DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and Chocolate

Flamingo Pool Float Coasters

DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and ChocolateFlamingo pool float coasters are the perfect accessory for your parties this summer. Pool float season is in full swing right now. I’m really loving all the funny pool float shapes that come out each year, although I am partial to the flamingo. I wonder what was going through the persons head who invited the flamingo pool float. Genius. Pure genius.DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and ChocolateDIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and ChocolateWhy stop at pool floats for the pool? These pool float coasters are a fun way to spice up a summer party, or, ya know,  just a Tuesday night.DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and Chocolate

Materials:

  • Oven bake clay
  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic knife
  • Paint
  • Paint brush

How to make these flamingo pool float coasters:

  1. Start by warming up a big chunk of clay in your hands.
  2. Roll it into a ball and then taking a rolling pin, or a plastic cup, roll out the ball into a pancake shape. Roll it out big enough so it will be able to hold a cup (duh). Cut off any excess clay using a knife.DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and Chocolate
  3. Next, roll another piece of clay into a long, skinny rope. This will be the neck and head of the flamingo. Taking one end, pinch and pull some of the clay over to form the actual head. Form the tip of it into a beak by gently pinching the clay at the end.DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and Chocolate
  4. If you would like to add eyes you can do so by rolling out two tiny balls of clay and then gently pressing them into the head. Admittedly, as you can see, I only did eyes for one of the flamingos because I couldn’t decide if I liked them or not.
  5. Attach the neck to the body by placing it onto the base (the pancake part) and gently pushing the clay from the neck onto the base, smoothing as you go.DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and Chocolate
  6. For the body of the flamingo, roll out another long skinny piece of clay. This will have to be long enough to fit all the way around the base. Attach it to the base the same way you did the neck, by gently pushing small amounts of clay from the roll onto the base. Secure to the neck as well.DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and ChocolateDIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and Chocolate
  7. Pop your flamingos into the oven and bake according to the instructions of your clay. Once out of the oven let them cool down completely before you paint them.
  8. Paint your flamingo coasters pink. I also added orange to the beak and black to the eyes.DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and Chocolate

DIY Flamingo Pool Float Coasters | Popcorn and Chocolate

Be sure to pin this or share with your anyone who is into the whole pool float craze!

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DIY Pineapple bookends made from plaster | Popcorn and Chocolate

Pineapple Bookends Made out of Plaster

DIY Pineapple bookends made from plaster | Popcorn and ChocolateThese pineapple bookends make me very happy. Why might you ask? Well this was a DIY in the works for, oh I don’t know, maybe a year? There was so many obstacles to overcome. Bookends had to be, well, heavy. And I had to have a pineapple shaped mold, which are not very easy to find. These pineapple bookends put me through the loop but I finally, finally figured them out!DIY plaster pineapple bookends | Popcorn and Chocolate
By using plaster to make the pineapples that means that they would definitely be heavy enough to support books. And if I was using plaster then I would need a silicone mold for the actual pineapple shape. Well after much research I learned how to make my own silicone mold! I had to borrow a set of hands (thanks Rose!) to help with the project but I accomplished just what I wanted – a pair of beautiful plaster pineapple bookends.DIY Pineapple bookends made from plaster | Popcorn and ChocolateWho knew a DIY project could take so much time and thought?! Not only are you getting a full tutorial on these bookends but you’re also get a sneak inside my thought process 😉 Ya’ll know how much I love pineapples, so this DIY was a long time coming.DIY Pineapple bookends made from plaster | Popcorn and Chocolate

Click here for the full tutorial on these pineapple bookends

Hop on over to Homedit to check out the complete tutorial on this do it yourself project! I’ve been sharing all sorts of crafts over there so be sure to click through to see other projects that we have made for them, like these colorful fabric covered letters!

DIY Pineapple bookends made from plaster | Popcorn and Chocolate

Also, be sure to pin this do it yourself project to check out later! By the number of steps in the tutorial the project might look a bit daunting, but it definitely isn’t! Once you’ve made the silicone pineapple mold it’s a breeze! Go check it out

DIY Pineapple bookends made from plaster | Popcorn and Chocolate

Colorful etched vases with flower puns and sayings

Colorful Etched Vases With Flower Puns & Sayings

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With summer upon us and beautiful flowers blooming all around we decided to create some cute and colorful etched vases with flower puns and sayings – because who doesn’t love a good flower pun or saying? We created these colorful etched vases by laying down letters and then etching and spray painting the vase to create a nice sea-glass tone. You can find the whole tutorial over on Homedit 

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We had a lot of fun coming up with different flower related sayings to put on these. Rose of course went with a rose is a rose is a rose. My mantra is more a rosé is a rosé is a rosé 😉

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You can find the whole tutorial on these fun and colorful vases over here

Thanks for stopping by! Let us know in the comments what you would write on a vase!