I'm kind of on a magnet kick right now. I found a bag of 30 of these glass gems at the Dollar Tree for, yes, $1.00. My 1" paper punch cut out the perfect-sized circles to use for these. So a little bit of Mod Podge and a magnet later, I had more super cute magnets to add to the refrig.
Like the other magnets I shared last week- these are really easy and inexpensive to make. I printed out some pictures in tiny proportions, then found some words in a vintage dictionary I wanted to use (family, love, loving), as well as some vintage sheet music words and music- the glass magnifies the words- super cool. I used the 1" paper punch, but you could easily trace around the glass gems onto the paper you want to cut out and free hand cut it.
- Glass gems - about 1" or 1.25" wide (you can find these at any craft store, or the Dollar Tree)
- Pictures or vintage images/words
- Mod Podge
- Magnet backing
- Foam brush (that I had already started using in the picture above. Ha.)
- Scissors (if you cut around the images free hand)
Simply brush a light coat of Mod Podge on the back of the glass gem and then adhere the picture/image. Press down and gently rub the image to get all of the air bubbles out. Let fully dry. The glue will dry clear.
Cut a small piece of magnet and adhere to the back. Voila! A fun and personal magnet you can use on your refrig, or give to someone else as a gift :)