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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Christmas Cookie Drink Coasters | DIY Project | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch | How To

I feel the Christmas spirit!  What helps get you more in spirit?  Christmas cookies!  These cookies are actually drink coasters to help decorate your home and protect your furniture!  All the fun, none of the calories!





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You will need:
-  Air dry clay:  http://amzn.to/2hYFLQS
-  Vanilla acrylic paint:  http://amzn.to/2hEShpv
-  Paper clay:  http://amzn.to/2hEqZSE
-  Super gloss Mod Podge:  http://amzn.to/2hExzZf
-  Matte Mod Podge:  http://amzn.to/2hYNr5C
-  Squeeze bottles:  http://amzn.to/2hEZ02H
-  Clear glitter:  http://amzn.to/2hYJii5
-  Fine red glitter:  http://amzn.to/2hHSd89
-  Fine green glitter:  http://amzn.to/2hEY2n8
-  Black acrylic paint: 
-  Orange acrylic paint
-  Red acrylic paint
-  Milk chocolate brown acrylic paint




Here is the video tutorial:




Directions for round sugar cookies:
1.  Take air dry clay and manipulate it for a while to soften it.  I mixed in vanilla and khaki paint into the clay, while I was kneading it.  It didn't dry at the perfect color, but it was close.
2. Roll the clay flat onto your work table.  Use a circle cookie cutter to just out the circles.
3.  Let them dry.
4.  When dry, paint them with vanilla color acrylic paint and dab it off with a paper towel, so you don't have any brush strokes.
5.  Using a milk chocolate acrylic paint, put some on the brush and on a paper towel, rub most of it off.  You want to use a dry brush to just give a little bit of browning on the cookie, so it looks like it was baked.  
6.  Use matte finish Mod Podge to seal them.
7.  Mix fine red glitter and chunky clear/white glitter in one bowl.  Mix fine green glitter and chunky clear/white glitter in another bowl.
8.  Using a thick glue that dries clear and put a bead around the edge of the cookies.
9.  Dip the edges into the glitter and then put them aside to dry.

That's it for the round sugar cookies!  Tie them up with some baker's twine and you have great and original hostess gift!



Directions for the snowman cookie coasters:
1.  Mix and roll the clay out, the same as above.
2.  Using a snowman cookie cutter, cut out the shapes.
3.  Put them aside to dry.
4.  Once dry, if they need to be painted, do so as you did on the other cookies.
5.  Use the milk chocolate paint to brown the cookies and make them look baked.
6.  To make the frosting, I mixed paper clay with water, white acrylic paint, Super Gloss Mod Podge.  It will take some time to get the right consistency.  You want the lumps out.  Transfer them into the squeeze bottles.
7.  Mix black paint into one, red into another and orange into another.
9.  First use the white to frost cookie, with the exception of the hat.
10.  Use the black for the hat.  I used a skewer stick to make the eyes, mouth and buttons, with the black icing.
11.  I used the bottle of red to make the scarf.  FYI:  The red bled on mine because I added some food color to the mixture.  It won't bleed if you use 
12.  I used the skewer stick to make the carrot nose.  Let it all dry.
13.  Once dry, you can seal it with a satin, or super gloss Mod Podge.

Once it is all dry, you are finished!

They are perfect to dress up the house for the holidays, or give as gifts!

That's it!  Happy Holidays everyone!
Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!

Mona 


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