Monday, April 26, 2010

Marble Magnets

My inspiration for craft projects seems to go in phases... right now I am back and forth between sewing and glue-related projects. Remember these scrappy magnets? I love them so much that I decided to make some more. However, I decided to use a different technique for the second batch.

I decided to try my hand at these which are made with glass marbles that you can buy at the dollar store. I went through my scrapbooking stash and found several things I liked and started cutting. As you can see, I went with animals and initials.

This project was almost a big FAIL though... so I'll share my tip. Buy the big magnets. I tried these little guys and they did not work out. First I used one, then two and then I went to the craft store and bought the bigger ones and those worked like a charm. (Sorry those aren't pictured, at the time of the "photo shoot" the doubled-up little ones seemed to work!)

The animal-themed ones are going to a friend who is having a rough time right now and needs a pick-me-up. I packaged them up in a jewelry bag and sent them off to her- I hope they make her smile.

The ones with the initials are for my family. We recently started setting "Weekly Goals" and I think these will help us remember those throughout the week. Besides, they're cute.

These would make a really cute Mother's Day present! And don't worry about the little magnets, I already have another project in mind for them. Stay tuned!

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Audra Lynn said...


Alison said...

Whoa... great minds think alike!! I seriously just read your post after posting my "ABC marble magnet" post. Too weird. I like yours better though. :)

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Very cute!!

Kim said...

Oh, I like these a lot!

Tracey said...

I have wanted to make these for EVER! I never knew what kind of glue to use--I am off to buy silicone sealer.

Kelli said...

Those are so cute. I love how you're using them for your goals.

Ashlee said...

CUTE! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm enjoying seeing what your doing! Enjoy cake class!