Today I wanted to share a little holiday craft that I have been working on. I have been making some bubbly magnets to go in stockings and as small gifts for those special people in our life.
Remember, I am no Martha Stewart, so any craft that I share is something that a child can do. I am trying to share some little ideas for things that you can make to give for the holidays. Last week I shared my homemade spiced nut mixture and this week I am sharing my magnet craft. Crafting can be expensive, but this craft is affordable and highly addictive!
Flat marbles (These can be purchased at the dollar store or in the floral section of your local craft store)
1/2″ or 3/4″ Round magnets (These are the most expensive purchase. I believe they are $6.99 for 50 magnets, but you can use the Michael’s 40% off coupon in your paper towards this tab)
Modge Podge Adhesive Glue
A small paintbrush
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Pictures for your magnets (you can use photographs, wrapping paper, magazine pictures, scrapbooking paper- anything with a fun design)
Take your marbles and center it over your desired design, just to make sure it will fit perfectly under your marble. Dip your brush into the Mod Podge glue and brush the glue onto your design. Center your marble over the design and stick it to the pattern. Allow the glue to dry for fifteen to twenty minutes. If you are doing more than one magnet, on the same sheet, repeat the process on the paper or move on to your next sheet of paper.
Once your glue has dried, cut around the marbles, as close to the edges as possible. Now take your glue gun and dab a bit of glue on the magnet and attach your marble over the magnet piece. Allow these to dry completely.
Ta-Da! Cute new magnets for your fridge!
* This post originally aired on October 15, 2007*