Friday, February 17, 2017

Easy Bead Drink Coaster | DIY Project | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch | How To





I thought I would try something a little different this week.  I used small glass beads to make a coaster.  I think it turned out great!  Beads are beautiful!



You will need:

-  Cork rounds:  http://amzn.to/2lRbzx3
-  Glass seed beads:  http://amzn.to/2lnt0Eu
-  Hot glue:  http://amzn.to/2lnH6Gh
-  Ultimate glue:  http://amzn.to/2lR9fWI
-  Fishing line:  http://amzn.to/2kOVvI0

Here is the video tutorial:



Directions:
1. String beads onto the fishing line.  The amount you need will depend on the size of your beads and the size of your cork round.  I needed roughly 74 inches.
2.  Knot both ends, so the beads don't fall off.
3.  Using a combination of hot glue and Ultimate glue, you will glue the beads onto the cork round.  Start with a small bit of hot glue in the center of the cork round and place one end of the bead string into the hot glue and let it cool.  
4. Once cooled, spread the other glue around cork round, a little bit at a time.
5.  Keep winding it around itself and adding glue.  The hot glue will hold the beads in place, while the other glue dries and creates a stronger bond.
6.  When you are done, be sure to allow the glue to dry before you snip the end (if needed).
7.  If you have a gap in the very middle, then just glue a couple of loose beads in the middle.
8.  I placed a piece of parchment paper on it and put a book on top, while it dried.  Cork rounds can sometimes begin to curl, while they dry.  The book kept it nice and flat.

That's it!  Now you have a coaster that can with stand your coffee or tea cup as well.

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

Mona


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Oscar Movie Night Coasters | DIY Projects | Craft Klatch | Another Coaster Friday | How To





It's that time of year, where all the stars get dressed in their beautiful ball gowns and walk the red carpet.  It's Oscar season!!  In honor of Oscar season, I made two coasters that fit with a movie night theme.


You will need:
Coaster mold:  http://amzn.to/2luuFoj
Movie stickers:  Try the craft store
Chunky silver glitter:  http://amzn.to/2lxcFdW
Red acrylic paint:  http://amzn.to/2kZttwb
Super Gloss Mod Podge:  http://amzn.to/2kZOdDV


Here is the video tutorial:





Directions:
1.  Mix two ounces of resin, according to the package directions.
2.  In one, mix in chunky silver glitter and pour it into the coaster mold.
3.  In the second, mix in unpopped popcorn and pour it into the coaster mold.  Be sure you don't add too much popcorn because you want the surface to be flat.
4.  Take your lighter and pop the bubbles.  Let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.
5.  With red acrylic paint, paint a stripe going down the middle.  It should look like a red carpet.  Let it dry.
6.  Print out an image of Oscar.  I printed it on card stock and used a laser printer.  Cut it out and use a permanent black marker to color just the edges.  Let it dry.
7.  Using Mod Podge, stick it onto the red carpet.  Make sure you put the Mod Podge all over the front of the coaster and let it dry.  You will want to repeat the Mod Podge at least one more time, to make sure the paper is fully sealed.  Let it FULLY dry.
8.  Take movie stickers and stick them onto the popcorn coaster.
9.  When everything is dry, mix two more ounces of resin and pour it over each coaster.  Pop bubbles with lighter and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.
10.  When it's finished, remove it from the mold and you have an awesome coaster, surely deserving of an award!!

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

Mona






Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Jord Watch $180 GIVEAWAY! Craft Klatch






The fine people at Jord Watch wanted to give my subscribers a chance to win a generous $180 Store Credit + free shipping and it's open internationally!  

Here is one of their beautiful watches:


Because you all are awesome, I definitely wanted to pass it along to you!  This giveaway is open exclusively to Craft Klatch subscribers.  If you haven't already, remember to subscribe to Craft Klatch on YouTube and you can do that right here:  http://www.youtube.com/craftklatch.

Be sure to show Jord Watch some love on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, by using #JordWatch and give them a big thank you and let them know that you found out about the giveaway on #CraftKlatch.

If you can't wait, they are also offering a $25 coupon code, so you can go shopping and save immediately!  

