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1.24.20

Paint and Party Like Gatsby with These Roaring 20s Trends

It’s been one hundred years since the roaring twenties. Gone are the days of speakeasies, motorcars, and all night Jazz clubs. Charlie Chaplin is no longer the king of comedy, movies have sound, and the internet controls practically everything about our daily lives! And though we’ve come a long way since 1920, we could see some 100-year old trends make a comeback! Here are four trends to get excited about in 2020.

1920’s Fashion

The iconic, influential style of the 1920’s decade still impacts some of our fashion choices today. Flappers, known for chic, bobbed haircuts, headbands, pearls, and drop-waist sleeveless dresses, set the look and tone of that decade. And though the term “flapper” is out of style, their fashion choices could make a comeback!

For the ladies, capture that flapper look by sporting a headband – make it beaded or feathered for extra flair – and a scarf – think big with a feather fan! Try loose, flowing dresses that you wouldn’t mind dancing the Charleston in! Sleeveless dresses with drop-waist beading, knee-length hemlines, layered fringe, or soft draping are ideal. Combine it with Mary-Jane or T-Strap heels, a bold lipstick color, and your chunkiest gold, silver, black, or green drop jewelry, and you’re ready for your girls’ night out!

And let’s not forget about 1920s men’s fashion! For your daytime attire, don a button vest, suspenders, and a pocket square. Complete the look with a newspaper cap or linen hat, and add a cane for extra gusto. For nighttime, go with a black, three-piece suit. Add a bowtie, cufflinks, and a large-face pocket watch to complete the look, and you’re ready for the roaring 2020s!

Party Games & Group Activities

Party and parlor games gained traction during the 1920s. Popular games like poker, dominos, and Yahtzee gave people reason to socialize. And while Psychology Today reports that we’ve adopted more solitary behaviors in recent years, we could see this changing in the new decade! As more attention is given to combating loneliness, 1920s-inspired social activities could start to gain traction again.

Culture & Nightlife

Speakeasies were born out of necessity to avoid prohibition laws. And while those laws are long gone, the speakeasy culture remains! Fancy cocktails, savvy mixologists, and even hidden bars could likely be a focal point for 2020 socialites.

Don’t feel like searching for hidden bars in your city? Gather your friends and serve up your own classic cocktails at a private Painting with a Twist party. Put on your fanciest garb, blast some jazz, and create a 1920s-inspired painting!

Choreography Craze

Dancing was all the rage in the 1920s, especially dances that really made you move! And even though some of these choreographed steps are a little dated compared to today’s modern dance trends, the focus on stylized dances could make a big comeback! Look for a 2020 dance craze resurgence on social media platforms like Tik-Tok and Instagram, where videos of people dancing to popular songs can trend rather quickly.

Gatsby-Inspired Parties at Painting with a Twist

Are you ready to get into the spirit of the 20s? Well, there’s no need to bootleg to have a Gatsby-inspired prohibition-era party. Just phone your pals, plan your outfits, and prepare those prohibition-era cocktails for a night of jazz, dancing, and fun at a Painting with a Twist near you!

12.09.19

Why Wood Board Paintings Make Great Holiday Gifts

What makes the best gift? Is it the most expensive one? The one that takes the most effort to find? Well, we think the best holiday gift is one that comes from the heart and speaks to the special relationship you share with the recipient. If you’re looking for that kind of gift, a one-of-a-kind wood board painting can be a perfect idea. Whether you want to paint a unique wood board for a loved one or give them a gift card to make a DIY wood board themselves, read on to learn more about one of the best holiday gifts you can give.

Why Is a Wood Board Painting the Best Holiday Gift?

Sure, you could head to the mall and shop for something to give a friend or loved one. But, do you really want to face those holiday shopping crowds only to leave with a gift that everyone else is buying, too? At Painting with a Twist, you won’t find just any old gift—you’ll create something unique!

Before you go crazy trying to find DIY wood board painting instructions (and buying all the supplies), check out our calendar to see which wood pallet painting events are happening near you! Sign up for one that works with your schedule and your preferences, or purchase a gift card for your artsy loved one to schedule their own wood board painting event!

