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Friday, January 31, 2014

DIY Super Bowl Football Coaster - Another Coaster Friday

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The big game is this weekend and here are some fun coasters to add to the festivities.


You will need:
-  Coaster mold - see where I bought mine in the Products I Use link above
-  Resin - I use Easy Cast - for more info go to www.eti-usa.com
-  Glitter
-  Football stickers


Directions:
1.  Prepare your resin according to the package directions.
2.  Mix in green chunky glitter
3.  Pour into mold.
4.  Let cure for at least 12 hours.
5.  Put stickers on resin.
6.  Prepare more resin and pour over the stickers until fully covered.
7.  Allow to cure for at least 12 hours.
8.  Unmold your ultra cool coaster!!

What is your favorite Super Bowl snack and do you watch the game or just the commercials?

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting!

Mona



Whatcha Been Doin' Wednesday: Resin and Wreaths DIY

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Mona

Reclaiming My Craft Room DIY

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This is the before of my craft room.  I have a lot of work to do!  For the last two years - actually three (time flies) -  I had two large pieces being stored in my craft room.  It made it hard to move around an access everything!  They are officially moved out and I get my craft room back.  Now I have to undo to mess I made because I had to stick things wherever I could.   I have two pieces of Martha Stewart craft furniture, which I LOVE!  I have to paint, spackle, maybe put down a new floor and reorganize, reorganize, reorganize!!!

It's going to take some time, so my schedule will be a little off.  I will share the after and how I organized my stuff!


Thanks for stopping by!  

Mona

Hearts, Lips and Love Valentine's Day Coasters: Another Coaster Friday DIY






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Here are a few more Valentine's Day Coasters!

You will need:
-  Valentine's Day stickers, confetti, or anything you want to include.
-  I found the silver letters at Hobby Lobby on clearance.
-  The stickers and little hearts and lips were also Hobby Lobby.
-  Iridescent confetti for the background - also Hobby Lobby.
-  I added some self adhesive half pearls too.
-  Resin - I used Easy Cast - available at Hobby Lobby, Michaels and Resin Obsession.  To find where it is available internationally, go to www.eti-usa.com.
-  Coaster mold - you can find the one I use if you click the Products I Use tab above.

Here is the video tutorial:



Directions:
1.  Prepare your resin according to the package directions.
2.  If you are doing three coasters like I did, you need to split them into three smaller cups.
3.  Add the lip confetti into one cup and mix well with the resin.
4.  Pour the lip confetti mixture into a coaster mold and spread it out so it's pretty even.
5.  In another cup, mix the pink confetti and mix it well.
6.  Pour it into a different coaster mold cavity.
7.  In the last cup, mix the pink and white confetti and mix well with resin.
8.  Pour into last coaster mold cavity.
9.  Allow all to cure for at least 12 hours.
10.  When hardened, you can add your embellishments.  I added the self adhesive letters on to the lip confetti.  Stickers onto the pink and white confetti.  The hearts, lips and half pearls on to the pink confetti.
11.  Prepare more resin and pour over all of the coasters, making sure all of your items are well covered.
12.  Allow to cure at least 12 hours.

That's it!  Unmold your beautiful coasters!  
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Mona



Whatcha Been Doin' Wednesday: Coasters and Dollar Store Crafts

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Mona

Monday, January 20, 2014

DIY Big Resin Glitter Snowflake: Make Something Monday

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This is my last wintery project because I've about had enough of winter and the cold!

You will need:

-  Resin snowflake mold - I found mine on Amazon - I believe it's a cake mold
-  Resin - I use Easy Cast - for more info on Easy Cast go to www.eti-usa.com
-  Glitter - colors I used - white, silver and blue

Here is the video tutorial:



Directions:
1.  Mix a small amount of resin.  I mixed silver, white and icy blue glitter with the resin.  I used a skewer stick to put the mixture into the recessed areas of the snowflake.
2.  Allow to cure for 12 hours.
3.  Mix more resin.  This time I mixed white glitter  and iridescent dots.
4.  Pour into the mold and make sure it spreads to all the corners.
5.  Allow to cure for at least 12 hours.
6.  Unmold.  Depending on your mold, you can be done.  My mold had a matte finish on the inside so when I unmolded it, it had a frosted look.  I wanted it to shine.
7.  Putting the snowflake on something to raise it and working over parchment paper, I painted a thin coat of resin over then whole front of the snowflake and let it cure for 12 hours.
8.  Using a rotary tool, I drilled a small hole into the snowflake to be able to hang it.

