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.
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
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 : www.snickerdoodles.ca