Feb 9, 2015

DIY Melted Bead Suncatcher

Looking for a fun, fast, and inexpensive craft to do with the kiddos? Look no further, ta-da! DIY melted bead suncatchers are fun for the whole family. They make great gifts or just a fun craft to do with the kids. Keep reading below for what you'll need, tips, and a how-to video!

What you'll need:
- cheap plastic pony bead
- cake pans, cookie cutters, and cookie sheet
- an oven
- power drill (to be able to hang them)
- string

NOTES:
- No, this did not stink up my house, but I did have the stove vent on and the window open to circulate the air
- You do NOT need to spray the cake pan or cookie cutters
- While cooling your suncatchers will make a popping sound, this is the plastic drawing away from the pans and means they will soon be ready to pop out!
- Allow your suncatchers to cool for at least 10 to 15 minutes and then pop out once fully cooled
- I used a convection oven set at 400F and cooked my suncatchers for 30 to 45 minutes or until the surface looked smooth and fully melted




Jan 17, 2015

DIY Glitter Frame


Picture frames can get boring sometimes, so why not add a little pizzaz? Create a DIY glitter frame in multiple colors and change them out whenever you like! Each glitter frame will one cost you about a dollar! They make fabulous holiday decorations, gifts for friends and family, or just a little something for your home or office. Check out how to below and if you enjoy this tutorial be sure to visit my DIY YouTube Channel for more fun, fast, and fabulous DIY tutorials!



Nov 24, 2014

DIY Decoden Cell Phone Case


I am a total Christmas nut, there's no hiding it! Because I love Christmas so much I wanted to make my own Christmas cell phone case using some of the new and fun products by Mod Podge. Recently Mod Podge launched a new item called Collage Clay that makes creating Decoden projects a snap!

If you haven't heard of Decoden, it is a popular decorating style which originated in Japan. The term "deco" is short for decorated and "den" is short for "denwa" which means "phone" in Japanese. Decoden, however, is not just limited to phones! People are definitely embracing this style and using it to decorate everything from e-readers, iPads, handheld gaming systems and even fingernails!



For this project I grabbed some fun and glittery Christmas candy ornaments, snowflake buttons, sparkle scrapbook adhesives, and of course Mod Podge Collage Clay. You can literally grab anything and everything that you would want to put on your phone.

DIY Decoden Cell Phone Case Tutorial



The collage clay will need at least one to two days to fully dry before using. Your finished product will be firm with a slight spring to the collage clay. It looks good enough to eat...but don't do that, I promise you won't like it!