January 23, 2013
Valentine’s Day is my absolute favorite holiday. Love, hearts, cupid, chocolate, it’s simply the best!
Here are six DIY projects for you to get started on, so you’ll have something good for your sweetie when the big day rolls around. Happy crafting!
Rachel – Handmade Charlotte
January 22, 2013
Are you planning a Valentine’s Day soiree? If so then you are going to need some heartfelt decorations. You may be wondering where you can find some party décor, why not make it yourself. Julie Lewis created this project using FolkArt paint and FolkArt Extreme Glitter paint, and now you can to. Say what you wish at your Valentine party with these oversized conversation heart table toppers. These table toppers will be the hit of your party. This project will take about an hour or so to complete. Just gather all the supplies below and click here to find the instructions. Enjoy!
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January 17, 2013
Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day with Mod Podge, canvases and wood letters. This is one of the newest projects from the crafty duo, Cathy and Steve. This project is very easy to make a perfect for the beginner crafter. It’s a great project, because it shows off how creative you can get with 4 letters that are sure to bring a smile to your face. If you take a closer look you’ll find a great accent piece on this project, the zipper trim. How creative is that? Cathie and Steve always know how to make a project extra special. All the supplies you will need for this project are listed below, and to see the instructions click here. To find even more projects by Cathie and Steve visit their brand page.
- Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Bright Baby Pink, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Artists Pigments™ – Titanium White, 2 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Hard Coat, 8 oz.
4 Square canvases
Wood letters (LOVE)
February 14, 2012
Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope today you will have a lovely and happy day. In case you have sometime to craft today here is a great project that you can create. This decoupaged Valentine jar is not only cute, but it’s a useful craft. Store all your Valentine’s Day goodies in this jar, and display it in your home or office. This jar was designed by, Sherrie Ragsdale. See a list of supplies, and the instructions for this project below.
Red paper with white dots, Red and white striped paper, Pink paper with white dots, Pink ribbon, Pink buttons, Hot glue gun, & Jar
- Cut out red/white dot paper to fit the lid of jar and the front of jar. Glue in place.
- For the front of the jar, cut out a square from the red paper with dots. Next, cut out a slightly smaller square (approximately 1/2 smaller square), from the striped paper. Center and adhere smaller square to larger square using Mod Podge as your glue.
- Cut out one small heart from the red striped paper and one small heart from the pink paper with white dots. Set aside.
- Cut out a medium heart from the red paper with dots and a medium heart from the solid pink paper. Set aside.
- Glue medium pink heart to the top. Center and glue small striped heart on top of pink heart.
- Glue medium red dotted heart on top of the square paper. Center and glue small pink heart on top of red heart.
- Glue the square paper with attached hearts to the front of the jar.
- Add pink bow and buttons as shown in photo using hot glue.
February 13, 2012
So tomorrow is February 14th, Valentine’s Day. The day to celebrate your love for your significant other, family, and/or friends. While I love Valentine’s Day, I do think we all should spread love throughout the year, not just on February 14th
So although Valentine’s Day is the day to show your love for others, we here at Plaid would like to see you to show your love for crafts. We’re hosting a Valentine craft photo contest on Twitter, with the chance to win $50 worth of Plaid craft products! Three winners will be chosen.
All you have to do is follow us on Twitter (
@PlaidCrafts), and send us a TwitPic that shows us a photo of a Valentine’s themed craft project you have created. We here at Plaid will select the top 3 craft projects submitted. And please remember, do not submit any pictures you wouldn’t want your mom to see!
Follow us on Twitter: @PlaidCrafts
Enjoy our Valentines Day Contest. Good Luck!
(Contest begins 12pm EST Monday, February 13th, and ends 11:59pm EST Tuesday, February 14th)
February 13, 2012
By: Candie Cooper (To see more crafts from Candie check out her blog, Candie Cooper’s Journal)
I was thinking back to my own school days. About this time twenty-five years ago my mom and I would be working on my Valentine Box. You know the ones–they house all the little notes classmates give to one another. One year it was wrapped in red paper with conversation hearts glued on, another it looked like a mini mailbox. So fun! I was trying to think of a quick-to-make-Valentine box and this is what I came up with. It’s a retro clutch disguised as a Valentine holder!
Pick up clutches at the second hand store, then grab some embellishments, ribbons, Mod Podge, Extreme Glitter, Martha Stewart Glitter paints and paint brushes. You may need some Folk Art paint too.
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February 7, 2012
Gasp! That’s exactly what I did when I first laid eyes on this gorgeous table. I stumbled across this table first on Pinterest. The original source was from a blog called, The Inspired Bride. Although the creators of this amazing table decorated it with a wedding in mind, I see this table fitting in nicely at a Valentine’s Day dinner party. I love the mixture of colors used on it. There is little red hues in this design, which to many is the required colors to decorate with during Valentine’s Day. I feel that people often times forget about pink. I am such a girly girl so I love pinks, and purples for that matter. They are such feminine colors, that I love to decorate with. This table is soft, yet very chic. It is not overly mushy, but quite tasteful. Hopefully soon I can throw a dinner party for friends. I will definitely use this table design as inspiration.
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: # 2574 Brilliant Pink, # 462 Burnt Umber, # 2495 Gilded Oak, and # 932 Calico Red.
February 7, 2012
One of our favorite craft bloggers, Laura, just showed me this wonderful project she created to celebrate Valentine’s Day. I love the simplicity of this Valentine’s wreath. Laura was able to get this wreath for a steal. She snagged it at Michaels when they were having a 70% off sale. Awesome! The poor wreath had just survived the Christmas shopping holiday, so there were some spots on it that needed to be touched up. No problem, Laura just dabbed some our FolkArt Red Extreme Glitter paint on those areas. To see how Laura made this wreath check it out here on her blog, Katy Diddys.