A new year and a new mutual theme is upon us again! One of my most popular posts every year is the Mutual Theme Pendants I make! So I made one for my daughter again this year and I’m sharing how to make them. Super easy and cheap to make. They work great for Girl’s Camp, as gifts for New Beginnings or Night of Excellence, or just to make on your weekly mutual nights!
The hardest item to figure out this year was which pendant to use. I decided on these awesome Puzzle Pendant. When thinking about the theme, I thought a puzzle piece was a great symbol for “Ask of God,” Because when we lack wisdom and we ask of God, he can help us find that missing puzzle piece (or wisdom) we are looking for. So that is why I chose the Puzzle Pendant to go with the pendant this year 🙂
You’ll need these supplies:
- 1″ Pendant Trays
- 1″ Cabochons (sometimes you can get Trays and the Domes in a set)
- Necklace Chains (any chain necklace you have will work, as long as it’s not too big for the trays to fit through)
- Matte Photo Paper (any matte photo paper will work)
- Puzzle Pendant (optional, but super cheap to add on!!)
- Jump Rings (if using the Puzzle Pendant)
- 1″ circle punch or scissors
- A Picture for the Pendant. I purchased mine on Etsy at HaveJoy store. It’s only $2.50 – so a great deal if making lots of pendants! There are many different options on Etsy, so just look around and find the one you like the most.
They are super simple to assemble. Once you have purchased or made the picture you want for your pendant, print them out on Matte Photo Paper. It is important that it is Matte Photo Paper because I have found that glossy photo paper runs when you glue it! I have not had that issue with the Matte Photo Paper.
Cut out your pendant pictures with a 1″ circle punch or scissors. Then using E6000, use a small amount to glue the pendant picture down to the bottom of the Pendant Trays. Then put some more E6000 on top of the pendant picture and then smash it down with the Cabochons (glass dome), move the dome around to make sure the glue is evenly distributed. Clean up any extra glue that smashes out. Watch for bubbles as it dries, but I haven’t had many issues with bubbles. Allow to dry.
Pretty easy project, that isn’t too expensive either! Plus, the girls love them. I know my daughter looks forward to the different ones I make every year!