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Photo keychains and photo glass coasters

Crafting ideas that will keep the most beautiful moments in sight

In no other season than summer there are so many unique moments to experience and capture with family, friends or loved pets. Whether during a holiday on the beach, in the mountains or on the balcony – we will show you two simple crafting ideas that can transform your personal memories into a brilliant eye-catcher for at home and on the road throughout the year.

Crafting material needed for the photo keychain

DIY idea: Photo keychains

Keychains are not only functional everyday objects, but can also be given a very personal and stylish touch. Carry your favorite memories with you every day or give away your little summer happiness!

Here’s what you need for a DIY keychain:

  • round photo stickers
  • wooden discs with a diameter of at least 4 cm and a hole in the upper third (bought or self-sawn)
  • key rings and carabiners
  • transparent glue (Mod Podge) for sealing
  • brush (broad)
  • additional ornaments as desired, for example:
    • pens for labeling
    • tassels
    • decorative stones 
    • acrylic colors
    • possibly scissors and glue

Design the photo stickers online at ifolor and stick them on the wooden disc on one or both sides. If the sticker covers the hole, pierce with a needle and carefully extend the hole. Decorate the pendant according to your wishes. Use, for example, decorative stones, washi-tape or labels – there are no limits to your creativity!

Now you have to seal your keychain with glue. Using a broad brush, apply an evenly thin layer of Mod Podge on the entire surface of the keychain and let everything dry well. Finally, attach the key ring and carabiner to the hole. Here, again you can add decorations such as tassels that match in color, as shown in our example.

Tip

Order each motive twice if you want to make the front and back the same or give a keychain to your loved ones!

Crafting material for the photo glass coasters

DIY idea: Glass coasters with your own photos

When temperatures are rising, you can’t miss out on a cool drink. Prepared on a stylish glass coaster, your drinks will be an absolute eye-catcher. Even as a gift, this practical summer decoration is perfect!

Here’s what you need for a photo glass coaster:

  • Square Prints with borders
  • a square plate (10 x 10 cm) for each Square Print – e.g. an old coaster, an acrylic plate, a tile or wood panel
  • transparent glue (Mod Podge) for gluing and sealing
  • brush (wide)
  • possibly a pair of scissors

Design the Square Prints online at ifolor. If you want to design the coaster on both sides, order the motifs twice. If you still want to vary the size according to the size of the plate used, you can optionally trim the borders of the photos with scissors.

Coat the discs thinly and evenly with the transparent glue (Mod Podge) on one side at a time using a wide brush and place the photo on this coated side. Let your work of art dry for a short time, then coat the entire surface of the coaster with the photo again with glue. The whole thing should now dry for at least a day or depending on the manufacturer of the adhesive. The summer drink can now be served!

Tip

Use the coasters for cold drinks only, as the materials are only partially resistant to heat.

DIY instructions: keychain and glass coasters with summer motifs

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