Easy DIY MISTI Pressing Tool

I wanted to make one of these tools that helps you get a better impression when you use your MISTI and I had a vintage jar with a lid, and broke the jar, so decided to use the lid to make one of these tools. A lot of people make them out of lids to Yankee Candles, but I like that this one is easier to hold. I’ll put in an ebay link to similar jar lids below…

Tools:

Lid on ebay link: https://tinyurl.com/2p9xmwnd or

Dollar Tree Candy jars with lids link: https://tinyurl.com/2p9ct5rv and https://tinyurl.com/2p83jzd8

Dollar Tree foam core: https://tinyurl.com/2pc9chmm

Dollar Tree adhesive cork: https://tinyurl.com/2zwwhmvk You can use normal cork, but if you can find this cork, it will be inexpensive and has adhesive built in.

E6000 glue link: https://www.joann.com/e-6000/4357455.html

Gorilla Glue multi temp mini glue gun link: https://tinyurl.com/38rdkbt8

Peel and Stick Black Felt link: https://tinyurl.com/ykwj3r4m NOTE: You don’t need to use adhesive felt as you can simply use a piece of black felt and glue it to the project. I would buy a better quality felt than the cheaper pieces you get in craft stores…try the fabric section and buy felt there as it will be thicker and work much better for this project.

Sizzix red and pink sequin shakers: https://tinyurl.com/h55b7uk6

Piece of patterned paper that will match the shaker components you’ve chosen for inside the lid.

Start by taking your jar lid and tracing the base onto the foam core, cork, felt and patterned paper. I used a disposable scalpel link: https://tinyurl.com/ycn2sexa to cut out the foam core and then a sanding block link: https://tinyurl.com/393urjpm to sand the edges that are rough from cutting. I cut the cork and felt with fabric scissors and the patterned paper with regular scissors.

I glued the patterned paper to one side of the foam core and glued the cork to the other side of the foam core, using the E6000 to glue both in place. I added more E6000 to the cork and attached the felt to it, making sure the felt covers the cork so you can’t see any cork, and everything that you can see on the sides of the jar is black…black foam core and black felt.

Take the jar lid and make sure it’s clean and with the opening facing up, fill it with minimal shaker components and set it aside until you’re ready to adhere the pieces together. I used the Sizzix shaker elements linked above and added a few small beads as well. You don’t want to add a lot, as it will make the lid heavy and that will defeat the purpose of using this to rub across the face of the MISTI. I added six dollops of E6000 to the edges of the patterned paper, and then added hot glue to fill where I didn’t have any E6000, so the edge of the paper circle has glue the entire way around, but only at the very edges of the paper…Then gently attach the patterned paper side of your sandwich of foam core, cork and felt onto the opening of your lid and hold it in place until the hot glue has had time to dry. Don’t turn the lid over yet until you’ve checked and made sure there are no gaps where you can see between the lid and the “sandwich”…If there is a gap, simply add more hot glue into the opening and wait for it to dry before turning over the lid. If you have any strings of hot glue, simply use a heat tool or hair drier to heat them until they disappear.

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