Make your own Pink Ribbon charms for jewelry using cardstock and your Cricut machine. Yes, you read that right! Make a little jewelry charm with cardstock and a cutting machine! It's super easy and turns out beautifully. You can make all kinds of Pink Ribbon gifts with this single cutting file, perfect for creating keepsakes and gifts.
Pink Ribbon Charms
Sometimes the art I create is purely to express love and support for something close to my heart.
The pink ribbon is one of those pieces.
In my family, we hold the pink ribbon and everything it represents, very dear to our hearts. For us, it represents all kinds of cancer and the love and support for those it touches. As a family, we've walked together almost every year in honor family members, others who are special to us, those fighting, those who we've lost and those who have survived the battle. Both my sister and my son have tattoos representing their support – yep, tattoos! I walked with friends in a 60 mile Komen event in Seattle and I walked in the 40 mile Avon event here in Summit County Colorado. I've created pink ribbon art for years (my Pink Ribbon Penguins have been roaming the web since 2007-ish!), so naturally, making a project featuring a cutting file with my Cricut is the next project on my pink ribbon must do list. So today I'm sharing that project with you, I hope you love it!
Make Your Own Pink Ribbon Charms
Make your own pink ribbon charms using pink cardstock, Mod Podge and your Cricut Explore. You can put your charms on pre-made jewelry pieces or make your own. I created these simple jewelry accessories using basic findings and chains.
Materials you need:
- Cricut Explore
- Pink Ribbon Collection image designed by Jen Goode
- Pink Cardstock
- Mod Podge
- Small paint brush
- Parchment paper (to protect your work surface)
- Ribbon Art by Jen Goode #M14E0EF
Bonus – the cutting file that I designed for this project also comes with 4 inspiring word art pieces you can use to create other BCA related projects: Hope, Love, Strength and Courage. I hope you enjoy it!
How to make your own Pink Ribbon charms using your Cricut machine
- Open up Cricut Design space to the Pink Ribbon Charm Make-it-Now project.
- Following cutting instructions as directed on screen. You will need 6 mini ribbons for each charm.
- Once the ribbon shapes are cut, remove the cut shapes and layer them with Mod Podge. Allow to dry thoroughly.
- Once everything dries, the charms will be pretty stiff. You can seal them with a paint sealer, or I used a pretty glitter nail polish to add a protective layer and add sparkle.
- Add your finished pink ribbon charms to whatever jewelry you like. I used jump ribbons to attach the ribbons to a necklace, bracelet and a pair of earrings.
If you make the charm bigger, you can also make a pin or larger necklace pendant. Make a whole collection of pink ribbon jewelry creating different sized charms. Think hair clips, rings, even accents for your sunglasses and keychains!
Get creative with more Pink Ribbons.
Here are more projects featuring Pink Ribbon Printables I've created that might inspire you.
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