Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Charm Tutorial

I've been making these great charms for those bland places on my jewelry. I thought I'd make a tutorial for all of you because these are so easy!

All you need:
*Paper of choice (I used old hymnal pages)
*Round plastic pieces (You can use metal as well)
*Water base glue (I used Mod Podge)
*Mod Podge Dimensional Magic

These are some plastic tabs I took off of an old necklace.

 I made a heart-shaped hymnal box for one of my friends on her birthday. I had a million little heart pages left over. This put the to good use. :)

I just traced the circles over words I like or pretty music notes.

I put a small amount of glue on the paper and the black tab.

 After the glue dried I used a lighter to burn the edges.

The if you're using metal tabs definitely use pliers or tweezers to hold the tab, I used my fingers but I wouldn't recommend it. 

 Sometimes the plastic curls. You can use your knife to cut the thick edges. Personally they don't bother me so I just left them.

Now your going to take those small pieces and cover them with a generous amount of Dimensional Magic.

Pop any bubbles using a needle

Let dry over night

Once dry, poke holes and there you have it. 

Thanks for your time! Comment below with questions.
God Bless.



  1. Those are really clever!
    I really like how you used hymnal pages for them!
    Where did you find an old Hymnal?
    By the way my necklace just arrived, and I love it!!

  2. I'm so glad you are pleased with the necklace! :D

    We have a bunch of old hymnals so I dedicated one to use for crafting. I also have a bible i use strictly for crafts and I'm about to buy a dictionary to do the same.