Monday, June 17, 2013

Etceteras: introducing mod melts

Mod Melts via homework (6)
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Back in January when I attended the Craft and Hobby Show, I watched a demonstration of a product called Mod Melts. I’ve been anxiously waiting to try them out and the day has finally come.

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Mod Melts by Mod Podge look like hot glue gun sticks. In fact, you use your high temperature glue gun with the Mod Melt sticks to create fun shapes. The Mod Melt sticks come in Milk Glass and Sea Glass.

Mod Melts via homework (2)Simply insert one of the Mod Melt sticks into your glue gun. Make sure all your glue from your previous project has been squeezed out or use a separate glue gun just for Mod Melt projects. Once your glue gun is hot, fill a Mod Melt mold starting from the middle and working your way out toward the detailed edge. Wait ten minutes and pop out your shape.

It couldn’t be easier. The only learning curve I needed was patience. I was so excited that my first few flowers didn’t work because I hadn’t waited for the glue gun to heat up all the way. You want to make sure your Mod Melt is melted enough to spread out in the mold.

Mod Melts via homework (11)Once your Mod Melts have cooled you can decorate them however you’d like. I painted a few of the flowers and they couldn’t be cuter.

Mod Melts via homework (1)However, since I love the look of milk glass, I left several of them unpainted and used them to decorate some notepads.

Mod Melts via homework (3)One of my favorite uses for recycling paper, I cut up security envelopes and use them for scratch paper. This pretty rose Mod Melt with a little silver bead turns a stack of junk mail paper into a fun gift.

Mod Melts via homework (5)This stack of notepaper was begging for some bright and cheerful ribbon and a Mod Melt daisy.

Mod Melts via homework (8)This large daisy Mod Melt embellished with a turquoise bead dresses up some pretty turquoise notepaper.

Mod Melts via homework (9)It was definitely worth the wait. Mod Melts are an amazing product. There are several different molds for tons of creativity. You can make jewelry, embellish a frame, use on fashion accessories and more.

You can find more information about Mod Melts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or the Plaid Blog.

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  1. Your flowers are so pretty - love them tucked in your plant!

  2. Hi! We love what you made with Mod Melts! The tiny details you added are beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much Cathie and Steve! I absolutely love the product.

  3. I absolutely love what you did with the flowers. These would make perfect gifts. I think I might even make one for my little girl. We just put a desk in her room and all she wants to do is write and draw and has taken over most of my notepads. I think she needs a special one all of her own.

  4. I hadn't heard of these yet. Looks like I need to make a trip to the craft store!!

  5. Soo pretty Carolyn! As always, perfect craft from you!

  6. Wow this is adorable Carolyn.. I love the turquoise embellishment you added as a bud.. Perfect addition!! :)

  7. I love the notepad!! I can't wait to give the mod melts a try!

  8. These turned out beautiful! Sharing on my FB page tonight

  9. You floor me! How on earth did you make little globs of glue. So. Stinking. CUTE!?


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