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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.



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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


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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




Sunday, May 21, 2017

Glam Glitter Geode Coasters DIY ~ Craft Klatch Another Coaster Friday

I did another geode coaster experiment.  This one was specifically to create a geode look that also had more pronounced color stripes. It worked and they came out with a glam funky flair!



You will need:
Wood pieces (if you don't want to cut our own):  http://amzn.to/2qJK7Ab
Resin:  http://amzn.to/2qBlitf
White pigment:  http://amzn.to/2qASOQd
Purple pigment: http://amzn.to/2pPdbbM
Magenta pigment:  http://amzn.to/2r2Fh46
Green pigment:  http://amzn.to/2pHuTe9
India ink:  http://amzn.to/2pOYuVZ
Pigment powder:  http://amzn.to/2pP88Iq
White acrylic paint
Black acrylic paint
Glitters (white, pink, green and purple, gold)
Confetti:  http://amzn.to/2qJKkn2
Silly Putty:  http://amzn.to/2qBlHMr
Mod Podge: http://amzn.to/2r2zqvB


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Here is the video tutorial:






Directions:
1.  You can cut your own wood rounds, or you can buy pre-cut ones, like the one I have listed above.
2.  I painted the bottoms and sides black and the tops white.
3.  Once dry, I took the Silly Putty and created snakes and put them on the wood pieces.  I gently pressed it down to make sure it was sealed with the wood.
4.  I mixed the resin with different colors (be sure to customize them for your taste).  Resin Obsession has tons of colors to choose from!  I also mixed the middle with a white pigment powder and chunky white glitter.  
5.  I first poured the colors onto the wood.  The Silly Putty worked to dam it in place.  I used a lighter to pop the bubbles.
6.  Once cured, I removed the Silly Putty and mixed more resin.  This time I mixed glitter and pigment powders and poured them into the open areas.  I popped the bubbles and allowed it to cure.
7.  Once cured, I sanded down the pieces, so they were level and the stripes could be seen.  I wiped off excess dust.
8.  I then mixed a small amount of resin and brushed it onto the pieces, popped the bubbles and let them cure.
9.  Once cured, I mixed Mod Podge and gold glitter and brushed it onto the edges and allowed them to dry.

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

Mona

Here is the last one I tried:


Saturday, May 20, 2017

56 Beachy Crafts and DIYs!






If you love the beach, I have 56 different projects to help get your beach on!  Whether creating a home decor item, or preserving vacation memories, there is something for everyone!!!
1.  Resin Beachy Plaque













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Have fun and get your beach on!!

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

Mona