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Friday, March 29, 2019

DIY Resin Cactus Coasters | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch


Learn how to make a cactus coaster set using resin!  It's an easy resin DIY!  Cacti are so popular right now in home decor -- not just for Arizonians!  This cactus project is actually a set of coasters that can be used as a decoration and it is totally functional as four resin drink coasters!  




Materials list:

The links below help support this channel,  as I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.
Mold:  http://amzn.to/2FcRd7J
Green pigment:  https://amzn.to/2Wtxsk0
Mushroom multi-surface paint:  https://amzn.to/2uz5Tdg
Black multi-surface paint:  https://amzn.to/2CJ6ihL
Berry multi-surface paint:  https://amzn.to/2Ui6XRk
Terra cotta pot:  craft store
Pebbles:  https://amzn.to/2Wtyr3N
Fake flowers:  Best bet is at craft store, or dollar store
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.


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





Directions:


1.  For this project, I am painting directly the coaster molds.


2.  I started painting very simple flowers.  


3.  Then I added the cactus needles.


4.  I painted the curbed stripes onto the mold.


5.  I painted small flowers with the same red/berry paint.


4.  I mixed four ounces of resin and mixed in a green pigment powder.




5.  I poured the resin into the molds.


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


7.  I removed the coasters from the mold.


Here is the front.  The paint is now part of the resin and will not scratch off.




8.  I painted the backs the same as the fronts.  I first started painting the curved stripes.


9.  I painted the needles.


10.  I painted the flowers.


11.  Once it all dried, I mixed four more ounces of resin and carefully poured it onto the coasters.


12.  I popped the bubbles and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.


13.  I drilled a small hole into each of the coasters.


14.  I added glue to the hole.


15.  I inserted the flowers.


That's how the look together.


16.  I added rock to a terra pot.


17.  I added my coasters.




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


Monday, March 25, 2019

Easter Bunny Pillow Cover | Easter Crafts | Cricut Crafts | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make an Easter Bunny Pillow Cover!  It's an easy Cricut iron on project!




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


Pillow covers:  https://amzn.to/2CAN51P

Cricut machine:  https://amzn.to/2Fb1n9P
Glitter vinyl iron on:   https://amzn.to/2YliSNe
Hot glue:  https://amzn.to/2CpimV0
Glue:  https://amzn.to/2TFdbem
Pom poms:  https://amzn.to/2U65q0E
Pink ribbon:  https://amzn.to/2WqXBjH
Press cloth:  https://amzn.to/2CCVHF1


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




Directions:


1.  I went into Cricut Design Space.


2.  I typed in bunny and selected the one I wanted.

3.  I selected the bunny and sized it to the desired size.  

Specifically to 10" x 8.2".

4.  You can select your material color, but since this is a single cut project, it is optional.

5.  I clicked on shape and selected the circle.

6.  I sized the circle and placed it on the bunny, where I thought the bunny should be.

7.  I clicked on the bunny and the circle and clicked attach.  

8.  I put my material on my mat and cut the project.

9.  I removed the excess vinyl.

10.  I figured out my placement on the pillow cover.

11.  I warmed up the fabric.

12.  I placed down the iron on.

13.  I put an old, thin towel down and ironed over it.

14.  Then, I ironed on the back.

15.  I then ironed directly on the plastic.

16.  If there is a spot that is not sticking well, use the tip of your iron and heat it some more.

17.  Carefully remove the plastic.

18.  I tied a bow with pink ribbon. 


19.  I added glue and attached it to the bunny.

20.  I did the same with the pom pom tail.

That's it!  Now you have a cute bunny pillow that can cover your couch throw pillows!

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


Mona




Friday, March 22, 2019

Salt and Glitter Resin Coaster | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch


Learn how to use sidewalk salt and glitter to make a beachy resin coaster, in this easy DIY craft tutorial!




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

Mold:  http://amzn.to/2FcRd7J
Sidewalk salt:  https://amzn.to/2TaSm5w
Glitter:  https://amzn.to/2XZefZe
Lighter:  https://amzn.to/2NQusts
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.

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



Directions:

1. I have been walking by my sidewalk salt all winter and kept thinking how pretty it was.

2.  I mixed two ounces of resin.

3.  I mixed in some of the pretty sidewalk salt.  



4.  I mixed in matching glitter.

5.  I poured it all into the coaster mold.

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

7. I removed the coaster from the mold.

That's it!  I has a fun beachy look to it.

I'm hoping it's the end of winter and I don't have to use anymore salt!  In the meantime, I'll enjoy my coaster!


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


Mona