Hello! One of my favorite things about blogging is connecting with other bloggers & crafters. That is why I was so happy to find the Silhouette Challenge facebook group a few months ago. I have enjoyed participating in their monthly Silhouette Challenges. Recently the group decided to do a fun craft swap with each other. We were each matched up with a fellow crafter, we got to “meet” each other & then we swapped gifts. Sounds fun, right? My fabulous partner was Kelly from Simply Kelly Designs. She made me the most adorable gift! You’ll see her gift & some of the other swappers’ gifts in just a bit. Buuuut first I want to show you what I made Kelly ~ these DIY Photo Gifts. So keep reading! 🙂
Since both Kelly & I have Silhouettes. I wanted to make her something that didn’t use a Silhouette. Pictures always make a great gift, and these are so easy to make! So I knew exactly what I wanted to make Kelly ~ some DIY photo gifts. 🙂 I’ve shared how to make DIY photo pendants before, and today I’d love to show you how I made a photo key chain. It was just as easy to do! (You can see how to make the DIY photo pendant HERE.)
You’ll need a few supplies to get started:
Diamond Glaze Adhesive
photo printed out on white cardstock (sized to fit your glass tile)
old paint brush
*I found all of these supplies (except the Super Glue, brush & photo) at the Etsy Shop ~ Candy Tiles.
First you’ll put a tiny drop of the Diamond Glaze on the back of your glass tile. Spread it around with a brush until the whole tile is covered.
Place your photo face down on the tile. Rub gently on the back to get a good seal. You don’t want any bubbles. 😉 Let this dry for 10-15 minutes.
Then take your paint brush & put another layer of the Diamond Glaze on the back of the photo. Make sure you completely cover the whole back. This will seal your picture onto your glass tile. Let dry for several hours.
Next using the Super Glue glue your glass photo tile into the metal backing. Then add a key ring. You’re done! Now you have a unique gift to give! These would make great Mother’s Day & Father’s Day gifts, grandparent gifts & teacher gifts….the possibilities are endless. 🙂
As I said my beautiful swap partner (as you can see!) was Kelly from Simply Kelly Designs. I so enjoyed getting to know Kelly a little better. She is one talented lady! I snagged a few of her fun projects to share with you today….you’ll have to visit her blog for more! 😉
You can check out more gift ideas from the Handmade Gift Exchange below! Enjoy! 🙂