(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.
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
A strong glue (I used E-6000)
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
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.
Connie the crafterbug says
Wow, these are brilliant!
That would be fun for a birthday party too! LOVE!
Melanie @ bear rabbit bear says
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!
Very cute. Definitely going to try this. I have some dimensional Mod Podge that I haven’t pulled out for far too long~
Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com says
These are so cute – and I love how quick and easy they are! I’ve really got to pick up some dimensional magic and give it a try! Thanks for the tut! 🙂
Wow ,way toooo cute, I loove that!
Sharon at Momof6 says
These are really cute- I know that my daughters would love them! I plan to feature a picture and a link to this post on my Sunday Links to Love post over at http://www.momof6.com (Sunday 8/21).
Thanks for sharing this great idea!
Love these! My daughter is turning 4 and I think these would be great for favor bags. Personalized and fun!
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!
These are so cool. I’ve never tried this Modge Podge Dimensional. Will look for it now tho. You now have a new follower.
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.
Ndapunikwa Dongwi says
cool idea. It’s my little sister’s birthday tomorrow and I can’t wait to make them these. I cant wait to make an account here. Hopefully I’ll be getting newsletters. 🙂