Top 5 Craft Products I Saw at CHA: Mod Melts

Last week I was in Anaheim for the annual Craft & Hobby Association winter tradeshow in Anaheim, California.  I look forward each year to taking in some California sun and enjoying the warm weather.  Of course this year they had record setting low temperatures and it was freezing.  DANG!  It was warmer in Indiana that week.  Boo!  However, I enjoyed hanging out with some fantastic bloggers, seeing the industry leaders, and checking out some cool crafty ideas.


I am going to showcase a few of the products I was excited about.  One was the Mod Melts and Mod Molds from Cathie Fillian and Steve Paicenza for Plaid Enterprises.  You might remember them from the show Creative Juice.  They are craft industry leaders and really have forged the way for bloggers like me to do what I do.


They are coming out with a new product called Mod Melts and Mod Molds.  The Mod Melts can be put in an high temp glue gun and squeezed into the Mod Molds to create embellishments.  Gone are the days when you buy a pack of 4 embellishments for $5.  Now you can make and design your own.  I got to catch up with Steve at the booth and he showed me how they work.


Many of you asked if Craft Wars was going to have another season.  The answer is no.  But the good news is that it paved the way for another creative show to begin at the end of this year.  Cathie & Steve are working hard behind to scenes to make this happen and it is going to be big and give creative people a chance to shine.  I am chomping at the bit to get more information about it and will let you know when I do!

So what do you think of this product?

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  1. Jen @ Four Marrs & One Venus says:

    First…you picked the wrong week to come to the show..or I should say they picked the wrong week to host it. It is gorgeous here this week! Second…I thought of you while you sat eating your lunch all by yourself..hope you got that cheesecake for dessert. Third… How fun is that Mod Podge stuff right now?! Killer…can’t wait to try some! Thanks for always keeping us in the know chick..I am sure you were rocking some HOT earrings at that show- you GO!

  2. These look ah-mazing! Can’t wait to try them! I debated on going to CHA this year since I’m in California already (Nor Cal), and it’s not too far for me to travel, but I had just gone to Anaheim not too long ago so I passed. After seeing all of this cool stuff, you can bet that I’ll be there next year! 🙂

  3. I loved Creative Juice! I hope they get another show. HGTV really needs to do a change in their line up and bring back some crafts! (Also bring back some of their design shows, but that is a whole other complaint of mine).

    This product is sooo cool! I can see making the embellishments and adding them to the furniture that I paint.

    I can’t wait for them to be in Michael’s!

  4. Dork Chocolate says:

    I think the Mod Melts are going to be very popular if those molds are made with silicon. Because if they are, you’ll be able to custom-make molds to fill with this new easy to use plasticky-resin type substance. I can’t wait for this to come out.

  5. This is a great concept. I’m looking forward to giving it a try. Thanks for sharing…and thanks for the info about the craft show that’s in the works. I can’t wait!

    • Me neither. And even though I made a fool out of myself going home in the first round of Craft Wars I will take one for the team to get some good creative TV on. HA!

  6. OMG! SUPER excited about this product! As he was talking I was envisioning a million things to embellish! Fun video! Thanks for sharing 🙂 smiles, Jill

  7. I would love to go to that show.I think all of the stuff that is coming out is so amazing compared to how limited it was a few years ago!

  8. This looks like a great product! I’ve been looking for something to make my own cabinet knobs- I wonder if I could use these.

  9. I agree with Susan@SunflowerHugs loved Creative Juices and wish HGTV would bring back some of the craft and design shows.
    Mod Melts sound like a cutting edge product. Can’t wait for them to come out. Thank you for sharing show info.

  10. Roberta Iloff says:

    This new Mod Podge product will be a BIG hit, it looks to be remarkably versatile. Crafters & all creative types will be rejoycing. I’m excited about it. Thanks fo sharing the good new!

  11. Sounds like a great experience. Those mod podge products look awesome!

  12. I can’t wait to try these out. Those frames are super cute! I’ll be looking for these at Michael’s.

  13. I love these new products! Can’t wait for spring so I can try them.
    Debbie 🙂

  14. I guess if we keep sending messages to HGTV they might get the message!!

  15. I love Mod podge already. These new products give me just two more reasons. I can’t wait to try them!

  16. Those will definitely be making their way into my cart. Awesome!

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