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Thursday, June 22, 2017

DIY Beauty and The Beast Coaster ~ Another Coaster Friday ~ Craft Klatch

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If you love Disney Princesses (and really who doesn't?) and Beauty and The Beast, check out how to make this Belle rose coaster DIY!

You will need:
Coaster mold:  http://amzn.to/2tvthpA
Rose vellum:  check your craft store
Rose stickers:  http://amzn.to/2rnHEvd
Disney Princesses stickers: check your craft store
Circle cutter:  http://amzn.to/2rDWqO3


Here is the video tutorial:





Directions:
1.  Mix one ounce of resin and pour it into the coaster mold.
2.  Pop all the bubbles.
3.  Cut a circle of the rose vellum paper and using the circle cutter.  You want it set to just under four inches.
4.  Slide the rose vellum paper into the resin and press down with your stir stick.  You want to make sure there are no bubbles stuck under the vellum.
5.  Then take your rose stickers and place them into the wet resin and press them down as well.  Pop bubbles.



6.  Allow to cure a minimum of 12 hours.
7.  Place the Belle sticker onto the resin and rub it down.
8.  Mix one ounce of resin and pour it over the sticker.  
9.  Pop bubbles and allow to cure a minimum of 12 hours.

Now you can take it out of the mold and you have a beautiful coaster, or room decoration!  

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Easy and Fun Glitter Fish Coasters DIY ~ Craft Klatch

Try making some fun glitter fish coasters!  I guarantee it's a craft project, you will love it!  I made them with coasters in mind, but they can just as easily be room decorations.



You will need:
- 1/4" plywood:  http://amzn.to/2rigr0U
-  Acrylic paint:  go to your craft store
-  Fine glitter:  find at your craft store
-  Glue:  http://amzn.to/2qhfq4P
-  Saw:  http://amzn.to/2qXd66h

-  Rotary tool:  http://amzn.to/2rigj1q

I'm always saying how these woodworking projects are PERFECT to get the kids involved.  Obviously they are not going to cut the shapes out of wood, but they can decorate to their hearts content!  In fact, I had the pleasure of working on a set with a three year old.  She saw the ones I made and wanted to make some for her brother to be.  I let he choose the colors and the eyes.  The only thing I helped her with was the glue for the glitter.  She painted, poured the glitter and decided on the placement of everything.  I think they turned out SPECTACULAR!  She has an eye for it!





Here is the quick video tutorial:





Directions:
1.  Cut the fish out of wood and sand the edges.  You can shape it any way you like.  The fish do not have to be the same.
2.  Paint the fish the color of your choice - plan on at least two coats - front and back - and allow to dry.
3.  When dry, decide which will be the top side.  Using a clear drying glue, paint a coat on the fins and sprinkle with a fine glitter.  
4.  Make a black dot for an eye and when you it's dry you can make a small white dot for an eye highlight.  I added gills, but that is optional.  

If you are making room decor, that's it!  If you want to use them as coasters, you should spray them with a sealer for protection.

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

Mona  

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Wedding Ring Coasters DIY ~ Another Coaster Friday ~ Craft Klatch

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With wedding season upon us, these Wedding Ring Coasters are perfect for a bridal shower, or wedding favors!



You will need:

Circle cutter:  http://amzn.to/2s4aK6h
White Resin:  http://amzn.to/2qAAHH4
Clear resin:  http://amzn.to/2sm5Luu
White pigment:  http://amzn.to/2qAvmDu
Mold:  http://amzn.to/2rocS8o
Mold I normally use:  http://amzn.to/2raKGVX
Transparency film:  http://amzn.to/2qA7ujf
Gem mold:  http://amzn.to/2qArLkH
Silver glitter:  http://amzn.to/2sdpq0z


Here is the video tutorial:




Directions:

**I used a smaller coaster mold than I typically use because the gem mold I had wasn't big enough for the larger mold.  Also, if you were to make a lot for a wedding or bridal shower,   using smaller molds will save you a bunch on resin costs.

