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A real hands on craft! Alginate/plaster of paris sculptures.

A real hands on craft! Alginate/plaster of paris sculptures.
I love crafts and I love new things. When I get to craft with new supplies or techniques, I totally flip. So, I bought a couple boxes of plaster of Paris a while back ago with no real intentions on how to use the stuff. Searching Amazon on my phone out of boredom one day I ran into the most awesome stuff – alginate. Now, what is alginate you might ask? Have you ever been to the dentist and had to sit with that awful purple goop in these plastic trays? So, I bought six pounds of the stuff, straight off of my phone with no idea what to do with it. I just so happen to be needing some place to hang all of my lovely necklaces. pitcherdry measuring cupliquid measuring cupwooden spoonrectangular shaped bowl (I used a reusable/disposable food storage container in the 8 cup size)wateralginateplaster of Parisknifeself adjusting (sawtooth) picture hangers with spikes to push in Step 1: First things first – mixing your alginate and transferring it to your container you will be making the mold in.

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How-To: "Stained Glass" Votive Holders By Jenny Ryan Many times when I’m at the grocery or drug store, I can’t resist throwing a few scented votive candles in my cart. When I’m ready to burn them, it’s easy enough to sit one on a cute little vintage china saucer, but I recently decided to try and find a fancier display solution for them. I also wanted the project to be inexpensive, and the materials used to be things I already had on hand. I was inspired by memories of making faux-stained glass in elementary school and came up with these fun little glass votive holders. This project is quick and easy, and a great way to whip up custom party décor on the cheap. Materials

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