Easy to Do DIY Tips and Tricks

Easy to Do DIY Tips and Tricks

Spray Chalk

Easy to Do DIY Spray Chalk

A fun activity you can do at your wedding or event is side walk chalk art. One of the most annoying things about sidewalk chalk though is that dry sensation you get from holding it in your hand. What if there was a way to put chalk in a spray bottle…and make it yourself. Do it yourself Spray Chalk is not only easy to make, but super affordable!

  • Start by taking a big liquid measuring cup mix exactly 1/2 a cup of water and 1/2 a cup of corn starch and one spoon full of tempura paint. You can add more or less tempura paint depending on the color you want to achieve. 
  • Then once you have all the ingredients mixed add them to a spray bottle (we would suggest target or any inexpensive connivence store). Shake up the bottle and you are ready to go!
  • Now if you want to get fancy you can print out labels online, but that is up to you! Another key thing to remember is over a certain amount of time corn starch starts to clump so don’t make the spray chalk any sooner than the morning of the event!

Plastic Bead Coasters  

DIY Plastic Bead Coasters

We think this is such a great idea! It puts a personality on your event! It shows that you put a lot of your own time and effort into the party to make it as personal for you and the guests as possible.

  • The first thing you are going to want to do is set your oven to 400 F. Make sure it is set to conventional.
  • Then put the beads in a muffin tin. Make sure the beads are in only one layer with the hole side up. You want to have more beads than less.
  • VERY GENTLY place the muffin tin into the oven for around 20-25 minutes.
  • Take the beads out of the oven and let cool for around 15-20 minutes. The coasters literally pop right out and don’t stick to the muffin tray! If you want sand the coasters so that they have a smooth finish! These are super cool gifts !

Plaster Sponge Candles

DIY Plaster Candle Holders

This DIY project does require you to buy plaster, but the pay off is a gorgeous coral-like candle holder.

  • The first step is to take your organic shaped sponge and cut a small hole in the center of it. 
  • Hot glue gun a metal cap into the hole you just cut on the sponge
  • Take your plaster and mix it with water in a bowl or a cup. Once the metal cap has fully dried on the sponge dip the whole entire thing into your plaster mixture.
  • Place it on an aluminum foil even surface and let dry for 24 hours

Ingredients that are necessary for this project

  1. Natural Sponge (from Michaels or any art shop)
  2. Plaster of Paris
  3. Baking sheet and Tin Foil
  4. 1/2” diameter copper pipe caps (Home Depot should have)
  5. 2 Taper Candles
  6. Exacto Knife (art store)
  7. Hot glue gun

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