Here’s a fast and fun DIY project that I created using the new Mod Melts manufactured by Plaid, and created by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza! Just follow the Tutorial below to make your own adorable Thumb Tacks with Mod Melts!
You may recall me blogging about these products HERE when I first got back from CHA, I was so excited to try this out, and now after all these months it’s finally available in stores! Check your local Michaels, they should have it in stock now!
1) Silicone Mod Molds (I used the flower mold)
2) Mod Melts ( I got the Milk Glass/white ones )
3) High Temp Mini Glue Gun
4) Plain metal thumb tacks (I got mine at the Dollar Store)
5) Craft Paint ( I used Martha Stewart Gloss Opaque Glass Paint in Geranium and Pool)
Step 1: Fire up your mini high temp glue gun with the mod melt stick inside of it, and once it’s hot enough, begin squirting it into the mold. (I made a few cabochons at the same time, don’t fill the whole the mold if you want to make thumb tacks!)
Step2: Once you have a little dab in there, press the metal thumb tack into the center.
Step 3: Fill in the rest of the mold with more of the Mod Melt resin.
Step 4: Once it cools, about 8 – 10 minutes, remove from the mold. There you go, the thumb tack is now a part of your resin flower!
Step 5: Paint with your desired colors. Or you can leave them white if you prefer!
So fun… right?!! I hope you will try these out, you can make so many fun things with Mod Melts, and there are other adorable molds with different themes available as well!
P.S. I’ll be sharing the mini cork board project that I made here soon, so watch for that later!