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Friday, November 29, 2019

Penguin Fabric Coasters | Christmas Craft Ideas | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make penguin fabric coasters! It's a great Christmas craft idea and beautiful home decor for the holidays!

Learn how to make penguin fabric coasters!  It's a great Christmas craft idea and beautiful home decor for the holidays!  #craftklatch #craftideas #christmas #christmascraftideas #crafts #christmascrafts #howto #diy #penguins #resin #resincrafts #resincoasters #resindiys

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You will need: Wood discs: https://amzn.to/2qVYWET Mod Podge: https://amzn.to/2OytvJC Fabric: Joanns White paint: https://amzn.to/2q240Hk Black paint: https://amzn.to/37NOAHD Metal trees: Joanns Red glitter: https://amzn.to/34sQr2F Black glitter: https://amzn.to/33vPdSU Silver glitter: https://amzn.to/2OV1sTZ Coaster mold: https://amzn.to/35I0pgT Learn how to make Christmas Bell Resin coasters! It's great home decor idea for decorating for the holidays!


Here is the video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made the whole set:




Directions:


1.  I went shopping and found this super cute Christmas penguin fabric, little metal Christmas trees and wood discs.




The discs are roughly 3.5 inches in diameter.

2.  I painted the discs white - front and back.

3.  I trimmed a piece of fabric, a little bit larger than the disc.


5.  I brushed the Mod Podge onto one side of the disc.

6.  I placed the fabric onto the disc and smoothed it down.


7.  I trimmed the excess, right up to the edge of the disc.
  

9.  I brushed the Mod Podge on the fabric.

So far, so good!

10.  Once it dried, I did two more coats, to make sure it was really sealed.  Be sure to check and make sure the edges are well sealed and down too.

11.  Once dry, I painted the backs and edges with a multi-surface black paint.  


12.  Once dry, I used painters tape to line the backs, so resin drips can be removed. 

13.  I used my craft knife to cut off the excess.

14.  I put a thin coat of Vaseline on the edge of the tape, so the resin will release much easier. 


15.  I set up the holder for the coasters.  I put the little Christmas trees in the mold.  I just leaned them up on the edge of the mold.

16.  I mixed three ounces of resin, which is enough to coat the coasters and make the holder.

17.  I poured the resin onto the coasters and used my stir stick  to help it to the edges.

18.  I had about one ounce left over and added chunky red, chunky black and fine silver glitter.  

19.  I mixed it and poured it into the coaster mold, being careful not to pour too quickly, because I didn't want the trees to fall over.

20.  I used my lighter to pop the bubbles for the holder and the coasters.  Then I let everything sit for a minimum of 12 hours.


21.  Here are the drips on the bottom of the coasters.  With the tape and the Vaseline, it's easy to pop the right off!


22.  I used a roll of cork, which is sticky shelf liner.

23.  I cut a piece a little larger than the coaster.

24.  I added a little glue to the edge of the coaster.

25.  I removed the backing from the shelf liner and put the down onto the sticky side of the cork. 

26.  I rubbed it down and then cut off the excess with my craft knife.

27.  I used a file to smooth any rough edges on the cork, so it's nice and finished.



Here they are all finished!!!

28.  The holder cured and I removed it from the mold.


It makes the cutest set for Christmas or as a hostess gift!  




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, November 25, 2019

Dollar Tree Ornament Makeover #3: Frosty Snowflake | Christmas Craft Ideas | Craft Klatch

Dollar Tree Ornament Makeover #3 and this time we a frosty snowflake theme to the Christmas decoration tutorial!  A little resin and glitter make holiday art!



Before getting into the project, here is a quick recap.  I found four of these unfinished ornaments and decided to give them four distinct looks and styles.  If you haven't seen them, be sure to check them out!

#1 Rustic Farmhouse Country Snowman version

#2  Glitz and Glam - Merry and Bright version


Now it's time for #3!!!!

Materials:

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Wood ornament: check your local Dollar Tree or Hobby Lobby

Snowflake ornament: check your local Dollar Tree
White paint:  https://amzn.to/34kJH70
Purple glitter:  https://amzn.to/2OIeDHN
Blue glitter: https://amzn.to/37DePRh
Silver ribbon:  https://amzn.to/35dvBEs
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 video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made it:





Directions:

1.  I started with an unfinished wood ornament cut out.

2.  I had bought a larger 3D snowflake ornament and some smaller flat snowflake ornaments.  Both were from the Dollar Tree.


3. I painted the ornament white.  I did the front, back and edges.

4.  I taped the edges of the back with painters tape.

5.  I burnished the tape down, so there was good contact.

6.  I trimmed the excess tape from around the ornament.

7.  The ornament I bought was very thick and I needed to remove one of the layers of the snowflake.  I used my craft knife and carefully pried off the gem and then the one layer.  It was just glued together, so it worked out well.




8.  There was a loop on the one part of the snowflake, where the string was.  I didn't like the way it looked, so I took scissors and trimmed it off.


9.  I trimmed the string off of the smaller ornaments.  

10.  I selected a variety of blue, white and purple glitter.

12.  Here is a tip:  After I trimmed the tape, I put a little vaseline on the edge...just a little.  This helped me remove the excess drips from the bottom, after the resin had cured.

13.  I mixed 5-6 ounces of resin.

14.  I mixed in a variety of glitters.


15.  Once well mixed, I poured it over the ornament.  FYI:  I put three cups under ornament, to raise it up.

16.  I used a stir stick to move the resin around, including on the edges.

17.  I used my torch to pop the bubbles.

18.  I placed the snowflake ornament in the center.

19.  I placed the smaller snowflakes around the larger snowflake.

20.  I let it sit for at least 12 hours.

21.  Once cured, I flipped it over, on the cups, and used my craft knife to pry off the excess resin drips.  By the way, it worked great with the vaseline!!!

22.  I peeled off the tape.

 Nice and clean!

23.  I drilled a hole into the ornament.

24.  I ran a ribbon through the hole and tied a knot.

That's it!  


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


Mona