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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fall Interactive Scarecrow Giveaway!!




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It's time for another giveaway!  When I was a kid, we had paper dolls.  This is so much better!  These are decals that stick to walls, without damaging them and can be used over and over again!  You can find out more about them at Mona Melisa Designs.  


They have stuff for different holidays, kids themes, growth charts, etc.  They were kind enough to provide me with an extra one to giveaway!

See the video to see how it works:



You can enter to win here:

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IMPORTANT INFO:
This is open within the United States and if you are under the age of 18, you will need to get your parents' permission before entering.  The winner will be announced on November 5, 2015.  I will announce the winner here and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back here and/or there.  I will also email the winner, with the email they provided when entering - make sure you provide the correct email and check it!  Once announced, the winner will have 48 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be chosen.

*The playsets were provided by Mona Melisa Designs.  The opinions are all my own.




Friday, October 30, 2015

Hocus Pocus Witch Themed Halloween Coasters ~ Another Coaster Friday



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I picked Hocus Pocus out of the fishbowl last week, so to go above and beyond, I went with a witch theme!





I'll run through all three, but here is the video first:







Hocus Pocus Coaster:

You will need:
-  Resin
-  Circle cutter (optional)
-  Ivory acrylic paint
-  Glow in the dark paint (optional)

Directions:
1.  Mix one ounce of resin, according to the package directions.
2.  Mix in black resin pigment.
3.  Pour into coaster mold.
4.  Use lighter to pop bubbles and let sit a minimum of 12 hours.
5.  In the mean time, print out your image on transparency film.  
6.  Paint on the back side of the image with the acrylic paint - only behind the witches and the cauldron.
8.  Once dry, mix one ounce of resin and pour into coaster mold (on top of the black part that has cured).
9.  Slide in the image and press down with your stir stick, be sure to get out the trapped bubbles. Pop with lighter.
10.  Allow to cure.  Then unmold.


Witch Silhouette Coaster

You will need:
-  Coaster mold
-  Witch silhouette sticker
-  Yellow resin pigment
-  Resin

Directions:
1.  Mix one ounce of resin, according to the package directions.  
2.  Mix in resin pigment and stir well.
3.  Pour into coaster mold.  Use lighter to pop bubbles.  Allow to cure a minimum of 12 hours.
4.  Apply sticker to cured resin.
5.  Mix one more ounce of resin and pour over sticker.
6.  Pop bubbles and allow to cure.  Then unmold!


Witch Felt Coaster
Coasters don't have to be clay, or concrete, or resin.  They can be felt too.  This is so fun!  You can get very creative and it's perfect for kid participation!  Who is to say you couldn't have a girls night built around making felt coasters!  After a few glasses of wine, I bet they would get extra good!

You will need:
-  Felt - green, black, purple, white, brown and yellow
-  Glue
-  Scissors
-  Paper punch (optional)

Directions:
1.  Cut out the shape of the head from the green felt.
2.  Cut out a large misshaped nose.
3.  Cut out a triangle for the hat.
4.  Cut out the brim of the hat.  
5.  Cut out a thin strip for a hat sash.  (It's late while I'm writing this.  I know there is a better word that is currently eluding me....)
6.  Cut out brown strips for hair.
7.  Cut out yellow rectangles for teeth.
8.  Cut out a frown from the black felt.
9.  Cut out white circles for the eyes.
10.  I used a paper punch to do the pupils.  It worked surprisingly well.
11.  Glue the pieces together.

Once dry, that's it!  

Now go make some coasters and have a Happy Halloween!  Stay safe and Happy Crafting!

Mona








Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Lumin Aromatherapy LED Desk Lamp Review and Giveaway!

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It's time for a giveaway!  Today we are giving away a Lumin aromatherapy LED desk lamp!  I don't know about you, but I love essential oils.  My craft room can get a little stale and dry, so this is a great addition!  With winter right around the corner, the windows will be closed, the air will be dry and the days will be shorter.  This has a lamp, a mister and aromatherapy!  It takes care of it all.  Bonus, I have one to give away to one of you!  If you want to know more about the lamp, go to http://www.zaq.com


If you want to see it, I show it to you in the video.  To enter, go just below the video and enter.  You have a bunch of different options.  The one requirement is you MUST be subscribed to Craft Klatch on YouTube, so if you haven't yet, be sure to do that first!



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This is open within the United States and if you are under the age of 18, you will need to get your parents' permission before entering.  The winner will be announced on November 2, 2015.  I will announce the winner here and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back here and/or there.  I will also email the winner, with the email they provided when entering - make sure you provide the correct email and check it!  Once announced, the winner will have 48 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be chosen.


