No doubt that gift makes us feel special. But not every gift can bring that special feeling. Rights one is given by someone you love always hold a special place in our life. And for girls, nothing is best that right jewelry. However, there is a limitless option in jewelry like a bracelet, pendant, necklace, and more. So, instead of picking gold, silver, or platinum jewelry make photo charms. Moreover, these charms are an amazing gift idea as assembling them is easy. All you need is the right materials and a special photo to make custom photo charms.
Luckily, you will get a little help here for making that special gift.
Make custom charms at home
First of all, collect the supplies that we have mentioned below.
- Frame charms
- Mod podge
- Toggle and closure set
- Jewelry pliers
- Craft knife
- Mod podge dimensional magic
- Silver jump rings
- And last but very important, their photos
Fortunately, you get all these supplies at your nearest store. Now start the way mentioned below to make charms with photo.
But you cannot begin without measuring the right size of charms and photos. Moreover, those two have to be of the correct size. And if the photo is bigger in size trim it anyway. But make sure that you don’t trim too much otherwise the photo will be shorter than the frame. Also, cut the photo as per frame shape like if the frame is round then cut the photo in a circle and so on. However, most important is to use a high-quality paper to print the photo. As a result, your custom photo charms will look great.
Now, the second step is to add photos in the frame. You may need a craft knife to mark the edges on the photo. However, simply mark the edges and don’t cut. Take the photo out and cut that extra paper using scissors. Again put it back on the frame and check whether it’s fit or not.
Stick the photos using mod podge and let it dry. Use a mod podge dimensional magic and apply one coat. And by using pliers add the jump rings and the set of toggle and closure. As a result, you get a bracelet with ends which are one of the perfect photo charms.
So, with these simple three steps charms with photo needs no further supplies. Moreover, using these steps you can make more photo charm like a necklace and pendant.
Things to remember
Right shape– Luckily, you can choose the frame of any shape and size. However, make sure that the size is good enough to fit the photo. Also, ensure that photos are clear and look good in the frame of the desired shape.
Right size– the frame size also matters as too big or too short frames don’t look good.
Right photo– what makes custom photo charms a good gift is the right selection of photos. So, make sure that you have a nice photo of that person.
So, make DIY photo charms and surprise your loved ones with it.