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make charms for earrings,keychains,necklaces,etc
I remember along time ago in I think about the first grade, my art teacher taught us how to make these necklaces from drawings we made on paper plates.The only difference is she made us use a hole punch instead of pushpin.And hey it gave me an excuse to use my new sharpies ^^ This is my first project *yay* I hope you all can understand my writing, I'm originally from Croatia ^^
Sorry it the pic comes out funny, my webcam is half dead :/

Posted by Lisa G. from Georgia, Vermont, United States • Published See Lisa G.'s 17 projects »
  • How to make a charms. Paper Plate Charms - Step 1
    Step 1

    Draw your design on the paper plate in pencil.Outline it with a black marker and erase the pencil sketch. I drew a heart and a Uchiha (From Naruto ^^) Which was basically a circle with a small rectangle under it.I then erase any overlapping lines.(Top right hand side you can see there the pencil marks were for the rectangle.I just drew in black so it'll show up on cam.)

  • How to make a charms. Paper Plate Charms - Step 2
    Step 2

    After you're done with the basically sketch, use markers, permanent or washable (I prefer permanent since they're brighter) to color in the design. After that cover the front and the back of the drawing with clear packing tape. If you look closely at the heart in the previous step you can see the tape darkened against the paper plate.Then take a pushpin and poke a hole a bit above the drawing and cut out the shape.

  • How to make a charms. Paper Plate Charms - Step 3
    Step 3

    You can then poke the paperclip through the hole and use for a loop. If your using it for a necklace , just lace dental floss,fishing lure,string, anything really and tie or add a clasp to it.For earring, just use small metal hoops instead of the paper clip.There's a million ideas for designs depending on how good you can draw.It's a good recyclable and pretty much everybody owns more than one sharpie now ^^
    *on a side note, If the pic of my arm looks odd,thats because one hand is holding the camera,the other is displaying the charm and yeah I'm double jointed O.o *

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Mina · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 6 projects
YES! Nice clan symbol! ;)
amber smells
amber smells · Murfreesboro, Tennessee, US · 3 projects
very awesome and practical idea!! i am going to teach my 6 yr old niece to do this with me
Little Yggy
Little Yggy · Buenos Aires, AR · 3 projects
Very cute
michele L.
michele L.
good beginning but next time try making bigger pictures or use pictures from magazines and make decorations to hang.
Bianca P.
Bianca P. · 8 projects
Uchiha! cool even though i'm not the biggest fan
JennJennJenn · Springfield, Missouri, US
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1432 projects
Very cute!
Not A.
Not A. · Westlake, Ohio, US · 18 projects
uchiha forever

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