Thursday, September 24, 2009

Marble Magnets

I'm sure you've all see these and probably know how to make them, but just in case I thought I'd share how I made the magnets to go on my bulletin boards.

Step 1: Gather your supplies
-clear decorating marbles that are flat on one side. Mine are about 1"
-scraps of printed paper
-paper punch as close to the same size as possible to your marbles
-magnets and/or tacks

Step 2: Start by cutting out circles of paper. My paper punch is just slightly bigger than my marbles, you could trace your marbles and cut out a circle, or cut circles on a Cricut for more accurate sized circles

Step 3: Glue circles to the flat side of marble using E6ooo. Let try a few hours to overnight. Can you tell in this picture that my paper circles are slightly bigger?

Step 4: If necessary, once glue has dried, trim excess paper from around marble using a exato knife

Step 5: Glue magnets or thumb tacks to the back of the marble using E6000. Allow to completely dry.

Attach to fridge, cork board, magnetic board etc. and enjoy your custom magnets


Stephanie said...

I've always thought those were cute, but I never have magenets on hand, and always forget to get them.. That is one project I need to do, I have the marbles, and it would be a fun project to do with my daughter.. Thanks for the reminder, they're so easy! It's decided, that project WILL happen soon! =)

Carissa Rasmussen said...

just made those this morning:)

Kim at Polka Dot Thought said...

Nicely done! These are precious! I may have to make some of these--I already have the supplies at home :)

kerianne. said...

those are super cute! I love the different patterns...and by the way, I didn't know how to make these so thanks a ton. Can you find the marbles at a walmart or should I just head to the craft store?


Cupkateer said...

Thanks everyone.

Kerianne- I got my marbles at JoAnn's. I've never checked at WM but they very will could have them. Good luck