Craft Marble Magnets

These magnets are great! I chose double sided paper for a clean, finished look on the magnet back - but you can choose any image that you'd like magnified.

Craft Marble Magnets

What you need

Circle cutter and cutting mat, double sided scrapbooking paper with a desired, small print, clear craft marbles (flat on one side, commonly found in the floral department) glass bead bonding glue, small, strong magnets and medium sized wedding favor bags for storage.



Instructions

The thicker magnet makes the finished product stronger and more useful and the “stacked” structure is easier to grasp and move.

Start by gathering your supplies.

Marble Magnets Supplies

Set your circle cutter to a size slightly smaller than the marbles you’ve selected. These marbles come in many sizes, I chose one approximately one inch in diameter.  This is a great size for most images and for refrigerators and school lockers.

Choose the image you want, position your cutter, cut the image out and prepare to attach it to the marble with your glass glue.

Marble Magnets Cut Picture

Marble Magnet glue

Put a bead of glue on the center of your image and “squish” your marble down on top.  Keep pressing until the glue spreads to the edges of the entire image with no air bubbles.  Now, turn your marble over and attach the magnet with the glue.

This is where the double sided paper comes in handy.

The back of your magnet will have a uniform, finished appearance.  Allow the project to cure or “set” for 24 hours.

Marble Magnets Finished

I put them into wedding favor bags from the craft store to give as gifts.

Vintage images are my personal favorite, but you can choose a “child” themed paper for kids to use, etc.

You can easily make dozens of chunky, beautiful magnets to give at Christmas or store away as quick gifts throughout the year.

Of course you’ll want to keep some for yourself.  Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. I think this is a great project I will try it soon.

  2. sooo cute i think i could do this

  3. Wow. Grea job. You are so talented.

  4. I have made these and also attached them to adjustable rings for my niece’s 12th b-day slumber party. Her friends loved it.
    I wear mine to parties (everyone is different themed) and they are always a hit.
    I like the idea of doubling the paper!

  5. I really like these! I know the back wouldn’t look as nice, but could you use these for those tiny little charm photo’s you get with some photo packages? Never could find a use for those little things, but these would really be cute.

  6. I love, love, love this idea. My girls will have a ball making these for gifts. Thank you, this is great!
    Joyce

  7. Love it!!! So cute.

  8. I made so many of these last year for Christmas. Everyone loved them! They were perfect small gifts for teachers. And the kids loved giving them because they picked out the images and helped make them, too! And they are SO easy to make and look good. The small marbles can be made into coordinating thumb tacks.

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