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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Seashell Jewelry Holder DIY | Shell Crafts | Craft Klatch

Seashell craft ideas! Create home decor using seashells.



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Materials:
Seashells:  https://amzn.to/2vkcQTx
Triple thick:  https://amzn.to/2w8vMos
Matte varnish:  https://amzn.to/2T2J8eZ
Metallic blue paint:  https://amzn.to/2vgwG1Y
Copper paint:  https://amzn.to/2TjviDC
White paint:  https://amzn.to/3c6Sg9G
Hot glue:  https://amzn.to/38Z5a7D
White glue:  https://amzn.to/2HXPZjb
Wood candlesticks:  https://amzn.to/3cfZE2P

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




Directions:

1.  I collected my items, which were shells and wood candlesticks.  You can use glass candlestick from the dollar store as an option.  

2.  I used a metal nail file to smooth any rough and jagged edges.

3.  I used a pretty periwinkle blue, with a little white added, to paint the insides of the shells.


5.  I mixed copper and white for the candlesticks.

6.  I painted the candlesticks.

7.  Once dry, I used matte varnish to seal them.

8.  I used Triple thick to give the shells a high gloss, protective finish.


9.  I used a combination of white glue and hot glue to secure the shell onto the candlestick. 



Here is how they look from the top.  Nice and glossy with a beauty feel!

Perfect to hold my jewelry by the kitchen sink, in the bathroom, or on my nightstand!

They are easy to customize to fit your home decor!

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

Mona

Friday, February 14, 2020

DIY Bedroom Love Sign | Room Decor | Craft Klatch

Today we are making a love sign. I wanted to make bedroom decor and this is perfect for the master bedroom. I love home decor ideas.


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You will need:
Plaque:  I bought it at Hobby Lobby, but here are some great alternatives:
https://amzn.to/38ntSON
https://amzn.to/2SjbCAw
Love chip decor:  I found it at Hobby Lobby, but here is an alternative:
https://amzn.to/2Tr114x  
I and U alternative:  https://amzn.to/37gypBb
Rain grey:  https://amzn.to/31OzJu6
Drizzle gray:  https://amzn.to/2SlBLPm
Surfboard blue:  https://amzn.to/2SCmI2t
Matte finish:  https://amzn.to/2vqLnz8
Removable strips to hang:  
https://amzn.to/2SovBhv


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


Directions:

1.  I gathered the parts for my sign.  

I used the same love in last years heart art project, which you can find HERE.

2.  The first thing I did was distress the plaque.  I used an ice pick and a screwdriver.  You can also use a chisel and a hammer. 


To make things go a little quicker, I broke out my Dremel, but that is optional.

3.  I used two different grays and painted it on.  If it is too thick, you can water it down.  

4.  I then used a dry paper towel and wiped off any excess.  If you want to remove more, you can use a wet paper towel.

Keep going until you get the whole board covered, front and back.



5.  I took my "I" and my "U" and used my Dremel to soften the edges.  Just a little, nothing major.  You can use sandpaper too, or just leave it.


6.  I painted the "I" and "U" white.  Figure it will take multiple coats.

7.  I painted the love aqua...again multiple coats.

8.  I figured out my placement and then I thought about it and I liked the love by itself just as well.


9.  I put the removable strips on the back of all of the letters.

I went with the removable strips, so if I want to change the look, with different letter or even for the holidays, I can!

Here it is!




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

Mona

Friday, January 31, 2020

Not Your Grandma's Doily Coaster #3 | Craft Ideas | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

BIG #3! Today I am doing the third coaster using a silicone doily mold and clay! It's a great craft idea for you home decor!

Materials list: The links below are affiliate links. I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Similar Doily mold: https://amzn.to/2Qnzvpu Stamp pad: https://amzn.to/39zuCkU Air dry clay: https://amzn.to/2vEcFCk Green paint: https://amzn.to/31baxNW (if you use multi-surface paint, you can skip the varnish) Silver paint: https://amzn.to/2Of9CqI Varnish: https://amzn.to/31dQwqj Roller: https://amzn.to/31cch9P

Directions:

1.  I pulled out my mold for yet another doily coaster.


Here are the previous coasters.

 2.  I pulled off a chunk of air dry clay and started to flatten it.


3.  I used my brayer/roller to more evenly flatten it and get it large enough accommodate the mold.

4.  I placed the silicone mold, pattern side down, onto the clay.

5.  I used my brayer to make sure I had and even impression. 

6.  I used my craft knife to trim off the excess.


7.  I dipped my finger into some water and used it to smooth the edge, while the silicone mold was still on the clay.


8.  I carefully removed the mold.

9.  I smoothed any rough edges and then I let it dry.  Once the one side was dry, I flipped it over and peeled the foil off the back of the clay.  DO NOT PEEL THE CLAY OFF OF THE FOIL!  You risk breaking your piece.  I laid it back side up and let it dry the rest of the way.

10.  I painted the dry piece with a metallic green.


11.  Once dry, I used a brush with just a little bit of silver paint.  I gently brushed it over the raised areas.  It helps to hold your brush sideways.

It helps set off the raised area.
  
 Once dry, I used a varnish to seal everything.  I did multiple coats.  Then I let it dry.

Here is the finished piece.  The silver really blended with the green, when I put the varnish on it.  I would suggest doing two coats of the silver before adding the varnish.

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