December 6, 2010
DIY No. 02 - Magnets
I've been toying with the idea of doing this since my earlier post... and when I have "craft" on the brain its hard for me to stop thinking about it until I actually do it! Getting the images is really the hardest part - q&e from there!
Lets get started...
- an image (you can print one from your computer or cut photos, magazines, etc.)
- clear glue (E-600 is great for glass and magnets)
- large glass spheres (in the candles/vases aisle of the craft store. be sure to look for the large 1" ones)
- 3/4" round magnets
Off The Shelf Cost: $20
My Cost: $11 (darn $6 glue!)
1. size and print image. place glass sphere on top of image and trace. cut out image.
tip: photo paper or card stock recommended.
2. place a pea-sized dab of glue on the image. press down the glass sphere, eliminating air bubbles. let dry.
tip: place something heavy (ie edge of a book, etc) on top of the sphere to maintain pressure
3. place a dab of glue on the magnet at secure to the back of the image. maintain pressure with something heavy. let dry. stick it on the fridge or in a cute tin.
tip: tins made for gift cards fit 6 magnets nicely - michael's sells them for $1 at the register
4. wrap it up and give it as a gift
tip: if you use a tin, the magnets will not slide and rattle around
*thanks to kerry for being my guinea pig on this DIY & congrats to M for popping the question to such a lovely girl. the "real" magnets are still to come ... i just couldn't bring myself to post spoilers before christmas! ;-)