Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Marble Magnets

You will need:

  • Jumbo Gems (clear) (they measure about 1 1/4" diameter)
  • .75 inch (19mm) circle magnets (these are cheapest at Walmart
    $5.99 for 50 magnets)
  • 1 1/4 inch circle punch (no punch? tracing a rock and cutting by hand is tedious but cheap!)
  • Xyron Maching (mod podge or tacky glue works too)
  • hot glue gun
  • Cute scrapbooking paper, catalog clippings, newspaper,
  • anything!

Making the Magnets:

  1. Use circle punch to create as many circles as you will make magnets for.
  2. Xyron Users: feed circles into machine FACE DOWN so decorative side of paper will be sticky. Adhere to flat side of gem.
  3. Glue Users: Place a dime-size dab of glue in center of paper circle. Place on flat side of gem and then smooth outward. For extra hold and a smoother look, brush entire bottom of gem with glue after paper has been adhered and let dry.
  4. Hot glue magnets to bottom of gem and Voila! You're done!

Extra tips:

  • Play with different sized gems, and mix and match for cute sets of magnets.
  • Print or stamp letters onto your paper for a more personalized touch
  • The black and white magnets pictured here were cut from an old scrapbooking catalog. Don't be afraid to use whatever you have around!

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