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Valentine Gift Box

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Create an easy gift box for a Valentine gift with a plain box and some imagination.
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Skill Level: Beginner


PLAID Supplies
  • Mod Podge ® Acrylic Shapes - Basics, Flat & Charm
  • Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
  • FolkArt ® Metallics - Inca Gold, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Photo Transfer Medium, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Antique Matte, 8 oz.
Find these items in the Plaid Store!
Other Supplies
Heart box
scrapbook paper
Foam paintbrush
Photocopy of a photo
Sponge angel embellishment
Hot glue
Ribbons and trims


1. Use a pencil to trace the shape of the top of the box lid and the side of the box bottom onto scrapbook paper.  Cut out the paper. Coat the top of the lid and the back of the paper with a layer of Mod Podge.  Position onto the top of the lid.  Smooth with a brayer or your fingers so that you have no air bubbles.  Wait 15 min and then top coat with a layer of Mod Podge.  Allow to dry for 1 hour.  Repeat for the sides of the box bottom.

2. Trace the Podgeable heart shape  onto the photo copied photo.  Cut out. Apply a thick coat of Photo Transfer to the image side of the photo, position onto the heart transfer side down.  Using your fingers from the center-out, smooth the paper.  Wipe any extra transfer medium from the edges.  Wait 24 hours.  Remove the paper and reveal the image by wiping the paper in a circular motion with a damp sponge. Don’t press to hard.

3. Paint the angel embellishment with Inca Gold paint.

4. Hot glue the heart to the top center of the box.  Attach trim, rhinestones and the angel with hot glue. 

If your photo you are transferring has text, make sure you reverse the image when making the photocopy.

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