Saturday, September 4, 2010

Adorable Magnets

These magnets are easy to make, and you can personalize them in so many ways. Here's what you'll need:
  • clear glass gems {flower section at Hobby Lobby}
  • cute scrapbook paper
  • adhesive magnet strip or pre-made magnets
  • ceramic glue (if you use non-adhesive magnets)
  • Mod Podge
  • Q-tip
  • scissors

TIPS: Get paper with bright vibrant colors with a good amount of contrast. Pastels don't show through as well. Black and white patterns work best, but regardless of the colors, the contrast is key. Also, try to get the larger gems. You can find the small gems at any craft store, but I know Hobby Lobby carries the larger ones. (Approx. an inch in diameter) Lastly, whether you buy a strip of magnetic tape or pre-made round magnets, note the strength of the magnetic force. It is measured on a scale of 1-10. Initially I bought a strip that said it was 3 on the scale, and it held the weight of a single sheet of paper but not much else. So then I bought pre-made round magnets that were a 6 strength, and they are strong and work great!


1. Decide where you want to place your gem on the scrapbook paper, and trace around the edges.

2. Cut the paper along the inside of your trace marks to insure paper doesn't stick out around the edges.

3. Apply the Mod Podge to the backside of the glass gem.

4. Place on the paper. Don't worry that you can see the white Mod Podge--it will dry clear.

See, in just a few minutes it is clear.

5. Now, if you bought a roll of magnet strip, cut it down to fit the back of your gems. Remove the white adhesive paper and stick to the g
ems. If you bought pre-made magnets, you'll have to glue them on with some industrial strength glue (I recommend E-6000).

That's it! Super cute and super easy. And there are so many possibilities in the design. I see some really cute holiday magnets in my future!


  1. ADORABLE!!! i love the magnets, amy, i'm totally making them soon. great job! thanks for being the posting queen lately!