Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Easy Wooden Letter Tile Pendants

Not sure if we ever showed you how easy it is to make a lovely wooden tile pendant.  All you need is:
- A wooden letter tile or Scrabble tile
- ModPodge glue
- E6000 or superglue
- Epoxy Sticker to fit the tile
- A bail
- A toothpick
- A pretty image

First gather your materials:

Then apply the sticker onto your chosen image - laser prints and professional prints on good thick paper work best.  Felt tip and inkjet inks may run, so try to avoid using those if you can.

Once the sticker is on, press all over the surface to ensure no air pockets remain, and carefully cut around the edge of the sticker.

Apply ModPodge to the back of the Scrabble tile and lay your image over the top.

Give it a few moments to 'grab', and then you can work on the bail right away. E6000 is very viscous and can leave trails of glue all over your work - the best way to apply it is to squeeze a drop of glue onto a piece of plastic,

and then using a toothpick, just grab a bit of the glue on the end (and if it trails you can wind it around the toothpick, like spaghetti!)

And apply it carefully over the middle of the bail, you won't need to use too much.

And immediately set it onto the centre of the tile.  Leave a couple of hours to dry completely.


All tiles, stickers, bails and glues used in this project are available to buy from our shop - try it for yourself, and see how easy it is to make gorgeous personalised jewellery!


  1. hi Jasmin,

    I was wondering if it gives a better result if I first use mod podge to fix my picture before I apply the sticker ?

    kind regards.


  2. Hi Evelien, and sorry for the late reply, I could have sworn I had sent a response, and now I can't find it! Anyway, in answer to your question I would say probably not - it helps to have the flexibility of the paper and sticker in the first instance because you can really push it flat to ensure you get no bubbles. The ModPodge might also create some ridges (brushtrokes) and it would be tricky for the sticker not to show this. I would say, use a really good thick laser print, and with the stickers you don't need to seal. However, ModPodge is fine to glue the finished artwork onto your wooden tile.

    I hope this helps! :)


  3. Hey, Jasmin I really like your blog! I'm always looking for tips to make my creations better. Here's a question that I've not seen addressed: when I use the resin stickers, they seem to pull up off of the picture as often as not. Why? What can I do to make it stop? The ease of the stickers compared to liquid resin makes it SO sad that this is happening! I've had to trash many charms b/c of the resin pulling off... Your thoughts?

  4. Hi Abbie, I'm sorry you are having problems! Are you using inkjet or photo prints by any chance? The inks from an inkjet printer can dry powdery and clog up the adhesive on the stickers. Likewise, the coatings on photo prints can lift off the paper. The adhesive on the stickers is pretty strong and if you use a good laserprint where the inks are embedded into the paper, then they shouldn't lift, that's why I suspect it is the paper/ink combo that is causing problems here. Also, try not to use paper that is very porous or has any texture. Smooth is definitely best here. Let me know if this helps!


  5. Hi, I love this idea. I'd like to know what size bails and chain do you recommend for this project? Thanks.

  6. Hi Jasmin,
    That is a brilliant idea! May I ask you where did you get that lovely butterfly picture from? Thank you

  7. Hi Alice, it was part of a collage sheet we got through Etsy from talented graphic designer Marion -


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