  • A wood board painting is fully customizable. A Painting with a Twist artist can guide you through the steps to create a piece of art you’ll be proud of, but remember: YOU’RE the one holding the brush! If you want to add a unique detail that your gift recipient will appreciate, you can! Let your creativity run wild.
  • Farmhouse chic is so in right now! Your wood board painting’s simple but rustic style will serve as a stylish reminder of how much you care about them. The gift recipient will think of your thoughtfulness every time they walk into their kitchen (or wherever they hang your masterpiece).
  • Memories together are always the best holiday gifts! When you give a Painting with a Twist gift card as a holiday gift, you’re giving your loved one so much more than an item you bought. You’re giving them the gift of quality time! Plus, you can come in together to create wood board signs and memories. You can even swap paintings at the end!
  • You and yours can make the experience your own. At Painting with a Twist, we want to channel your creativity. That’s why we let you choose if you want to paint on canvas or wood board. If you give a loved one the gift of a paint party, you can each paint on whatever material you like the most—and still enjoy the experience sitting side by side. You won’t find any of that on a store shelf!

Find DIY Wood Signs and Wood Cutouts to Paint for Holiday Gifts

“You better not pout, I’m telling you why…” Don’t let holiday gift shopping get you down. Painting with a Twist is here to help you give the best holiday gift imaginable. Give the gift of laughter and memories with a paint party gift card for your loved one, or paint them a DIY sign they can admire for years to come. Reserve a seat at a painting studio near you today!

9.27.19

Get Fall Festive at Painting with a Twist

Bring on the pumpkin spiced EVERYTHING, Fall has arrived! We’re super excited at Painting with a Twist because Fall brings new products, new art and new experiences for our Twisters out there. We’ve put together a list of five things you don’t want to miss this Fall season in studio! Check them out below!

5 Ways to Get Fall Festive:

Wood Boards for Fall

Can you smell the pine from there?! We recently launched our brand new real pine plank wood boards in studios across the country. They’re sure to be a Fall favorite! We have a ton of new Fall and Holiday art that looks amazing on these plank wood boards, giving your space a little rustic charm. And guess what, they can be used for more than just hanging on your wall! Add hardware (handles) to make a decorative tray, add hooks for a key holder or add it as a new texture to your photo gallery wall! The options are endless!

Pick Your Own Product

We’ve officially solved the issue of your friend wanting to paint on canvas and you wanting to paint on wood board. Now, you can each choose the surface you want, but still paint the same art in the same event! Grab your besties and plan a girls’ night stat!

Rebeca Flott Arts Screen Art

Screen art SCREAMS Fall! Screen art uses a screen, wooden frame, paint and texture to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece! The product was popularized by Rebeca Flott and lucky for us, Rebeca is a Painting with a Twist franchisee! Rebeca Flott grew up painting anything she could get her hands on. Her creative spirit lef her to where she is today: Making extraordinary art with ordinary materials! Grab a palette knife and a bottle of wine and paint your own Rebeca Flott Arts screen art piece!

Trivia Night for the WIN

If you haven’t tried one of our trivia nights yet, you are missing out! Trivia nights are hugely popular in our studios. You get to paint and drink wine with friends (as usual in our studios) but there’s a BONUS: play trivia too! Ready for a little friendly competition? Whether you choose a Paper Company themed event, 90’s Coffeehouse, Wizard or 3 Witches Trivia, you’ll have the BEST time. Get your thinking cap on and join us for an upcoming trivia night near you!

Holiday Parties are Upon Us!

Want to be the hostess with the mostest this holiday season? Ask us about our private holiday parties! The same awesome experience with wine, paint and friends (or co-workers) but YOU get to pick the painting! It’s never too early to start planning. Request a holiday party with us now!

So there you have it. We’ve given you PLENTY of reasons to join us in-studio this Fall. So grab your spiked apple cider, your best girls and schedule a night out with us!

8.09.18

What to expect at a Paint Your Pet Class

Feeling like you are entering your blue period? Or maybe pop art is more your taste? Painting with a Twist doesn’t just DO a Paint Your Pet class… we do Paint Your Pet classes with style.

