I’m always looking for different ways to use my crafting stash, so I came up with this technique to turn scrapbook stickers into pendants…
Here’s what you’ll need…
Scrapbook stickers (the thicker, glossier kind work best), craft mat (or other surface protector), chipboard, scissors, jewellery chain and jump rings, jewellery snips and pliers (not pictured), paintbrush, white acrylic / craft paint, Mod-Podge (or similar glue), hole punch, you may also need some fine sandpaper (not pictured).
Step 1: Check whether your stickers have space for a punched hole. If they don’t you need to paint a small area on a chipboard sheet to extend the sticker, then stick the sticker on top once it’s dry. The deer sticker didn’t have enough space for a hole so I painted a white patch on the chipboard then stuck the sticker on so the patch was between his antlers. If your sticker has space for a hole (like my globe and acorn do) then you can stick them straight on the chipboard:
NB: I also left the white negative bits of sticker inside the deer’s antlers as it would have been impossible to cut the chipboard out of the small triangular holes!
Step 2: Cut around the stickers. You may end up with some rough edges in the hard-to-reach places:
Step 3: Smooth out rough edges with some fine sandpaper. They don’t need to be perfect – the Mod-Podge stage later will make them look even better:
Step 4: Flip them over onto a craft mat, and paint the edges and backs of the pendants. I tipped paint out of my dauber pot and used a paintbrush:
Make sure you don’t get any paint on the stickers on the front – if you do and you notice it quickly you can wipe it off with a baby wipe!
Step 5: Once the paint is dry you can use Mod-Podge to seal the edges – so much went onto the fronts that I painted a layer of Mod-Podge on the front too:
Step 6: Leave them to dry on an old cooling rack so they don’t get stuck to your tabletop:
Step 7: Once the Mod-Podge is dry you just need to add the jump rings and chains (plus clasps if the chain isn’t long enough to slide over your head). I added extra jump rings on the deer and globe so they sat better, the acorn just needed one. I used different chain lengths too – 34″ for the globe, 29″ for the deer, 24″ for the acorn:
Jump rings are very easy to pull apart with pliers and then squeeze back together again – it took less than 2 minutes to chain them all up!
Your pendants are ready to wear:
(Little Miss took this pic, I’m training her up to be my photographer!)
It’s a great way to use those ‘special’ stickers so they aren’t stuck in a box any more!
Have you got any other fun ways to use up the stickers in your stash?
Bye for now,