Making Cabouchon Magnets


Here are some of the magnets I made during last week's Make & Take class. They are a simple project to make for yourself or for gifts. If you are organized you can make quite a whack in an evening and its fun to do with friends.


supplies list:

glass cabouchons or half marbles… you can buy them in the floral department of craft stores

good disc magnets or flat thumb tacks

high quality craft glue that dries clear

a small circle punch

glue gun

medal disc lids from juice tins

images from magazines, scrapbooking papers or photos that have been color copied

What to do:

Sort through your cabouchons and find ones without cracks or large bubbles, rinse them in a sink of warm water and vinegar, let dry

Punch out images you want to use from your papers or for the large cabouchons trace the glass over the image and cut with scissors

Brush a thin coat of white glue over the image and stick it to the glass so you can see the image when the glue dries

Trim any overhanging paper carefully

When that's all dry use a hot glue gun to affix the magnets or tacks. Place a nice plop of glue on so they really stick well…its okay if it goops around the sides of the disc magnet as it won't show from behind the image. For the larger cabouchons I like to buy bigger disc magnets.

Decorate the juice tin lids with some pretty papers that compliment your theme and arrange the magnets in sets.


Post by Kerry MacLeod :

  • Kristin Savko

    These are great!!! Would be a great to use my son’s paintings and make grandparent gifts for the holidays!!