Sunday, March 22, 2009

Channeling My Inner Martha

When I read this post about making glass magnets over at my bloggy friend, Forever Daisies, I knew I had to try it! She is very crafty and always doing cute little projects. Me? Notsomuch. But, this looked like something even I could do!

I got all of the supplies I needed at Hobby Lobby, came home, and went to town. And guess what? It worked!

I.was.crafty. Who knew I had it in me?!

You need: scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, glass marbles, foam brush, and magnets.
Look at this scrapbook paper. I was in awe walking down the aisle. I don't scrapbook, which I think is a very good thing. I could have spent my life savings (all $40 of it) on paper alone. You know how much I love anything office-y and this paper was calling my name!

Put the marble on the paper over the design you want.

Trace and cut out.


Put a thin layer of Mod Podge on the back of the marble.

Place the paper (design side down-yes, I kept doing it wrong!) on the marble. Let it dry completely.

Once it's dry, place a thin layer of Mod Podge over the back of the marble to seal it. Let it dry.


Now for the magnets. I bought cheap craft roll magnet. It isn't quite strong enough to hold the marbles...all evening we heard them falling to the floor. I will make these again with stronger magnets. But for now...look how cute!


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24 comments:

jill said...

adorable! i may get crafty and try this today! i wonder if you can make push pins for a corkboard for this! thanks for the idea!

Smoochiefrog said...

I used to make these all the time when I did Stampin' Up! They were quick and easy gifts for hostesses.

Becky said...

My mom made me (1) LOL magnet with my daughter's picture in it for christmas. It is so cute. I think I need to get on a spree and make a bunch like you. They are so cute!

Rhea said...

Very cute! Look at you, getting your craft on. hehe

Finding Normal said...

You know what's funny? I bought all that stuff last summer, but never did them, figuring I'd do them wrong and they wouldn't be as cute as the blog I was reading. You proved me wrong. I shall try them. Maybe this summer. LOL

One Crazy Chick! said...

This is a really great craft for the entire family. I swear when I get the supplies out the entire family flocks.

I love the one with Claire's name, very creative.

Tanielle said...

What a fun idea!! I am going to have to try these!

Have a great Sunday!

Jolene said...

I'm not very crafty myself. I've never even heard of mod podge.lol

These look very cute though.

C and C Mommy said...

I am NOT CRAFTY, but my mom is!! She takes me to Hobby Lobby to help pick out paper....it is addicting.

I might be able to do this....I have been swearing that "next year" I am going to make Christmas presents. Maybe I should!!

Crazy Daisy said...

LOVE it! I knew you had it in you! :-)

I just might have to make more magnets with letters in them. I love the names one you did!

Mrs4444 said...

Very cute!

Brittney Kaye said...

Oh, I am SOOOO making these over spring break!! CUTE!

Delberta said...

OMG you are so crafty !! I love them ! Good job JDMama.

Rebecca said...

WOWZWERS! I am so impressed. I am not crafty at all! They came out great!

Emily said...

Wayyyy cool, you crafty mama!! How funny that they fell though. =) And what the heck is mod podge?

Sarah said...

Nice! I am not a very crafty person, but I think I could do this. (maybe)

Susan said...

Those look great. I've made them using pics of my kids and they make great gifts for the grandparents. Love that paper. I so love anything office supply wise too - could get lost in Office Depot or Offic Max for hours.

Lindsay said...

Too cute! I might have to try something like this sometime. Very nice, crafty mama!

Mrs Parks said...

I love this idea, Wyatt makes rings and necklaces that way too :)

Hobby Lobby?
For real?

Karen said...

What a great idea !!! Something I could do to keep Taylor entertained.

Off to Michaeals to enquire about 'Mod Podge' ...never heard of that before.. :-)

Rosemary said...

So cute! I want to make some now. I am enjoying my visit over here at your blog (the title enticed me over, I'll admit it - and I'm enjoying the visit).

I have my regular old blog and a challenge/crafty blog. Stop on by.

the challenge one is:

Order of the Opus Gluei and is at
opus-gluei.blogspot.com

amelia bedelia said...

I made about 100 of those magnets and sold them in a craft show! Yours are cute!

Jillian said...

Love the word magnets! Great idea...

Just say Julie said...

I made these for teacher Christmas gifts this year. you can also hot glue a tack on the back to make a matching push pin. The teachers loved them and my son helped pick out the design for each teacher. Sooo cute and soooo easy.