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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Wedding Confetti Coasters DIY | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

I was at a bridal shower for my nephew and is bride to be.  It was beautifully decorated with purple metallic confetti hearts strewn on the tables.  As the party was ending, I was talking to my aunt.  While I was distracted, my nieces, nephew and cousins thought it would be funny to collect all of the confetti from the 7 or 8 tables and pour them into my small purse.  I had no idea this was going on and it all sunk right to the bottom of my purse.  I don't often dive down to the bottom of my purse, so imagine my surprise when a week or so later, I found all of this confetti.  I was paying for something at Michaels and I pulled out my wallet and a stray confetti heart came flying out.  I decided to give it back to them in the form of a wedding gift.



Here is a quickie video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made them:







The links below may contain affiliate links to help support my channel and blog, at no additional cost to you!



You will need:
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw
FX Epoxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk (this is the one I used)
Cricut (Amazon):  http://amzn.to/2wChE2l  
Cricut vinyls:  http://amzn.to/2w4DOJj

This is what I found when I emptied my purse:





Directions:

1.  I mixed four ounces of resin.

2.  I poured the confetti into the resin and mixed it until all of the confetti was covered.


3.  I poured it into the mold (2 cavities).


4.  I used a lighter to pop the bubbles and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.

5.  Once cured, I removed it from the mold.

6.  I cut Mr and Mrs out of vinyl, with my Cricut.

7.  Then I placed them onto the coasters.

8.  I mixed one more ounce of resin and poured it on the coasters.  Be careful not to pour too fast because you don't want it to spill over the sides.


9.  Use a lighter to pop the bubbles and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours before handling.

Now you have some really beautiful coasters that are perfect to give to the bride and groom!

Here's the back:

If you like that project, you might also enjoy the box I made to put them in:



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

Mona

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Resin Skyline Pendant DIY | Resin Crafts | Craft Klatch

Learn how to create a skyline pendant using color blending.  I did Chicago, but you could personalize it to your favorite town, or personalize it as a gift!

Here's a quickie tutorial, so you can see how I made it:







The links below may contain affiliate links to help support this channel and blog, at no additional cost to you!

You will need:
Mold:  http://amzn.to/2CEf9iN
Jewelry bails:  http://amzn.to/2mbigb0
Transparency film (laser):  http://amzn.to/2EjhvUz
Transparency film (inkjet):  http://amzn.to/2m5F5Nd  
India ink:  http://amzn.to/2qDYEBP
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
Easy Cast:  http://amzn.to/2yjYmBC
Art Resin:  http://amzn.to/2yk9X3z
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw
FX Epoxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk
Skyline image:  http://clipart-library.com/chicago-skyline-vector.html


Directions:

1.  Gather your supplies, including your plastic mold and decide which shape you want to use.  I chose the rectangle.


 2.  After printing your image on transparency film, cut it to size using scissors.  You can print on transparency film using a laser printer or an inkjet printer, just make sure when you purchase your transparency film that you buy the one that goes with your particular printer.  You can also have it photocopied onto transparency film too.

 3.  Mix a small amount of resin - it should take less than a half an ounce.  Then pour it into your mold.  If you have extra, you can make more by putting it into other cavities.

4.  Slide your image into the resin.

5.  Press your image down into the mold, making sure to press out any bubbles that may be trapped under the transparency film.

6.  Use a lighter to pop the bubbles and let it sit for 12 hours.



7.  Mix more resin and separate into two cups.

 8.  Mix a little India ink into your resin.  I used red and blue, but you can use any colors you would like.

 9.  Drip each of the colors into your mold.



10.  You can let it blend naturally, or you can help it along using a skewer.

11.  Use your lighter to pop the bubbles and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.

12.  Once cured, you can pop it out of your mold.


13.  Now you have a really beautiful piece.  

14.  You can either drill a hole into the piece, or you can add a glue on bezel.


If you liked that, here is a Skyline Coaster you might enjoy as well:
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I hope you enjoyed it and I hope you give it a try!  Thanks for stopping by and remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!

Mona

Monday, July 9, 2018

Resin Skyline Coaster DIY | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make a skyline coaster using resin!  Here is a quick tutorial to show you exactly how I made it:






I did the Chicago skyline because that is where I'm from.  However, you can do any skyline and personalize it for yourself, or if you are giving it as a gift!


**This post contains affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase from my link I may make a small commission at no cost to you.  It's an easy and no cost way to support my channel and this blog! ❤️

You will need:
Transparency film (laser):  http://amzn.to/2EjhvUz
Transparency film (inkjet):  http://amzn.to/2m5F5Nd  

Resin (use whatever resin brand you like, here are a few):
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw
FX Epoxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F.

1.  Print out your image on transparency film.  This works with both laser printers and inkjet printers, just make sure to get the right transparency film for your printer.

2.  Cut the image to be just under four inches in diameter.

3.  Mix your resin.  I did one ounce of resin and separated it into two cups.

4.  Add india ink to color the resin.  It keeps it nice and transparent.

5.  Pour both colors into the mold at the same time.

6.  Use your lighter to pop any bubbles and allow it to cure a minimum of 12 hours.

7.  After it has cured, mix another ounce of resin and pour it into the mold.

8.  Slide your image into the resin.

9.  Press the image down into the resin, using your stir stick.  Make sure your press out all of the bubbles.

10.  Use your lighter to pop the bubbles.  Let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.

11.  That's it!  Now you have a cool skyline coaster!  



I hope you like it and give it a try!  I'll see you next time!

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

Mona

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Creative Furniture Makeovers I Found On Pinterest!

I thought you might enjoy these great furniture makeovers I found on Pinterest and you might like to pin them too!



1.  This makeover takes an old china cabinet from old fashioned to contemporary!




2.  This is a beautiful technique that I am definitely going to try!!



3.  How ridiculously cute is this for a child's room?!?!?!



4.  I didn't see this coming!  Cheap to chic!  





5.  This is really beautiful!  So much talent!



6.  Really the perfect farmhouse makeover!



7.   It's so easy to overlook a small little table, but sometimes it's just what you need!



8.  Blah to vintage chic!



9.  Definitely an unexpected transformation!



10.  I don't think I would have seen the potential in this one!



11.  Here's a fun take on It's Five O'clock Somewhere!



12.  Here's a stunning makeover one a chair!



13.  Unexpected use of resin for this table!


14.  Craigslist freebies to stunning dining room!


15.  Just a fun makeover!





I hope you find some inspiration in these great projects!  I know I did!  Remember to follow me on Pinterest too!

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

Mona

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Fun Pool Noodle Crafts I Found On Pinterest!!!

The weather is warm and I love summer crafting!  People have been getting super creative with pool noodles.  Here are some fun projects I found on Pinterest and thought you might enjoy!!!


1.  Check out this amazing architectural piece that seriously looks like a stone column!




2.  Use a pool noodle to make a lamp made out of an old log that also includes resin!!!




3.  Use a pool noodle to make a wreath that can be changed to fit for all four seasons!  




4.  Try this pool noodle flower float!




5.  Create a floating cooler for the pool!  So convenient!





Now run out to the dollar store and pick up some pool noodles, so you can get crafting!!!

Thanks for stopping by!  

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

Mona