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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

{DIY} Glass Magnets...

The other week I shared 15 DIY Gift Ideas that are perfect for Christmas.  I also told you that I would be making a few DIY gifts myself this year.  One of those items I decided to make were glass magnets.  I actually made a few of these awhile back and thought they would be great for Christmas gifts so I made a few more.


                                         1. Glass Beads
                                         2. Scrapbook paper
                                         3. Mod Podge
                                         4. Flat round magnets
                                         5. Clear bags
                                         6. Stapler

I found my glass beads at the dollar store, which were much cheaper than other craft stores.  Just make sure that you get the ones that are clear and have a flat bottom.

I didn't take pictures of the next steps, but once you get your circles cut out (luckily, my circle punch was the perfect size!) apply a thin layer of mod podge to the flat part of the magnet.  Then lay the scrapbook paper right side down.  Once the glue is dry you can attach the magnet.  I didn't have any strong glue around, so I just used mod podge.  Although, I would recommend using a stronger glue like gorilla glue.

Once they were all dry I packaged them in groups of four.  Then cut a strip of scrapbook paper and folded it over the top and stapled the bag closed.

Aren't they cute?  I ended up giving these bags to the girls at work.  I also have a bunch of them on the side of my refrigerator so I can display my kids school artwork.

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