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Monday, November 30, 2015

Easy Painted Snowman Plaque DIY



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My sister and brother-in-law cut down a tree in their yard, a while back, and gave me a couple of wood slabs.  I decided to turn one into a snowman!  This is an easy and inexpensive craft!  If you don't have wood slabs at home, they have some at the craft store!!


You will need:
-  Unfinished wood plaque
-  White acrylic paint
-  Black acrylic paint
-  Orange acrylic paint
-  Drill
-  Rustic rope

Here is the video tutorial:


Directions:
1.  If the face of your piece is really rough, be sure to sand it.
2.  Paint white acrylic paint on the face of the wood, but don't paint the bark.  Allow to dry.  I like to have some of the wood grain showing through, so I only did one coat.
3.  With orange acrylic paint, paint a triangle in the middle of the piece, for a carrot nose.
4.  With black acrylic paint, paint two coal eyes and a coal mouth.
5.  Drill two holes at the top of the head.  
6.  Pull your rope through the holes and tie knots.

That's it!  It's so fast and easy!  This would make perfect gift and the kids can definitely get involved!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting and stay safe!

Mona

Here are a few of my other crafts that you might enjoy:

Pumpkin Pie Candle      Snowflake Coasters


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Cooking with Greg and Mona - Yum Yum Utensils Review and Giveaway





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My husband Greg joined me in the kitchen to do a little cooking.  We were asked to try out some Yum Yum Utensils knife set and we were pleased.  Oh did I mention a giveaway? You will see that at the bottom of this post!


Here is the video tutorial:




a Rafflecopter giveaway

This is open internationally and if you are under the age of 18, you will need to get your parents' permission before entering.  The winner will be announced on Friday, December 4, 2015.  I will announce the winner here and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back here and/or there.  I will also email the winner, with the email they provided when entering - make sure you provide the correct email and check it!  Once announced, the winner will have 48 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be chosen.

Made By Mommy November Craft Challenge!



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It's time for the November Made by Mommy Craft Challenge!   #MBMCraftchallenge

 If you want to get in on the fun, Kim has some boxes available here:  http://www.cookscrafts.com 




Here is the video tutorial:




Be sure to check out everyone else's videos too!  You can find their creative crafts here:



I hope you get some inspiration from these incredibly crafty people!!  I know I did!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting and stay safe!

Mona

Friday, November 27, 2015

Resin Snowflake Coasters DIY ~ Another Coaster Friday




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I know I said I was doing a pie coaster this week, but my planning was definitely OFF!  So, I found these adorable snowflakes at Walmart and decided another week of snowflake coasters was the way to go!!  Next week:  Pie Coasters!  (I hope!)


You will need:

-  Coaster mold:  http://amzn.to/1XtyPsl
-  Snowflake confetti

Here is the video tutorial:




Directions:
1.  Mix resin, according to the package directions.  I used two ounces for each coaster.
2.  Mix in package of confetti.
3.  Pour into mold.
4.  Pop bubbles with lighter.
5.  Allow to cure before unmolding.

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

Mona

Monday, November 23, 2015

Pumpkin Pie Candle DIY ~ Craft Klatch Thanksgiving Craft




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Are you ready for a no calorie pumpkin pie?  How about a full sized candle pumpkin pie, just in time for Thanksgiving!!  To warn you, it didn't go as smoothly as I hoped, but I think it turned out!



You will need:

-  Pie mold - I used silicone, but metal, glass or disposable aluminum will work too.
-  Candle wax - I used paraffin
-  Pumpkin pie or vanilla candle scent
-  Caramel candle dye
-  Three short wicks
-  Silicone basting brush
-  Disposable cake decorating bag
-  Large cake decorating tip
-  Skewer sticks

Here is the video tutorial:




