Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Witches Stitches Easy Magnet Gifts

The refrigerator has always been an art gallery for my family. When my children were little pictures and awards were posted there all the time. Then my children grew up and I had a clean refrigerator. Well I have 2 grandsons and it seems as if my art gallery is back!
I was always very particular about how the magnets I used looked. I always liked them to match. I found a great way to make magnets that match and look a whole lot better than the one the local pizza shop gave you. ;-)
I make my magnets out of little glass charms that are backed with a picture. These are so easy to make and the kids or grandkids can help make some.
Step 1 – Get some floral glass pieces. You can get a bag full at the dollar store, (You have to love the dollar store). Use the ones that are domed on one side and flat on the other. The clear ones work best, but you can use colored ones too. You just have to make sure that your picture color will match and show through the colored glass. The best thing to use with colored glass is a black and white picture.

Step 2 – Find pictures you like that are small enough to be cut out the same size as the flat side of your glass piece. You can use a section of a picture if you want. Cut out one picture for every glass charm you will be using.

Step 3 – Glue the picture onto the flat side of the charm. U can use the white glue in the gold bottle…it will dry clear. Then glue a magnet on top of the paper. Let dry.

That is it, you now have great looking magnets. This makes a great project to do with the kids that they can give to friends. How about helping them make some with your children’s pictures on them to give to the grandparents. Or you grandparents out there, how about making some with the grandkids to give to mom and dad? These are super cute and will hold your growing refrigerator art collection in place.
As always thanks for reading and if you have any questions please give me a shout. Faith

1 comment:

  1. easy is that and what a great idea! Thanks for sharing! :)