My DIY post this week continues the theme of using pictures in your wedding. Creating a photo resin charm is a great way to remember an extra-special someone on your big day, but, for some people (me), resin can be tricky to work with. So, instead, I’ve detailed below how to achieve that resin look without any of the hassle.
What you’ll need:
- Small frame (found in the bead section of craft stores)
- A picture
- Mod Podge (regular or satin)
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
- Craft paint brush
Estimated cost: $15
1. The first thing you’ll need to do is cut the picture to fit inside the frame. If you like a picture that’s too big, scan it to your computer, shrink it and then print it out.
2. Using the craft brush, apply a small layer of Mod Podge to the inside of the frame and attach the picture. Then, apply another thin layer over the picture to seal it in. Let dry.
3. After the Mod Podge has dried, use the Mod Podge Dimensional Magic and fill in on top of the picture. Let dry. Note: Make sure to get the air out of the bottle first (squeeze it onto paper) to prevent bubbles from showing up once it hardens. If you do notice bubbles, use a sharp needle to pop them before it dries.
4. Repeat step three, letting it dry between coats, until you reach the desired height. For mine, I used three.
5. Once the charm is dry, use a jump ring or ribbon to attach it to a bouquet.
See? A relatively simple, painless, and, most importantly, mess-free way to get that cool resin look without all the work.