 28th, 2012 at 7:46 pm
    Jessica Trivisani says:
    I was wondering when you made that magnetic border what did you use to make that border you had on the top . I know you used to vinyl but where did you get the design to cut it out?
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