10 Cent Rings

(this was a project I did as a contributor to I Heart Naptime a few weeks ago)
I bought some Mod Podge Dimensional Magic about six months ago thinking I’d make a million wonderful things with it and take the crafting world by storm.  Well, I obviously didn’t.  It sat in my crafting supplies, seal unbroken.  It seems like sometimes I need a good reason, an excuse, if you will, try out a new product (new to me anyway).  I just couldn’t find the courage to break it out and shiny-fy something!  
I was then flipping through a Family Fun Magazine  and came across some adorable and shiny rings made with, whaddayaknow! Dimensional Magic and pennies!  This was exactly the excuse I had been looking for.  I decided to make some friendship rings for my daughter and her two BFFs.  
Supplies Needed:
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Mod Podge
A strong glue (I used E-6000)
Ring Blanks
Scrapbook paper
Any other embellishments you want
1.  Trace the coin onto the scrapbook paper and cut it out.  I happened to have a 3/4″ round punch that worked perfectly but cutting it out would be easy too.  Just make sure you err on the side of having it hang off the edge a little rather than being a little smaller than the coin (you’ll see why later).
2.  If you want to stamp or color the ring in any way, do it now.  I added each girl’s initial with a small rubber stamp.
3.  Mod Podge both sides of the circles and allow to dry.  This seals it up nicely.
4.  Adhere the paper circles to the coin.  I did dimes instead of pennies.  Why?  Well, because I wanted the rings to be silver but also because I’m SUPER rich and can afford to make these rings 10x more expensive!  But mostly the silver reason I guess.
5.  After that glue is dry, take your sandpaper and sand along the edge of coin using a downward motion.  This will remove the excess paper that may be hanging over the edge making the paper seem like it is now a part of the coin.  Side note: I obviously have no fingernail/cuticle pride… and own no lotion.
6.  Now for the fun part!  Take your Mod Podge Dimensional Magic and apply it to the top of your coin allowing it to “dome” slightly.  It went on much easier than I was anticipating, by the way!  No need for my nervousness.  Add any little embellishments you want by pressing them in gently.  
7.  Allow to dry OVERNIGHT.  The milkiness will go away fairly quickly but it won’t be completely dry until the next day.  
8.  When dry,  adhere the coin to the top of the ring blank using your industrial strength glue and allow to dry.  Done!
This little girl is loving hers and can’t wait to give the other two to her friends!  
What I love is that the possibilities are endless with these!  Just by switching up the paper and embellishments you could get a completely different look.  I was also thinking how cute it would be to use a small photo rather than paper…maybe of your cute baby to give his/her grandma?  Huh?  What do you think?  You could also just glue a loop of wire to the back of the coin and make it into a necklace pendant as well.  
Did you need an excuse to try some Dimensional Magic fun?  I loved it and am now looking for something else to shellack.  Happy shinyfying!


Link parties I participate in: Tip Junkie, Sugar Bee, Not Just a Housewife, Someday Crafts, Tatertots & Jello, I Heart Naptime, Lolly Jane, Be Different Act Normal, Craftomaniac, Today’s Creative Blog, Sister’s Stuff, Flamingo Toes, Skip To My Lou

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  1. says

    Love Love those! They are so cute:) I need to find some mod podge dimensional magic! I haven’t found it anywhere yet! Thanks for sharing.

  2. says

    Super cute!

    I’d love it if you’d share these on our first link party coming up this Thursday! It’s a blog party specifically for kids and teens crafts and ideas, so this project would be perfect!


  3. says

    I love these rings! I went to Michael’s today with the hope of finding the ring blanks. Apparently they don’t have them. Do you remember where you purchased yours? Thanks for the great idea!

  4. Anonymous says

    I was having a hard time trying to find ring blanks too until I wrote Michaels and A.C Moore. Now, they both carry them. I had already bought some ring blanks from Etsy.com before they started selling them though.


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