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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Fun Pool Noodle Crafts I Found On Pinterest!!!

The weather is warm and I love summer crafting!  People have been getting super creative with pool noodles.  Here are some fun projects I found on Pinterest and thought you might enjoy!!!


1.  Check out this amazing architectural piece that seriously looks like a stone column!




2.  Use a pool noodle to make a lamp made out of an old log that also includes resin!!!




3.  Use a pool noodle to make a wreath that can be changed to fit for all four seasons!  




4.  Try this pool noodle flower float!




5.  Create a floating cooler for the pool!  So convenient!





Now run out to the dollar store and pick up some pool noodles, so you can get crafting!!!

Thanks for stopping by!  

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

Mona





Thursday, April 5, 2018

Liquid Rainbow Resin Coaster DIY | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make a liquid resin coaster!  Here is a quick video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I did it!


  



**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:  http://amzn.to/2zluUd8
Food coloring:  http://amzn.to/2lGoSxE
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like, here are a few):
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw
FX Epoxy:  http://amzn.to/2AF3Pkk ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F.


1.  Start with your coaster mold.

2.  Take clear drinking straws and cut them to length.  

3.  Pinch one end of the straw and take a lighter. 

4.  Use the lighter to melt the end together.

5.  Once melted, you should have a clean edge.

6.  Mix water and food coloring and drip them into the straws.  Do not fill them all the way because you want the water to have the ability to move around.

7.  Then, seal the other end the same way, with the lighter.


8.  Mix one ounce of resin and pour it into the coaster mold and pop any bubbles with a lighter.

9.  Place your filled straws into the mold and let it cure for 12 hours.

10.  Mix more resin (1.5 -  2 ounces) and pour it over the straws.

11.  Pop the bubbles with a lighter and allow it to cure for at least 12 hours.

12.  Once cured, you can pull it out of the mold!!!


The liquid moves around in the coaster!




That's it!  Now you have a really fun coaster!  I was inspired to make it by this video:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=defy__bUH0s

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

Mona

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Monday, April 2, 2018

DIY Alcohol Ink Pendants | Jewelry Craft Tutorial | Craft Klatch

Learn how to create alcohol ink jewelry.  They are easy, inexpensive and beautiful!  

Here is a quick video tutorial to see how I made them!


**The links below help support this channel,  as I may earn a small commission at  noadditional cost to you.  



You will need:
Jewelry bails:  http://amzn.to/2mbigb0
Alcohol Ink:  http://amzn.to/2CtXrBy
Felt
Popsicle stick:  http://amzn.to/2qdKDKM


1.  I started with the round, clear glass gems. 

2.  I took a little rubbing alcohol and cleaned them off.

3.  I created a dauber, which consist of a strip of felt glued around a popsicle stick.

4. Then I started adding alcohol ink.

5.  Letting colors blend together.











6.  On some, I used my dauber, which gave me more muted colors.

7.  Then I let them dry an kept making some more!!!




8.  Then I took jewelry bails and glued them onto the back.







Sunday, March 25, 2018

DIY Foil and Resin Coasters | Another Coaster Friday | Craft Klatch

Learn how to make resin coasters with foil to add texture!  It's an easy DIY craft tutorial!

Here is a quick tutorial:




You will need:
The links below help support this channel,  as I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.
Coaster mold:  http://amzn.to/2zluUd8
Aluminum foil:  pick some up at the store
Circle cutter:  http://amzn.to/2uEyiPP
Green pigment:  http://amzn.to/2BZDfrZ
Pink pigment:  http://amzn.to/2E1SKgm
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
Clear Cast:  http://amzn.to/2z4rxGw



Directions:
1.  Start with aluminum foil.

2.  Cut it out with your circle cutter or scissors.  You want it to be just over four inches.

3.  Crinkle up the foil.

4.  Then uncrinkle it.

5.  Mix six ounces of resin.

6.  Add your colors and mix well.  I have the colors listed above, but you can customize them for any decor.  I used two pigments (bright pink and transparent green) made for resin and I used a blue pigment powder.



7.  Pour them into the molds.

8.  Press down your foil, into the resin.

9.  Pop your bubbles.  

10.  Then repeat with the other colors...




11.  Let them cure for a minimum of 12 hours.

12.  Remove them from the mold.  The pigment powder left it a bit cloudy on the front.

But the back was a little clearer.

The pink and green are nice and clear and vibrant!

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

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

Mona