Photo-Pebbles..Easy As D-I-Y!

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Introduction: Photo-Pebbles..Easy As D-I-Y!

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These Cute Glass pebbles are the perfect no-reason-but-just-'cause gift!


I wanted to give my mom something that had siblings and I as kids (Mothers Day Gift, Anyone?).

These are Super easy so lets get started!

Step 1: What You Need:

Supplies:

Floral Glass Pebbles (The Less Shiny, the better)

Mod-Podge (or any glue that dries clear)

A print out of what you want to make: Vintage photo's, your Favorite Cartoon Character, your Initials..

Paperclips (for a bookmark)/ Magnets (For Fridge Magnets)/ Pendant Hooks (For a Pendant)

Note: If you have larger magnets that are still smaller than the circumference to the glass, use those. These tiny ones where the only ones I had..)

Step 2: Snug As a Bug

The Glass pebbles I bought came in different sizes. So if you have the same problem,I would recommend taking some time to find the right sized glass pebble for each picture.

Step 3: Mod-Podge Away..

Apply Mod-Podge to the back of your pebble. Or you can apply it to your image directly.

(No sniffing)


Step 4: Stick Your Pebble in Place

Apply Glass Pebble directly over the image. Push down hard to push away excess glue.

Pretty soon, the glue will dry up and you will see your image through the glass.

Let It dry completely..

Step 5: Scissor-Time!

Cut out your image around the pebble. Try and be as close as possible to the edge.

Watch those Fingers!

Step 6: Stick Your Base of Choice

Depending on what you want to make, you can either

1.Glue a Paperclip to make a Bookmark

2.Glue a Magnet to make a Fridge Magnet

3.Glue a pendant hook to make a Pendant.

Apply glue to the back of the pebble and stick your base of choice.

Step 7: Make It Your Own..

As I started making these, I didn't realize how many different things you could make out of these fun pebbles.

So if you are looking for a quick craft, it almost doesn't get better than this..

Step 8: Until Next Time..

And as always,

Keep Being Creative..!

Until next time folks.

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love it, great idea, what setting or paper do you suggesting printing the photos on

Oh my god! I came up with the exact same thing for my sisters birthday

Great idea for business.

I have lots of flat megnets from photoinst.com. It's time to mics them up!

I used modge podge and the photos look whitened. Did I use too much adhesive? I think I will try hot glue next.

I have been doing this with my Photos since 2008. Most of the time I would put photos of bugs and animal that I photographed. I would sell them mostly to kid at craft shows . I use real photo photo paper for mine . The technique is similar to yours. Good job on yours . PS real photos of flowers works great too.

Love making these. I take a few steps in a different order since I like to use newprint. Cut the picture is slightly larger than the pebble, apply glue and I let the paper wilt a bit. After the glue is dried use a nail file pulled away from the center to clean the edge and get image that hits the edge of the curve. Coat the back to seal, preferably 2-3 layers.


My preferred treatment is double backed tape to make stickers.

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That makes sense! I'll try it out the next time I make these! Thansk for the suggestion!

Do show me how it turns out!

I starting dropping colored pebbles a few weeks ago as geocaching trade items. Seeing this, I can make them customized!

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Thats a great idea!

Can you use any clear drying adhesive or does it have to be mod podge?

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Any clear adhesive should work...

Thank you Kitstart, a very inspiring idea. Many people will get much joy from your idea. Keep up the inovative thoughts.

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Thank you!! =)

Great idea! Thanks!