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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Garbage to Gorgeous® #17: Glam Resin Table Makeover ~ DIY

Garbage to Gorgeous® is back!!!  I've had this table in my garage FOR-E-VER!  

I found the table on the side of the road, in the trash.  The top had broken slate and it was a little rusty.  I decided to go for a glam resin look, while adding natural elements.  The last time I did something like this, it was the Beauty of Nature Coaster and I wanted to try it on a larger scale.  




You will need:
-  Old table:  I found mine in the garbage at the side of the road
-  Tools to clean it up:  I used a hammer, chisel and wire brush
Wire brush:  http://amzn.to/2shdiv5
Resin:  http://amzn.to/2tg9VFZ
Pigment powders:  http://amzn.to/2tC0HGi
Rust converter:  http://amzn.to/2tGHcNp
Spray paint:  http://amzn.to/2tAhlX5
Dremel tool:  http://amzn.to/2shpFXW
Sander:  http://amzn.to/2uzYhoX

Items from nature:  sticks, dried leaves, sea shells, pine cones, shell of nuts, etc.  


Here is the video tutorial:




Directions:

1.  I broke out the slate on the table.



2.  Using a wire brush, clean off the rust and give the table a general cleaning.



 3.  I first painted it with a rust inhibitor/remover and then followed up with a black spray paint.




4.  I added a layer of glue to seal any seams, to make sure the table didn't leak, when I added the resin.  




 5.  I collected dried leaves, sticks, snail shells, walnuts, etc.




6.  I mixed resin and pigment powders.  I added leaves into the resin cups.  I added layers and layers of resin, added sticks, shells, leaves, etc.




7.  I kept adding layers.  The amount of resin needed, will depend on the size of your table.  Be sure to extra carefully pop bubbles, between layers.  Don't set your table on fire!



8.  When the last layer cured, I took a rotary tool and cut it down. 




9.  Then, I sanded it...nice and smooth.



10.  I added a final layer of clear resin, which brought out the beauty!




11.  Here's a close up of the table, but be sure to check out the video above and see all the beautiful sections on the table!





Be sure to check out these other 

Garbage to Gorgeous® projects: 



Here is the coaster I made with the 
same technique as the table:

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Disney Princess~ The Little Mermaid Coaster ~ Another Coaster Friday ~ Craft Klatch DIY

If you love Disney Princesses and The Little Mermaid east, check out how to make this Ariel coaster DIY!




You will need:
Resin:  http://amzn.to/2sATFC0
Coaster mold:  http://amzn.to/2tvthpA
Seashells:  http://amzn.to/2s7QOMN
Aquarium rocks:  http://amzn.to/2s7Fdxh
Disney Princesses stickers: check your craft store
Glitters and bugle beads are best found at craft stores.


Here is the video tutorial:







Directions:
1.  Mix two ounces of resin.  Pour some into the coaster mold and add some aquarium rocks to the resin remaining in the cup.


2.  Drop three shells into the resin and make sure they are covered.  Remove shells from resin and add it to the mold.



3.  Scoop out the aquarium rocks and put them into the mold, creating a border.



4.  Add glitter, bugle beads, confetti, etc. to the remaining resin and pour it into the middle of the mold. 


5.  Pop the bubbles and allow it to cure at least 12 hours.



6.  Add the Ariel sticker to the resin.


7.  Mix one ounce of resin and pour it over the sticker.



8.  Pop the bubbles and allow it to cure.


That's it!  Thanks for stopping by!  Now you have a fun Little Mermaid coaster!

Be sure to check out these Disney Princesses too:




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

Mona

Friday, June 30, 2017

Fourth Of July Easy Coasters ~ THERE'S STILL TIME!!!

If you need a last minute decoration to liven up your Fourth of July decor, you can make coasters that you can get the kids involved in and also use them as fun conversation starters!


You can do three versions, so do whichever is easiest for you!  

There is still time to make these Fourth of July themed coasters!  They are super easy craft and a great kid craft!