Coupon Code:  yt57692 - this will expire on 2/26/17

For more details and to enter the giveaway:  
End Date: 2/26/17
Grand Prize: $180 store credit - Free Shipping - Free Sizing
Open Internationally
All Gift Codes will expire on 6/30/17

*At the completion of the giveaway, you will receive an email from Jord Watch to let you know if you won the giveaway or not.  You will not receive a message from Craft Klatch.

Here are links to all of Jord's social media, be sure to follow:

Website:  woodwatches.comhttp://www.woodwatches.com
Twitter:  @woodwatches_com
Instagram: woodwatches_com 

You can see the watch more closely here:





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

Mona

*Jord Watch sent me a watch to review and paid compensation.  The ideas and opinions are all my own.




Monday, February 13, 2017

Project Linus Blanket Tutorial | Project Show You Care | DIY Project | Craft Klatch | How To





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Today we are doing another craft for Project Show You Care!  If you are not familiar with Project Show You Care, it's a series I started that features charities that accept handmade items for donation.  Today I want to tell you a little bit about Project Linus®

If you are not familiar with Project Linus®, they are an organization that accepts donations of blankets for children in need.  A child that might be in the hospital, a shelter, or just in need.  The blankets are to help comfort the recipients when they need it most.  

If you would like to know more about Project Linus®, please take a little time to check out their website.  They have locations located throughout the U.S. and you might find a chapter near you.  Also, if you would like to get even more involved, they are always looking for Chapter Coordinators.

They accept quilts, knitted and crocheted afghans, fleece blankets and more!  You can find links to their projects and patterns here:
http://www.projectlinus.org/patterns/


I made the no sew fleece blanket for donation 
and you can see how I made it here:


Here is a direct link to the written directions for the No-Sew Fleece Blanket:
http://www.projectlinus.org/patterns/pdf/NoSewFB.pdf

To donate, go to the Project Linus® website and find a chapter, or drop off location near you.  If you don't have a drop off location near you, you can always mail it directly to:

Project Linus National Headquarters
PO Box 1548
Belton, MO 64012-1108

Here is the label that you can include with your package, so they know we at the Craft Klatch community appreciate their efforts and the great work they do:




You can pull the label right from above, or download it here:  https://gum.co/HxofK



This video will tell you more about Project Linus® and the great work they do!  



Thank you for everyone that takes part!  You all are the BEST!  Be sure to post your blankets on my Facebook page, or tag me in the photo:

Twitter and Instagram followers:  @CraftKlatch

Don't forget:  #ProjectShowYouCare and send some love @ProjectLinus

Let's get the word out!

May the sun always shine on you and may you be the light in someone else's life!

For more charity crafts, go to ProjectShowYouCare.com
Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!

Mona


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Valentine's Day Tree | DIY Projects | Craft Klatch | How To





I found an unfinished wood tree in the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby.  I decided to turn it into a Valentine's Day Tree!  Hopefully it will be loved forever!  😉



You will need:
You will need:
-  Wood tree:  I found it in the clearance aisle of Hobby Lobby
-  Fine white glitter
-  Hot glue
-  Ultimate glue
-  Thin wire
-  Felt hearts:  also from Hobby Lobby
-  Light green paint
-  Light pink paint

Here is the video tutorial:



Directions:
1.  Paint the tree.  I did a pink for the upper half and green for the lower.  It will take at least two coats.
2.  Paint the wood words white and allow it to dry.
3.  Once the tree has dried, you can put it together.
4.  Once the words have dried, you can take clear drying glue and paint the letters.  Sprinkle with white glitter to make sure it is all sparkly!  Allow to dry.
5.  Paint some glue on the edges of the tree and sprinkle with glitter.  Allow to dry.
6.  Take a wire and create hooks for the felt hearts.  Hang them from the limbs.

That's it!  Now you have a very festive Valentine's Day Tree!

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

Mona

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Valentine's Day Wood and Resin Heart Coasters | DIY Project | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch




Here's another Valentine's Day craft to make your home more festive and it's a functional craft idea because they are drink coasters!



