Thursday, December 15, 2011

Feeling Crafty with Glass Magnets

Finished Glass Magnets

Feeling the spirit of the season and I am making small holiday gifts.
Picked up 1/2 glass beads from the local craft store. 
The same ones used in a vase for flowers. 
These are not perfectly round and have natural markings in them. I am going for a more organic look. 
If you would like clear and perfectly round half glass beads you can find resources on Etsy.


Pick the glass beads you are going to use for your project.

Put a dot of Mod Podge on the bead and place it on your choice of paper, scrap booking has a nice thickness to it. You can cut things out of books, magazines or just use a piece of your own art. I cut some stock from my cards and used scrap booking paper for my magnets.The Mod Podge goes on white but dries clear. As you place the glued bead on the paper it spreads to cover the back of the bead. Give the Mod Podge enough time to dry before the next step.

Next cut paper with your scissors close to the edge, twirl the bead as you hold it with your thumb and index finger as you cut.

 Next place the magnet back (also found at your local craft store) with the Mod Podge. 
A dot will do.

 I used a to and from stamp on plain paper to personalize each gift. 

Packaged and ready to go. 

Do you make gifts for the holidays?
Please share if you do.
Thank you for stopping by.






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17 comments:

  1. I love, LOVE this!!!! Can't wait to try it with my granddaughter. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. These are beautiful!!! What an awesome idea!! Thanks for the tip:) Kathy

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  3. Wow Deborah ... these are AMAZING! I don't create gifts for xmas, i do try to make the gift tags and wrapping papers unique. I am going to add this to my DIY to do .. I'll let u know when i create it.

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  4. I'm with Ada. I've BOUGHT these before, but never knew how easy they are to make. I'm going to try it if I have enough time this weekend. Thanks!

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  5. Hi Deborah, these magnets are so pretty. Thanks for sharing how to make them. What a great idea!! Have a lovely weekend, Wini xo

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  6. What a great gift idea. So very pretty too. Glad I found you.

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  7. I love this! Thank you for the instructions...bookmarking now.

    The prints you chose are wonderful too.

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  8. Great idea, I must make some of these too.

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  9. These are beautiful, I never thought to just use the glass from the craft store. I like the idea of them being "organic" and not perfect. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. This was a great hit with many. I love sharing. I am excited to see what people come up with.

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  11. we did this at school during our christmas party today, and the kids really enjoyed it and felt these magnets will make a really great present for their parents. i blogged about it - with a link. i hope you don't mind!
    n

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  12. great idea. the magnets are gorgeous! glad noreen's class loved them too!

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  13. This is exactly what I needed!!! thank you!! =)

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  14. Impressed alot.I really like your blog.
    Thanks for the post. Fridge Magnet Malaysia

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  15. Are there larger clear gems out there?

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  16. What about using Elmer's spray glue instead of Modge Podge?

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