Painting with a Twist offers, “Paint your Pet” classes in a variety of styles including Pop Art, Monochromatic, and Rainbow. Available canvas sizes are 16″ x 20″ or 12″ x 12″. If you are looking for a particular color scheme to match your décor, we’ve got you covered!  You can pick the colors you would like to incorporate into your painting.

How our Paint Your Pet classes work.

  1. Visit your local studio’s website and pick your class.
  2. Email a picture of your favorite furry (or feathery) friend to the studio.
  3. Paint, Sip, and have a great time!

Whether you go solo or with friends, you will have a great time. You will also walk away with a really cool painting of your beloved pet that you can hang on your wall.

Do you have a friend who just loves their pet? This is a fantastic gift idea! Paint their pet for them, and you’ll give them something personal that they are sure to love.

For more details and classes near you, visit our Paint your Pet Page.

paint your pet class

paint your doggie

paint your cat classes

11.06.17

Holiday Decor with a Twist

The holiday season is around the corner and it’s time to hang up the holiday decor! Some people start decorating the moment Halloween ends and others wait until the dishes from Thanksgiving dinner are cleaned and put back in the cupboard. Whichever type of person you may be, it’s never too early to start creating new memories and new holiday decor! Painting with a Twist studios are offering classes where you come to relax, laugh, sip, and paint a beautiful new addition to your holiday decor. Already have too many decorations waiting to be hung? Painting a loved one a festive door hanger or vibrant set of wine glasses could be the sentimental gift idea you’ve been searching for.

Thanksgiving Place Cards Set

Thanksgiving Place Card Seasonal Set by Painting with a Twist

Make your Thanksgiving table the talk of the town by painting personalized place setting canvases on mini easels. Seasonal sets are tiny but pack a serious wow factor. They can be painted any color to match any place setting. Think of all the possibilities! Your guests will be in awe at your creativity and thoughtfulness. Click here to paint your own Thanksgiving Place Cards.

Neon Christmas Ornaments Set

Neon Christmas Ornament Season Set by Painting with a Twist

The seasonal sets have another meaningful purpose, too: Tree Ornaments! Add a memory to your tree this year with a brightly colored set of ornaments, handpainted by YOU!  Loop a strand of ribbon around these darling canvases, and voila: An ornament! You can even tie them to the bows on your presents to add a sentimental touch to your holiday gift giving. Click here to paint a set of Christmas Ornaments.

Decorative Wine Glasses

Boho Feather Wine Glasses by Painting with a Twist

Introducing… hand painted wine glasses! Ooh, la la! These decorative beauties will help you level up your holiday decor from November all the way into the New Year. Click here to paint a set of Boho Feather Wine Glasses, perfect to spice up any Thanksgiving decor. Looking for a Christmas design? Find your local studio to browse their calendar for more seasonally themed decorative wine glasses.

Holiday Door Hangers

Joy Wreath Cutout by Painting with a Twist

Show off your holiday spirit by dressing up your door in holiday decor! Trade in the standard wreath for a more creative option: A pallet style wooden cutout. Bring joy to your neighbors every time they pass by. Click here to paint your own Joy Wreath Pallet Door Hanger. 

Holiday Wall Art

Shake Your Flakes 2 by Painting with a Twist

Inside holiday decor is just as important as outside holiday decor. Fill your rooms to the brim with festive cheer and artwork! Tis the season to remind yourself to feel grateful and jolly, right? Hang up your artwork from Painting with a Twist for a personalized look. Click here to paint Shake Your Flakes 2 at your local studio.

9.14.17

10 DIYs to Decorate Your Home this Fall

It’s fall! Time for changing of the leaves and routines. Are you looking for different DIYs to bring some of that autumn spirit into your home, but don’t have the time to look for any inspirational ideas? We have got you covered! 

There’s no doubt you are focusing on getting reacclimated to schedules filled with school schedules, homework, and after-school games. It’s completely understandable if the time left to think about bringing warm colors of fall into your home has been given to coordinating time slots between soccer and football practices.

There are so many different ways to incorporate the season changes into your home, we thought it might be nice to give you some festive DIY ideas to help you create a cozy, organized decor for fall.

Which idea are you most excited to try? Each one is so much fun. Please post pictures of your projects below. We’re dying to see how your’s turn out.

