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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Bottle Cap Coasters on: March 15, 2013 02:35:23 PM
What do you get a guy for Christmas? After a two year hiatus from dating, I wasnt really sure. But these were an absolute hit.  I got this idea from this blog post http://www.instructables.com/id/Man-Cave-Resin-Coasters/ so this wasnt entirely my own idea but I love it so much I had to give it a try!
Materials:
-Bottle Caps
-Casting resin
-Coaster molds
-Mold Release Spray
-A plastic cup and something to mix with.

1. I started saving caps; some of them were meaningful (The caps from different breweries we had visited together) and others I collected from roommates, and friends. 
2. I bought some resin molds, Mold release spray and of course some resinI used Easy Cast resin because I didnt need to make very many coasters.  1 box made three coasters, and I made six total. (This was the most expensive part as each box was around 13 dollars.) Altogether these cost about $40-50 to make.
3. First I set up all my materials

4. I sprayed each mold with the mold release spray and let them dry for about 5-10 minutes.
5. I then mixed the resin (follow directions for portioning and use CAREFULLY).

6. I poured a little resin in the mold then placed the caps in face down. After placing them where I wanted them I filled the rest of the mold up until the cap was completely covered.
7. And then you wait1-2 days to be sure they are fully hardenedpop em out and..


(My boyfriends picture with his nice camera)

(My picture with my not so nice camera)
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Repainted Jewelry Box for Spring on: March 15, 2013 02:33:39 PM
I have a jewelry box that looks really similar to yours in the beginning--I was going to throw it away and get a new one but now this girl is going to go buy some paint instead. Looks lovely!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: I love finding ugly furniture for $3 on: March 15, 2013 02:32:06 PM
What a transformation!  Looks great and you can not beat a good piece of furniture for three bucks!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Humdrum garage sale table into shabby chic cuteness! on: March 15, 2013 02:27:30 PM
Love the color! Nicely re-done!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Steampunk Dreamcatcher on: March 15, 2013 02:24:56 PM
Beautifully done! Are those real feathers or metal?  I have been thinking of attempting to make a dream catcher--where did you learn the pattern for the string?
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Totoro Terrarium on: March 15, 2013 02:21:53 PM
I have wanted to do something like this for so long!  I have two cats that like to eat every houseplant that I attempt bringing indoors so this would be perfect to keep them out of it. Thanks for the instructions, yours is beautiful.
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Chalkboard Wine Glasses (w/ tutorial) on: March 15, 2013 02:19:23 PM
I'm in love with these! I've seen something similar on Pinterest and have been thinking about doing them since but I think I'm convinced now
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bottle Cap Side Table (process pics abound!) on: March 15, 2013 02:16:44 PM
Oh how I love bottle cap crafts...This is really lovely.  I didn't even think of going to Home depot when I was working with resin--I paid a crazy amount at Michaels instead.
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Ugly Putty File Cabinet Makeover on: March 15, 2013 02:13:33 PM
These are always one of those things I don't think of re-doing and end up throwing away...there are some sad abandoned file cabinets from my past that are starting to creep into my mind.
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: sugar skull cadles with tutorial on: March 15, 2013 02:10:37 PM
These are awesome! Do you need to use a certain type of printer? Laser/Ink jet?
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