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Friday, February 14, 2020

DIY Bedroom Love Sign | Room Decor | Craft Klatch

Today we are making a love sign. I wanted to make bedroom decor and this is perfect for the master bedroom. I love home decor ideas.


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You will need:
Plaque:  I bought it at Hobby Lobby, but here are some great alternatives:
https://amzn.to/38ntSON
https://amzn.to/2SjbCAw
Love chip decor:  I found it at Hobby Lobby, but here is an alternative:
https://amzn.to/2Tr114x  
I and U alternative:  https://amzn.to/37gypBb
Rain grey:  https://amzn.to/31OzJu6
Drizzle gray:  https://amzn.to/2SlBLPm
Surfboard blue:  https://amzn.to/2SCmI2t
Matte finish:  https://amzn.to/2vqLnz8
Removable strips to hang:  
https://amzn.to/2SovBhv


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


Directions:

1.  I gathered the parts for my sign.  

I used the same love in last years heart art project, which you can find HERE.

2.  The first thing I did was distress the plaque.  I used an ice pick and a screwdriver.  You can also use a chisel and a hammer. 


To make things go a little quicker, I broke out my Dremel, but that is optional.

3.  I used two different grays and painted it on.  If it is too thick, you can water it down.  

4.  I then used a dry paper towel and wiped off any excess.  If you want to remove more, you can use a wet paper towel.

Keep going until you get the whole board covered, front and back.



5.  I took my "I" and my "U" and used my Dremel to soften the edges.  Just a little, nothing major.  You can use sandpaper too, or just leave it.


6.  I painted the "I" and "U" white.  Figure it will take multiple coats.

7.  I painted the love aqua...again multiple coats.

8.  I figured out my placement and then I thought about it and I liked the love by itself just as well.


9.  I put the removable strips on the back of all of the letters.

I went with the removable strips, so if I want to change the look, with different letter or even for the holidays, I can!

Here it is!




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

Mona

Friday, January 31, 2020

Not Your Grandma's Doily Coaster #3 | Craft Ideas | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

BIG #3! Today I am doing the third coaster using a silicone doily mold and clay! It's a great craft idea for you home decor!

Materials list: The links below are affiliate links. I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Similar Doily mold: https://amzn.to/2Qnzvpu Stamp pad: https://amzn.to/39zuCkU Air dry clay: https://amzn.to/2vEcFCk Green paint: https://amzn.to/31baxNW (if you use multi-surface paint, you can skip the varnish) Silver paint: https://amzn.to/2Of9CqI Varnish: https://amzn.to/31dQwqj Roller: https://amzn.to/31cch9P

Directions:

1.  I pulled out my mold for yet another doily coaster.


Here are the previous coasters.

 2.  I pulled off a chunk of air dry clay and started to flatten it.


3.  I used my brayer/roller to more evenly flatten it and get it large enough accommodate the mold.

4.  I placed the silicone mold, pattern side down, onto the clay.

5.  I used my brayer to make sure I had and even impression. 

6.  I used my craft knife to trim off the excess.


7.  I dipped my finger into some water and used it to smooth the edge, while the silicone mold was still on the clay.


8.  I carefully removed the mold.

9.  I smoothed any rough edges and then I let it dry.  Once the one side was dry, I flipped it over and peeled the foil off the back of the clay.  DO NOT PEEL THE CLAY OFF OF THE FOIL!  You risk breaking your piece.  I laid it back side up and let it dry the rest of the way.

10.  I painted the dry piece with a metallic green.


11.  Once dry, I used a brush with just a little bit of silver paint.  I gently brushed it over the raised areas.  It helps to hold your brush sideways.

It helps set off the raised area.
  
 Once dry, I used a varnish to seal everything.  I did multiple coats.  Then I let it dry.

Here is the finished piece.  The silver really blended with the green, when I put the varnish on it.  I would suggest doing two coats of the silver before adding the varnish.

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

Mona

Friday, January 17, 2020

Valentine's Day Coaster | Craft Ideas | Craft Klatch

Today I'm making a Valentine's Day Coaster!  It's easy and a fun home decor idea!


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Materials you will need:
Laser cut hearts:  https://amzn.to/3abnifP
Red multi-surface paint:  https://amzn.to/38cCLKu
Black multi-surface paint:  https://amzn.to/30swFTW


Directions:
1.  I scoured my craft room to come up with this project.  I knew I had hearts leftover from last years project and wanted to use some of them up.  I also had the wood disc/round.



2.  I started by painting the disc black.  I used multi-surface paints because of their durability.

3.  Then I painted the hearts red.  Remember to paint the edges and you may want to do two coats.

4.  Once everything was dry, I came up with how I wanted the hearts placed.

5.  I took glue and painted it on the backs of each of the hearts.  I wanted enough for it to stick, but I didn't want so much that it gushed out the edges.  Then, I let everything dry.

So far so good!  With the multi-surface paints, I don't think I need to do any additional sealing.

6.  I took out my cork and cut a piece larger than the coaster.

7.  I used glue around the edges.  The cork has adhesive on it, but I don't know how durable that adhesive is.  I like to give it a little extra support and strength by using a bead of glue at the edges.

8.  I removed the paper backing that covers the adhesive.  I placed the coaster on the adhesive side of the cork. 

9.  I rubbed the cork down really well.


 10.  I trimmed off the excess with my craft knife.

11.  I used a file/emery board to gently sand any rough edges on the cork.

12.  Now it's all finished!  Yay!

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

Mona