1.  Using either a resin that cures white, or using a clear resin, with pigment to color it white, mix enough to create a thin layer at the bottom of the coaster molds.
2.  Pour it into the mold and use a lighter to pop the bubbles.  Allow it to cure at least 12 hours.
3.  Print out gold bands on transparency film.  I printed "Mr" and "Mrs" in the middle, but you don't have to.  You can do "his" and "hers", or their names, date of the wedding, or anything you want!
4.  Cut the transparency film, slightly smaller than the size of the coaster mold.
5.  Mix enough resin to cover the white and slide your transparency film into the resin.  Press it down and press out the bubbles from under the transparency film.  Pop the bubbles and allow it to cure at least 12 hours.
6.  While you have the clear resin, you can mix a small amount with fine silver glitter and pour it into the gem mold.  Pop bubbles and allow to cure.
7.  Once cured, you can remove them from the molds.  
8.  Using a rotary tool, I cut a "V" into the Mrs coaster and glued the gem into place to make it look like an engagement ring.

Once dry and cured, you have a fun set of wedding 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, June 5, 2017

Frozen Margarita Pie DIY ~ In the Kitchen with Craft Klatch

A frozen margarita might just hit the spot, but if you want a refreshing dessert, try this frozen margarita pie!



Ingredients:

-  A bag of pretzels (1 1/2 cups crushed)
-  1 1/2 cups of non-dairy whipped topping (thawed)
-  2 Tablespoons of honey
-  3 Tablespoons of butter
-  3 Cups of low fat strawberry yogurt (frozen)
-  Grated lime peel (optional)
-  One package of frozen strawberries in syrup or sugar
-  1 Tablespoon of lime juice
-  1 Tablespoon of tequila (optional)

Here are the video directions, so you can see how it all came together!  Remember to Subscribe to Craft Klatch on YouTube!





Directions:

For the crust:
1.  Crush your pretzels.  You can either do it in a plastic bag and take out your anger and frustration, or if you have food processor, pop the pretzels in there and it is so easy!!  You can pulverize them for a very consistent crust, or leave some chunks for some texture.  

2.  Melt your butter and honey in the microwave and stir it together.  Stir in your crushed pretzels, until they are completely coated.

3.  Press into a 9-inch pie plate and put it in the freezer for about a half an hour.

For the Filling:

4.  In a bowl, mix frozen yogurt, your whipped topping and 1/2 teaspoon of lime peel.  Note:  The lime peel can be a little bit of a strong taste in the pie and you can omit it.

5.  Scoop it into the crust and shape it a little.

6.  Put it into the freezer for at least 2 hours.  You can add some fresh fruit before freezing, for a little decoration.

For the Sauce:

7.  If you forgot to take the strawberries out of the freezer, like I always do, you can melt them in a pan.  You do not want to cook them, just melt them.

8.  Add 1/2 teaspoon of lime peel, tablespoon of lime juice and 1 tablespoon of tequila (optional).

9.  Mix it all up and put into the refrigerator, until you are ready to serve.

That's it!  Now you have a refreshing dessert!

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

Mona

Sunday, June 4, 2017

BBQ Wreath For Summer! Craft Klatch

Summer means cookouts and barbecues!  Kick off summer with this BBQ Wreath!  It's a one-of-a-kind!  I'll show you how to make it using dollar store items!





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You will need:
Wire wreath:  http://amzn.to/2rdEoVY or http://amzn.to/2r2U8L9
3/16" dowel rods:  http://amzn.to/2rMp97p
Wood discs:  http://amzn.to/2rds0ph
Thicker wood dowels:  http://amzn.to/2rMNFVG
16 gauge silver wire:  http://amzn.to/2rMiABI
Thinner silver wire:  http://amzn.to/2rdGmWo
Silver spray paint:  http://amzn.to/2s4Zq7c
Epoxy clay:  http://amzn.to/2qsZe0t
Brown polymer clay:  http://amzn.to/2qxpA0s
Red polymer clay:  http://amzn.to/2rdufc7
Spatula: http://amzn.to/2qxDIXP
Tongs:  http://amzn.to/2raPPvz
Ketchup and Mustard containers:  http://amzn.to/2s5mZ03
Flags (optional):  http://amzn.to/2r2Vple
Craft knife:  http://amzn.to/2qxX52U

Pastel chalks:  http://amzn.to/2r2VfKN


Here is the video tutorial, with all the details you need!  Remember to Subscribe to Craft Klatch on YouTube!





Directions:
1.  Take your wire wreath and add 3/16" dowel rods.  You are going to have to cut them to fit.  They should slide in nicely.








2.  Permanently attach the dowel rods with epoxy clay.  It cures hard and looks like a weld joint once painted.




3.  Using wood discs and cut down dowel rods, I created hotdogs and hamburgers.  I attached a wire to both, so I would be able to attach it to the wreath later.





4.  I covered both with polymer clay and then used pastel chalk the create char marks.  You can see all the details on how I created the hamburgers and hotdogs in the video.