You will need:
Clear contact paper:  http://amzn.to/2sN1hhS
Images that you print (royalty free): https://openclipart.org
Stick glue:  http://amzn.to/2tFA3K0
Craft foam:  http://amzn.to/2tFAa8o
Cork shelf liner:  http://amzn.to/2sMZtWb
Bone folder:  http://amzn.to/2rNaghM


Here is the video tutorial:








Directions:
1.  Print out images that relate to the Fourth of July ~ like hamburgers, hotdogs, fireworks, s'mores, flags, etc. on card stock.



2.  Take clear contact paper (clear shelf liner).



3.  Put it over the image.




4.  Put glue on the backside and stick it to the craft foam.



5.  Then cut it out.



6.  Another version is to take a black and white outlined image, like the hamburger shown above and you can color it in, or it's a perfect opportunity to get the kids involved and have them color it in!



7.  Once colored, put it on cork.  I used cork shelf liner that has adhesive on the back.  That way, you can skip the glue step.  And then cut it out.



8.  Now you have two versions.  If you don't have cork or craft foam, don't worry!  Here's another version that will help get your guests talking!




9.  Take your images and cut them out.  Also, print out some fun facts about whatever image you are using and print those out on regular paper.    Such as:  Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Americans consume seven billion hot dogs.    How about that for a fact?  That's A LOT of dogs!




10.  Cut it to fit on the back of the image and glue it on.
Then cover it with clear contact paper on both the front and the back.






11.  Now you have coasters that work well as conversation starters!  Double duty!



 12.  You can scatter your fun coasters around your party!  Hope you like it!  



Be sure to check out these fun Fourth of July crafts too:








Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Fourth of July and a safe Fourth of July!

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

Mona

Thursday, June 22, 2017

15 Fourth of July Crafts, DIY and Food Roundup!




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Do you need some ideas for Fourth of July crafts?  Here are 15 that might just do the trick!




This is a super fun and easy craft for a large statement piece for Independence Day!
















Written directions


Video tutorial: 





2.  BBQ Wreath for Summer
Create a fun barbecue wreath for your front door!



Video tutorial:




3.   Washi Tape Fourth of July Decorations!
Create fun patriotic decor using washi tape!  Fun, easy and inexpensive!



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Video tutorial:


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4.  Easy Fourth of July Star Coasters
There is still plenty of time to whip out some of these easy and inexpensive coasters!  



Video tutorial:




5.  Fourth of July Table Decorations
Take a quick trip to the dollar store to get the materials to make these decorations that double to organize your Fourth of July table!



















Written directions

Video tutorial:




6.  Fourth of July Coaster
This is about the easiest resin coaster to make!  A little resin and confetti make for a attention grabbing coaster!



















Written directions

Video tutorial:






7.  Fireworks Centerpiece
Get the kids involved to make these fireworks centerpiece and have your own impressive fireworks display!



Video tutorial:




8.  Patriotic Decorative Balls
Easy patriotic string balls add sophistication to your holiday decorations!

















Written directions

Video tutorial:




9.  Military Coasters
Anytime is a good time to honor our military!  Whether active, retired, or fallen, they all deserve our respect.


Written directions

Video tutorial:




When you have to get creative for a party theme, don't think you can't combine the Fourth of July with another theme!













Video tutorial:





11.  Recycled Water Bottle Firework Twinkle Lights
Never know what to do with those old water bottles?  Now you do!  Light up your night!
















Written directions

Video tutorial:







Talk about a crowd pleaser!  These are the best brats EVER!













Video tutorial:




13.  Hamburger Drink Coaster Set
What says Fourth of July more than hot dogs and hamburgers?  How about hamburger drink coasters to add a little unexpected fun!





Video tutorial:






The Fourth of July means a lot of things and one of those things is the beach!  

















Video tutorial:




15.  Golf Ball Ants
What's a picnic without ants?!?!  These cute critters can serve double duty by looking cute and keeping your napkins in place, or your tablecloth from flying away!












Written directions

Video tutorial:






Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you have the healthiest and happiest Fourth of July, surrounded with family and friends!

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

Mona