Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Millions of Magnets

Okay, maybe not millions, but I've been putting a lot of time into making these magnets. I sold some at the bake sale I mentioned in my last post and will probably give some as Christmas gifts. To make them, I bought large (1" or so) glass "pebbles" (the kind you use to put in the bottom of vases) at Target. Then I cut out the images I wanted from various magazines and glued them to the back of the glass pebble, using Aleene's Tacky Glue. You could use any glue that dries clear. I don't think a gluestick would work, though. Then I cut and glued a little circle of cardstock over that and applied a stick on magnet. It's an extremely easy craft but it looks really nice. If I were going to sell these for real then I probably wouldn't use magazine pictures but would instead use my own images or decorative papers.

3 comments:

Laura! said...

I think these magnets look pretty rockin' and I have told you so a couple of times. I especially like that birdie.

grubekl said...

Cool idea - I shall borrow it, I think. How much did you sell them for, and how many sold?

Cherish said...

I sold them for $1 a piece and all sold. Many people said they were underpriced. Anyway, steal away, friend! Let me know if you make some.....