While browsing Pinterest one day, through a series of clicks to different blogs, I stumbled across a blog called Two Girls Being Crafty. There was an awesome tutorial for these adorable DIY Glass Magnets, so I decided to give them a try myself! In the tutorial, they used scrapbook paper, but I decided to use some fabric I found. These magnets are going to make excellent (cheap) gifts :)
Here's what you'll need:
- Glass Gems (You can usually find these large ones at Joann Fabrics or Dollar Tree)
- Fabric with a print that you like (I bought 6 inches of each print and had plenty left over)
- Mod Podge
- Small paint brush
- Magnets (also purchased at Joann fabrics)
- E-6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive (or any other kind of strong glue)
- Scissors (fabric shears work best)
Move the glass gem around on the fabric until you find a design that fits. I of course needed to take advantage of the Penn State fabric I found.
Trace around the gem so you have an idea of where to cut.
Cut out each design and match up with the gems that fit best. Trim each fabric circle to fit if necessary.
Paint the back of each gem with Mod Podge.
Place the fabric on the back and add another coat of Mod Podge to secure it.
After the Mod Podge has dried, add a drop of glue to the center of the back.
Press a magnet into each glue drop and hold it in place for a few seconds to make sure it won't slide around. Allow these to dry completely before trying them out on the fridge!
Here are the finished products -- all ready for Christmas gifts, and 4 months early at that!