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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Unicorn Resin Coasters | DIY | Another Coaster Friday® | Craft Klatch

Learn how to create resin unicorn coasters with this fun DIY!  It can be a resin coaster, or keep your jewelry organized and use it as a ring holder!  It's fun room decor with just a touch of glitter!



Here is a quick video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made them:



The links below help support this channel, as I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.

You will need:
Coaster mold:  https://amzn.to/2yXVoTd
Horn mold:  https://amzn.to/2RJ70k3
Horn mold:  https://amzn.to/2qEaZmE
Flower mold:  https://amzn.to/2DwJofD
Pigment powder:  https://amzn.to/2OxOh9a
White resin:  https://amzn.to/2JR8Som
Clear resin:  https://amzn.to/2z9h7rN
Lighter:  https://amzn.to/2NQusts
White feather boa:  https://amzn.to/2DvKwQE
Colorful boas:  https://amzn.to/2PIO5sv
Pink glitter:  https://amzn.to/2yY0a35
Hot glue:  https://amzn.to/2FezFMG
Clear glue:  https://amzn.to/2qEaf0Q
Craft foam:  https://amzn.to/2JQOiEy
Cricut (Amazon):  http://amzn.to/2wChE2l  
Cricut (Cricut site):  http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?B=993649&U=1248544&M=51766&urllink=
Cricut vinyls:  http://amzn.to/2w4DOJj

Directions:

1.  I gathered my molds.  I used three different molds for this project.

2.  I used pigment powder and brushed it on the inside of the horn mold.  It can be a solid color, or a mix of colors.


3.  I did the same with the flower mold.


5.  I used a fast curing resin for this project, but you can use a clear resin and add white pigment.  By dusting the inside of the molds, with the pigment powder, the pigment powder becomes one with the resin.

TIP:  For the horns, I had them cure on a light angle, so they would have a little angle, when cured.


6.  Once cured, I removed all the parts from the molds.

Look how pretty that horn turned out!

7.  I glued the horns to the coasters.


I used a fast drying glue.

8.  I cut a face out of vinyl with my cutting machine, but you can also paint it on.

9.  I put on the faces.

So far, so good!

10.  I mixed two ounces of clear resin and poured it on the coasters.  This gives additional strength to the horn.

11.  I used my stir stick, to make sure it went to the edges.

12.  I popped the bubbles with the lighter and let them cure a minimum of 12 hours.

13.  I cut ears out of craft foam and glued them on with hot glue.

14.  I painted pink inner ears.

15.  I added glue to help make the attachment stronger and then sprinkled the glue with glitter.




 16.  I then added additional glue and put on a piece of the feather boa.


17.  I trimmed the excess.

18.  I glued on the flowers.
  
That's it!  Now you can use them as coasters, or as ring holders.




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


Mona


Garbage to Gorgeous #23: Easy Lamp Makeover | Coastal Decor | Craft Klatch


Don't trash those outdated lamps!  Give your lamps an easy makeover with coastal style!   It's a fun home decor DIY!

Here is a quick video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made it:



The links below help support this channel,  as I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Lamps:  Try thrift stores, or look around your own home!

Wire cutters:  https://amzn.to/2Dd3T0q
Rope:  https://amzn.to/2DbraA4
Starfish:  https://amzn.to/2RqZ3A1
Seabiscuits:  https://amzn.to/2yFsAz4
Hot glue:  https://amzn.to/2A7fITf
Lampshades:  Check home improvement stores and discount stores for the best price





Directions:

Here is the lamp before.  Initially, I thought I might paint it and do a major redo.  The more I thought about it, the more I realized it didn't need a total makeover!


1.  I removed all the leaves and berries.




2.  I added rope and attached it with hot glue.





3.  I glued on a small starfish. 



4.  I trimmed the ends.


5.  I glued on sea biscuits and added a new lampshade.


Viola!  A very beachy makeover!


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


Mona



Halloween Bug Resin Coasters | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make resin coasters, using bugs, for Halloween!  It's a fun DIY project!

Here is a quick video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made them:

The links below help support this channel,  as I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.

You will need:
Mold:  http://amzn.to/2FcRd7J
Bugs:  https://amzn.to/2D5D3aQ
Lighter:  https://amzn.to/2NQusts
Wet Ones:  https://amzn.to/2pXbqrQ
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
Easy Cast:  http://amzn.to/2yjYmBC
Art Resin:  http://amzn.to/2yk9X3z
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw
This is the resin I used for this project:
FX Poxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F.



Directions:

1.  I found bugs some flat-ish fake bugs.  Because they are flat,  they will keep the coaster from being too big.

2.  I trimmed the bugs, to fit into the coaster.

3.  I mixed two ounces of resin and poured them into the mold.

4.  I began adding the bugs.


5.  I moved the bugs around and used my stir stick to drip the resin over the bugs.

6.  I popped the bubbles with my lighter.

7.  I mixed enough resin to cover the bugs.  Depending on your bugs, it might be two to three ounces.

8.  I popped the bubbles with my lighter and let the resin cure.

9.  Once cured, I removed the coasters from the mold.

That's it!  Now you have some fun and creepy bug coasters!

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


Mona