Monday, October 26, 2015

DIY EASY Sugar Skull Necklaces! Perfect for Halloween!

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It's my last Halloween craft for the season (with the exception of Friday's coaster of course)!



You will need:
-  Small plastic skulls
-  Spray paint primer (white)
-  Acrylic paint (various colors)
-  Skewer sticks and/or toothpicks


Here is the video tutorial:







Directions:
1.  Use spray primer and spray paint your plastic skulls white.
2.  Once dry, using a skewer stick, paint polka dots, stripes, swirls etc. and decorate the skull.  Be bold!
3.  Add an eyescrew if needed and then put it on a cord and you have a necklace!!

Thanks for stopping by, now get crafting!  Happy Crafting and stay safe!

Mona





Saturday, October 24, 2015

Halloween Garland DIY ~ Made by Mommy October Craft Challenge! #MBMCraftChallenge

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Kim at Made by Mommy asked me to take part in October's Craft Challenge!  Yay!




Be sure to check out Made by Mommy and all the other crafters!  Click HERE!  There are a lot of creative people out there!
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Friday, October 23, 2015

Nightmare Before Christmas Glow in the Dark Coasters ~ Another Coaster Friday Craft Klatch

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You guys asked for Nightmare Before Christmas coasters, so you got 'em!  And they glow in the dark!



You will need:
-  Resin
-  Transparency film  (be sure to buy the right film for your printer)
-  Circle cutter (optional)
-  Laser printer (optional - this is the one I use)


Here is the video tutorial:





Directions:
1.  Mix two ounces of resin, according to the package directions.  
2.  Mix in black pigment, until solid.
3.  Pour into molds.
4.  Take a lighter to pop bubbles and let it cure for a minimum of 12 hours.
5.  Print your images on transparency film.  I use a laser printer, but others have told me that the inkjet works just as well.
6.  Cut out the images.  I use the circle cutter and have it set at just under four inches.
7.  Paint the glow in the dark paint on the shiny side of the film.  Allow to dry.  Realize this might take several coats.
8.  Prepare two more ounces of resin and pour into the molds.
9.  Take your lighter and pop the bubbles.
10.  Slide the images into the resin and press down with your stir stick.
11.  Use lighter to pop bubbles.
12.  Allow to cure a minimum of 12 hours.

That's it!  Let them gather some light and they will glow in the dark!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting and stay safe!

Mona



Thursday, October 22, 2015

It's a Giveaway! Halloween Skull Wall Hanging!

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Winners:

Skull Wall Hanging:  Mary Olmos
Glitter Bat:  Julie Koontz
Spider Sac:  Pamela Amella

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This is open internationally and if you are under the age of 18, you will need to get your parents' permission before entering.  The winner will be announced on October 27, 2015.  I will announce the winner here and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back here and/or there.  I will also email the winner, with the email they provided when entering - make sure you provide the correct email and check it!  Once announced, the winner will have 48 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be chosen.

Monday, October 19, 2015

DIY Dollar Store Skull Wall Hanging ~ Craft Klatch Halloween Series

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Halloween is coming up quick, so I'm trying to get some Halloween crafts together.  I had a Dollar Tree skull leftover and everything else on hand to make this Halloween decoration!


You will need:
-  Plastic skull
-  Mod Podge (I used matte for the background and super gloss for the blood)
-  Acrylic paint (light gray, dark gray, black and red)
-  Glue
-  Fake spiders of varying sizes
-  Eyeballs
-  White spray paint/primer (must adhere to plastic)

Here is the video tutorial:








Directions:
1.  Paint the canvas with a very wet paint brush and streaks of light gray, dark gray and black paint.  Allow to dry.
2.  Using a Dremel tool (or other tool that will work), cut off the back of the skull, so it will lay flat on the canvas.  
3.  Spray paint the skull white and allow to dry.  Add water to light gray and dark gray paint and paint on skull.  Immediately wipe off the paint.  This will tone down the whiteness of the skull.
4.  Glue skull to the painted canvas.  Allow to dry.
5.  Cut cheesecloth into strips.  
6.  With black paint, paint the eyes and mouth of the skull.
7.  Using a combination of Mod Podge and gray and black paints, adhere the cheesecloth to the canvas and up the side of the skull.  You want it to be lumpy.
8.  I did two layers.  Allow to dry.
9.  With red paint, add some accents.  It can be nice and thick or thin, but is to look like blood.
10.  Glue on eyeballs.
11.  Add spiders of varying sizes.

That's it!  Now go hang up your one of a kind Halloween decoration!

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay safe and Happy Crafting!

