- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
So I’m a pretty crafty gal. I LOVE to craft. Afterall, I have an ENTIRE room of my tiny apartment dedicated to what I love the most, crafting. So for my wedding, I really wanted to make it personalized to me and my tastes and let everyone there know that alot of the decor/stuff was made my me! I already have a laundry list of things that I am wanting to tackle for the big day, which seems to grow bigger by the minute. I am trying to attack these one at a time, head on, and hope that some early experimenting will lead me to ultimatley the best end result. My first crafts project was bouquet charms. I have always wanted these and since I am without my mom and both granmas, I knew I wanted to make 3 of them. An afternoon trip to Hobby Lobby and I thought I had everything I needed. I made some copies of the best headshots I could find of all 3 of them, printing them in sepia and adjusting the contrast, also shrinking them down to wallet size. Instead of doing them under tiles and using a kit like Mrs. Crab CAke did here, i decided to be resourceful and see if I could do them a little differently. You can also buy just the glass scrabble tiles by themselves here or in a nifty kit on this cute Etsy page, here. I ended up buying some little square metal blanks that already had the ‘bail’ or piece for the ribbon to go in attached too them in the jewelry dept. I already had the liquid glass or Glossy Accents, and Tim Holtz distress ink to vintage up the photos a bit more. And for whatever reason I ended up deciding that I should add stick on pearls to them as well, before filling them in with the liquid glass. So this is how they turned out (they look even better with the ribbon on them now):
Here are the steps I did in order, first cutting out each photo and attaching it to the backing for the square tiles, for the round ones, it’s actually 2 pictures that i glued back to back because one side has glass although you can’t see that here.
and here are the round ones, front and back before:
and this is what they looked like after being filled in. Wait about 24 hrs for them to completely dry, although i tried using a hairdryer and found that it just spread the stuff out too much and didn’t give it that thicker glass look i was going for.
If anyone has anymore questions about this DIY, please msg me! I am not 100% happy with them, mostly because you can see some bubbles still in the end product, but I have had my MOG tell me that the bubbles ‘add character’ , so tell me, hive, what do yall think?? 🙂