Friday, April 10, 2015

Mother's Day Gift Idea

Happy Friday!  It's Lisa from Pawsitively Teaching and I wanted share an adorable gift idea for Mother's Day that you could make with your students.
Here is a peek at the finished product.  I apologize for the blurry image, but I don't share my kids' pictures so I had to blur the image, but you can get an idea of how cute the final product is.
One of my team mates and I partnered up and purchased this Glass Tile Pendant Bundle from Candy Tiles Studio on Etsy.  It had all the supplies that we needed except glue.  The supply kit comes with enough supplies to make 50 necklaces, so we were able to complete the project for a little over $1 per child. Candy Tiles Studio has smaller bundles available, but purchasing in quantity got us a better deal.
The first thing you will need to do is photograph each of your students.  I chose to use chalkboards as a photo prop, but you can use any background and/or prop that you would like.  I used the square camera setting on my IPhone.  Then, import the images into PowerPoint and resize them to 1 inch squares.  Finally, I used my laser printer to print the images on card stock.
 Next, place a small amount of Diamond Glaze on one side of the glass tiles.  
  Then, I used the end of a paperclip to spread the Diamond Glaze into a thin even layer.  Then you will lay the trimmed photo face down in the Diamond Glaze.  
Next, use a small about of E6000 glue to attach the bail to the back of the glass tile.
After securing the bail to the glass tile, add another layer of Diamond Glaze to the back.
Finally, measure out the desired about of chain and assemble the necklaces.  I chose 20 inch chains for the necklaces that we made, but you can certainly make them shorter or longer than that.  
As a final touch, we wrapped the necklaces in tissue paper and tied them up with some curling ribbon. 
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  1. I really enjoyed this post! As a mom I would have getting it. I can also see this working well for older kids who are more independent! Esp. if you get the Art teacher involved or even the Tech teacher.