Monday, November 7, 2011

Bubble Magnets Tutorial

I want to share a super simple tutorial with you today. I wanted to make some really cute magnets for my kids.

Here is final product:

So here is what you will need to make some of these for yourself or for your little ones:
~scrap book paper or cardstock
~glass beads with a flat bottom
~hot glue gun
~any craft glue that dries clear

There is a few different ways that you can do these. I used a printer so that all of my letters would be the same style and much cuter than my own handwriting.

Just figure out what font you would like to use and test print so that you make sure you are happy with the size. Then trace and cut out your letters. Cut slightly smaller than your trace line so there is no overhang on you bead.

This step is tedious, unfortunately there is no way to avoid it.

Next you will just paint glue on the side of the paper you want to show, then stick it to your bead. Make sure to get it straight and get any bubbles out of the glue.

Lastly, you will hot glue your magnets onto the back of the bead. It is best to let the craft glue dry completely before hot glueing. I used ceramic magnets with a strong hold. The other option is to buy magnetic sheets and cut it to size. I didn't like that option as much because the sheets don't have as strong of a magnetic hold and I wanted magnets that really are very funtional as well as attractive.

The end results are so fun and the possibilties are endless. I made a few memory verses for my kids also, using larger glass beads.

These would make great stocking stuffers, teachers gifts....just think of the possibilties. Now, go get busy and make something cute.

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  1. Thanks for stopping by Jessica. I'm going to try this!

  2. I would Love to make these too, but I agree with the Magnet issue. Where did you find yours?

    Thanks, Nancy

  3. Great idea!! Now, if you could just come up with a way to keep my two year old from leaving them on the floor in front of the fridge...

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  5. Amanda, that is the exact problem that we have. I wish I had a solution but one the fun is over my kids just rake them all to the floor and run away.
    Thanks for stopping by.


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