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Aug 12, 2015

Halloween MARBLE MAGNETS

HALLOWEEN MARBLE MAGNETS

I am finally getting around to sharing how I made these
HALLOWEEN MARBLE MAGNETS.
I actually made them in 2012 and have yet to share them!

I bought 2 bags of those jewel looking marbles at the Dollar Mart for $1.00 each. 
I got a bag of both sizes, the large and small.
They are by the candles and such. They are great for these because they have a side that 
is flat but the other side is bubbly looking. They are like a cabochon (shaped, polished gemstone with a flat side basically,) but a super cheap version made of glass.

For the Halloween marble magnets, I went with the smaller sizes though.

For images to use, I went to Etsy and found a collage sheet by , for only $2.99 available in the 1 inch size I needed.  They are adorable and she allows for personal and small business commercial use. So they were just what I needed.
For the exact images I purchased, click here.

Then I got all my stuff ready to go. Here is what I needed:
I have a round, 1" hole punch that I got from eBay to punch out the Halloween images easily.
Some E-6000 glue from Walmart
some round magnets, size .75" in a pack of 50 also from Walmart
(I didn't use any of the roll of magnet sheets over to the left)

After punching out the Halloween images with my hole punch, I just laid it all out on some wax paper.  Dabbed a bit of E-6000 glue onto each image, and then quickly pressed the glass marble down. Press hard enough that the image is fully covered with the E-6000 glue. The glue is great that it doesn't hurt the image colors at all!

And then after that all dries and cures for a few hours, I just went back and glued on the round magnets. 

It just takes a little bit of the E-6000 and these are pretty strong magnets. (Unlike the strips!)
In fact, I don't think I will every buy the strips of magnets again. Their hold sucks on almost everything.

And then there you have it.

Please ignore my "Body Jewelry" bags. They were all I had on hand at the moment. But I did go back and add a paper topper to cover up the saying.

These .75" magnets are the perfect size for these smaller glass marbles!

I put 4 each in a bag and just priced them for a $1.00 a bag.
I think that is a great grab and go item for passerbys looking for a cheap gift or keepsake.



If you look close, in the lower left handed corner, I also used some cute kitten images. I also bought them from ETSY from a great shop called  PrintMarksTheSpot.  I figured I may need a variety in case some people didn't want just Halloween marble magnets.

This was a really fun and cheap craft to make and sell.
It's about time to make some more!

Until next time ya'll, have a good'en!
~Lisa

Sep 4, 2012

Snowman Magnets


I recently ran across a blog called Eyeballs by Day, Crafts by Night and am in love with almost everything that this girl makes. It seems that we have alot of common interest in many crafts and I think she has some wonderful ideas. So over the weekend I tried out one of her ideas which was Snoman Magnets! And here's my go at it.

First, I painted some little wooden discs I found at Michaels craft store.



Then painted on the faces by looking at hers. Let that all dry, then came back with a home-made mixture of mod podge and with glitter and painted that on. It kinda give it that snowy effect without me having to purchase the glitter mod podge. And surprisingly, it worked. Lastly, I used some E-6000 glue (from Walmart) and attached some good strong, round magnets to the back.



And here they are all finished and ready in my craft booth:


Look real close and you can see the glittery snow affect.





 



I too, will also be selling these in my craft booth, so I went with the display method she used also. That is by sticking them on a metal star. I chose a red one I painted, and edged with a eggnog yellow.





I put sticky price tags on the back of each one.
I priced them for $  .99 cents each

I absolutely loved this craft!
Oh and I bought my round magnets at Walmart in the craft section.

See ya'll next time,
~Lisa