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Welcome to Craft Klatch! Pull up a chair and we'll make something! I started my YouTube channel and blog to share my love of crafting and DIY with YOU! If you are looking for something fun and unique, you will find it here! There are projects and ideas for all ages. I do furniture makeovers, recycling projects, home decor, jewelry, kids crafts, sewing, resin and crafting with nature. My holiday themed crafts range from Christmas ornaments to Halloween makeup tutorials and everything in between! Join me for tips and inspiration. Feel free to share your ideas on my Facebook page. Everyone is welcome ~ we are all friends here! Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter! 

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19 comments:

Quintin Bower said...

Hi

I have a quick question. How do you avoid the meniscus effect on the bottom of your coasters when you cast them. I seem to be getting a small lip on the bottom of my coasters. So to clarify the bottom is the open section once you cast a coaster. I would appreciate a comment. Thanks so much. yegmaker@outlook.com

kmd said...

Hi, I tried the peacock coaster but used plastic mold. After 12 hrs, the coaster is dry but I am not able to get it off the mold. Please help.
I am making this for my fren for her baby shower. Please help me with a solution at karnikadalal@gmail.com

Craft Klatch said...

Hi - Did you use a plastic mold made for resin, or just a regular plastic mold? If you used a plastic mold made for resin, it should come out. If you are having trouble, try putting in the freezer for 10 minutes and that should help. If you used a plastic mold that was not made for resin, you won't be able to get it out. Mona

Craft Klatch said...

Hi Quintin- I actually use that as the top of my coasters and I like the lip because it helps keep the condensation on the coaster, but that's just me. If you don't like it, you can either file or sand the edge down, or you can dome the resin, where you just add a little resin after the fact to fill it in - you do that after you remove it from the mold and go very slowly so it doesn't run over the edge. Hope that helps! Mona

Anonymous said...

I have become obssesed with you! lol My husband has complained that I don't have a hobby but now thanks to you and all your great videos I think I have finally found something. So thank you for sharing your crafts and makeovers. It has truly inspired me to start crafting. Which come to think of it my husband might not be to fond of in the long run. lol

Anonymous said...

Hi Mona, when you make your coasters what is the average amount of resin (in ounces) you use to make each one? Also what temperature do you recommend they need to setup? Love all your crafts! Thanks

tori Betzig said...

Hi Mona, what coaster mold do you use?

Anonymous said...

Mona, when making coconut fish art, understand the coconut must be dry, but do you remove the liquid inside first? If so, how?

Shirley Almgren said...

I watched your video on "Firework Twinkle Lights from Recycled Water Bottles." It was very good. If you don't have a heat gun I was wondering if a hair dryer would work to achieve the same result?

Anonymous said...

I would like to have my daughter's 4th grade class make resin coffee bean bowls for father's day. When you made the pistachio bowl, you used a plastic bowl with saran wrap. Do you think it would work with a paper (throw away) bowl covered with saran wrap? Also, how much resin do you think that I would need. I would try to find a small paper bowl. Thanks!!!!! I love your videos!!!!

Theresa Weese said...

Mona I am having problems with my pictures floating up when making coasters any suggestions

Karen said...

Hi Mona!
I made a coaster for the first time but after 12 hours the top is sticky. Did I not mix the resin right?

Thanks

NJ CAMOCUTIE said...

I just sent the same question..she say a min. Of 12 hours, mine was not ready...uggg

Godsgirl said...

I got turned onto craft making when I found you on a roku channel. I really like working with the glass stones and finger nail polish. I reviewed your tutorial and seen you were using aluminum foil pieces. You really did not show how you did it, I just tore off little pieces and placed down on wet clear nail polish. I use glitter too. I recently figured how to do a almost perfect heart painted on the stone. I would like to share how I did it, which would be extensive in description. What would be the best way I could communicate this? Also wanted to send a picture of it, but don't know if I am able to do that on your website. I am not real tech savvy. I have the pic in my downloads on my computer, I do know how to download it to an email. Thanks Mona for all your craft ideas!

Godsgirl said...

I got turned onto craft making when I found you on a roku channel. I really like working with the glass stones and finger nail polish. I reviewed your tutorial and seen you were using aluminum foil pieces. You really did not show how you did it, I just tore off little pieces and placed down on wet clear nail polish. I use glitter too. I recently figured how to do a almost perfect heart painted on the stone. I would like to share how I did it, which would be extensive in description. What would be the best way I could communicate this? Also wanted to send a picture of it, but don't know if I am able to do that on your website. I am not real tech savvy. I have the pic in my downloads on my computer, I do know how to download it to an email. Thanks Mona for all your craft ideas!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mona, I am making a resin coaster using guitar picks. Should I make a resin base first and let it set and then add picks and pour another layer of resin over the picks or pour resin, add picks release any bubbles and add a little more resin if need and let it set. thanks you Carolyn Pratt.

Alice said...

Hi can you tell me if Resin Coasters are heat resistant, like hot cups?

cakoon52 said...

I've been looking a Iod Vintage Art Decor Silicone Molds to make decorations for wood furniture. Do you think the sugar lace molds would work with resin or polymer clay or are they too thin? Have you ever used molds for resin other than the red silicone ones?

slgibbs1 said...

Mona- you know more about plastic resin than almost anyone I have ever seen! I have watched hundreds of coaster videos and I know you are the best person to answer my question- and after your recent horror stories about renters, this may be an opportunity for a youtube for pouring epoxy on laminate counter tops.
I inherited this horrible pink formica countertop in my bathroom. Since it has so many odd angles, I can't afford to replace it. The faux finish part is easy and I am still working on it. However, every expert I've seen says not to use Polyurethane varnish on top-- it will yellow. The best coating is a two part epoxy top coat to protect the faux finish. My particular formica is not the modern one piece with the gradual right angles. Mine has very sharp right angles at the interior corner and exterior.I am stumped on how to do the vertical surfaces. Should I do them first, use the dremel to clean up and then pour the horizontal surfaces. A video would be great while rehabbing your rental house of horrors