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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Dollar Tree Ornament Makeover #4: Gingerbread Ornament | Christmas Craft Ideas | Craft Klatch

Dollar Tree Ornament Makeover #4 is finally here is has a Gingerbread ornament theme! Fun! Fun! Fun! It's a great Christmas craft idea for your Christmas home decor!




The links below help support this channel, as I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. You will need: Wood ornament: check your local Dollar Tree or Hobby Lobby Brown paint: https://amzn.to/383nkW0 White fabric paint: https://amzn.to/2OJC9VT Red fabric paint: https://amzn.to/2YcD2cA Green fabric paint: https://amzn.to/2DFYPQA Flat back gems: scour your craft stores Candy canes: scour your craft stores Mints: scour your craft stores Copper glitter: https://amzn.to/2YbBLCP Matte varnish: https://amzn.to/2sIiwVK Mesh: https://amzn.to/34OC2xM Red ribbon: https://amzn.to/2DJHFl2 Glue: https://amzn.to/2RiKxgW


Here is the video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made it:





Directions:


1.  I collected my materials. I found this big ornament at Dollar Tree. This is my fourth makeover of this ornament. Be sure to check out the other three versions, at the bottom of this post!


These three wood gingerbread men were from Joanns.

The gems are from Hobby Lobby.  Be sure to scour your local craft stores for fun items to add.

2.  I removed the string from the ornament.

3.  I painted it brown - front and back.

4.  I painted the gingerbread men brown.

5.  Once dry, I used the dimensional fabric paints to add the details to the gingerbread men.







6.  I was struggling with the brown on brown.  I though there need to be a little contrast, even if it was subtle.

So I mixed matte varnish with copper glitter.

7.  I brushed the mixture onto the ornament.

8.  Once dry, it give a copper shimmer.  Perfect!

9.  I used my fabric paint to add white around the edges.


10.  I started to assemble and work on my layout.

11.  Time for the gems!  I laid them out.


12.  I glued everything together.



13.  I had these little mint charms and cut off the little loops.

14.  I also added little candy canes and glued them all into place.

So far, so good!

15.  I bought this mesh and used it and a thin red ribbon in place of the original string.


Here it is all finished!

Here are the tutorials for the first three ornaments:




 

That's it!  I hope you like the project.  I had fun making them!  

Happy Holidays and remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!

Mona

Friday, November 29, 2019

Penguin Fabric Coasters | Christmas Craft Ideas | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make penguin fabric coasters! It's a great Christmas craft idea and beautiful home decor for the holidays!

Learn how to make penguin fabric coasters!  It's a great Christmas craft idea and beautiful home decor for the holidays!  #craftklatch #craftideas #christmas #christmascraftideas #crafts #christmascrafts #howto #diy #penguins #resin #resincrafts #resincoasters #resindiys

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You will need: Wood discs: https://amzn.to/2qVYWET Mod Podge: https://amzn.to/2OytvJC Fabric: Joanns White paint: https://amzn.to/2q240Hk Black paint: https://amzn.to/37NOAHD Metal trees: Joanns Red glitter: https://amzn.to/34sQr2F Black glitter: https://amzn.to/33vPdSU Silver glitter: https://amzn.to/2OV1sTZ Coaster mold: https://amzn.to/35I0pgT Learn how to make Christmas Bell Resin coasters! It's great home decor idea for decorating for the holidays!


Here is the video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made the whole set:




Directions:


1.  I went shopping and found this super cute Christmas penguin fabric, little metal Christmas trees and wood discs.




The discs are roughly 3.5 inches in diameter.

2.  I painted the discs white - front and back.

3.  I trimmed a piece of fabric, a little bit larger than the disc.


5.  I brushed the Mod Podge onto one side of the disc.

6.  I placed the fabric onto the disc and smoothed it down.


7.  I trimmed the excess, right up to the edge of the disc.
  

9.  I brushed the Mod Podge on the fabric.

So far, so good!

10.  Once it dried, I did two more coats, to make sure it was really sealed.  Be sure to check and make sure the edges are well sealed and down too.

11.  Once dry, I painted the backs and edges with a multi-surface black paint.  


12.  Once dry, I used painters tape to line the backs, so resin drips can be removed. 

13.  I used my craft knife to cut off the excess.

14.  I put a thin coat of Vaseline on the edge of the tape, so the resin will release much easier. 


15.  I set up the holder for the coasters.  I put the little Christmas trees in the mold.  I just leaned them up on the edge of the mold.

16.  I mixed three ounces of resin, which is enough to coat the coasters and make the holder.

17.  I poured the resin onto the coasters and used my stir stick  to help it to the edges.

18.  I had about one ounce left over and added chunky red, chunky black and fine silver glitter.  

19.  I mixed it and poured it into the coaster mold, being careful not to pour too quickly, because I didn't want the trees to fall over.

20.  I used my lighter to pop the bubbles for the holder and the coasters.  Then I let everything sit for a minimum of 12 hours.


21.  Here are the drips on the bottom of the coasters.  With the tape and the Vaseline, it's easy to pop the right off!


22.  I used a roll of cork, which is sticky shelf liner.

23.  I cut a piece a little larger than the coaster.

24.  I added a little glue to the edge of the coaster.

25.  I removed the backing from the shelf liner and put the down onto the sticky side of the cork. 

26.  I rubbed it down and then cut off the excess with my craft knife.

27.  I used a file to smooth any rough edges on the cork, so it's nice and finished.



Here they are all finished!!!

28.  The holder cured and I removed it from the mold.


It makes the cutest set for Christmas or as a hostess gift!  




Thanks so much for stopping by!  Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!


Mona