1. Chalk painted Wooden Cutout Jar To Do List

Painting with a Twist's Chalkboard Wooden Cutout
Painting with a Twist’s Chalkboard Wooden Cutout

Turn list-keeping into a fun family activity! This charming wooden cutout adds a touch of cute to your kitchen and a fun place for everyone for notes and reminders to each other.

Join a Painting with a Twist class to make this!

2. Pumpkin Yarn Balls

Yarn Pumpkins Balls via Only Little Project
Yarn Pumpkins Balls via Only Little Project

These little pumpkin yarn balls are so simple and easy to create. They make a great weekend decoration DIY project for you and the kids!

Click here to watch Debbie Chapman break down the process of making these precious pumpkins step-by-step: http://onelittleproject.com/yarn-pumpkins/

3. Gourd Birdhouse

Gourd Birdhouse via Martha Stewart
Gourd Birdhouse via Martha Stewart

Did you know Fall is also prime time for Purple Martin Bird to make their annual visit? Since these birdhouses are man-made structures, not only do these DIY gourd birdhouses look neat, they also attract these birds.

Let Martha Stewart herself bring you through the process of creating your own: http://www.marthastewart.com/264245/gourd-birdhouse

4. Terracotta Pumpkin Candy Jars

Terracotta Pumpkin Pots via Real Housemoms
Terracotta Pumpkin Pots via Real Housemoms

This DIY project instantaneously made us fall back in love with candy jars. Take your Halloween Candy game up a notch this year with these incredibly adorable pumpkin pots!

Real Housemoms walk you through how to create your own in their clever post: http://realhousemoms.com/diy-pumpkin-terracotta-pots

5. Autumn Threshold Decor

Painting with a Twist's Family Monogram Wooden Cutout
Painting with a Twist’s Family Monogram Wooden Cutout

Your threshold gets an enormous amount of much this time of year. Why not make sure it represents your family in the best way possible? This family monogram is just one option to make over your door this season.

Create your own at Painting with a Twist today!

6. Painted Acorns

Painted Acorns via Home Stories A to Z
Painted Acorns via Home Stories A to Z

Sometimes the tiniest accents make all the difference in a room’s feel – wouldn’t you agree? These adorable colorful acorns are the perfect addition to any room this season and they’ll last!

Click here to learn how to make this simple addition: https://www.homestoriesatoz.com/fall-2/how-to-paint-acorns.html

7. Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Pine Cones Bird Feeders via Freebie Finding Mom
Pine Cones Bird Feeders via Freebie Finding Mom

Pine cones. They one of the most fun parts of Fall. This little DIY project is a perfect weekend activity for you and the kids. Spend some time looking for the pine cones, decorate them and then watch the fruits of your labor.

Here’s the link to learn how to make these step-by-step: https://www.freebiefindingmom.com/easy-fall-crafts-using-pine-cones/

Our favorite animal to watch dig the seed out of the peanut butter are the squirrels! Their little feet get all peanut buttery – it’s hilarious. What’s your favorite animal to spot?

8. Seasonal Pot Trivet

Festive Foliage Trivets by Martha Stewart
Festive Foliage Trivets by Martha Stewart

Doesn’t Thanksgiving feel forever away? With all those Fall schedules, we found it’s better to start planning the holiday season now – even your decorations.

Here are easy, step-by-step directions on how to make your holiday spread even more festive: http://www.marthastewart.com/273201/festive-foliage

9. Pumpkin Mason Jars

Pumpkin Mason Jars via The 36th Avenue
Pumpkin Mason Jars via The 36th Avenue

Quickly transform your guest bathroom into a place where your Q-Tips and cotton balls get a festive home as well! These cute little Halloween jars are the perfect touch to add a quick Fall splash.

Thanks to the ladies at The 36th Avenue, they are super easy to make as well: http://www.the36thavenue.com/diy-pumpkin-mason-jars/

10. Hand Made Seasonal Artwork

Painting with a Twist's "Winterberries & Copper"
Painting with a Twist’s “Winterberries & Copper”

A super quick way to spruce up your decor for Fall is to paint something yourself! Not only will you be proud of how glam the feeling in your house has become when your friends and family you can also be proud that you made it yourself.

Create this addition to your seasonal interior at Painting with a Twist.