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The folks at Adobe sent me a free copy of Photoshop Elements 18 and the supplies to make the DIY candy-filled glass block photo keepsake above–except for the Hershey’s Kisses, I bought those myself. I’m so please by how nicely it turned out and how easy it was to make.
Basically, all I had to do is use the guided editing feature in Photoshop Elements to remove the background on a photo and replace it with something else, then print the new image on clear sticker paper so that I could attach it to a glass block. Such a great DIY gift option.
Keep scrolling see how simple and fast it is to make your own. I also included a video at the end which shows you the complete step-by-step process.
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DIY Candy-Filled Glass Block Photo Keepsake
- A glass block with a removable stopper, if you want to fill it with candy like I did. I used a KraftyBlock 5.5″ x 5.5″ one. You can find them at most craft stores.
- Clear sticker paper like this one found on Amazon.
- Scissors to cut the photo out.
- A corner rounder punch like this one on Amazon.
Open the photo you are going to use in Photoshop Elements and crop it to the size of the glass block you are using.
Select Guided>Special Edits> Remove Background. Follow the guided instructions to remove the background and replace it with either your own photo or one of the included options. Once you’re done fine tuning everything, click the “Next” arrow to save your work.
Print the image on clear sticker paper.
Cut the image out. Round the corners, if you’d like.
Remove the backing from the sticker paper and stick it the front of your glass brick: (Pro tip: Make sure your glass block is clean and has no residue on it.)
Fill the glass block with candy.
Easy, right? I told you.
Check out the video below to see the whole process in action.