Thursday, May 5, 2011

Personalized Glass Stone Magnets

I've had the materials to do this project for awhile, and with Mother's Day on the horizon, I thought it would be the perfect time to break out the Mod Podge!

Here's the materials you need:

Glass stones ~ from Dollar Tree:  $1/bag
Magnetic Tape ~ around $2.99 for the whole roll
Mod Podge, Paper Scraps ~ on hand!

There are so many things you can do with these, but since we were making these for Mother's Day presents for the grandparents, we wanted to personalize them a bit.  Jackson drew some hearts and faces, and wrote names. 

After he drew the pictures, I would place a stone on top, trace around it, and then cut it out.  Then it's time for the Mod Podge!  Brush a light coat of Mod Podge on the top of your piece of paper, and press it onto the bottom of the stone.  When you look at the front, it will look gluey, but don't worry, it dries clear!

I stacked some heavy books on top of the stones to make sure the paper dried flat, and then when they were dry, I did another coat of Mod Podge on the back.  After it dried, it was time for the magnets.  Just cut the magnets to the size you need, peel off the backing, and stick them on!  Again, I stacked some heavy books on top just to make sure the magnets stuck on nice and tight.

When Jackson finished his part of the project, I also made a few more versions using family themed scrapbooking paper, cutting out words like "love" and "family."  We made enough to give out several to some special's one of the sets....

Please pretend you don't see the smudges on my fridge!
Quick, inexpensive, and personalized....nice!  I think we're going to make some more for Teacher Appreciation Week or end-of-school presents!

Linking these up to some of my favorites!


Meri said...

Very cute! This was one of my ideas for a MOPS craft that we didn't end up doing (well, no cute drawings, just the paper, lol) I love yours though, with the kiddos touch, I might have to pull my MP out and do some soon!! :)

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

Those look great! Thanks so much for linking them up! :)

Anonymous said...

Very cute. I will have to try that.
I love looking at your ideas. You are a great friend and I can see a wonderful wife and mother to your family. Love ya.

Wendys Hat said...

These are really cute and I love them! How fun!

Cortney said...

So easy and cheap- what a great idea!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

They turned out so cute!! I do have the supplies for these, just need to get around to actually making some. :)

angelina said...

These are great! The kids will love making these for grandma.

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

These are great Angie...I had a great time with my daughter making was our "FUN Project". I shared it here with proper credit:

Thank you :)

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