Monday, January 26, 2009

Magnety!

Magnets displayed on a vintage tray turned wall hanging!

My friend Cortney showed me how to make these cute fun magnets. I have since made them for friends, family, and co-workers. The funnest part is customizing them to the receivers likes. There is a good chance your magnet collections will quadruple by the time you are done.



So, Let's get Magnety
{No, Magnety is not a word, but is fun to say}

Supplies needed.

1. Modge Podge - Matte Finish
2. Clear flat back glass rocks
{it is best to use clear with out a pearl finish so your image appears clear}
3. Round Magnets about 3/4" in dia.
4. Small foam brush
5. Fun Scrapbook paper
6. stickers, rub-on stickers (optional)
7. Scissors(oops, not pictured)

1. Select an area of your paper you wish to use such as a flower or fun graphic and place your clear rock on top. Trace around the rock.


2. Cut out your trace just inside your traced line. You can always place it on the back of the rock to see if you need to trim it down a bit.



3. With your paint brush apply a thin coat of modge podge to the front of your cutout. Lay your cutout on the flat side of your rock and smooth with fingers.



4. With your paint brush apply a coat of modge podge to the back of your cutout making sure the entire surface is well coated.



5. With the modge podge still wet place your round magnet in the center and allow to dry for 24 hours.




When viewing from the front, your graphic may appear fuzzy - just wait for it to dry and it will appear cute as can be.

Appears fuzzy before it dries. * Once your magnet has dried you can wipe the front and sides of your rock with a damp cloth to remove any extra modge podge.

Great for gift giving!

1 comment:

Jennerator said...

I'm glad you put the instructions up! I still have the ones you made us a few years ago for Christmas! I love them!