A few weeks later I'm out shopping with a friend and she fell in love with the same type of magnets that had pieces of an atlas/map with city names under them. She purchased them (even though they costs WAY too much) and it got me thinking. I remembered the ones my sister-in-law made and I was determined to get busy on making my own. LOL
There are a ton of variations you can do with these cool magnets. For the ones I'm showing here I used pages from an old book, copies out of a hymnal and flower pictures I cut from a flower/bulb catalog. You can layer your papers, add cut outs and use countless other things printed on paper.
Larger flat bottomed glass marble discs
Paper/Embelleshments of choice
Glue (I used an amazing glue pen)
- Pick your first glass disc and trace around onto your paper choice.
- Cut out the object you traced. Be sure to cut on the inside of the line slightly so that your paper piece is just a tad bit smaller than the space you traced.
- Add any layers you wish to the piece you just cut. I had very tiny letters to attach. I use an amazing glue pen that I purchased from the craft department at Walmart. It's great for small projects like this.
- Prepare the back, flat part of your disc to adhere the paper piece. I used the same glue pen for this part. It has a narrow and wide end for versatile application. I simply apply a complete layer of glue from the pen and then attached my paper piece, face down onto the disc.
- Line your piece up correctly onto the disc. I turned my over on the counter and gave it a good squish to work out any bubbles in the glue. Allow this to dry completely before moving on to the next step.
- I wanted to seal the back of the paper before applying the magnet. To do so I simply painted a coat of clear fingernail polish onto the paper. Be sure to get a little along the edges of your paper piece to seal it onto the disc. Allow this to dry completely before moving on to the next step.
- Finally, using the same glue pen I applied a small spot of glue to the back of my disc and put on the magnet. Allow this to dry and then you've got some really cute magnets.