Hi everyone! Welcome to our first day of DIY Gift Giving ideas that you can create. Fluid Art is so much fun, and with the holidays upon us, I thought it would be fun to share with you 10 of my favorite DIY gift-giving ideas so you can create beautiful gifts for your family and friends.
Each day I will post a new idea for you to get inspired from. I will list the materials I used that include links for you to purchase them yourself. Each post will have a video that I have created to see how I completed the project, step-by-step. As always, contact me with any questions or comments on this post, or comment on the video post on our YouTube channel.
Are you ready to get started with this project? Let’s create Acrylic Paint Pour Necklaces!
BONUS: I decided to add a little bit of extra fun into our 10-day event. I will be giving away the Resin Beach Tray that I created on Day 1 of our 10 Days of DIY Fluid Art Gift Giving event! The give-away instructions are detailed at the end of this post.
I thought it was time that I showed you how I create my Acrylic Paint Pour Necklaces. These are super easy and FUN to make, and the results are STUNNING! This is a terrific gift idea for your friends and family!
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Here are the supplies I used:
- Glass Cabochon & Bezel Set
- Wilton Cake Pop Sticks
- Styrofoam Block
- Diamond Glaze
- 18″ Cord
- 20″ Cord
- Hot Glue Gun
- Isopropyl Alcohol
- Q-Tip Cotton Swab
- Shot Glass
The Process: Part 1, Painting the Glass Cabochons
Before you begin painting your necklaces, it is a good idea to prep the glass cabochons. Using the hot glue gun, adhere a cake pop stick (or any other stick) to the glass cabochon’s round front. Let the glue cool, and then place the stick in the Styrofoam block to hold it. Keep gluing the cake pop sticks to the glass cabochons until the block is full. Make sure you leave space around each one, so you do not touch them.
Now that your glass cabochons are ready create a beautiful Acrylic Paint Pouring canvas masterpiece making sure you leave some drippings. If you do not want to create your canvas masterpiece yet, you can pour some paint on a piece of parchment paper or simple copy paper. You can do a simple Swipe or Puddle pour…. have fun without worrying about the results.
Pick up one of the cake pop sticks and then dip the glass cabochon into the paint. Do not press down all the way to the paper or painting surface. Dip only far enough so that the flat edge of the glass cabochon is cover with paint.
Don’t be afraid to get creative! Dip the glass cabochon into the swirls, cells, swishes, multi-colored areas…. experiment and have fun!
Place the painted glass cabochon into the Styrofoam block. Keep painting the remaining glass cabochons until finished.
Double-check that the glass cabochons are straight in the Styrofoam block, not at an angle. The paint will run off if they are not level.
Let Dry for 24-48 hours.
The Process: Part 2, Assembling the Acrylic Paint Pour Necklaces
Once the glass cabochons have dried, it is time to assemble the necklaces. Place a small amount of the Isopropyl Alcohol into the shot glass and then place a Q-Tip cotton swap in the glass.
Pick up a glass cabochon that is glued to a stick and gently pull the stick off the glass. The stick and the glue should come off very easily.
Take the Q-Tip from the shot glass and start cleaning the unpainted front side of the glass cabochon. Clean the front and the sides of the glass cabochon. Try to keep the Isopropyl Alcohol from touching the painted side of the glass cabochon. The alcohol will make the paint sticky, and it will get all over your hands.
When the glass cabochon is clean, place a minimal amount of the Diamond Glaze adhesive in the metal bezel center. Then place the glass cabochon painted side down in the metal bezel. If you see the adhesive come up through the sides, it means you put too much adhesive in the metal bezel. You will need to get a Q-Tip with Isopropyl Alcohol and clean the adhesive from the sides before it dries.
Let the adhesive dry about 40 minutes to an hour before hanging your pendant on the necklace cord or chain.
What do you think about our Acrylic Paint Pour Necklace gift idea? Contact us or comment on this post. We would love to hear your thoughts!
Enter Our GIVEAWAY
I am so excited to offer this Resin Beach Tray as a gift for our 10 Days of Fluid Art DIY Gift Giving event! Please complete the information below and share it with your friends!
This event will run from November 20, 2020, through November 30, 2020. I will select and announce the winner by December 10, 2020. I am also including FREE shipping of this tray to any U.S. address.