Make a Halloween Charm Bracelet with Mod Podge

mod podge halloween charm bracelet

Whip up a Halloween Charm Bracelet in no time with the help of Mod Podge, Podgeables and Dimensional magic.  You can get Podgeable shapes at Michaels Craft Stores.   The scrapbook paper I used is from My Mind’s Eye and from the Mod Podge Halloween papers.  The beads were just a random selection from my stash.  The bat and skull cabochons are from my supply shop and the pumpkin embellishment is from Jolee’s  Boutique.

Here is how we made it!

bat cabochon

First you cut a piece of paper to fit the top of the Podgeable shape.

Mod Podge Podgeable Shapes charms acrylic clear cathie and steve

This is what the Podgeables look like….. you get 18 per pack!

mod podge paper and gems to the charm

Apply the paper to the Podgeable shape with Mod Podge.

Top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge and glue rhinestones to the design.

glue gems mod podge

victorian skull cabachon

Glue cabochons or other 3-d embellishments to the shapes.

cover charm with dimensional magic

Make sure all your glue is dried for a couple of hours before you do the Dimensional Magic.

Top-coat the entire Podgeable charm with Dimensional Magic.  Begin around the outer edges and fill in.

drying dimensional magic

You can go over the gems or around them.

Allow to dry in a non-drafty place for about 4 hours.

If you get an air bubble just pop it with a sewing pin.

attach to a chain charm braclet

Attach them to a charm bracelet with jump-rings.

beaded dangle

Make beaded dangles with headpins and Halloween colored beads.

bat cabachon mod podge charm

The bat charm!

jolee's pumpkin halloween embellishments

The pumpkin charm!

skull podgeable clear mod podge

The Victorian skull charm!

 

skull rhinestone dimensional magic

The skull charm!

halloween bracelet craft

DIY Halloween Owl Necklace with Mod Podge Mod Melts

mod melt owl halloween necklace cathie and steve

It’s our favorite time of the year!  Halloween is around the corner and that means lots of crafting and DIYs for us!  This sweet little owl necklace was made with an Owl Mod Melt, Mod Podge, Dimensional Magic and a Podgeable blank shape.  It is super easy so even a beginner and whip this up in no time!

What you need:

Mod Podge Gloss
Spiderweb Paper
Pencil
Scissors
Paintbrush
Rectangle Podgeable Shape
Mod Melts – Milk Glass
Mod Molds – Nature
Orange FolkArt Acrylic Paint
Black FolkArt Acrylic Paint
Gem Glue
Rhinestones
Dimensional Magic
Jumpring
Pliers
Ball Chain

mod podge walmart podgeables

This October we have a new 4 pack of Podgeable shapes that will be available in the DIY/Craft Jewelry section at Walmart.  This set is a 6 piece set that features 2 domino shapes and 4 scrabble tile shapes.   We have a large pack of Podgeable shapes that is available at all Michaels stores in USA and Canada.

owl mod melt mod podge necklace

HOW TO:

1. Begin by tracing the rectangle Podgeable shape onto the spiderweb paper. Coat the top of the Podgeable shape and the back of paper with Mod Podge. Position the paper onto the Podgebale shape and smooth any air bubbles with your finger. Top-coat with more Mod Podge to seal it.

2. Make a Mod Melt Owl by heating a Mod Melt Stick in a mini HIGH TEMP glue gun, squeeze the melt into the owl mold. Allow to cool 10 min and then remove. Paint the owl with orange paint and the branch with black paint. Allow to dry. Glue gems to the Mod Melt owl.

3. Glue the owl to the center of the spider web Podgeable shape and rhinestones to the corners. Allow to dry.

4. Apply a thin coat of Dimensional Magic to the top of the Podgeable Shape.  Work around the owl and rhinestones.  If you get an air bubble, pop with a sewing pin.  Allow to dry in a cool and non-drafty place.  Don’t more the piece around until after it is dried.

5. Using pliers, attach a jumpring through the hole on the Podgeable shape. Thread a ballchain necklace through the jumpring.

That is it! Easy peasy!

Make This: Fabric Pendants with Rubber Stamps and Mod Podge

Got Fabric Scraps and Mod Podge?

We are so excited to share this project with you!  We always have tons of little scrap fabrics and of course we have a gazillion rubber stamps so we tried to design a project that would blend the two.

VIDEO TUTORIAL

VIDEO TUTORIAL

After experimenting and lots of trial and error, we created Fabric Stamped Pendants!  They are so addicting to make!  We used fabric Mod Podge for the glue and sealer and top coated them with Dimensional Magic.  The Dimensional Magic gives the pendant the hard gloss finish.

Materials:
Rubber stamp (we used a key image)
Scrap Fabric (light color)
Fabric Ink Pad – permanent
Non-Stick Scissors
Eyelet and Setter
Gem Glue
Rhinestones
Chain Chain Chain: chain, jumprings and clasp
Scrap Ribbon

Instructions

Measure the height and width of your stamped image.  Add 1” to the height measurement.  Double the width and add 1” to the measurement.  Cut a piece of fabric to this size.

