Ladybird charms

I´ve made these little charms for a few friends now and they´re really popular, so I thought I´d write a post about how easy it is do make something cheap, cute and appreciated.

It´s very easy, in case you were wondering.

What you need is:

  • a paintbrush
  • paint (acrylic)
  • little transparent glass nuggets/pebbles, used for home decoration and cut flowers. They have to be flat on one side (so not marbles)
  • some base material – tissue paper, construction paper, felt…anything really.
  • glue (UHU is good)
  • time (for the paint to dry)

Here goes!

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the easy-peasy instructions

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done! here they are… cute, huh?

After the paint has completely dried, you can add a tiny spot of glue and then gently stick on a previously cut base material, pressing but not letting it slide (so the paint doesn´t accidentally slip off the glass). This is more for the protection of the paint than anything else.

Lady bird charms made with little glass pebbles and a tiny bit of paint. I'm not sure an easier craft exists, and it's definitely a lovely gift!

you can slightly see the green tissue base material peeking out from under the ladybirds here

So, really easy, wasn´t it?

If you do make some of these, let me know in the comments if you have any advice or feedback..or photos!

Happy creating!

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About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.

2 comments

  1. I didn’t make them, but happily glued them all over the house, as you well know. THANK YOU! :*

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