That's it!  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Mona




DIY Glam Resin Glitter Bowl Craft How To

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I've been wanting to try this since I created the bowl mold, but never got around to it…UNTIL NOW!


You will need:

-  A bowl mold (I have video linked below)
-  Resin - I used Easy Cast - for more info go to www.eti-usa.com
-  Glitter and iridescent confetti (I bought the confetti and Hobby Lobby)
-  Something to finish the bowl - either sandpaper, a file or a rotary tool

This is the product I used to make the bowl mold:


Here is the video tutorial on how to make the bowl mold:



Here is the video tutorial on how to make the glitter bowl:



Directions:
1.  Prepare your resin, according to the package directions.  Mix glitter and iridescent confetti in whatever amounts you want to use to create the bowl.  
2.  Pour glitter and resin mixture into the mold.
3.  Take inner section of mold and place into the other mold.  This will squish the resin up the sides, creating the bowl shape.   Tip:  I put rice into the inner mold, so it has weight and keeps its shape.  
4.  Allow to cure for at least 12 hours.
5.  This is when I decided I wanted to make the bowl thicker.  I removed the inner bowl and I mixed some glitter and confetti together and poured it into the mold.  I let it settle in the bottom, figuring when I poured the next layer, it would keep it raised up and allow the bowl to be thicker.  Allow to cure for at least 12 hours.
6.  Now it's time for the last layer.  I mixed only the iridescent confetti and the resin.  I thought this would make the inside of the bowl look a little different than the outside.  I placed the inner bowl back in and allowed it to cure for at least 12 hours.
7.  I peeled the inner mold off and removed the bowl from the outer mold as well.
8.  Depending on your mold, you might need to paint a layer of resin on the inside and outsides of the bowl.  Mine had more of a matte finish and I wanted them to be shiny.
9.  Using a pop can, I turned the bowl upside down.  The pop can allowed the bowl to be raised off of the table.  I covered my table with parchment paper, for any drips.  
10.  I prepared my resin and using a disposable brush, I painted on the resin, on the outer side of the bowl only -- allowing any excess to drip off.
11.  Allow to dry for at least 12 hours.
12.  Now is the time to finish off the edge of the bowl.  If your's doesn't need it, great!  Mine did.  You can sand it, or file it down.  I decided to use my rotary tool, with the cutting attachment.  I braced the tool on the edge of the table (remember to use a mask and safety glasses for the dust) and used it to cut along the top of edge of the bowl.  I slowly turned the bowl and kept the rotary tool stationary.  As long as you hold it firm, you should get a nice cut.  I demonstrated in the video, in case you want to see how I did it.
13.  Clean the bowl.  I first brushed off the dust.  Then I rinsed it with water and dried it completely.
14.  Here's the final coat.  I prepared my resin and brushed a thin layer on the inside of the bowl.  Let it sit for at least 12 hours and you are done!

Now you have a beautiful bowl.  Use it to store accessories, or change, nail polish, keys whatever!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Here are tutorials for two other bowls I have made.  A Jellybean Bowl and a Pistachio Shell Bowl!


Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting! 

Mona

DIY Coffee Themed Coaster: Another Coaster Friday!

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I know you coffee lovers are out there!  This one is for all of you!  I used a combination of coffee beans and stickers to come up with fun accessory!

