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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Legend of Zelda: Heart Container Cards!

I received product for this post from Oriental Trading.
 Legend of Zelda: Heart Container Cards!
Lots of old school 8-bit video games have the hearts as a life counter.  Legend of Zelda is the same.  The heart containers are so iconic.  You start out with 3, it's so much easier in the game once you start getting more.  So this card is a fun way to share the geek love with friends.
 You will need:
Heart Containers
mini m&m's or small candy
Heavy cardstock
 You can trace the heart container a couple times, or right click to save off mine.
 Use some Tombow adhesive to adhere the heart container to the paper.
 Then use a marker, I used Stained by Sharpie to write a sentiment.
You fill my heart...and get a life!
Fun for gamers!
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I thought these Legend of Zelda mash-ups were pretty good too!



And check out my other heart container crafts


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Monday, September 18, 2017

Legend of Zelda Easy Pinata DIY!

Supplies for this post are from the one-stop party shop: Oriental Trading!
Affiliate links included.  All opinions and ideas are my own.
 Legend of Zelda Easy Pinata DIY!
This week here at Doodlecraft is all about the Legend of Zelda.
It's like my second favorite old school Nintendo game.
So my son wanted a Link inspired birthday party but there's not a lot out there ready to use...so lots of DIY's come in.  Here's a great way to customize a pinata for a birthday party.
 You will need:
Simple round pinata from Oriental Trading
Paper, markers, printouts

 I cut out 3 bright color rupees and outlined them with Sharpie.
 Then I just taped them right to the pinata!
Could there be an easier party supply???  I think not!
 Fill with candy and get ready to bust it open!
 I used a site called BlockPosters to blow up this picture of Gannon in warthog form for the other side of the pinata...that way the little boys would have fun defeating the end boss!
 Perfect way to DIY a pinata to fit your exact party needs!
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Come back tomorrow to check out more Legend of Zelda fun!

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Friday, September 15, 2017

DVD Mosaic High Gloss Resin Tray

This post is sponsored by ETI-Resin and posted on the ETI-Resin Crafts blog.
 DVD Mosaic High Gloss Resin Tray
I love the reflective shine of a DVD.  I have been fascinated by them since I was in 9th grade and my dad bought a computer with a CD rom.  I know, right!?  It was high tech, CD's.  Since then we've watched tech come and go.  DVD's are basically out now, right?  Do you still use DVD's?  We used to back up our computer, but so much can just be done on back up drives or on a cloud...so DVD's sit, useless in a pile.  Let's use them for this awesome craft!
Isn't this mosaic tray incredible!  It's so shiny and sparkly!
You will need:
Tray (mine is 8 by 18 inches)
DVD's (I used 9 or 10)
Hot Glue/gun
Envirotex Lite High Gloss
Start by cutting your DVD's in half with some strong scissors or clippers.
DVD's have 2 layers with the metallic foil in between the layers.  Gently pry them apart with your fingers.
Then cut the halves so they are in little pieces with the shiny rainbow metallic side up.  Try not to touch the shiny metallic surface as it will leave finger prints.
 Then hot glue each piece on the inside of the tray.  Cut pieces to fill spaces.
It takes a lot more DVD's than you think it will take.  I had my kids guess how many disks I used and they guessed 3.  I used 9 for my 18 by 8" tray.
The empty spaces between the tiles look like grout, so try to keep a uniform spacing around all the little "tiles".
Now, I head out to the garage, but go somewhere that will be undisturbed for 24 hours.
You will need the EnviroTex Lite High Gloss Finish.  I used 8 oz.
Read the directions carefully and follow it exactly.  This is a one to one ratio.  It needs to be mixed in one cup for 2 minutes and then poured into a second cup with a different stirring stick and then mixed for another minute.
 Then pour the high gloss in the tray.  Gently move the tray around so the resin fills the base of the tray all the way to the corners.
 Instantly there are bubbles forming.  Cover with a board and wait 20 minutes.
 Then use a heat gun on low heat and gently blow over the tray, it will instantly pop the bubbles.
Cover with the board again to prevent dust from settling on the surface of the resin.  Then wait 24 hours.  This is the hard part.
My tray has about a 1/4" thick glossy resin coating all the tile pieces.  Nothing but a smooth, wonderful texture--and so shiny!  Be careful walking outside with this blinding piece!
I love the range of rainbow colors it shows.  By just moving slightly the colors change.
Isn't it just the best?  I know, I love it!  Perfect for the entry table as a catch all.  Great for serving meals on.  Perfect for home decor!
Cool textured vases are from Oriental Trading!
Have I convinced you to try it?
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