Well, the end of 2011 is upon us, and I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy celebrating the new year. NYE is my favorite “holiday” (can you really call it a holiday?) right behind July 4th. It’s an evening where you get togther with friends and family, and even those who have had a rough go of it lately usually look forward to the new start a new year brings. There’s champagne and kissing at midnight – how can you go wrong?
So as we head out for our celebrations tonight, I thought I’d whip up a cute-little-something I’ve been meaning to get around to, and since Santa brought me an awesome new printer for Christmas, I was able to design a glass tile necklace to wear today!
I know these are nothing new, but I’ll give you the quick how-to, in case you haven’t seen them already.
What you’ll need:
- Glass tile(s) – I got mine at Candytiles on Etsy
- Bail(s) – I got mine with my tiles, but bails are pretty readily available at most craft stores
- Mod Podge & Paintbrush
- Graphic to use (and scissors to trim it down)
- Amazing E6000 or other heavy-duty permanent adhesive
- A chain to wear your lovely creation
First of all, you need a graphic. You are welcome to use mine if you like, it’s nothing fancy:
Just scale it down to the size of your tile. Mine was 1″ square. Print it, trim it down. I trimmed mine to 15/16″ since the edges of my tile were rounded, and you don’t want any edges hanging over.
Mod Podge the back of your tile. This is very hard to illustrate, but here goes anyway:
Carefully place your graphic face down on the Mod Podge. I gave it a second coat afterward to make sure it’s really stuck down.
Let it dry. Then, use your adhesive to attach the bail.
Try not to get that much adhesive. I didn’t mean to overdo it, but you definitely don’t need as much as what’s shown here. Now, let that dry. Then – just string it on your chain, wear it and be merry!
Happy new year to you all – be safe and have fun tonight! Cheers to what awaits in 2012!