Love is in the air! I have discovered 4 fantastic crafts that will make V-day even better. Candy, Folk Art paint, and lots of hearts will have every child bouncing with love.
My third grade teacher Mrs. Brian handed out lovely cards and cookies, and I never ever forgot it. There’s something really special about receiving a handmade love note. I’m sure you have a similar story and we would love to hear about it! Send in a photograph of your handmade Valentine –we love hearing from you. Post it on our Facebook fan page, or show us on our Twitter page. Also one more thing, in addition to these great easy kids Valentine crafts check me out in this video making handmade Valentine’s Day cards. Watch it here. Enjoy!
Need a great gift idea? Well you’re in luck we have the perfect project to share with you. In this video hosted by Cathie and Steve watch them create two necklaces that create one image, when they are brought together. To create the necklaces Cathie and Steve used a few Mod Podge products including podgeable shapes and the hard coat formula. This is a quick and easy project that is perfect for any level crafter. Feel free to add embellishments of your choice to this necklace. Watch this video below or click here to view. To see more projects from Cathie and Steve visit the link, http://www.plaidonline.com/cathie-and-steve/brand/home.htm
On Valentine’s Day people receive tons of cards and candy, and it can be hard to keep track of everything. Well we have the perfect solution for this little dilemma. Create a Valentine’s Day Holder. Check out this unique holder designed by Trenice Bishop. Now I am sure many of you are probably wondering what does a submarine have to do with Valentine’s Day? Well the answer is nothing at all, but is it not the cutest thing? Trenice created this project using several supplies you can find around your house and Apple Barrel paints. Create this for your kids to take with them to school, or make one for yourself. Whatever you choose to do cherish the Valentine’s Day cards you receive this year, and try not to eat too much candy (we know this may be hard .
- Apple Barrel ® Colors – Mango, 2 oz.
- Apple Barrel ® Colors – Sunny Day, 2 oz.
- Apple Barrel ® Colors – Pewter Grey, 8 oz.
Craft wood pieces
- Spray oatmeal container with primer and let dry.
- Cut and opening on the side of the container large enough to slide a greeting card through with the craft knife.
- Paint the container with Sunny day and let dry. When dry Apply Mod Podge and let dry once more.
- While the container is drying, paint one large and two medium circle pieces with Sunny Day and let dry. When dry hot glue buttons of similar size to the circles to make “feet” to keep the Submarine steady. Hot glue buttons to larger circle to make sub hatch.
- Paint the oval wood pieces and popsicle stick with Mango. Hot glue the ends of the oval shapes of matching size together. Hot glue the smaller set of shape to the one end of the popsicle stick. Cut the stick to size and hot glue the other shapes to the opposite end.
- Keep the lid of the container to make the propeller. Cut a slit large enough for the end of the “propeller” to fit in the lid. Hot glue in place.
- Paint three circles with Pewter Grey. When dry hot glue buttons to the centers of the circles. Add small dots around the buttons with Sunny Day.
- Cut the drinking straw down to fit on your sub. Fold the straw making and “L” shape and hot glue the straw where it folds together. Set Aside. When container is dry, attach “feet” to keep it steady. Hot glue “hatch” and drinking straw periscope to top as well. Pop on the lid to complete Submarine.
We recently stumbled across an awesome Valentine’s Day craft project created by one of our favorite Mod Podgers, Amy Anderson of Mod Podge Rocks. Amy did a guest post on the craft blog, The Idea Room. In this post she shows you step by step how to create these Valentine’s Day embroidery hoops. Once you complete this project these hoops make for great wall hanging home décor. This is a great project to do on your own or to involve your whole family in. Embroidery hoops are a very popular craft surface right now, and once you start crafting with them you’ll be hooked. To see all the supplies you will need, along with the instructions click here. Happy Vday crafting!
Welcome back from the weekend. We hope it was fantastic one full of crafting. A huge theme for us this month is organization/storage. At the beginning of the year this is best time to clean house, and get your craft supplies in order. Boxes are a typical storage item that can house tons of items, and since boxes come in all different sizes they make great storage areas to contain your craft supplies. If you are looking for a way to jazz up the traditional box make this rainbow storage box using FolkArt paints. Trenice Bishop designed this project. What we like best about this project is that it not only serves as a place to store your supplies, but with the heart design it can also make a nice Valentine’s Day gift. To see how to make this storage box for yourself find a list of the supplies you will need, along with the complete instructions. What have you done this month to get your house more organized?
You may not be ready to think about it, but Valentine’s Day is drawing near. On this day of love change it up a bit and instead of buying a heart felt gift, why not make something? If you are stumped on what to create let us help you. The other day we stumbled on this amazing Valentine’s themed project on the blog Debbiedoo’s.
Did you know that we here at Plaid manufacture jewelry craft products? For many of you this may be new news to you. One of our jewelry lines is called, Select Strands. This is a line of various lampwork beads, in multiple colors and designs. Select Strands were used in this Love Birds bracelet. It was designed by Alisa Fineis. It will take you about an hour to create this bracelet, and it is recommended for the crafter with a little bit of experience under their belt. This is a perfect charm to make as a Valentine’s Gift, or it can serve as a nice gift to give anytime of year. Below we have listed all the supplies you will need, along with the instructions. Plaid’s Select Strands lampwork beads can be found at most large Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores. Enjoy!
Plaid® Select Strands™ Lampwork Beads-
- Plaid® Select Strands™ Lampwork Beads –Design 51: Hearts and Birds
- Plaid® Select Strands™ Glass Beads – 14311 Twist Red
- Plaid® Select Strands™ – Glass Beads – 3324 Cathedral Amethyst
- Plaid® Select Strands™ – Glass Beads – 14438 Swirl Lentil Pink
- Plaid® Select Strands™ – Ceramic Beads – 14357 Coin AB White/Pink
Other items needed:
- 6mm Purple (9)
- Shiny Silver chunky chain 7” or desired length
- Shiny silver head pins (15)
- Shiny silver jump rings (18)
- Shiny silver toggle (1)
- Cut a 7” (or desired) length of chunky chain
- Use medium jump rings to attach 1 end of each chain to on side of Toggle.
- Use medium jump rings to attach remaining end of each chain to bar side of toggle.
- Thread beads onto eyepins as pictured & create loops at the ends.
- Attach each eyepin with medium jump rings to chain as pictured or in desired order.
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.
- Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
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.