You will need:

-  Coaster mold - for a link where I bought mine, click on the Products I Use tab.
-  Resin - I use Easy Cast - for more information, go to www.eti-usa.com
-  Coffee beans 
-  Stickers

Here is the video tutorial:


Directions:
1.  Prepare your resin, according to the package directions.
2.  Mix enough coffee beans with the resin, to cover the bottom of the coaster mold.
3.  Pour the resin covered beans into the mold and spread around evenly.
4.  Allow to cure for at least 12 hours.
5.  Take your stickers and stick them to the beans.  TIP:  If you have paper stickers, make sure to seal them first, or you will get resin stains on them and they won't look very nice.
6.  Prepare some more resin and pour over the stickers, making sure they are fully covered.
7.  Allow to cure for at least 12 hours.
8.  That's it!  Unmold it and enjoy your new coaster!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Mona

Here are links to the products I used through Amazon, incase you would like to make one too!



Whatcha Been Doin' Wednesday: Dollar Store and Shoes

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Another edition of Whatcha Been Doin' Wednesday!  I love your creativity!



Keep up the great work!  If you want to share your projects, the best way is to share them on my Facebook page, or send me a message on Facebook!  Otherwise you can email them to me with the subject Whatcha Been Doin' Wednesday at craftklatch@gmail.com

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Mona

DIY Paper Heart: Make Something Monday

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I had such high hopes for a big project, but nothing and I mean NOTHING worked!  Everything I tried was a big F-A-I-L!

So, I thought I would go back to basics on how to cut out a paper heart.




Happy Crafting!  Thanks for stopping by!

Mona

Valentine's Day Sticker Glitter Coasters: Another Coaster Friday





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It's that time of year again.  Love is in the air and now it's in some coasters!


You will need:

-  Coaster mold (click on the tab Products I Use to find the one I use)
-  Stickers 
-  Glitter - I used white, pink and purples
-  Resin - I use Easy Cast - for more information  go to www.eti-usa.com


Here is the video tutorial:



Directions:
1.  Prepare your resin according to the package directions.
2.  If you are making more than one color, split your resin into smaller cups.
3.  Mix glitter color combinations to your liking.
4.  Pour into the mold(s).  You just need enough to cover the bottom of the molds.
5.  Let it cure for 12 hours.
7.  Apply your stickers.
8.  Prepare your resin and pour over the stickers.  
9.  Allow to cure for 12 hours, then unmold!

That's it!  May you find love and happiness this Valentine's Day!  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

Mona



Sunday, January 19, 2014

Coasters and Hearts: Whatcha Been Doin' Wednesday!

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I love all of your creativity!



Thanks for sharing and keep up the great work everyone!

Mona

Record Cold in Chicago

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This video is from January 6, 2014, but we have another cold snap on the way!



Thanks for stopping by!  Hope it's warm where you are at, otherwise stay warm!

Mona

Rainbow Loom Basic Bracelet

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I thought I'd do a basic Rainbow Loom Bracelet tutorial to start!



Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting!

Mona

Sunday, January 12, 2014

DIY Peacock Feather Coaster - Another Coaster Friday

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I have never tried putting feather in resin, so I thought it was about time!


You will need:
-  Coaster mold - I have a link to where I bought mine on the Products I Use tab
-  Peacock feather - Mine are from Moonlight Feather
-  Resin - I use Easy Cast resin, for more info go to www.eti-usa.com

Here is the video tutorial:



Directions:
1.  Prepare your resin according to the package directions.
2.  Take your feather and trim it to fit into your mold.  (See video for trimming tips)
3.  Dip your feather in the resin, front and back.
4.  Using your stir stick, press down the feather.  
5.  If you get it down far enough, you won't need to do a second pour.  If it happens to float, you may need to do a thin final pour.
6.  Let it sit at least 12 hours.

That's it!  Unmold it once it cures and it adds a little WOW to your decor!

Thanks for stopping by an Happy Crafting!

Mona

*The feathers were provided by Moonlight Feather for review.  The opinions and ideas are all my own.

Craft Klatch 2013 Year in Review

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Happy New Years Coasters - Another Coaster Friday

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I thought it would be fun to create a coaster set that work together.

