Friday, May 17, 2013

Teacher Gift Idea- Dictionary Definition Necklace

The end of May is nearing and that means one thing: school is almost out!
Have you been trying to figure out a gift to make for your child's teacher that's cute, affordable, and easy? Well, how about a dictionary page necklace?
You can customize it by choosing which word to use.
You can use "teach," "read," or "school."
You could even make specific ones like "science," "math," or "music."
If you want to make one, all you need is:
square charm like this
Mod Podge
dictionary page
dimensional adhesive (like Diamond Glaze or Mod Podge Dimensional Magic)
jump ring
necklace (I used a ball chain)
(You can find all these items at Hobby Lobby. If you're lucky, you can go during a jewelry sale and get everything half off!)
The charm will come with a template so you know what size to trim your image.
Place it over the dictionary page making sure you're getting the word that you want.
Trim around the template.
Adhere the trimmed dictionary definition to the center of the charm with Mod Podge.
Allow a few hours to dry.
Then use your dimensional adhesive and cover the entire center of the charm. Be careful not to leave any air bubbles. You can pop them with a straight pin.
Allow 24 hours to dry.
Using a jump ring, attach the charm to the necklace.
If you want to dress it up a bit, you could choose a coordinating charm
and hang it from the jump ring.
You could make these for more than just teachers. . .Other words you could use are: mom, aunt, grandma, love, marriage, baby, friend, peace. . .you are limited only by the number of words in a dictionary!:)
Thanks for stopping by and God bless.
Jesus said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
with all your soul, and with all your mind."
Matthew 22:37

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