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Everyone likes magnets, why not custom make them for all your friends!
If you plan this project out, it is relatively quick to make. The drying time however is where you need to be patient.

I've made a variety, and hundred's at a time.
Be creative, come up with a theme, or use your friends faces, use old magazines or even all your paper scraps. It it totally up to your own imagination!

Almost everything can be bought at your local dollar store.

Posted by tsaiWare from Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Published See tsaiWare's 4 projects »
  • How to make a marble magnet. Glass Bead Magnets - Step 1
    Step 1

    For simplicity, find a large circle hole punch. Gather your colour scheme, theme or just any patterned paper you have laying around. Start punching your circles. I like to do this while watching tv.

  • How to make a marble magnet. Glass Bead Magnets - Step 2
    Step 2

    Turn all your clear glass beads flat side up and put one drop of white glue on the back and place your paper, image side down and press. Let dry over night or until you can see the image clearly through the bead.

  • How to make a marble magnet. Glass Bead Magnets - Step 3
    Step 3

    Apply another drop of glue (I use Weldbond, it dries clear and is strong). The magnets I've been able to source (Dollarama) have a clear indication of which side is NOT magnetic (see previous picture). So make sure you glue the correct side down (or your magnets won't stick!) Again, let dry for a few hours.

  • How to make a marble magnet. Glass Bead Magnets - Step 4
    Step 4

    Turn them over and you've got your magnets!



Oh, I have to try this!! Where did you get your glass beads?
tsaiWare · Toronto, Ontario, CA · 4 projects
Hi Rebecca, I either got the punch from my local dollar store or at Michael's Craft (and if that was the case, it came with three other shapes that I never use).
Shasta · Minneapolis, Minnesota, US · 37 projects
i make those as well, though i do not make them into magnets, but pins rather. though now that i see your mosaic i must try it!
Rebecca S.
Rebecca S. · LaGrange, Georgia, US
Where did you get your paper punch from?
Julie P.
Julie P. · Ann Arbor, Michigan, US · 10 projects
I love making these things. They are totally perfect to do while watching TV!
Kalli · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 13 projects
Wow...you really mass produced there.
Sergent peppers
Sergent peppers
Magnifique!!! On en mangerait!!!
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1432 projects
Wow, that circle punch is the perfect size - awesome!

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