You will need:
Wood hearts:  I found them at Michaels
Fine red glitter:  http://amzn.to/2kwYDuF
Packing tape:  http://amzn.to/2kWzAlx
Metallic rose paint:  http://amzn.to/2k0ixuS
Metallic silver paint:  http://amzn.to/2jI1AV8



Here is the video tutorial:






Directions:
1.  Paint the wood hearts silver and pink.  It will take at least two coats.
2.  Once dry, use packing tape and tape it to the back of the hearts.  Make sure there is a good seal with the heart and the tape, so the resin will not seep out.  
3.  Mix a half an ounce of resin with fine red glitter and using your stir stick, drip it into the openings of the hearts.
4.  Once full, take your lighter and pop the bubbles.  
5.  Allow to cure a minimum of 12 hours.
6.  Once cured, you can remove the tape off the back of the coasters.
7.  The tape I used did not leave any sticky residue.  If yours does, you can either paint a thin coat of resin over it, or you can use clear nail polish or other clear sealer.

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

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Resin Candy Heart DIY | DIY Project | How To | Craft Klatch | Resin Crafts





Valentine's is creeping up on us and I thought it would be fun to make some resin crafts for Valentine's Day!  If you want a box of chocolates out for display, but can't resist the temptation, here's a box of candy you can't eat!


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You will need:

- Silicone heart mold: http://amzn.to/2kqfrnB 

- Silicone candy mold: http://amzn.to/2jCJ40s
- Red pigment: http://amzn.to/2kgmCvO
- Brown pigment: http://amzn.to/2kQV1kS
- White pigment: http://amzn.to/2kq7wX6
- Transparent yellow pigment: http://amzn.to/2kguE7U
- White fabric paint: http://amzn.to/2krfOO4
- Red fabric paint: http://amzn.to/2kQVk2e
- Brown fabric paint: http://amzn.to/2jWpUpM
- Stiff red felt: http://amzn.to/2krxOb7 (you can buy single sheets at craft store)
- White ribbon: get it at craft store, so you can see it and feel it
- Ultimate glue: http://amzn.to/2kqmgp6
- Screw: go to hardware store to find right size
- Dremel tool/drill: http://amzn.to/2jCy3vW

Here is the video tutorial:





Directions:
1.  Mix four ounces of resin, according to the package directions and mix in opaque red pigment.
2.  Once well mixed, pour into the heart mold.  Pop bubbles and allow to cure at least 12 hours.
3.  Mix six ounces of resin and divide into three different cups.  In the first cup, add brown pigment.  In the second, brown pigment and just a tiny bit of black.  In the third, mix white pigment and just a tiny bit of the transparent yellow. 
4.  Pour them into the silicone chocolate candy mold.  Pop the bubbles and allow to cure a minimum of 12 hours.  
5.  Remove the chocolate candy from the mold.  If you don't end up with enough candy, repeat and make more.
6.  If you want to dress up some of the candy, take fabric paint in red, brown and white and drizzle it over the resin pieces.  Allow to dry.
7.  Mix two ounces of resin, with red pigment and pour it into the heart mold.  Pop the bubbles.
8.  Place the resin candy pieces in the resin and allow to cure a minimum of 12 hours and then remove it from the mold.
9.  Mix five ounces of resin and add red pigment.  Pour it into the heart mold.  Allow to cure a minimum of 12 hours before removing.  You will want it to fully cure on a flat surface before moving forward.  Or you can also add two ounces of clear resin after the red has cured 12 hours because it will likely cure harder than the resin that has the added pigment.
10.  Take stiff red felt and cut strips about an inch wide.  Depending on the size of your mold and your felt, you may have to cut more than one strip to be able to frame edge of the heart, with the candy in it.
11.  Using a mix of hot glue and Ultimate glue, glue the felt strip in place around the resin heart with the candy in it.  The hot glue holds the felt in place, while the other glue dries and creates a stronger bond.  Allow to dry.
12.  If you want to give it another detail, glue the white ribbon  around the felt too.
13.  If you want to attach the top like I did on mine, decide where you would like the ribbon and bow to be placed.  Then drill a hole in the top, where the bow will be placed and drill it down through the candy on the bottom.  Use a screw to attach it.
14.  Then, glue the ribbon and bow onto the top of lid.

That's it!  Now you have a no calorie box of chocolates!

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

Mona