Working on one edge, rubberstamp your image to the fabric.  Allow to dry 4 hours or heat set with an iron.

Apply a very thin coat of fabric Mod Podge to the back of the fabric.  Fold the fabric over so the edges meet. Let dry for 4 hours. Very Important!

Coat the front and back of the fabric with a thin coat of Mod Podge. Let dry for 4 hours.

Cut around your stamped image, leaving a small border.

Add an eyelet to the top center.

Add a even layer of Dimensional Magic to the top of the stamped image. Let dry 5 hours in a non-drafty location.

Glue gems to the top of the design.

Cut a length of chain to fit your neck.  Using pliers attach a clasp to each end of the chain with jump-rings.  Thread a jump-ring through the eyelet and attach to the center of the chain.  Add more jump-rings to create a longer dangle pendant.  Add a bow to the top of the pendant.

DIY Bird Ring with Mod Podge Ring Blanks and Flat Charms

mod podge ring blanks and flat charms

We are super excited to announce that we have new decorative rings, ring bases and flat charms for Mod Podge.  The bird ring above was made with the decorative ring, Mod Podge, Dimensional Magic and our bird flat charm.  This is a great DIY for a beginner.  We promise it is super easy.  Teens and Tweens love making them too!

What you need:
Mod Podge Decorative Ring (available at Michaels)
Scrap of Decorative Paper
Scissors
Mod Podge Gloss
Mod Podge Flat Charm – Bird
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Old Cardboard Box

mod podge pendants and ring blanks

The rings come in a pendant and ring pack.  You get 10 pieces.

flat charms for mod podge

The flat charms are perfect for embedding into pendants and on rings.  You get 34 pieces.

mod pdoeg ring blanks

Here is a close up look at the rings and charms.

mod podge rings flat charms

How to make the Bird ring!

1. Begin by cutting a small piece of paper to fit inside the base of the ring.  Apply Mod Podge to the back of the paper and place in the well of the ring. Top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge.

2. Glue the bird charm in the center using Mod Podge.  Allow to dry for 1 hour.

3. Cut a slit into an old cardboard box to create a drying rack.  Place the ring upright into the slit.  Fill in the well of the ring with Dimensional Magic.  Allow to dry over night.

TIP: Don’t shake the Dimensional Magic. – If you get an air bubble, pop it with a sewing pin.

Use the rings for Mod Melt Rings too!

how to make a mod melt ring

First make a Mod Melt.  See this video to learn more.

mod melt mod podge rose ring

Glue the Mod Melt to the ring blank with E6000 glue……Easy Peasy!

DIY Neon and Gold Rose Necklace with Mod Melts

mod melt necklace rose

I am so smitten with hot pink right now!  It is just like me in the 80’s only now I have red hair a few more pounds.  I was a bleach blond back in 88 and neon pink was my go to color!  This design is quick to piece together (I promise)!  It is a little more advanced than the Podgeable charms and you will need a hand-drill.  We heart the Fiskars drill…no cord and super easy to use!

Mod Melts are Launching in Michaels – June 2013
Podgeables are available at every Michaels!

What you need:
3 Podgeables (1 large circle and 2 ovals)
Hand Drill
Gem-Tac Glue
Rhinestones
Mod Melt Rose Mold
Mod Melt Sticks – Milk Glass
FolkArt Neon Pink Paint
FolkArt Gold Paint
E6000 Glue
Jumprings
Pearl Chain
Clasps
Jewelry Tools
1. Drill side holes into the Podgeable shapes. (Use the picture for reference)
2. Use Gem-Tac to glue small gems around the edge of the Podgeable.
3. Make 3 Rose Mod Melts (1 large and 2 Small) See Video…..
Video: Mod Melt 101

4. Paint the Mod Melts with the Neon and Gold paints.
5. Glue to the center of the Podgeables with E600 glue.
6. Use jumprings to attach the Podgeable shapes together.
7. Attach a pearl chain and clasp with jumprings.

Video: How to Make a Washer Necklace

Mod Podge Washer Necklaces

Transforming a washer into a necklace is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Grab some scrap paper, Mod Podge and a washer to get started.  The design possibilities are endless!  Use Diamond Glaze to get that shiny glass like finish to the top.

DIY: Southwest Turquoise Necklace

mod podge mod melt necklace

Southwest style Mod Melt by Mod Podge necklace.

This mod melt project was so quick and easy to whip up!  We used the large Rose Mod Melt mold and altered it by painting it with a coat of FolkArt red paint blended with a drop of Metallic Pearl White paint.  To attach the Mod Melt, glue a jewelry bail to the back of the melt rose.  Once dry, thread onto a necklace of your choice. [Read more…]