Now I know this is a bit dated, but it turned out to be a really fun craft and gift idea to our parents so I thought I'd share this one. And now that we have a new little one already added to the family, (no, not us. My sister and brother-in-law of course) I have to whip up another name charm for our little Avery with the supplies that I have saved for her arrival.
Here is a zoomed in capture of the name charms.
This tree sculptures were actually candle (tea light) holders when I found it, but I saw much more to it once I got my crafty hands all over it.
Here's what you will need to make the charms:- Metal ornament hooks (what's great about these is you can bend them as much as you'd like)
- Jewelry hoops, any smaller size will do, I chose silver (found in the jewelry isle of JoAnn's)
- Black felt with the peel and stick adhesive already on the back (this is to finish off the backside)
- Printed names (I typed mine out on the computer)
- Silver metal accent frame stickers (packs of 4 found in the scrapbooking section of JoAnn's)
- Glass beads or any other decorative beads you may find. I chose green to mimic the leaves on a tree.
- Hot glue, the key ingredient to ALL craft rooms
- A ruler
For this project, since the charms are pretty small you have to keep the hot glue usage to a minimum or else it will glob up easily because the charms are pretty small. The frames are about 1.5" x 1.5" in size before you decorate with beads and a hook.
In the near craft-future, I will try to document the entire project, step-by-step so you can see how I created it, but since this project was pre-Crafty Corner, I'm just sharing what materials you will need to use and hope for the best. (if you decide to try it out) I have faith in your inner-Crafter!
Until next time...