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Monday, October 14, 2019

Frankenstein Halloween Votive | Dollar Store Crafts | Craft Klatch

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Dollar store craft ideas for Halloween are fun and affordable, especially when you turn the votive into a Frankenstein decoration!  



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Materials needed:
Votive:  http://shrsl.com/1ug9i
Green paint:  https://amzn.to/2nJ1i8u
Paint pens:  https://amzn.to/2Mduxtt
Pegs:  https://amzn.to/33q1wAs
Silver paint:  https://amzn.to/2MFwr59

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





Directions:

1.  I bought the votive at the dollar store.  

2.  I painted the inside of the votive.  Expect it to take two coats.

3.  I had the pegs, which I painted silver - again two coats.


4.  I used paint pens and drew on Frankie's face.






5.  I glued on the pegs, with hot glue.


That's it!  Now you have a cute Frankenstein votive to add to your Halloween decor!

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

Mona

Friday, October 11, 2019

Halloween Coaster DIY | Cricut Crafts | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make a Halloween Resin Coaster!  It's an easy Cricut craft project!



You will need:
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Coaster mold: https://amzn.to/2YNg2EK
Orange pigment:  https://amzn.to/321TMEt 
Mixing cups: https://amzn.to/31RZ7xU
Stir sticks: https://amzn.to/323Av59
Cricut on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2GV6zki
Cricut from Cricut: http://shrsl.com/1kzdi
Removable vinyl: https://amzn.to/2Tf4p1A
Transfer tape: https://amzn.to/2Y49FJ9
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
This is the resin I used for this project:
FX Poxy: http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F.

Here is a quick video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made it!




Directions:


1.  I mixed one ounce of resin and mixed in some orange pigment.


2.  I poured it into the mold.

3.  I used my lighter to pop the bubbles.

4.  I went into Cricut design space and looked up Halloween.  A lot of fun images showed up, but I really liked the ghosts.

5.  I added it to my project.

6.  I removed the colors and sized it to 3.5 inches.  All I wanted was the silhouette.

7.  I cut it out of vinyl with my cutting machine.

8.  I removed the excess vinyl, or weeded it.



9.  I put transfer tape over the image.

10.  I burnished it down.

11.  I pulled the image up.

12.  I placed it on my cured coaster.

13.  I burnished it down and removed the transfer tape.

14.  I mixed one ounce of resin and poured it over the coaster.

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

That's it!  Now you have this fun coaster.  The simple color scheme definitely gives off a Halloween vibe.

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

Mona

Monday, October 7, 2019

Zombie Votive | DIY Dollar Store Halloween Crafts | Craft Klatch


Here is a fun dollar store craft tutorial for a Zombie Votive!  Personalize your halloween craft ideas with some zombie decor!  It's an inexpensive craft idea!





Materials:

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Votive:  http://shrsl.com/1ujxn
Vase:  http://shrsl.com/1ujxu
Zombie & gravestone options:  https://amzn.to/2neSjvz
Moss:  https://amzn.to/2oMmx9G
Base:  https://amzn.to/2n36a8h
Hot glue:  https://amzn.to/2oNTGSr
Crackle medium:  https://amzn.to/2n38agN
Mushroom paint:  https://amzn.to/2nhbiWd
Black paint:  https://amzn.to/2o4VnKA
Satin sealer:  https://amzn.to/2oNZBH9


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




Directions:


1.  I bought these two glass vases/candleholders at the dollar store.  The zombie was from Michaels, as were the gravestones.  I had the wood plaque/base on hand.

2.  I painted the base a mushroom color.


4.  Once dry, I painted it with a crackle medium.

5.  Once the crackle medium dried, I painted it with black acrylic paint and it crackled almost immediately.

It has a nice aged look to it.  The mushroom gives it a nice contrast to the black.

6.  I painted the crackle medium on the inside of the candleholder and let it dry.  It goes on clear, so be careful to make sure you get it all covered.

7.  Once dry, I painted on the black paint and again, it began to crackle almost immediately.

It's hard to see, but it is crackled.

8.  I painted a stain varnish on the the base and let it dry before a trial placement.

9.  I hot glued the figures into place.  

10.  I then added hot glue and moss around the gravestones and base of the zombie.

He's starting to look creepy already!  It would even be fun to keep it as is and just have several different figures on display.

11.  I hot glued to crackled votive to the top of the zombie cover.


12.  Add a couple of battery operated votive candles and you are done!!! 





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

Mona

Friday, October 4, 2019

DIY Alien Drink Coasters | Craft Ideas | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make Alien Resin Coasters! It's an easy resin craft idea perfect for Halloween decor! 



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You will need:
Acrylic paint: https://amzn.to/2ZW6mbq
Torch or lighter: https://amzn.to/2ybHdtc
Cork shelf liner: https://amzn.to/2YjiIVD
Glue (optional): https://amzn.to/314htLL
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
This is the resin I used for this project:
FX Poxy: http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F.


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



Directions:

1.  I used one of my coasters and traced around it.  

2.  I then added a chin to give it that alien look.

3.  I cut it out.

4.  I traced it onto my wood.

5.  I cut it out with my saw.

6.  I sanded the edges.

7.  I spray painted the aliens.

8.  I drew eyes on a piece of paper and cut it out.  Then, traced the eyes onto the vinyl and cut out eyes from vinyl.  I used a black glitter vinyl.


9.  I peeled the backing off of the vinyl and stuck them onto the aliens.


10.  I used painter's tape and put it on the back of the coasters.


11.  I burnished down the tape, to make sure it had a good seal.

12.  I cut off the excess tape.

13.  I put the aliens on cups, to raise them off the table.  I mixed two ounces of resin and poured it over the coasters.

14.  I used my stir stick to make sure the resin reached the edges and went over the edges.

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

16.  I cut and peeled the tape off the back of coasters.


18.  I took some cork shelf liner and pulled off the backing - it's pre-sticky.

19.  I ran a bead of glue along the back edge of the coaster, so it would have a longer and stronger bond.

20.  I pressed it onto the cork.

21.  I cut off the excess cork.

That's it!  Now I have these super cool alien coasters!

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

Mona