Seems like a strange name for a craft blog, right? Well, I have always felt a little bit shy, or afraid to share my creativenss. When making something fabulous and someone compliments me, I usually play it off like it is no big deal. I have been a 'closet crafter' for too long! No more apologies! No more excuses! I love to craft and I am not ashamed!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Super Easy Marble Magnets!


I have seen these magnets all over the place for a while now.  I kept thinking -
"I could soooo do that!"
Now I can say that I have!
They were remarkably easy!  I whipped these babies all up before the winner of "Dancing with the Stars" was announced!  (I watch most of my shows DVR'd because I work nights!  I did these last night, Wed., and the winner was actually announced Tues.!  Just thought I'd let ya know!)


Your supply list should include the following:

*Flat Clear marbles
 (you can find all sorts of sizes at the dollar store or craft stores.  I got my larger ones at Michael's)
*Mod Podge & paint brush
*Scrapbook Paper
*Scissors
*Magnets (Not pictured)
*Pencil
*Hot Glue Gun
*Jelly Bellys - what?!!?  Isn't that a standard supply for most Crafters?!?!
First, take a marble and your paper.  Place the marble on the paper where you want it to show through.  This Americana paper had these nice little circles on it that worked out perfectly for me!  Trace around the marble and then cut out your circle.  You will probably have to trim a little off.  I found that if I cut out the circle on the inside of where I had traced, then held it up to the marble to see how it fit worked the best.  Remember that these marbles are not perfectly round, and no two are exactly the same! 

When you have your paper cut to size, slather it with Mod Podge with a paint brush.

Then, place the marble on top of the glue.  Pick it up off of the paper (so it doesn't end up glued to the paper!) Tada!  So cute!
I also applied a layer of Mod Podge to the back side of the paper, then laid it paper side up to dry.

Pic isn't the best, but up close and a shiny object do not go well together! :)
You are now ready to glue on your magnets!
I got my round magnets at the dollar store.  You can also find them for pretty cheap at Walmart. 
Get out your hot glue gun and glue the magnets onto the marbles.
Sorry, no pic of this step because I didn't take any!! :)
There you have it!  Homemade magnets!
I am using push pins instead of magnets for the smaller of the marbles.  That way I have coordinating push pins and magnets for my office space!
Wonderful!!!

These are so easy to make and who doesn't use magnets?  They would be great for gifts or thank-yous!

I linked this idea up on:

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PonyTails and FishScales

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7 comments:

  1. What a fun project for the kids this summer! Thanks for linking up @PonyTails&FishScales~Party Time Thursday!

    terelauritsen.blogspot.com

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  2. If this was FaceBook, I'd have to select the "Like" button. How fun!

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  3. Really cute! I've been trying to make bottle cap magnets and I'm not having much luck...perhaps I will try this instead, THANKS :)

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  4. Hi.. Barb from
    santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
    Love the magnets..Great job!! Thanks for sharing!!I am your newest follower..Hope you can pop over to my blog & see if anything inspires you for your family/home & become one of my followers as well...Have a great day!!

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  5. Great marble magnets. Has the hot glue been holding the magnets well? I had super magnets and had to use a stronger glue to keep mine together.
    Love the push pin idea too.
    Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!

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  6. Thanks everyone!
    @Scrappy Gifts - The hot glue has held up so far, but it's only been a week! :) I will have to keep that in mind if one day I notice all of the marbles on the floor instead of on my fridge! Thanks for the tip!

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  7. These are precious! I saw you on Scrappy Gifts. :O) I've made picture magnets like this, but no push pins, I'll have to try that soon, and the patriotic paper you used is great!

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