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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

DIY Resin Shark Decor for Shark Week! Craft Klatch

Let's kick it up a notch and make BIG Resin Shark Art!  It's a great DIY project for your garden, or your home decor!!!



You will need:
2' x 4' MDF:  hardware or home improvement store
Silver spray paint/primer:  http://amzn.to/2vzvWAf
Glass gem: craft store - in the floral department
Black multi-surface paint: http://amzn.to/2tSFV1K
White acrylic paint:  http://amzn.to/2uqMcDC
Jigsaw:  http://amzn.to/2vA3Gh4
Dremel for sanding:  http://amzn.to/2gVSoR4
Resin:  Use whatever resin you are most comfortable with!  If you want to put it outside, use a resin that is UV resistant.
http://amzn.to/2yt3SQK
http://amzn.to/2yffDcs



Here is the video tutorial:





Directions:

1.  Draw a shark on poster board and cut it out.  Then trace it onto a piece of MDF.



2.  Cut it out with a jigsaw.



3.  Sand the edges.



4.  Spray paint it silver or gray.





5.  Paint on the details - 



Like the belly...



The mouth...



The gills...



6.  Glue on the eye.  I made the eye out of a glass gem and painted the back of the eye black, with multi-surface paint.



7.  Mix resin and I added a little tint of pigment powder and transparent blue pigment.




8.  Pour it onto the shark and move it around.




9.  Use a torch to pop the bubbles.



10.  Allow it to cure for 12 hours before handling it.



11.  Now you have a colossal shark to for your decor inside, or out!  If you put it outside, be sure to seal the backside too!


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



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Oktoberfest Craft Beer and Pretzel Coasters ~ DIY ~ Another Coaster Friday ~ Craft Klatch

September means Oktoberfest!  What could be more Oktoberfest than beer and pretzels....maybe a polka?!?!?!




You will need:

1/4 inch MDF (medium density fiberboard):  http://amzn.to/2vKg5Tn
Black spray paint:  http://amzn.to/2vK8fJ9
Cricut (Amazon):  http://amzn.to/2j0lGPu
Cricut vinyls:  http://amzn.to/2w4DOJj
Cricut gold vinyl:  http://amzn.to/2xMKiyd


Here is the video tutorial:






Directions:
1.  The first thing you want to do is find some images that will work for you.  I found the pretzel in the Cricut Design Space and the beer is a royalty free image that you can find HERE!

2.  Once you find your images and if they are not in the Cricut Design Space, you need to add them.  I go over how to do that in the video above.  I includes how to separate the colors, you can cut the individual vinyls.



3.  Once you get your images into the program, you can cut out the outline of the images from card stock, or regular paper  




3.  Once you get your images into the program, you can cut out the outline of the images from card stock, or regular paper. 





4.  Trace the outlines onto the wood or MDF.



5.  Cut out the shapes.  You can sand the edges if you need to.



6.  Spray paint them black.


7.  Then cut the different colored vinyls, using your Cricut, or other cutting machine.



8.  Once the paint has dried, you can add your different vinyl pieces.



9.  Then you have your finished beer and pretzel coasters!  I used a gold glitter for the beer and I used a dark brown for the pretzel.  I would probably use a lighter  brown for the pretzel, if I were to do it again.  Since the dark brown was too close to the black, I did a little painting in the pretzel to give it some contrast.








That's it!  Now you can dance the polka and have a place to set down your beer!!!

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

Mona

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Best Creation Iron On Giveaway!!! DIY

The generous folks at Best Creation Inc are sponsoring a giveaway to my YouTube subscribers, so if you haven't yet, be sure to subscribe!!!

There are a bunch of ways to enter, so be sure to take advantage of it everyday!



Here is the giveaway:





Tuesday, August 15, 2017

DIY Beach Decor, Crafts and DIYs ~ Craft Klatch

I created one of a kind, inexpensive, beachy decor for my home!  I used beautiful iron on vinyl from http://www.BestCreationInc.com.  I also used some items from Dollar Tree and customized them to go with the beach theme.



You will need:
-  Iron on materials: http://www.BestCreationInc.com
-  Frame from the dollar store
-  Canvas tote bag
-  Vase from dollar store
-  A piece of card stock paper
-  Pillow cover:  http://amzn.to/2vGGZbb

A cutting machine - mine is a Cricut, you can find it at either of these locations:
-  Cricut (Amazon) 
or
-  Cricut from Cricut site

Here is the video tutorial:




Watch the video to see how to make all of the items.  Following are the directions for the Seahorse Pillow.

Directions:

1.  Gather your iron on materials from Best Creation, you can do glitter iron on, foil iron on, or the iron on vinyl.



2.  I picked up a linen pillow cover, with a natural look.



3.  I created a seahorse in the Cricut Design Space and cut it out in paper, to be sure it was the right size.  



4.  I then cut it out of the glitter iron on.  




5.  I then put it on the pillow cover and covered it with a white sheet.



6.  I ironed, with my iron on high and no steam.



7.  After it has cooled, carefully pull off the plastic.



8.  Stuff an old pillow, or pillow blank into the pillow cover.



There it is!!!




I also did Sun, Surf, Sand Art!



A The beach is calling and I must go... beach bag!



And finally a Flamingo Vase!!!  

Yes I used the iron ons on the vase!!!


Be sure to check out all the directions on those crafts in the video above!  It's short.  Takes only a few minutes!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your summer!

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

Mona

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Super Easy Shark Trivia Coasters for Shark Week! ~ Another Coaster Friday ~ Craft Klatch

I did a few projects for Shark Week and this was one of them. We are talking easy...I mean super easy...okay to do last minute...shark trivia coasters.  If you are as intrigued by sharks as I am, then you know there are a bunch of interesting facts to be found!  They are super fun conversation starters at a party too!



You will need:
Contact paper:  http://amzn.to/2gOXuhY
Glue:  http://amzn.to/2tLY5C9
Pictures of sharks

Here is the video tutorial:






Directions:

1.  Cut out images of sharks.  Make sure you make them big enough to hold a glass.



2.  Print out fun trivia on each shark.  I used a big punch to create the circle, but you can just as easily cut them out.



3.  Use a glue stick to add glue to the back of the trivia and stick it to the back of the corresponding shark.




4.  Cut out two pieces contact paper, a little larger than the image you are going to cover.



5.  Place the image onto the contact paper.

 

6.  Sandwich it in with the second piece of contact paper.



7.  Trim off the excess.



Now you have these awesome shark coasters!!!


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