Today I am showing you how you can use the glass tiles to make magnets. Plus, I am also sharing a super fun way to package them up! These would make great gifts for teachers, neighbors, or co-workers. My daughter even wants some for her locker at school! The instructions for the magnets are pretty much the same as the glass tile necklaces, but I will go over the instructions here too.
Supplies needed for magnets:
- Scrapbook paper
- Glass tiles
- Strong magnets
- Diamond Glaze
- E-6000 glue
- Paper Punch, Scissors or Xacto Knife
Supply Sources (I picked up all the necessary supplies at Etsy from the following sources):
Instructions for Magnets:
You will want to cut (or punch out) the scrapbook paper to match the size of your tiles. I used 1″ round tiles and a 1″ circle punch.
The paper I am using is double sided, so here you can see the front of the paper (owl) and the back side of the paper (part of a large orange circle)
Next, to adhere the paper to the glass, you will need to add a little of the diamond glaze to the back side of the glass. Make sure you don’t get it too close the the edges, because the glaze will spread to the sides when you adhere your paper cutout to the glass.
You will now add the paper to the glass, you are going to want to lay the image size down, directly onto the glaze. The image above shows what it will look like when you flip it over and view the front. With this step, some of the glaze may spill out onto the sides or the front of the glass, I just used a baby wipe to clean it up and it worked well. It is okay if a little of the glaze dries onto the glass, it can be washed off at the end.
Once you have you image exactly where you want it, you will need to cover the back of the glass and the paper with more of the Diamond Glaze, this will seal the image onto the glass.
Once they are completely dry, you will want to glue the magnets onto the back with the E-6000 glue, this glue is super strong and it works really well at keeping the magnets in place. I highly recommend using the Neodymium Rare Earth Magnets, they are thin and super strong.
While your magnets are drying, you can work on making the packaging. I saw this brilliant idea for the packaging at a craft fair I visited last year and I knew I had to use the same idea to package up the magnets I made.
Supplies needed for packaging:
- Plastic bags (got mine at Paper Zone with my Groupon)
- Coordinating paper
Instructions for packaging:
You will want to cut the cardstock to a size that will fit into the plastic bags you have. Since the magnets are thick you will want to leave a little extra room on the sides, don’t cut it so it’s a tight fit. I made mine a little longer at the top and then folded it down a bit. (This gives it a little dimension, instead of just attaching them to a flat piece of paper)
Add a strip of the coordinating paper to the top of the cardstock, directly onto the portion that you folded down.
Glue Washers into the cardstock, these are what will hold the magnets in place. Make sure you space them out so all the magnets will all fit nicely onto the cardstock, you don’t want them too close together. I used the E-6000 glue for this step.
Attach the magnets and admire your craftiness!
Last thing you need to do is slide your finished magnets into the bag and seal it. We ended up making a couple of sets, including one for a Husky fan we know. You can use any shape of glass you want. These were super quick and easy to make, and I love how the packaging makes a really nice presentation.
This post is part of our Homemade Holiday series, to view all of the posts, click the image above. Watch for more fun gift ideas to be shared over the next couple of months.