{Digital Silhouettes Gift #2}

Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Okay, this DIY gift is one my favorites so far. I love it so much, I am ashamed to say how many I made ... okay I made 4, but they are SO cheap that I wanted to give them to all the grandparents after I saw how beautiful they turned out!!

Let me introduce to you, my digital silhouette necklace...



Not only are these cheap, but they are incredibly easy to make as well! Here's how it's done ...

Take your digital silhouettes (I used they same ones I did the other day, but I scaled them down to a little smaller than 1 inch. Take a 1 inch circle cut out tool and cut out both silhouettes like so.




I put my silhouettes on a glass pendant that has a silver ring around the sides. It's actually supposed to to have something inside both pieces of glass. I however decided to put my silhouettes on the outside of the glass. One on each side. (Found mine at Hobby Lobby for $3.00) I took some super glue and glued my silhouettes to both sides of the pendant, and I made sure the edges were completely down, that is really important.

After they are both on good, take your Mod Podge Dimensional Magic and go over the entire pendant like this ...



The silhouettes will turn blue and the Mod Podge will look unclear (first picture), but they will eventually look like the second picture and become hard.




I let them dry for about 12 hours each. After that side is dry, I then flip it over and do the whole thing over again with the other silhouette. Obviously you don't have to do this step, but since I have two boys, I wanted one on either side.

You'll have to get a chain as well, but they are easy to find. I also picked mine up from Hobby Lobby, and let me tell you how impressed I am with it. I would have paid a lot of money for this at a department store, but at Hobby Lobby only $1.00 because it was 50% off :)

So there you go, a beautiful, easy & cheap Christmas gift!






** Did I mention that I made one for myself :) I have worn it the past couple of days and I have had 3 people come up and ask me where I got it! YES!


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14 comments:

Heath1202 said...

Hey Natalie! I saw this posting on FB and I just have to tell you that I LOVE your DIY amazingness. So jealous of your Photoshop abilities! I can't help but think of our HS photography class and how much I hated our digital assignment because I was terrible with Photoshop. Ha!

Natalie said...

These are so, so pretty!

Andrea said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home said...

This is gorgeous! What an awesome gift to a new mom!

AmieAnn said...

What an awesome idea! And a GREAT gift and keepsake for any parent or grandparent! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2010/12/pink-hippo-party-9.html

Anonymous said...

WHOW So pretty... I just came across your blog tonight. I have never used photoshop.. I assume their must be a setting you can do on photoshop... You are very talented.
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samsstuff said...

So cute! Stopping by from Made By You Mondays to say hi & check out your adorable entry.

C.R.A.F.T. said...

Thanks for linking up to MMM...I am featuring this next week!

Jenny.Lee said...

Sooooo you need to start an Etsy shop!!! These are so cute and I want one of my dog. Is that weird? lol

Kim -today's creative blog said...

I love me a silhouette and have yet to try it. They are timeless! Thanks for linking, please add a link back to TCB.

maleahbliss said...

SOOO pretty!! Thanks for the tute!! I'm going to have to try it.

I'd love for you to link this project and tute up to my new linky party!!

http://littleeme.blogspot.com/2010/12/ok-now-that-i-have-tuted-your-turn-to.html

Alison @ Welcome Sunshine Home said...

Fabulous idea! My sister-in-laws birthday is in a few days and coming up with a great gift right after Christmas is always tough. Thanks for the inspiration (and LOW cost)! :)

Alison
http://welcomesunshinehome.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Dixon said...

Hi! I found you through the HOH link party. These are adorable! I love how you can personalize it for each person and it's a truly thoughtful gift. I just signed up to follow you, I'm mew to the blogging world and just started my own.

Christine said...

these are really cool! Good job

 
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