Mona



Friday, October 16, 2015

DIY Wizard of Oz Resin Coasters - Another Coaster Friday ~ Craft Klatch

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Do you love the Wizard of Oz?  It is a classic!  Here's my coaster take on the movie.



When I was a kid, our neighbor put on a neighborhood production of the Wizard of Oz in her garage.  The neighborhood kids all took part.  My sister was cast as Glinda the Good Witch.  I can still feel the disappointment.  I was cast in a dual role, munchkin and flying monkey.  I can still feel the disappointment.  


To make the coasters, you will need:

-  Transparency film
-  White resin pigment
-  Pigment powder (silver, gray, red)
-  Acrylic paint - gray and ivory


Here is the video tutorial:




Directions:
1.  Mix one ounce of resin, for each coaster.  I did four coasters, so I mixed four ounces.  I split them into four smaller cups.
2.  In three of them, I mixed in white resin pigment dye and poured them into the mold.
3.  In the fourth, I poured the clear resin into the mold and sprinkled silver, dark gray and red pigment powder on the resin and then mixed with a toothpick.  Pop bubbles as needed and allow to cure.
4.  Print out background images on transparency film.  I did the Emerald City, a flying monkey, the witch legs and ruby red slippers sticking out from under the house, the munchkins gathering.
5.  I painted the back of the monkey, with gray acrylic paint.
6.  Mix one ounce of resin for each coaster.
7.  Pour into the molds.  Pop bubbles with lighter.
8.  Slip background images into the resin and press down with your stir stick and make sure all the bubbles are out from under the transparency film.
9.  Pop bubbles again and allow to cure.
10.  Print your front images, I used Glinda the Good Witch, the Wicked Witch of the West and Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow as the front image.  
11.  Paint on the backs of those images, so the background does not shine through.  I did back on the witch's dress.  I did ivory on everything else.  
12.  Mix more resin - an ounce for each - and pour into the molds.  Slip in the images and press down with your stir sticks, making sure to get all to bubbles out.  Pop bubbles with lighter and allow to cure.

That's it!  Now you have these amazing coasters that have a 3-D layered effect.

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay safe and Happy Crafting!

Mona



Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Halloween Giveaway! Spider Sac and Bat

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This is open internationally and if you are under the age of 18, you will need to get your parents' permission before entering.  The winner will be announced on October 18, 2015.  I will announce the winner here and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back here and/or there.  I will also email the winner, with the email they provided when entering - make sure you provide the correct email and check it!  Once announced, the winner will have 48 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be chosen.

Monday, October 12, 2015

DIY Glitter Spider Votives ~ Dollar Store Craft

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Halloween is coming...so let's not waste another minute!  Let's make some easy Dollar Tree spider votives to glam up your Halloween!


You will need:

-  Chunky orange glitter
-  Chunky purple glitter
-  Gem spiders (from Dollar Tree)
-  Glass vases or votives (also from Dollar Tree)
-  Glue - I used E6000
-  Battery operated flickering tea light


Here is the video tutorial:




Directions:
1.  Paint the inside of the vases with Mod Podge.
2.  Pour in glitter.
3.  Move it around until the glitter is stuck to all the Mod Podge.  Allow to dry.
4.  Repeat with the second color.
5.  Once dry, see if there are any spots you need to touch up, or if you need a second coat of glitter.
6.  Using a wire cutter, snip off the hook of the spider ornaments.
7.  Using E6000, glue the spiders onto the sides of the votives.
8.  Once dry, add the battery operated tea light and you have some inexpensive and glam Halloween decorations!

That's it!  Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting and stay safe!

Mona



Friday, October 9, 2015

DIY Classic Star Wars Coasters ~ Another Coaster Friday

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Last week I picked Star Wars out of the fishbowl, so here they are.  




You will need:
-  Resin - I used Easy Cast
-  Glitter - chunky black, chunky silver, fine silver
(I printed on a laser printer, but I have been told the inkjet works too.)
-  Gold and gray acrylic paint


Here is the video tutorial:





Here are the directions:
1.  Mix your resin according to the package directions - you need at least one ounce for each.
2.  Mix chunky black glitter, chunky silver glitter and fine silver glitter.
3.  Pour into the mold cavities and pop bubbles with lighter.  Allow to cure a minimum of 12 hours.
4.  Print your images out on transparency film.  
5.  With acrylic paint, paint the back of the images and allow to dry.
6.  Mix more resin - one ounce per coaster.  Pour into cavities.
7.  Pop bubbles with lighter.
8.  Slide in the transparency films and press down with your stir stick.  Be sure to make sure all the bubbles are pressed out.
9.  Pop bubbles again and then allow to cure a minimum of 12 hours.

Then unmold them and you have some awesome coasters!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting and stay safe!

Mona