Directions:
1.  Create a double boiler by using either two pots, one with water and one with wax.  Use an old pot for the wax, or buy a metal pitcher at the craft store, made to use for melting wax.
2.  Melt wax.  I used four bars of the wax and added scent and color.  Tip:  The wax will harden much lighter then when it is melted.  Drip some on some foil and let it harden, so you can see how it will look.
3.  Take three wicks and dip into the melted was and place into the mold.
4.  Pour base wax in, for the pie crust.  Then with the silicone basting brush, brush wax on the sides and the edge to create and build up the crust.
5.  When the wax is still warm, break or scrape some the wax to give the crust some shape.  Then brush some wax over it.
6.  Melt more wax and add color to darken it enough to get it to the pumpkin pie color.  
7.  Take some skewer sticks to support the wicks.  Lay them across the pie and have the wicks between skewer sticks, until the crust hardens.
8.  Pour the wax into the wax pie crust.  As it begins to harden, I sprinkled some cinnamon and cloves on it, just to give it the spicy look.
9.  Once hardened, snip off the wicks.
10.  Melt one more bar of wax.  Once melted, take it off the heat, as it is hardening use your skewer stick to whip the wax.  Before it hardens, and is still soft, spoon it into the cake decorating bag and do a nice big whip cream dollop in the middle of the pie and wicks.

That's it!  Once hardened, you can give the candle as a hostess gift, or break it out for Thanksgiving or Christmas!

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!  Stay safe and Happy Crafting!

Mona

Friday, November 20, 2015

DIY Resin Snowflake Coaster ~ Another Coaster Friday

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It's time for a snowflake confetti coaster!!  I love confetti coasters because they are easy and always so pretty!


You will need:
-  Resin
-  Snowflake confetti


Here is the video tutorial:







Directions:
1.  Mix two ounces of resin, according to the package directions.
2.  Mix in confetti.
3.  Pour into mold and spread it out with your stir stick.
4.  Use a lighter to pop the bubbles.
5.  Allow to cure.

That's it!  Once it is cured, you have a really cool coaster!  Thanks for stopping by!  Stay safe and Happy Crafting!

Mona



Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Silicone Mold Giveaway!




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It's time for a giveaway!




The folks at BargainRollback.com are generous enough to be giving away a silicone mold like the one I used, in the video below.

A couple of quick things:
-  If you are under the age of 18, you must ask your parent's permission.
-  It is open internationally.
-  When filling out the information, please fill out a current email address and please check it.  Once chosen, the winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize.  I will be sending an email to let you know.  I will also be posting it on my Facebook page.

There are plenty of ways to enter, but you MUST be subscribed to Craft Klatch on YouTube ~ I do check, so be sure you are subscribed!  All other ways to enter are optional!

Ends 11/23/15 at 12:00am CST

So what are you waiting for, enter here:


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This is the project I made using this mold:

Monday, November 16, 2015

Fall Gourd Bird DIY ~ Craft Klatch



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I've had three dried gourds sitting in my garage for years.  I had always planned on making birds out of them and FINALLY I did!



You will need:
-  Dried and clean gourd
-  Wood base
-  2 -  3/8" dowel rods
-  Brown feather boa
-  Yellow spray paint
-  Brown spray paint
-  Fall floral grasses and pom poms
-  Glue
-  Copper glitter
-  2 small googly eyes
-  Brown polymer clay
-  Glue


Here is the video tutorial:






Directions:
1.  Paint gourd yellow and allow to dry.
2.  Paint dowel rods brown and allow to dry.
3.  Find a piece of wood for the base.  I took one from our firewood pile and bleached it, washed it and let it dry.
4.  Drill holes in the bottom of the gourd for the legs.  
5.  Cut down the legs to the length you want.  Insert the legs and glue into place.
6.  Drill holes into the base to insert the legs.
7.  Glue the legs into place.
8.  Drill a hole into the back, by the butt, so you can insert the floral stems that will be the tail feathers.  You may have to bend them, so they stand up properly.
9.  Glue them into place and sprinkle with glitter, to cover up any excess glue.
10.  Using polymer clay, make feet and a beak.  When you are making them, remember that you are going to have to take them off to bake them.  
11.  Once baked, glue them back into place.
12.  Cut the feather boa into smaller pieces that can be wrapped around the ankles and thighs of the bird.  
13.  Drill a small hole in the top of the head, so you can add the plume and add the feather boa around that too.
14.  Glue on googly eyes.
15.  Use glue and glitter to cover up any imperfections or excess glue.

That's it!  Now you have an awesome one of a kind decoration!

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay safe and Happy Crafting!

Mona




Friday, November 13, 2015

Thanksgiving Dinner and Turkey Coasters DIY ~ Another Coaster Friday


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It's time for Thanksgiving coasters!  



You will need:
-  Felt (red, orange, yellow, 2 browns, white and black)
-  Resin (I used Easy Cast)

Here is the video tutorial:




With Thanksgiving right around the corner I did two coasters.

