I heart faux finishes.  I have a friend who used to say, “if you can’t make it, fake it,” and faux finishes allow you to do just that.  Carolyn from Carolyn’s Homework has a couple of beaded stone bracelets that are her favorites, so she decided to fake a third bracelet.  You can see pictures of all three bracelets together on her blog; it’s definitely difficult to pick out which one is the imposter!  Her “stone” beads are actually salt dough painted with Martha Stewart’s new decorative paint line by Plaid.  [how to make a chunky faux stone bracelet]

Project estimate:

  • Flour, on hand
  • Salt, on hand
  • Water, on hand
  • Bamboo skewers, on hand or $1
  • Oven, on hand
  • Paint, on hand
  • Varnish or clear nail polish, on hand or $1 and up

Total:  Free and up

Did you see our roundup of 40+ other projects using Martha’s new paints?