Monday, November 28, 2011

Plushpussycat: Big Miniatures Giveaway!

Plushpussycat: Big Miniatures Giveaway!: OK, you know I love giveaways, and we're finally here! It's time for the Big Miniatures Giveaway I promised! My intention with these gifts i...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


After 15 years the DIY mini links web site ( LINK LADY MINI LINKS ) is in danger of shutting down, due to lack of interest.
If you want to see the site remain active and updated, as it has been regularly, for all these years, please up the count of visitors by promoting the site to your friends. ( LINK LADY MINI LINKS )
This is not for $ purposes. I no longer have to pay to host the site, but do spend a lot of time on it. If the site is no longer of use to my fellow mini DIY'ers, I will take it down, and spend the time on other mini endeavors.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


New picture now showing both punched rugs

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


The self adhesive wasn't working today (for some strange reason) so I had to use super glue gel.
If you use an old pie pan, you could always cover the tops with tin foil. It will mold nicely on the fimo discs.
If you have the mirror material and you don't want to use colored discs, and don't like the silver polish or paint (I personally think they are not a good match), you could use silver foil on the discs.
If you have tons of old fimo, you could make enough discs to make the can solid. With the measurements I gave you, one of the discs would need to be thinner.
I'm not putting handles on these as they will sit piled on a shelf in the Mini Mart.
To attach wire you can glue an ear ring back on each side (or a smaller finding) and glue your wire into it.
I experimented to come up with these because the ones made out of paper with the sliced tops and bottoms just looked like ill fitting paper to me.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


circle template
9/16" fimo cutter
pasta machine
fimo or skulpy the color of the paint
self adhesive mirror roll (you may use a disposable pie pan or other tin or metal product, and suitable glue, if you don't have the mirror roll)
label for your paint can
roll clay on setting "1
cut four 9/16" circles from the rolled clay
stack the circles in 2's
take your circle template and place the 15/32" hole on top (centered) of the circle. press down lightly to give the impression of a can top.
Bake your circles.
Cut a piece from the mirror roll, 2 and1/8" by 13/16"
Gloss only the tops of your clay circles. Let dry.
Glue the mirror or metal to your fimo circles, line up top and bottom evenly. the middle of the can will be hollow.

Create a paint can label in your computer, or find one on-line, or scan and reduce a real one. This should be a bit shorter than your can, so that the metal shows a bit on the top and bottom.
If you need more pictures of clearer instructions give me a holler.
The picture shows my first attempt. I used chrome nail polish on these fimo discs, and decided I would like to use the colored discs instead. Our paint store now carries paint with colored tops.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Been busy with construction, so no new TG minis this year so I'm reposting a couple of past projects.