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Friday, September 14, 2018

Freeform Resin Coasters DIY ~ Another Coaster Friday ~ Craft Klatch

Learn how to create these freeform resin coasters that have a honeycomb texture, in this DIY craft tutorial.

Here is a quick tutorial, so you can see how I made them!



The links below help support this channel, as I may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.

You will need:
Silicone mat:  http://amzn.to/2DuVKQH
Pigment powders:  http://amzn.to/2HAi51U
Microbeads:  http://amzn.to/2pfwHfz
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 ~ This one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F.



Directions:

I found this silicone hot pad and thought it would make a great base for a resin project...of course I thought coasters!  

1.  I had some leftover resin, from a different project and decided to use them for a coaster.  I was about an ounce and I had different colors of pigment powder mixed in.

2.  I poured the blue onto the silicone mat.

3.  I poured on the pink. 

4.  I poured the yellow.

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

6.  I peeled it off the mat.

This is what it looks like on the shiny top!

Here is the back with pattern.

Here is the second version.

1.  I had more leftover resin - around and ounce and I have it separated into three cups.  One had a pink pigment powder mixed, one had microbeads and the third was left clear.

2.  I started with the microbeads.

3.  I poured the pink around the microbeads.

4.  I added more of the microbeads.

5.  Finally, I poured on the clear, to make sure the microbeads didn't get covered with the pink.

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

After 12 hours, I peeled it off and here is the shiny top.

Here are both coasters together, front.

Here are both coasters together, back.

That's it!  I hope you like them and give them a try!  Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!

Mona






Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Chalk paint Spring Mason Jar Craft ~ DIY Project ~ Craft Klatch

Learn how to create a chalk paint mason jar flower crate!  It's an easy Spring DIY!

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






The links below help support this channel,  as I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thanks!

You will need:
Crate:  I found it at Hobby Lobby
Three mason jars:  I found them at Hobby Lobby
Chalk paint blue:  http://amzn.to/2paxPlo
Chalk paint white:  http://amzn.to/2HyIwF1
Chalk paint lace:  http://amzn.to/2tMQwR3
Matte varnish:  http://amzn.to/2FVL17c
Hydrangea flowers:  best to try Hobby Lobby or Michaels




Directions:

1.  I picked up a crate.

2.  I bought some chalky paint.

3.  I mixed the blue and white because I thought the blue was too dark.

4.  Then, I painted the crate...

...inside and out.

5.  I painted the mason jars...

...it took two coats.

6.  I used sandpaper to rough up the mason jars.

7.  I added rope to the neck, with hot glue.

8.  I used sandpaper on the crate to distress it too.

9.  I used matte varnish on the crate.

10.  I added the jars to the crate.

11.  I added flowers.

There it is!

It's a pretty mason jar crate decoration!

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

DIY Easter Confetti Cross Coaster ~ Another Coaster Friday ~ Craft Klatch

Learn how to make Easter Cross Resin Coasters, using confetti and resin, in this DIY tutorial! 

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

The links are affiliate links and help support this channel,  as I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.

You will need:
Mold:  http://amzn.to/2FcRd7J 
Cross confetti:  http://amzn.to/2FyGPLx
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 ~ This one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F.


Directions:

1.  Mix four ounces of resin, separate it into two cups and gather your confetti.


 2.  Mix your confetti into the resin.

3.  Pour it into your mold.


4.  Use a lighter to pop the bubbles and allow it to cure for a minimum of 12 hours.

5.  After at least 12 hours, you can remove them from the mold.

Now you have beautiful resin coasters that will work for Easter, first communion, or a number of other occasions! 

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you give them a try!  Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!

Mona












Monday, September 3, 2018

Easy DIY Easter Chick Coasters ~ Another Coaster Friday ~ Craft Klatch

Learn how to make Easy Easter Chick Coasters!  This is a fun craft for kids or adults!

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




The links below help support this channel,  as I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.

You will need:
Wood ovals:  http://amzn.to/2Fz6pjz (Michaels sells them individually)
Yellow paint:  http://amzn.to/2FxXf6L
Orange paint:  http://amzn.to/2FPrV2D
White paint:  http://amzn.to/2Fz8mwk
Black paint:  http://amzn.to/2FOHRC
Yellow feathers:  http://amzn.to/2Fyb7Oa
Matte varnish:  http://amzn.to/2FFBQEQ
Mod Podge (optional):  http://amzn.to/2p4lgbq
Fine orange glitter (optional):  http://amzn.to/2FPsGsv
Fine yellow glitter (optional):  http://amzn.to/2p8jtlH


Directions:

1.  Paint the wood ovals yellow.


2.  Once dry, paint on a triangle for the beak, with orange paint.

3.  Paint on little feet.

4.  Use the back of a paint brush and make dots for two eyes.  

5.  Use the back of a smaller paint brush to make a black dot, for the pupil of the eyes.  You can make them go in any direction.

6.  Use a waterproof sealer to protect them.  You might want to do multiple coats.

7.  Mix some fine glitter with Mod Podge and mix it well.

8.  Paint it over the orange areas.  This part is optional, but adds a little glitz.

9.  Add a dot of glue to the forehead.

10.  Use a small feather, or a piece of feather, and add it to the glue.

11.  Sprinkle with fine yellow glitter.  

12.  Shake of any excess.

That's it!
 
Now you have these fun chick coasters!

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

Mona