You will need:

-  Coaster mold - I have a link on the Products I Use page to where I purchased it
-  Letter tiles - mine are from Oriental Trading
-  Silver and gold bugle beads
-  Resin - I used Easy Cast - for more information on Easy Cast and where it's available, go to www.eti-usa.com

Here is the video tutorial:


Directions:
1.  Prepare your resin, according to the package directions.
2.  Pour enough resin into each mold to  cover the bottom of the mold.
3.  Arrange your letters in the molds and resin.
4.  Sprinkle the bugle beads around the letters.
5.  Let it cure at least 4-5 hours.
6.  Prepare enough resin to cover the letter tiles and pour in the molds.
7.  Let it cure for at least 12 hours.

That's it!  Now you can unmold them!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting! 

Mona



Fun With Glitter Coaster DIY: Another Coaster Friday

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I love glitter!  I mean love, love, LOVE IT!  I wanted to try a little something different in how I used glitter in a coaster.

You will need:

-  Coaster mold (to see where to find the one I use, go to the Products I Use tab)
-  Glitter (I bought a sample pack)
-  Resin (I used Easy Cast Resin - it's available at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, www.resinobsession.com and go to www.eti-usa.com to find where it is available internationally).

Here is the video tutorial:



Directions:
1.  Prepare your resin according to the package directions.
2.  Split your resin into four cups (depending on how many colors you are using)
3.  Add your glitter to the resin and mix well.
4.  Pour your first color into the middle of the mold, but reserve a little.
5.  Pour your next color into the middle of the first color.  
6.  Repeat with the remaining colors.  
7.  Then, start over with your remaining colors.
8.  Let it sit for at least 12 hours.
9.  Unmold it!

That's it!  Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting!

Mona

Craft Klatch Christmas Past 2012

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DIY Glitter and Crystal Wine Bottle Stopper

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You can make an elegant gift for the wine lover in your life, or make one for yourself!


You will need:
-  Wine bottle stopper ( I bought mine at Hobby Lobby)
-  Jewelry Clay (You can find it under Products I Use and for more info, go to www.eti-usa.com)
-  Crystals
-  Fine glitter
-  Gloves

Here is the video tutorial:



Directions:
1.  Prepare your clay by mixing equal parts of the A and B.
2.  When completely mixed, split again and roll into a ball.
3.  Take one ball and attach to one side of the wine stopper and repeat on the other side.
4.  Take your gems/crystals and press them into the clay.  Try not to get any clay fingerprints on the gems.
5.  When you have your gems/crystals in place, take fine glitter and sprinkle onto both sides.
6.  Gently press or tap the glitter, to make sure it is in contact with the clay.
7.  Allow to set (check out the directions on your clay package).
8.  Once cured, gently brush off any excess glitter and you are finished!!

Pop it in a wine bottle, or give it as a gift!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Mona




Saturday, January 4, 2014

DIY Snowman Coasters - Another Coaster Friday

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Create these fun coasters to add to your winter decor!

You will need:
-  Resin - the clear resin I use is Easy Cast, for more information go to www.eti-usa.com
-  White resin - the white resin I used is from Resin Obsession and is called Color Blast Resin
-  Black dimensional paint
-  Orange dimensional paint
-  Coaster mold (you can find a link to the one I use under the Products I Use tab above).
-  White glitter (optional)

Here is the video tutorial:



Directions:
1.  Prepare your Color Blast Resin according to the package directions.  You only need enough to cover the bottoms of the molds.  If you want, you can sprinkle the white glitter on the white resin.  It may sink, it may not.
2.  Allow to cure.
3.  Take your dimensional paint and paint on a carrot nose and coal for the eyes and mouth.  Allow to dry.
4.  Prepare your clear resin, according to the package directions.
5.  Allow to cure at least 12 hours.

That's it!  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Mona



DIY Crawfish Fishing Lure Keychain

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Here's an easy gift for the fisherman in your life!  It can be used as a keychain, ornament, or to have from the rearview mirror in the car!


You will need:
-  Fishing lure (in this case I used a crawfish)
**Remember, if making a keychain use a hard plastic lure and don't go too big.
-  Pliers
-  Keychain blank

Here is the video tutorial:



Directions:
1.  Using pliers, carefully remove the hooks.
2.  Attach keychain blank by opening the jump ring and putting it through the ring on the fishing lure.

That's it!  I makes a great affordable gift for the fisherman or fisherwoman in your life.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

Mona