Now is the time many of you are starting to think about making hand made items for gift giving.
These two special gifts were made with items I purchased at Hobby Lobby.
Items From Hobby Lobby
Round Letter Opener Item#476622
Compact Purse Hanger Item # 310896
The Colorful Life Stack - Printed Cardstock
Envirotex Jewelry Resin
1-Inch Circle Lever Punch
Decoupage Medium (Aleenes or Mod Podge)
The card stock stack I purchased gave me numerous options for images to place in the open bezels of both the purse hanger and letter opener.
I selected the “sweet spot” on each piece of paper and punched out a one-inch circle with my circle lever punch.
The punched paper circles fit beautifully.
Before you pour resin over paper it is important to seal the paper properly. I used a decoupage medium to both glue my paper into the bezel and to seal the paper as well. I cover all the paper and especially the edges with three separate coats of glue, letting each application dry between coats.
Then I carefully mixed a small batch of Jewelry Resin following the manufacturers instructions. I poured my mixed resin into each bezel opening. You can watch a video showing you how to make and pour Jewelry Resin at www.eti-usa.com or see hundreds of “how-to” posts on this blog.