DIY: Handmade Floral Cabochons with Mod Melts

June 14, 2013

DIY Mod Melts Cabochons | Damask Love Blog

Waaaaaaay back in January, I was in Anaheim, CA – wandering the floor of the Craft & Hobby Association Trade Show. For a girl like me, the CHA Trade Show is the ultimate test of my CADD – Crafter’s Attention Deficit Disorder. Every inch of the place is full of new products and fun make & takes. I came away from the show with a list of favorites that I talked about in THIS post.

Among my list of “Best in Show” were the Plaid Crafts Mod Melts – which I named “Best Tool You Never Knew You Needed” and I totally stand by that title, because this stuff is amazeballs.

Mod Melts  and Mod Molds are created by the same lovely genius people who create Mod Podge and they will be exclusively available at Michael’s Craft Stores in late June…but I’m here to give you a little sneaky peek at how they work! Let’s get started!

DIY Mod Melts Cabochons | Damask Love Blog

DIY Mod Melts Cabochons | Damask Love Blog

{1} Place a Mod Melts stick into your glue gun and allow it to heat up.

{2} Squeeze out the Mod Melts just as you would hot glue. Fill the mold and allow to rest for five minutes…yes…five minutes! That’s all it takes!

{3} Paint your finished shaped with acrylic paint in your choice of color. I found that a sponge brush worked best for this. Use a dabbing motion with the brush. This will ensure that paint gets into all the little crevices of the shape.

DIY Mod Melts Cabochons | Damask Love Blog

DIY Mod Melts Cabochons | Damask Love Blog

DIY Mod Melts Cabochons | Damask Love Blog

 

DIY Mod Melts Cabochons | Damask Love Blog

DIY Mod Melts Cabochons | Damask Love Blog

 

Now it’s time to show you how I used my handmade cabochons. Well, first I just sorta stared at them and admired how pretty they were in a pile together. Feel free to do the same. Once you’ve stopped ogling your creations, there are plenty of ways that you can use them to dress up even the simplest of projects – like this little stationery set I created.

To create the box for this set, I used THIS template, which is easy to follow and great for handmade or store bought cards.

DIY Mod Melts Cabochons | Damask Love Blog

 

DIY Mod Melts Cabochons | Damask Love Blog

DIY Mod Melts Cabochons | Damask Love Blog

DIY Mod Melts Cabochons | Damask Love Blog

DIY Mod Melts Cabochons | Damask Love Blog

For more inspiration from Plaid Crafts, the creators of Mod Melts, you can follow them on:

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Disclosure: The post is sponsored by The Blueprint Social. Opinions and project ideas are my own. 

 

21 thoughts on “Handmade Floral Cabochons with Mod Melts”

  1. Of course I already purchased my mold and resin sticks! Here you go encouraging me to buy the rest of the line. Thanks Amber! 😉 I loved this set and that box is so versatile! Good googalie moogalie! (That’s French!)

  2. I wonder if this would work with the glue sticks as they go solid pretty quickly – you are SOOOOO inspiring.

  3. you have outdone yourself. Gorgeous gift idea. ps thanks for the boy stationary ideas yesterday. Much appreciated

  4. Oh I love this post! I will be watching for the supplies to try this. Could you also make jewelry with these? Poke a hole for a chain or put earring studs in instead of brads? Would it irritate the skin?

  5. Very pretty Amber. I have a question. I notice on the bottom pick of all the flowers on a plate, they seam to all have a crease running across them in the middle. What is that?

    1. Hey Dana…those creases are just part of the design of the flower, where the petals meet. I think they are more noticeable in the photo because of the angle but otherwise it’s not something you’d notice.

  6. Would love to try the mod melts – I have made some cabochons using sculpy and fimo clay, but I much prefer the idea of mod melts.

  7. These are so pretty. I just saw the molds & mod melts at Michael’s yesterday, but wasn’t quite sure how they worked. Now I will be running back w/a coupon. Thanks so much.

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