Decoden Candy Boxes for Valentine’s Day!

decoden candy boxes mod podge collage clay


Alter the tops of candy boxes with Mod Podge Collage Clay and your trinkets for embedding.  The hearts that we used are from our Mod Melts Trinkets Mold.  The roses are resin roses and gems were items that we had on hand.  In the video below we show you step by step how to make the boxes.  Enjoy!

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Easy Heart Shaped Waffles for Valentine’s Day

heat shapped waffles for valentine's day


This year will be my first Valentine’s Day with the girls!  I know that Eddie is planning on them making me breakfast in bed and my heart is just pitter-patter about the idea.  So I was thinking about something easy that they could make without too much fuss and still be yummy.  So here it is…. cookie cutter hearts + frozen waffles = DIY Breakfast in Bed! Enjoy! xoxo Cathie

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Make Faux Marquee Letters with Collage Clay and Mirrors

faux marquee letters mod podge collage clay

Make some marquee letters in a flash with just a few simple steps and supplies.  For these letters we started with wood stand-up letters from the craft store.  We altered the letters with pink paint, Collage Clay by Mod Podge, ribbon and mirrors.  For all the instructions please visit our project page at Plaid. Marquee Letter Instructions.



3 Date Night DIYs for Valentine’s Day!

3 mod podge valentine crafts flutes plate box

3 Date Night DIYs for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is getting a Mod Podge makeover! Glittered Champagne glasses, heart plate and a romantic gift box. The projects are all easy to make and the results are super cute and fun.

PJ_LRG_5849_1 Glittered Champagne Flutes 


Gift Box Makeover with Mod Podge and Glitter.


Heart Plate that is perfect for sweet treats!


DIY Recycled Valentine Vase with Mod Podge Sheer Colors

Mod podge sheer colors mason jar valentine craft

Craft this DIY Recycled Valentine Vase with Mod Podge Sheer Colors.  We promise it is easy!  The sheer colors are just swirled around the inside or you can brush them on the outside to tint any glass.

 Learn More about Sheer Colors in this Video!

mod podge sheer colors mason jar
What you need:
Mason jar
Mod Podge ® Sheer Color – Pink, 4 oz.
Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Valentine paper
Foam Paintbrush
Mod Podge ® Mod Melts – White Milk Glass
Mod Podge ® Mod Molds – Flowers
FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Hologram, 2 oz.
Hot glue
Diamond trim
Silk flowers


Always begin by cleaning and drying your mason jar.

Swirl Method: Pour Sheer Color Mod Podge into the jar. Swirl the Sheer Color around the inside until it covers all the sides. Turn the jar upside down into a paper cup and let the excess drizzle out of the jar. Allow it to sit for 10 hours. Turn the jar over and allow it to dry until the color is clear. Use a craft knife to trim off any excess around the rim.

Cut a design from Valentine scrapbook paper. Apply Mod Podge Matte to the back of the paper, position onto the front of the mason jar. Press with your fingers to remove any air bubbles. Top coat the image and the entire mason jar with Mod Podge Matte. Allow to dry.

Create the Mod Melt Flowers by heating a Mod Melt stick in a high-temp hot glue gun. Squeeze the melt into the small rose mold. Allow the melt to cool for 7 min. Remove the melt from the mold.


To finish the rose Mod Melt, paint the melt with a coat of Extreme Glitter Hologram.

Hot glue diamond mesh ribbon around the neck of the jar, a Mod Melt rose to the front of the jar and rhinestones around the rose. Fill the vase with silk flowers.

TIP: Add clip art, monograms or computer printed words to make it personalized.


Valentine’s Day Gift Box {made with LOVE and Mod Podge}

Valentine’s Day Gift Box

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you still have time to whip up this LOVE themed gift box.   The heart box is papermache and was $2!  For complete instructions visit our project page at Plaid: Cathie and Steve for Mod Podge.

Cathie and Steve
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DIY: Valentine Candy or Gift Box with Altered Cherubs

Valentine Gift Box with Altered Cherubs
Here are some new cuties in the shop.  They are perfect for altering with paints, inks and glitter.  Please visit the materials list at the end of the post for all the items used.
Begin by painting the cherubs with gold paint.  For this design I used 3 coats of FolkArt Gold paint.
Next, I applied Mod Podge with a detail brush to the areas I wanted to glitter.
Sprinkle with glitter.
Paint a paper box with the same gold paint.
To finish off the box, I Mod Podged a piece of paper to the top of the box.  (BTW – the paper is a sneak peek at our new line of papers – Summer 2012) Next, I hot glued the cherub to the top of the box and I added gems to the top.  Lastly, I hot glued a strip of metallic ribbon around the edge of the lid of the box.
Materials Used:
Paper Box
Foam Paintbrush
Hot Glue

Altered Valentine Candy Box with Mod Podge and Chipboard Letters

valentine candy box

Someone named Eddie is in for a sweet treat this Valentine’s day… 🙂  He is a total chocoholic.

The candy box started as a child’s design.  First I traced around the lid of the box onto some cute Valentine paper.  This paper was in the dollar spot at Target.

Next, I coated the box with a layer of Mod Podge.

Next, I positioned the paper onto the box.  Smoothed the paper with my fingers to remove any air bubbles.  Waited 15 min. Top-coated with a layer of Mod Podge.  Smoothed my brushstrokes.  Waited for it to dry.

I hot glued “EDDIE” across the center.

Valentine Onesie for Baby in Under 15 min.

baby onesie valentines day diy craft

You can easily whip up a Valentine tee for baby in less than 15 min.  Really you can!  Both designs are from my book, 101 Snappy Fashions.  You can check out the book at Barnes and Noble.

For the pink design, I used a rhinestone heart iron-on.  So simple.  The other design was a vintage Valentine greeting that I scanned, printed on ink-jet transfer paper and ironed to the front of the snap suit.

Make it: Valentine Altered Candy Boxes

Altered Candy Boxes

Mod Podge matte
Folkart paint 413 pink
Folkart Extreme Glitter hologram
Clear heart shaped favor box
Foam paintbrush
Hot glue
Decorative paper
Wood heart
Ribbon or trim
Silk or paper flower


1. Trace the lid of the candy box onto decorative paper.

2. Apply a layer of Mod Podge on to the box lid and to the back of the paper. Place the paper on the lid. Apply more mod podge to the top, press with your finger until smooth. Apply more Mod Podge is necessary. Smooth your brush strokes.

3. Paint the wood heart pink. Topcoat with 3 coats of extreme glitter. Allow to dry. Using hot glue, add trim across the box, the heart to the top of the box and a silk flower and rhinestone to the heart.