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Monday, July 30, 2018

Chia Seed Coaster DIY | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch | Valentine's Day

Learn how to make a coaster using chia seeds.  It gives it a fun textured look and it works great as a background!  I added a heart, which is great for Valentine's Day, a wedding, anniversary, or just because.

Here's a quick video to show you exactly how I made it!





The links below may contain affiliate links and I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

You will need:
Mold:  http://amzn.to/2FcRd7J 
Chia seeds:  http://amzn.to/2Bjpt1Q
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
FX Epoxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk
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 mixed two ounces of resin.

2.  I added chia seeds.

3.  And mixed them well.

4.  I poured the mixture into the coaster mold.

5.  I used my lighter and popped the bubbles and allowed it to cure a minimum of 12 hours.

6.  I mixed one more ounce of resin and poured it over the coaster.

7.  I popped the bubbles with my lighter.

8.  After 12 hours, I was able to remove it from the mold.

9.  I cut a heart out glitter vinyl, with my Cricut.  

10.  I added it to the coaster.  This vinyl sticks well and will last a long time.

Here is is all finished.  You can add another coat of resin, if you wanted to, but it's not necessary. 

That's it!  It gives it a fun textured look and is great by itself, or with a decal on 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, July 18, 2018

Resin Dimensional Heart Paperweight DIY | Resin Crafts | Craft Klatch

If you love hearts - anytime, not just for Valentine's Day - this might be a great craft for you!  I used resin to make a dimensional heart paperweight!

Here is a quick video tutorial to show you exactly how I made it!






You will need:
Heart mold:  http://amzn.to/2s95u2Y
Pigment powder:  http://amzn.to/2nOkyNX
Glue:  http://amzn.to/2nOpqCy
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
FX Epoxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk


Directions:

1.  Get your mold out.

 2.  Mix your resin - 1 ounce should be enough.

3.  Add some pigment powder to the resin.

 4.  Pour it into the mold.  You are going to want to do all four of the same size.  I did the larger hearts.  Be careful not to pour too much at one time because this mold is very shallow and might overflow.  So, slow the flow!

5.  Use your stir stick to move the resin around.

6.  Use your lighter to pop the bubbles and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.

7.  Once cured, remove the resin from the molds.

8.  Apply glue to the backs of the hearts.

9.  Put them together.

Be sure to wipe the edges.

10.  Once dry, take the two pieces and slide them together.

Then you have a dimensional paperweight, which would be a great gift, or to sit upon your desk.



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

Mona




















Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Cotton Ball Coaster DIY | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

I thought it would be fun to try adding cotton balls to resin, to make coasters.  Here's is a quickie video to show you how it turned out and exactly how I made it:




The links below may contain affiliate links to help support my channel and blog, at no additional cost to you!


You will need: Mold: http://amzn.to/2FcRd7J Cotton balls: http://amzn.to/2DXEf0E 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 FX Epoxy: http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk (this is the one I used)


Directions:

1.  Get out your mold, your cottonballs and your resin!


2.  I mixed two ounces of resin and poured most of it into the mold.

3. I used my lighter to pop any bubbles.

4.  I began to separate the cotton ball - just pull it apart.

5.  Then, I began adding the cotton balls to the resin and pressing them in with my stir stick.

6.  I poured any excess or remaining resin into the mold.

7.  Then I mixed another ounce or so of resin and added it on top as well.

8.  I popped all of the bubbles, using my lighter and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.

9.  Once cured, I removed it from the mold and viola!  It kind of looks like a cloud or the moon!

If you enjoyed that coaster, you might enjoy this one too!


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

Mona


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Wedding Confetti Coasters DIY | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

I was at a bridal shower for my nephew and is bride to be.  It was beautifully decorated with purple metallic confetti hearts strewn on the tables.  As the party was ending, I was talking to my aunt.  While I was distracted, my nieces, nephew and cousins thought it would be funny to collect all of the confetti from the 7 or 8 tables and pour them into my small purse.  I had no idea this was going on and it all sunk right to the bottom of my purse.  I don't often dive down to the bottom of my purse, so imagine my surprise when a week or so later, I found all of this confetti.  I was paying for something at Michaels and I pulled out my wallet and a stray confetti heart came flying out.  I decided to give it back to them in the form of a wedding gift.



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







The links below may contain affiliate links to help support my channel and blog, at no additional cost to you!



You will need:
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw
FX Epoxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk (this is the one I used)
Cricut (Amazon):  http://amzn.to/2wChE2l  
Cricut vinyls:  http://amzn.to/2w4DOJj

This is what I found when I emptied my purse:





Directions:

1.  I mixed four ounces of resin.

2.  I poured the confetti into the resin and mixed it until all of the confetti was covered.


3.  I poured it into the mold (2 cavities).


4.  I used a lighter to pop the bubbles and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.

5.  Once cured, I removed it from the mold.

6.  I cut Mr and Mrs out of vinyl, with my Cricut.

7.  Then I placed them onto the coasters.

8.  I mixed one more ounce of resin and poured it on the coasters.  Be careful not to pour too fast because you don't want it to spill over the sides.


9.  Use a lighter to pop the bubbles and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours before handling.

Now you have some really beautiful coasters that are perfect to give to the bride and groom!

Here's the back:

If you like that project, you might also enjoy the box I made to put them in:



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

Mona

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