Monday, April 1

DIY Collage Pendants

These boutique chic collage pendants are easy peasy lemon squeezy to create!  Collage Pauge, Aleene's jewelry glue and some pretty vintage inspired papers and decorative elements from Cosmo Cricket are adhered to light weight wooden tags and sealed for durability with Aleene's Spray Acrylic Sealer.  This is a great girl's night in project and a fun DIY to do with your teens.  And the best part, you can share your own unique message in a pretty pendant you can wear!
What you need:
-Collage Pauge Glossy
Aleene's Jewelry and Metal Glue
Wooden jewelry tags with drill holes
Decorative papers (Cosmo Cricket)
Decorative fabric brads (Cosmo Cricket)
Tiny text stickers or print your own (Cosmo Cricket)
Jump rings
Chain
Clasp
Scissors
Bent and chain nose pliers
Flush cutters
Pencil
1.) Gather materials.  2.)  Trace and cut papers to fit tags.  3.  Attach paper to wood with decoupage medium.  Add tiny text to tags.  Make sure you line up items on front so tag hole is at the top! Paint two coats of medium on top.  Allow to dry.  4.  Cut metal shanks off of brads.  
5.) Attach brads to tags with jewelry glue.  Allow to dry. 6.) Punch hole in paper, carefully working the hole punch into the pre-existing hole in the back of your pendant.  7.)  Spray one coat of acrylic sealer on pendants.  Allow to dry.  8.) Attach jump rings. 
These turned out so cute, I can't wait to make more.  Adding that acrylic sealer means you won't have to worry about the decoupage medium being sticky on humid days.  I live in the Southeast, it gets hot around these parts!  Try making these with buttons, old jewelry pieces, cabachons, crystals...collages are little miniature artworks and each one should be a reflection of you!

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