Kids Photo Necklace

Monday, February 22, 2010
I am so super excited to share with you a craft that I did a couple of nights ago. It's so super easy that I just had to share ... oh wait, did I mention they are EXTREMELY cute too!?!

Here is what I made ... Kid's Photo Necklace(s)



Theses necklaces aren't limited to using kids photos, get creative, use your pets, a picture from your honeymoon, a monogram or use a cute piece of scrapbook paper!

Here is what you need ...



Supplies:
Mini Photos of your Kids (Kodak Instant Machines)
Small Square Glass Tiles (Found at Craft Stores)
Black Construction Paper Cut into Tiles
Crystal Effects Glue
Q-Tip
Scissors
Exacto Knife
Fasteners (Craft Stores)

Directions:
1. First you need to get your pictures into a 1' by 1' (I went to HyVee and used their automatic picture machine, used the mini collage selection, and was able to get my pictures down to a smaller size.
2. I then cut my pictures to 1' by 1'
3. Cut the construction paper to 1' by 1' as well



4. After cutting the paper and pictures, glue the pictures to the construction paper by using the Crystal Effects Glue with a Q-tip.



5. Take your glass tiles, and add glue to the rough side of the tile
6. Glue picture down on glass
7. After glue dries, you may need to use your exacto knife to trip the picture
8. Turn the picture over and cover the construction paper with the glue



9. Add an extra dab of glue on the back for the fastener.



** If any glue gets on the glass, clean it with alcohol.



So super easy! If any of you make some, I would love to see! Add a comment or email for questions! Good Luck & Have Fun!


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15 comments:

Walking With The Wheats said...

I LOVE this, totally going to try it!

Kristi said...

This is such a great necklace, love how easy it is!

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

Those little charms are great! Wonderful project!

Thank you so much for linking up with the Talented Tuesday link party at My Frugal Family, which is hosted every Tuesday. Please feel free to stop back in every week and post your newest projects!

3XMom said...

These are awesome!

But I have some stupid questions. So you basically glue the picture to the back of the glass facing out (through the glass) with the black construction paper on the back? What is the purpose of the glue on the back of the black paper (other than to hold the bail?) To make it shiny? thanks.

Joyeful said...

Awww, this is precious! Thanks for sharing!

mommy2luke2008 said...

I love this!!!!! I made a photo charm bracelet with pictures of my son. I'll have to try this. I have also seen these where the solder the frames together. Really cool!!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

This is too, too cute!
Thanks for sharing!

The Pampered Mom said...

Just answering 3xMom ... You glue the picture onto the black cardstock paper. It just makes your picture more thick. Then you glue it on the glass ... so that you can see your picture through the glass. The reason you glue the back (backside of the cardstock) is to give it a shine, make it smooth to touch, but also, if you have to use an exacto knife, by gluing the back, it's adding an extra layer of glue to your picture.

I hope this helps!
Nat

JOYfilled Family said...

Darling! I started making these for gifts during Christmas. They are addicting. My eldest daughter (14) and I have been making them now for all occasions. We use pictures, saint cards, scrap booking papers, and more.
Keep crafting!
Pax - Lena
(listed on my blog under Glass Tile Necklaces)

alyssa said...

this is adorable! i love it!

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mommy2luke2008 said...

I featured this on my Friday Favorites!!!!
http://lilbitofus.blogspot.com/2010/02/friday-favorites_26.html

www.nelliebugs.com said...

Very cute -- have been making these for a little while now and have found the diamond glaze to go on top seals it really well!

Sadie@
nelliebugs-swaps.blogspot.com

P.S. I'm following you now! :) If you get a chance, check mine out and if you like what you see I'd love to have you as a follower as well!

Blessed Mommy of 2 said...

Adorable! Thanks for sharing!

The No Money Mama said...

These necklaces came out great, thanks for the easy instructions!

 
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