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Monday, January 28, 2019

Love Sign DIY | Valentine's Day Crafts | Craft Klatch

Make a DIY Love Sign for Valentine's Day!

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



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You will need:
Square wood plaque:  try craft store or here are some options:  https://amzn.to/2FYUICz
Wood letters:  Hobby Lobby or Michaels
Wood hearts:  Hobby Lobby
Hot glue:  https://amzn.to/2SbINqr
Ultimate glue:  https://amzn.to/2SetEVp
Red embroidery floss:  https://amzn.to/2G4983o
Red paint:  https://amzn.to/2DFa8t1
Black paint:  https://amzn.to/2TidYxK
White paint:  https://amzn.to/2FTwhWR

Gray paint:  https://amzn.to/2B5v22Q




Directions:

1.  I found this wood plaque to use for the sign.  

2.  I also found these letters and thin hearts.

3.  I painted the hearts and the letters red.


4.  I took a combination of black, gray and white paint and painted it on the plaque.  I painted a section and then took a damp paper towel, to wipe it off.  This blends the colors for an aged look.


5.  Set it aside to dry.

6.  I put a dab of hot glue on the heart and put an end of the embroidery floss into to glue and let it cool.  I then wrapped the heart with the embroidery floss.

7.  You can add a little extra hot glue, every once in a while, just to keep it all in place.

8.  Once wrapped, You can add hot glue and other glue.  The hot glue will hold the letters and the hearts in place, while the other glue dries.


Once it all dries, you have a great sign for Valentine's Day!

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

Friday, January 25, 2019

Rose Resin Coasters | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

Learn how to create rose resin coasters with this Valentine's Day craft tutorial!  Love me some 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:
Wood rose:  I found them at Hobby Lobby
Red glitter:  https://amzn.to/2ROfo6o
Metallic black paint:  https://amzn.to/2S9858L
Metallic green paint:  https://amzn.to/2WiX8Rb
Varnish:  https://amzn.to/2S579SW
Lighter:  https://amzn.to/2MlkCAp
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 Poxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F and is UV resistant.



Directions:

1.  I painted the wood pieces.  I did one in black and one in green.  Once they dry, you can follow up with a varnish to seal them.


2.  When everything has dried, apply packing tape to the backs of the roses.

3.  Use your stir stick to burnish it.  You want to make sure the tape has made strong contact with the wood, so no resin seeps through.

4.  I mixed two ounces of resin, which was WAY more than I needed.  I mixed in fine red glitter.

5.  I dripped the resin into the open areas of the roses.

6.  I used my lighter to pop any bubbles.  Remember the roses are made of wood, so you don't want to linger too long in one place.  Go quickly over the resin areas and let them cure for a minimum of 12 hours.

7.  Once cured, remove the tape.

That's it!  Now you have beautiful rose coasters!


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

Mona

Monday, January 21, 2019

DIY Heart Art Sign | Valentine's Day | Craft Klatch



Learn how to make mixed media heart art!  We are doing heart art, using wood and buttons for a Valentine's Day Craft!  I wanted to keep the little hearts natural because I like the contrast and the overall look.


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









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You will need:



Tray:  

I bought mine at Hobby Lobby, but there are a bunch of great alternatives available:




Metallic red acrylic paint:
Wood hearts:



Directions:

I like to use trays for signs because once your are finished, they are ready to hang.  I've used this particular frame before on a Snowman Sign.


1.  I watered down my acrylic paint and painted it onto the tray.  I was going for a wash/stain, not a thick paint job.

2.  I used a damp paper towel to wipe it off.

3.  I found these cute little hearts and arranged them into the shape of a heart.



4.  I used glue, on the back of the hearts, to adhere them to the tray.  Be sure to use clear drying glue.


5.  Once dry, I decided to border it in pearlized buttons.  I liked the two materials together, the additional interest and it gave it a more defined border.

6.  I used the same glue to attach the buttons.  I added a red button for a little color.

7.  I thought it needed just a little more interest.  I used washi tape to do a border at the top and the bottom.  I ran the washi tape around to the back of the tray, so I didn't have to try and make a super neat edge.



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 

Snowman Sign that used the same tray:




Friday, January 18, 2019

Glitter Heart Resin Coaster | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make Glitter Heart Resin Coasters!  It's a great Valentine's Day craft tutorial!

Here is a quick video, 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/2CwdbBX
Fine glitter:  https://amzn.to/2RUIIar
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw
FX Poxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F and is UV resistant.



Directions:

1.  I mixed two ounces of resin and poured it into two of the coaster mold cavities.

2.  I used my lighters to pop the bubbles and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.

3.  Once cured, I removed the pieces.

4.  I am using the same stencil I used last week's coaster.

5.  I used a paint brush to put the Mod Podge in the heart portion of the stencil.

6.  I sprinkled fine red glitter onto the Mod Podge.

7.  I carefully removed the stencil.

8.  I then poured the glitter all over the coaster.  This is because you will never get all of the glitter off, so if there are small specks of glitter, they should be everywhere.

9.  When dry, take a soft brush and sweep off the excess.

10.  I mixed two more ounces of resin and carefully pour it onto the coasters.


11.  Use your lighter to pop the bubbles.

That's it!  Now you have beautiful coasters!  They are great for Valentine's Day, a wedding, etc.

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