>Decorative Magnets


I was shopping in Michaels today (because one of my best friends got me a giftcard for my birthday!) and I saw these:

I have seen people make magnets out of the smaller glass “beads”, but I had never seen the bigger ones. They are so perfect!

I picked them up, brought them home, and got to work with many scrapbook paper scraps (see hubby? I CAN use them later!) I just put hot-glue on the back of the glass “beads”, and pressed them onto the paper:

Then, I simply trimmed the excess paper. I originally used an Exacto knife…but the scissors were easier and I give up the knife pretty quickly.

Then, I pulled out my Gorilla Glue, and some magnets I bought at Michaels as well:

These magnets are the strongest I’ve worked with. I was a little nervous about the weight of the glass, so I wanted to make sure they were tough magnets. I dabbed a very tiny amount of gorilla glue onto each magnet, and then attached the glass part. I then put a heavy book on top of all of them as a group to give a “clamp” effect. Here’s the finished product:

The lighting’s all weird, so here’s some other views:

I think I’ll sell them for 75 cents a piece at the craft fair. I am really happy with how they turned out…the magnets are really sturdy and can totally handle the weight of the glass, plus they are strong enough to hold thicker papers to the magnetic surface as well. Success!! 🙂
19 Responses to “>Decorative Magnets”
  1. Malinda says:

    >I have been wanting to do some of these magnets for my daughter's room. Thanks for the quick and easy instructions. Maybe I can make some while I'm off work this week.

  2. >These are so cute! I really like the bigger ones too! I bet you could even use a picture if you had them printed out in the wallet size? I finally completed your blogger award and THANKS!! Sorry I'm so behind, but better late than never 🙂 I linked you up!

  3. >Oh my goodness these are cute!! That's a great price too, I think I'd buy a couple!Hannah

  4. alyssha lynn says:

    >They are super cute! I have been meaning to do this forever – for 75 cents I would just buy them instead of make them myself!

  5. >They turned out beautiful!

  6. >Great post! I've made these with the smaller glass, but now I want the big ones! I think you could sell a set and get a little more from them. Good luck with the craft fair!

  7. Kylie says:

    >Those turned out adorable! I would definitely buy them!!

  8. >Girl, those are precious!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

  9. Megan says:

    >These are SO cute!! I really want to try to make some! Talk about a cute Christmas gift idea. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to see how the craft fair goes.

  10. Chrissy says:

    >These magnets turned out really cute. They would make great gifts as well.

  11. Skifty says:

    >Super cute! and $0.75 is totally reasonable. and you just gave me to courage to try and do the same thing with photos as magnets as little Christmas presents…so thank you for the inspiration and good luck at your craft fair!

  12. >I made these for stocking stuffers last year, and everyone loved them. You'll sell tons, I sure 🙂

  13. Anonymous says:

    >We have made these before. Great teacher gift. Make sure to use the CLEAR glass and not the pearly ones. Otherwise the image does not show up very well through them.

  14. Jill says:

    >They look GREAT!! I'm sure you'll sell out at the craft fair!Thanks for linking to A Round Tuit!Hope you have a lovely week!Jill @ Creating my way to Successhttp://jembellish.blogspot.com/

  15. Megan says:

    >Christina,Hello from Kansas! I'm your newest follower- I teach K, too (gen ed) and I have a little guy with autism, as well. I absolutely LOVE your blog and I am all over doing magnets soon- be looking for them on my blog! I haven't seen those bigger dragon's tears.. I'll have to look. Come over and visit sometime!Megan

  16. Renegades says:

    >These are so cute. I've done them before with pictures and just using white glue to adhear them.I will have to use up some of my scraps too now.

  17. >Hello, visiting from "Get Your Crap Together"! I really like your blog and all your creations! I'm your new follower 🙂

  18. Chris says:

    >Simple and sweet! Good luck at your craft fair.

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