Monday, May 23, 2016

How To: Resin Poker Money Kitty or Wine Coaster DIY ~ Craft Klatch

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Greg and I went to visit my Aunt Rose, down in Florida, a couple of months ago.  She retired down there a number of years ago.  She's very actively involved in playing cards.  She taught us a few different game and there was on in particular that stuck with us.  She said some people call it Love Your Neighbor, while others call it Screw Your Neighbor.

In a future post, I will teach you how to play it.

Since they bet on their games, I decided it would be fun to make a bowl/dish for her to use when people come over.  It would function as the kitty or pot for the money to go into.

This is what I came up with:



You will need:

-  Silicone bowl mold~ see how I made it here:



-  Resin:  http://amzn.to/1XLRQKf

-  Fine glitter - green and yellow

-  Playing card buttons



Here is the video tutorial:




  



Directions:
1.  Mix two ounces of resin and mix in the green glitter.
2.  Once well mixed, pour it into the side of the mold.  If you drip some on the middle, just let it cure and then you can clean it up easier.
3.  Pop bubbles with the lighter and allow to cure a minimum of 12 hours.
4.  Mix two more ounces of resin and mix in yellow, fine glitter.  
5.  Pour it into the mold and pop bubbles with lighter.  Allow to cure at least 12 hours.
6.  Unmold the bowl.
7.  Once on molded you can glue in the plastic buttons and cards.  Make sure you use a glue that dries clear.  Allow to dry.  TIP:  If you cut off the back of the buttons, they will lay flatter in the bowl.
8.  Once the glue has dried, mix two more ounces of the resin and pour it over.  Pop bubbles with lighter.  Allow to cure a minimum of 12 hours.

Here's another project I made with that mold:

That's it!!

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

Mona

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Coloring Book Giveaway! Craft Klatch

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I love when I get to show my appreciation to all of you for being amazing fans and friends!  ❤  I'm always grateful, but sometimes I like to host giveaways to really drive the point home! :)

Today I have the opportunity to give away a beautiful coloring book by Andrea Wood Schmitz!



Here are links to some of her coloring books:

You can find the coloring books here:  
Primal Consciousness:  http://amzn.to/2579v0X
Calm & Cool:  http://amzn.to/1OESn9c
60's Come Back:  http://amzn.to/1Rewiy2
Incase you want to pick up some colored pencils:  http://amzn.to/1TqKZ3x


For a peek inside, watch the quick video:






A couple of quick FYI's before you enter:
-  You must be subscribed to Craft Klatch on YouTube, so if you are not, be sure to do that now.  Click HERE.
-  This is open internationally.
-  There are a bunch of ways to enter, so take advantage of them and up your chances of winning.
-  If you are under the age of 18, you must get your parent's permission to enter.
-  The winner will be announced here, on my Facebook page and by direct email, so be sure the email you enter, when you enter, is current and that you check it.  You will have 48 hours to claim the prize, otherwise another winner will be chosen.

Here is where you ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:

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

Mona

Saturday, May 21, 2016

How To: Crayon Shavings Paperweight DIY ~ Craft Klatch Resin



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Today I am doing a collab with one of my favorite YouTubers,  Jenny Chan, from Origami Tree!  You can find her channel HERE!  Be sure to subscribe while you are there!

We each set out to do crayon crafts!!  

I made a Crayon Shavings Paperweight:



Jenny did origami crayons:


Here is what you will need to make the paperweight:
-  Paperweight mold:  http://amzn.to/1YKx4ce
-  Crayon shavings:  http://amzn.to/1qA8VZY

Here is the video tutorial:



Directions:
1.  I started by mixing half ounce of resin, according to the package directions.  Then, I popped the bubbles with my lighter.
2.  I poured it into the mold and added crayon shavings.
3.  I let it cure for a minimum of a couple of hours.
4.  I continued making layers of resin with crayon shavings, until the mold was full, while letting it cure somewhat between the layers.
5.  After you get all the layers in place, allow to cure a minimum of 12 hours before unmolding.

TIP:  If you cannot get the resin out of the mold, you can pop it into the freezer for about 10 minutes or so and that should help!  

That's it!  Now you have a paperweight. 

Be sure to check out Jenny's cute Origami Crayon!




Here are the projects from the last time we collabed!




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

Mona

Friday, May 20, 2016

How To Make a Sock Monkey Coaster DIY ~ Craft Klatch Another Coaster Friday



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Time for a Sock Monkey coaster!  The sock monkey, boy is that a classic!  I decided it would only make sense to give the cute sock monkey stickers a fitting background, so I cut up some old socks.



You will need:
- Coaster mold:  http://amzn.to/1VbPp2P
- Sock Monkey stickers:  http://amzn.to/1TskzSn
Old socks:  in your sock drawer

Here is the video tutorial:






Directions:
1.  You want to cut old socks into small pieces.
2.  Mix one ounce of resin at a time.  I did two one ounce batches, because I am dipping the sock pieces into the resin and I didn't want fuzz from one color sock to get on the other color sock.
3.  I laid the pieces of dipped sock into the coaster mold.
4.  I then added another half ounce to each, so the surface would be level for the stickers.  I took my lighter and popped the bubbles and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.
5.  I put my stickers on the cured resin and mixed two more ounces.
6.  I poured the resin over the stickers, popped the bubbles with my lighter and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.

That's it!  No unmold it and you have some classic craft coasters!

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

Mona

Monday, May 16, 2016

Garbage to Gorgeous Episode 11: Nautical Stool Makeover DIY ~ Craft Klatch

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You will need:
-  Stool
-  White primer
-  White spray paint
-  Nylon rope
-  Hot glue

Here is the video tutorial:





Directions:
1.  Depending on the finish of the stool, you might want to strip it or sand it before priming.
2.  Once prepped, spray a primer on it.  Allow to dry.
3.  Spray with white paint.  It may take two coats.  Allow to dry.
4.  Using the blue paint, paint the seat of the chair.  It will take at least two coats.
5.  Once dry, stencil the anchor onto the seat, with the white paint.
6.  Wrap the rope around the top rungs of the chair.  Be sure to watch the video and I'll show you how to cut the rope, so it won't unravel.
7.  Glue the rope onto the rungs with a combination of hot glue and Ultimate glue.
8.  Paint the lower rungs with the same blue as the seat.  Cut small pieces of rope and glue them to the ends of each of the lower rungs.

That's it!  

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

Mona

Saturday, May 14, 2016

30 Golf Ball Crafts DIY ~ Craft Klatch How To

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If you want to find some fun and easy golf ball crafts, you have come to the right place!  Enjoy!



































































































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

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay safe!  

Mona