April 23, 2012
Do you burn your fingers when using a hot glue gun? It is a common occurrence that has happened so many times to people. Well did know we here at Plaid have a solution for this issue? It’s a product called a Hot Glue Gun Helper. Take the sting and mess out of working with hot glue guns. Our one-of-a-kind set of must-have tools will banish your hot glue woes! Set includes a mat, finger caps, tweezers, a paddle and a press wand. Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza created this hot glue gun helper. This week on Paint Me Plaid we are giving away one hot glue gun helper, to a lucky reader. The winner will be selected and announced on Friday April 27th.
To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment below telling us what you would use this product to create? For extra entries (leave a separate comment for each):
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The contest will end Friday April 27th, 2012 at 12 noon EST.
April 9, 2012
Spring is in full bloom, and that means it is time to get outside into your garden. There are so many flower pots out there to buy, but how about making your own? Try crating this chalkboard herb pot. This fashionable decorative pot is one of the Artsy Clay Pots projects by Cathie and Steve. This pot is very simple to make, and you can write whatever you want on it. Create this pot in several different colors, with several different messages. Your flower garden is sure to be a colorful one, with pots like these inside.
- Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
- FolkArt ® Chalkboard Paint – Hot Pink, 8 oz.
Large clay pot
Hot glue gun and glue
Ribbon and trim
- Working in one direction, paint the clay pot with Chalkboard paint. Allow to dry. Paint a second coat in the opposite direction. Allow to dry. Paint a third coat in the direction you first painted. Allow to dry.
- Season the chalkboard paint by rubbing a piece of chalk over the surface. Wipe and clean and you are ready to write a message.Using Hot Glue Gun Helpers and hot glue, glue ribbons and trims around the top of the pot.
January 27, 2012
I don’t know if you heard, but Hot Glue Gun Helpers turned 1 years old this week. Cathie Filian was so excited about this anniversary that she is hosting a Hot Glue Gun Helper on her blog. Click here to enter. In case you win the giveaway or if you already have your own hot glue gun helper, we wanted to share an adorable craft project to use it on. This ribbon and pearl rose pin is a great Valentine’s Day craft. It’s simple to make, and is very versatile. Add this pin to your blouse, a headband, or use as an embellishment on a frame. To learn how to create this ribbon and pearl rose pin click here.
November 5, 2011
Here is our newest video from Plaid TV. This video was hosted by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza. When it comes to birthday parties, usually you run to your local Party City to grab decorations. This is fine, but what if you could simply make some birthday party decorations? In this video Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza will show you step by step how to create a birthday pennant banner. This video is fun to watch and this project is fun to make. Looking for more how to craft videos? Click here to view all the videos on Plaid TV.
September 25, 2011
A few months ago the Martha Stewart Craft line debuted on HSN, and guess what it is back again! If you missed a chance to see the new line on HSN, your in luck. It will air again on September 26th at 1pm EST. Also be sure not to change the channel, because later on that day Cathie Filian will be on HSN to talk all about the amazing Hot Glue Gun Helpers at 3pm EST. Last time the glue gun helpers were on, were sold out in 7 minutes! Cathie will be showing these off at 5am EST and 3pm EST, also she will be demonstrating the Peel and Stick Stencil and Paint kit –only during the first show at 5am.
After you watch on HSN be sure to leave us a comment on our blog or Facebook page to let us know your thoughts. For additional information on the new line from Martha Stewart click here, and click here to get additional information on the hot glue gun helpers.
January 29, 2011
I know you’ve heard of Hot Glue Gun Helpers by Cathie and Steve. No? They are only the coolest tools for using hot glue without those nasty burns! Cathie and Steve brought the tools to Plaid and they are now available at the HGGH Etsy Shop. I’d also love for you to watch a video about these awesome tools here.
The exciting news about HGGH is that they in the TOP 20 finalists for the CHA Innovations Award! As the name suggests, this prestigious honor is awarded to the most innovative product of the winter show as determined by a panel of judges. For the nomination Cathie and Steve had to set up a table and give a 60-second presentation in front of a group of CHA press and bigwigs. Then they had 40 minutes to show off how the HGGH works at their station. It’s a lot of pressure, but Cathie and Steve handled it like champs (of course).
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