This is my favorite type of craft project–quick, easy, and you can make a bunch at one sitting. They are adorable for your own fridge, or can be made into cute packs and given as gifts for different occasions. Also, these don’t take any special crafting skills or tools–if you can wield a pair of scissors and a hot glue gun, you’re good to go!
Want instructions on how to make your own? Here ya go….
- Hot glue gun/glue sticks
- Clear glass gems (I buy mine at the Dollar Tree, but they are also in craft stores, usually with floral crafting supplies)
- Magnet backs
- Fabric scraps, scrapbooking paper scraps, photos, maps, or pictures from books or magazines
Heat up your hot glue gun. Lay out scraps you plan to use as the “picture” on the back of the magnet. Hold a glass gem in one hand and squirt hot glue all over the middle of the flat back. Press flat side down onto fabric scrap, paper, or picture you want to show.
Squish it down so that the glue spreads out to the edges of the glass circle (you’ll be able to see this happen). Allow to dry for a little while. Once glue is hard, use scissors to trim around all the edges of your glass gem. The last step in this process is to use hot glue to adhere the magnet to the back. Then you are done!
How cute would these be packaged in a tin? Or a set on a canning lid and tied up with cello?