I know I promised you tutorials on Scrabble Tile Pendants and Glass Marble Magnets, but I’m going to have to break these up into two posts for two reasons….
1. I would like to include pictures with the tutorials and I’m still waiting on supplies for the Scrabble Tile Pendants
2. It’s been a long day and I’m tired.
So, today you can learn how to make Glass Marble Magnets and next Wednesday, I’ll show you how to make Scrabble Tile Pendants.
Both of these crafts are so easy and fun to do. I’ve become quite an addict!
For the Glass Marble Magnets you will need:
- 1. Flat Bottomed Glass Marbles (can be found at most craft stores)
- 2. Heavy Paper with a pattern, design, or image (scrapbook paper works great!)
- 3. Neodymium Magnets (1/16″ thick) they are tiny but super-duper strong
- 4. Diamond Glaze or DG3 Art Gel (I prefer Diamond Glaze for this project, even though the Art Gel is pictured)
- 5. An Exacto-Knife
- 6. Cutting Mat
1. The first step is to pick out a paper or image to use on your magnets. The choice on this is totally up to you…I’ve seen lots of different things used from magazine clippings to family photos.
2. Place a tiny dot of Diamond Glaze on the image and set the glass marble on top, smooching out the glaze to cover the entire bottom of the marble. It is important that the glaze (or art gel, whichever you are using) covers the entire bottom. If a want to make several from one image or paper, then I repeat this several times.
3. Let it set until dry.
4. Use the Exacto Knife to cut around the marble. The image should be completely adhered to the bottom of the glass marble at this point.
5. Cover the back of the marble (the actual back of the paper) with Diamond Glaze and sit the magnet in the middle.
6. Leave to dry for several hours. Make sure it is completely dry before trying to place on your refrigeratorÂ door or you will end up with torn paper and a mess!
7. Enjoy your creation!!
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Linked to: A Soft Place to Land’s DIY Day