5.  Paint the wreath with the dowel rods.  I did a nice silver and it took two coats.



6.  Then I found more accessories at the dollar store, so I attached them, with wire as well.



7.  Once everything is attached, you have a yummy looking, one-of-a-kind wreath!  Bring on the burgers!



 8.  You can add flags for Memorial Day, or the Fourth of July!



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

Mona

DIY Flip Flop Coasters ~ Another Coaster Friday ~ Craft Klatch

Yay Summer!!!  I love summer and one of my most favorite things to wear are flip flops!!  Today we are crafting fun flip flops in this DIY craft tutorial.

When I make these wood coaster, remember you can use them and have kids paint them and that would be crazy fun!  If you don't want to make them out of wood, you can always use cork or clay as alternative materials!




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You will need:
- 1/4" plywood:  http://amzn.to/2rigr0U
-  Acrylic paint
-  Fine glitter
-  Rotary tool:  http://amzn.to/2rigj1q


Here is the video tutorial, be sure to Subscribe to Craft Klatch on YouTube, so you don't miss a thing!





Directions:
1.  Draw a template of a flip flop.  Make it wider than usual, so a glass will fit on it.
2.  Cut it out with a saw.



3.  Paint a white base coat and allow to dry.




4.  Paint a base color and allow to dry - figure that will take at least two coats.


5.  Take a second color and do stripes, stencils, or dots.  Allow to dry.





6.  Draw a template for the band on top.  It's pretty basic.  You can manipulate it to fit.  Lightly, trace it on with a pencil.

7.  Paint the bottom color over any of your contrasting color design and allow to dry.




8.  Paint on a thin layer of glue and sprinkle on fine glitter.  Allow to dry.




That's it!  Now you have super cute flip flop coasters!  You can use a spray sealer to seal and protect everything.  You can use them as coasters, or just as fun decor!

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

Mona

Monday, May 29, 2017

DIY: Paper Mart Washi Tape Fourth of July Decorations!

Create festive Fourth of July decorations using washi tape from Paper Mart! Easy and fun crafts!

Be sure to visit Paper Mart for their large washi tape selection and great wrapping paper, ribbons, boxes, etc!  I also used inexpensive items from the dollar store to create a votive and silverware holders that will make your buffet table more patriotic!  I used a dollar store frame as a place to mount a washi tape covered wood star.



Be sure to pick up your copy today!!



You will need:
34400303 - Blue/white stars washi tape
34370402 - White/silver large dot metallic washi tape  
341330 - Red/white zig zag washi tape
34400201 - Blue with silver star metallic washi tape
34310133 - Red ribbon washi tape 

Here is the video tutorial:






Directions:
1.  I cut a wood star out of 1/4" plywood, but you could find similar stars online, or at craft stores.



2.  I painted the star white, so the washi tape colors will not be distorted.



3.  Start adding the red, white and blue washi tapes.



4.  Keep adding until you cover the star.  You will need to cut and trim at the corners, so take your time and keep it neat!





5.  Now using a votive from the dollar store, I covered it with the washi tape as well.  The washi tape is on the outside, so you can still put a regular candle inside.




6.  Keep going...



7.  Using round vases, also from the dollar store, cover just the top portion of them with the washi tape.



8.  Just like that!



9.  I had a inexpensive frame from the dollar store and framed a piece of burlap.  Using mounting tape, I mounted the washi tape covered star onto the glass.


10.  Add a candle to the votive and silverware to the vases.



11.  Now you have the perfect decorations to help make your holiday tablescape something special!!


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

Mona

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Alcohol Ink Coasters DIY ~ Another Coaster Friday ~ Craft Klatch


If you have ever worked with alcohol inks, you know how pretty they are.  Add a ceramic tile and you have some beautiful and easy coasters!




You will need:
Ceramic tile:  http://amzn.to/2qwYmLh
Alcohol inks:
Spray sealer:  http://amzn.to/2qAT13z


Be sure to pick up your copy today!!



Here is the video tutorial:






Directions:
1.  Take your inexpensive ceramic tiles and clean them.  I cleaned them with rubbing alcohol.
2.  Once dry, begin dripping the alcohol inks onto the tile and see where it takes you.  Let them run together, or manipulate them and move them around.
3.  Let them dry.  
4.  Once dry, you can seal them with a spray sealer and allow to dry.

That's it!  You may want to add little felt or silicone dots to the bottom to protect your furniture from scratches.

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

Mona