Monday, April 18, 2011

DIY decoupage pendant...

With some basic supplies and a little mod podge dimensional magic, it's so easy to make your own jewelry!

To make your own decoupage pendant, you will need:

a 1.5 inch wood oval
drill with 1/16 bit
craft paint & paintbrush
a couple of toothpicks
small paper shape
mod podge
mod podge dimensional magic
jump ring 9mm or larger
ribbon for bow
chain or ribbon for stringing

Start by drilling a hole with your 1/16 bit towards the top of your wood oval.  Take care to make sure your drill is level so the hole will be straight.

Next, paint your pendant the color of your choice.  Since my paper shape is a sparrow, I went with a nice sky blue/aqua hue with some pearlizing medium mixed in.  Make sure the hole you drilled doesn't get clogged with paint.  (I stuck a toothpick in there to remove any excess.)

Once your paint is dry, you can attach your little paper shape.  I cut my little sparrow with my cricut (heritage cartridge - 1/2"), but you could certainly use any shape or letter, cut by hand or machine.  Apply a coat of mod podge to the surface of your pendant and the back of your paper shape, then place where desired.  Then coat entire pendant with mod podge and allow to dry.

Tip: I stuck a toothpick in the hole to help hold the pendant still as I brushed on my podge.

Once it's completely dry, it's time for some dimensional magic.  I apply it more towards the middle, then use a toothpick to scoot it to the edges and around the hole in the top.  Once again, be careful not to clog your little hole!

After allowing 24 hours drying time, put your pendant on a jump ring, tie on a little sunshine-y bow, and string it on a chain or ribbon.

This one turned out so perfectly springy, but the possibilities really are endless.  You could make any kind of design to go with any outfit!

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  1. I just love your little pendant!! Thank so much for linking it up to Think Pink Sundays! It's so perfect for spring. ;) I shared it on the FB page!

  2. This is really lovely. So cute. Thanks for the tutorial!

  3. I'd love for you to share on the Glitter Blog link Party!

  4. Cute idea! Is there anything Mod Podge can't do?!? x

  5. I love it! So cute- birds and turquoise are my fave!

  6. The color is gorgeous! I'm itching to try dimensional magic soon. Your pendant is too cute.

  7. This is gorgeous! It's really inspiring. I think I'll need to buy myself some dimensional magic. This is WAY too cute. Thanks for sharing! Check out my blog at:

  8. That is SO adorable! Yet ANOTHER reason I wish I had a cricut or a silhouette or something. Fingers crossed for a mothers day gift ;-) Beautiful necklace!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  9. very pretty - i love the colors and bird shape you chose to use! I have just the outfit this would go perfectly with! ahhhhh

  10. Wow! This is so cool. You did a great job on the tutorial.

  11. Love this! Just wanted to let you know I included it in my 2011 Ultimate Gift Guide (101 tutorials/recipes)! Check it out:

  12. Gorgeous! I could do kitchen remodeling nyc, but have such a difficult time coming up with something like this. You are one talented gal!

  13. I was wondering... if you use modpodge of any kind and your pendant gets wet, does it ruin the modgepodge finish?


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