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Friday, November 30, 2018

Dollar Store Flower Pot Makeover | DIY | Craft Klatch

Time for a Dollar Store Craft!  Makeover candlesticks and pots to create a chic look for your garden, or in your home!

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



You will need (affiliate links):
Flower pots:  http://shrsl.com/ymx0
Glue:  https://amzn.to/2rXET5v
Candlesticks:  http://shrsl.com/ymx4
Fun bugs to add to your pot:  https://amzn.to/2KG74NV
Spray paint:  https://amzn.to/2DZ5irj


Directions:

1.  I found these inexpensive, plastic pots and candlesticks at the dollar store.  I thought I could combine them and give them a fun look!


I actually dropped the one candlestick and it broke, so I thought it was a great opportunity to make it a little taller and give the pots some height variation.

2.  I sanded the broken candlestick flat because it broke off jagged.

3.  I found a short wood candlestick that would make a perfect extension.

4.  I had these foam dragonflies on hand, from may years ago.  If you cannot find them, just go buy some plastic bugs and it'll look great!

Since these foam dragonflies were flat, I had to use a heat gun to give them a curve, so they would fit on the pot better.


5.  I painted the filler candlestick black.

6.  Once dry, I glued it on.

 7.  I also glued on the dragonflies.

 8.  I drilled a couple of holes in the sides, toward the bottom, for drainage.  

9.  I glued to pot to the candlestick.

10.  Once dry, I spray painted them a fresh blue.  TIP:  If you are using foam pieces, seal them before spray painting, with an acrylic paint.  If you are using plastic pieces, go ahead and spray paint them.

 Then you end up with these great looking pots!

Fill them with flowers or herbs and brighten up your garden!



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






Monday, November 12, 2018

Easy Resin Art Coasters ~ Another Coaster Friday ~ Craft Klatch

Learn how to make resin art coasters!  It's an easy resin project!

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


Here is how you do the backside!

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

You will need:
Wood squares:  https://amzn.to/2I6rkLQ
Blue resin pigment:  https://amzn.to/2IdBMx7
Pink resin pigment:  https://amzn.to/2Kg9fYq
White resin pigment:  https://amzn.to/2Ic9reV
Silver glitter:  https://amzn.to/2rCexqm
Gold resin powder:  https://amzn.to/2IdHuDu
Lighter:  https://amzn.to/2jOlKiJ
White acrylic paint:  https://amzn.to/2KVh4nI
Press and Seal:  https://amzn.to/2Lbki6t




Directions:

1.  I found wood squares.  You can cut your own, or buy ready made squares.

2.  I painted the squares white.  I used regular acrylic paint and it seals the wood.

3.  I mixed two ounces of resin and divided it into smaller cups.  I mixed different pigments for a variety of colors and some resin with glitter.  


4.  I just began dripping the colors over the wood squares.  I have the squares raised, so if any resin drips, the square won't be stuck to the table top.




5.  Once the squares are covered, I used my lighter to pop any bubbles.  Then, I let them cure for a minimum of 12 hours.  

6.  After 12 hours, you will find drips under the bottom.

7.  You can cut them off with a rotary tool, or sand them down.

8.  To do the other side, put some plastic wrap on the cured side.  This will help prevent drips from gathering on the finished side.

9.  Then, I repeated dripping resin on the other side.


10.  After the resin cured, I removed the plastic wrap.

11.  I had some uneven edges and used a nail file to smooth it out.
  
Then I was left with these beautiful coasters!  You can use any colors to match your decor!

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


Beachy Coasters DIY ~ Another Coaster Friday ~ Craft Klatch

Learn how to make beach coasters with flamingos and palm trees!  It's a fun and easy craft for your coastal decor!

Here's 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 (affiliate links):
Small signs:  I found them at Michaels
Acrylic paint:   http://amzn.to/2pmcWDa
I used a green, pink, light gray, dark gray and white
Matte varnish:  http://amzn.to/2IA1P24 or
Matte Mod Podge:  https://amzn.to/2ro9lWX
Cricut (Amazon):  http://amzn.to/2wChE2l  
Cricut vinyls:  http://amzn.to/2w4DOJj



Directions:

1.  I found these cute wood slate signs and thought they would be perfect for coasters.  I removed the strings.



2.  I used an ice pick and a screwdriver to mar the surface.  I thought they looked like they were in too good of condition and needed to be a little distressed.

3.  I painted them their base colors.  One was green and the other pink.


4.  I used my Cricut to cut out a flamingo and a palm tree from vinyl.


5.  I applied them to the signs and rubbed them down really well - especially the edges.




6.  Once I applied the vinyl, I took the same color as the background, and painted it all over the front of the sign.  I made to sure to go in all directions.  I did this because if there is a chance of paint running under the vinyl, you want it to be the same color.  This will allow you to get nice crisp edges.

7.  I then painted over everything with a mixture of grays and white, to give it a washed out look.

8.  Once dry, I peeled off the vinyl.


9.  I used a matte varnish to go protect the signs, so they could be used as coasters.


That's it!  Now you have some coasters that bring you to the beach!

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

Mona