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 10, 2012
It’s Friday I know you are happy the work week is over, and the weekend is finally here. It’s the weekend before Valentine’s Day, and that means this is the perfect weekend to craft a gift for the one you love. Many of you know Plaid for our paints, but did you know that Plaid makes jewelry too? Currently Plaid has a line called Ring Bling sold in, Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores nationwide. With Plaid’s Ring Bling line, you have the ability to make your own customized ring using a variety of bezels and ring forms. This is such a quick and inexpensive, project that anyone can make. With our Ring Bling line the possibilities are endless. I found this ring on a blog called, Saved By Love Creations. Click here to see how this ring was created.
February 9, 2012
Are you planning a Valentine’s Day party? If so you might be in need so some themed decor. This Valentine’s Day Pennant is a great home decoration to add to any room. I personally prefer to make some of the decorations when I am throwing a gathering. This way I know that I have something unique, that you won’t see in the store. This is a fairly simple project to create, although it will take a little bit of time. Do not attempt to do this if you are in a rush. The supplies you will need are the following: Mod Podge, Scrapbook Paper, Glue, Glitter, Scissors, Ribbon, Chipboard Pennants, Distress Ink, Twine, and Hole Punch.
This project was found on the Krazy Crafty Lady blog. To see how to create this Valentine’s Day Pennant click here.
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.
January 31, 2012
Can you believe that this is the last day in the month of January? I know I can’t. The year is already flying by, and before you know it Valentine’s Day will be here. If you are looking for a way to spruce up your table with some Valentine’s decor, then you will love this pretty in pinks and purple table decor. This project was created by one of our designers, Trenice Bishop. She created these adorable decorations using Apple Barrel paints. Click here to learn how to create this project for your own table.
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.
January 24, 2012
I often times wonder who likes Valentine’s Day more? Kids or adults? I am leaning more toward kids, because they have less pressure on this day of love than us adults. They look forward to more simple gifts such as candy, and cards. They are excited by these little things. But what if a child was really into this day of love, and wanted to decorate their room? I stumbled across this bedroom, and immediately thought that this is the perfect example of what a little girl’s room would look like if she was given the chance to decorate it on her own. This bedroom is so precious. If I was once again a little girl, I would love the chance to have my bedroom look like this. Use this image as inspiration to get some decoration ideas for Valentine’s Day. As you can see, there is very little red used throughout. The main colors are pink and purple. Red is known and used as the traditional main color for Valentine’s Day, however many prefer to use more pinks and purple hues. What is your favorite color to wear or decorate in for this day of love?
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: # 518 Peony, # 413 Pink, # 480 Titanium White, and # 633 Baby Pink.
January 17, 2012
Valentine’s Day is about a month away, and there are several ways to decorate to celebrate this day of love. I thought it might be interesting to take a look at a Valentine’s Day inspired bedroom. The image above was found on a site called, Home Design Trends. This room is very soft, and not too overpowering. Normally when one thinks of a pink room, it can at first seem overwhelming. This is a pleasant surprise. If pink is your favorite color then this may be your dream room. I am not sure this room would’ve looked as good with red tones in place of the pinks. It just goes to show that although red is the main color for Valentine’s Day, explore some other hues. Would you ever consider decorating your bedroom for Valentine’s Day?
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: #2485 Seashell Pink, # 940 Coffee Bean, #438 Ballet Pink, and #412 Magenta.