Let’s start with the turkey.  I have been asked to add fabric to coasters, so I thought I would kill two birds with one stone (ha ha).

  1. Cut felt into petal shapes.  I used red, rusty orange and yellow.  This is for the turkey feathers.
  2. I mixed two ounces or resin and used the Easy Cast.  
  3. Pour the resin into the mold and place the feathers into the resin, pressing them down with the stir stick and making sure they are covered.
  4. Pop bubbles with a lighter and allow to cure.
  5. Cut brown felt into a peanut shape and cut a waddle two eyes.  
  6. Mix more resin (2 ounces) and pour into the mold.  I tried using a flesh color for the body, but when I added it to the resin, it became transparent.  I had to quick switch to brown.  Press all of the felt into the resin.
  7. Pop bubbles and allow to cure.  
  8. If the resin isn’t flat, after it has cured, add a little more resin on top to level it off.
  9. Allow to cure.
  10. Once cured unmold them.


Thanksgiving Dinner Coaster

  1. Mix one ounce of resin and mix white pigment into it.
  2. Pour into mold.
  3. Pop bubbles and allow to cure.
  4. Print Thanksgiving dinner on transparency film.
  5. Mix another ounce of resin.
  6. Pour into the mold.
  7. Slide the transparency film into the mold and press down with your stir stick.  Make sure to press out all the bubbles from underneath.
  8. Pop bubbles and  allow to cure.
That's it!  Unmold them and you have two great holiday coasters!

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay safe and Happy Crafting!

Mona



Monday, November 9, 2015

DIY Resin Christmas Charms!







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It's that time of year again!  It Christmas crafting season!  Today I'm going to show you how to make an easy resin project.  You make charms or necklaces out of them.




You will need:
-Silicone molds: http://www.bargainrollback.com/store/c2/Silicone.html
-Multi-surface paint:  http://amzn.to/1NZOBbZ
-Jewelry bails:  http://amzn.to/1kGROTJ
-EasyCast: http://amzn.to/1NZOLzT
-Glue:  http://amzn.to/1NZSA8j
-Glitter - can be chunky or fine


Here is the video tutorial:





Directions:

1.  If you want to pre-paint the molds, you can do so with acrylic paint.  However, the molds are pretty small and that can be challenging.  I did it both ways, but the easier way would be to use the multi-surface paint, after the pieces had cured.
2.  Mix your resin, according to the package directions.
3.  Separate into smaller cups and mix in your glitter.
4.  Pour into the corresponding cavities.  
5.  Use a lighter to pop the bubbles and let it cure a minimum of 12 hours.
6.  Unmold and paint the any way you wish.
7.  Once dry, add a jewelry bail, by gluing to resin piece.

That's it!  Add a cord and you have a necklace!  Whoo hoo!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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Mona


*BargainRollback.com sent me the molds for review.  The ideas and opinions are all my own.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Autumn Resin Pumpkin Coaster DIY Another Coaster Friday





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It's time for all things fall and Thanksgiving, so here is a Pumpkin Coaster!


You will need:

Coaster mold:

Jewelry clay:

Resin:

Acrylic paint: 
Orange
Metallic gold
Black

Pigment powder:

Green construction paper

Super Gloss Mod Podge:
http://amzn.to/1PqNP9v

Orange pigment - mine came from Resin Obsession:
http://www.resinobsession.com


Here is the video tutorial:







Directions:
1.  Mix resin - I did two ounces, but one would probably be fine.  Add the resin pigment.  (Always follow directions when mixing resin and adding pigment).
2.  Pour into the mold.  Pop bubbles and allow to cure a minimum of 12 hours.
3.  Remove from mold.  Taking a combo of orange and gold acrylic paint, paint on pumpkin details.  Highlight with black is needed.  Allow to dry.
4.  Cut pieces of green construction paper into the shape of leaves and Mod Podge them into place.  Follow with one or tow additional coats, over the whole front of the coaster.  Allow to completely dry.
5.  Prepare some jewelry clay and shape it into a log.  Attach it to the top of the pumpkin.
6.  Carefully brush on pigment powder, on the front and back of the stem.
7.  Prepare more resin (1 ounce is perfect).  Pour onto the front of the coaster, trying not to let it overflow.  Pop bubbles.

That's it!  Now you have a cool coaster.  Thanks for stopping by!  Stay safe and Happy Crafting!

Mona