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
-E6000
-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

5 comments:

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?

keri
www.easypeezylemonsqueezie.blogspot.com

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