Friday DIY: Magnet Tutorial

My post is coming a bit late today. Getting ready for two kids birthday parties this weekend has me running behind. I still wanted to send you into the weekend with something fun to try. In my post, Creative Soul Revealed, I talk about the pendants that I make. I also make magnets and keychains. This is just one technique I use for making them. I use all my own photographs but some people buy sheets specifically designed for the one inch glass. So come play along and make a magnet or two. 


Magnet Tutorial

Just a small bit of glaze.
I use 90lb card stock and Fiskars round and square punches to get the  one inch shape and size. You just a small bit of glaze, the size of a small dot. 

 

I use a toothpick to get the bubbles out before I lay it on the card stock.
I use a toothpick to get the bubbles out before I lay it on the card stock.

 

Carefully press the glass down. Make sure the glaze has reached the edges. If bubbles still appear, you can gently tap them toward the edge.
Carefully press the glass down. Make sure the glaze has reached the edges. If bubbles still appear, you can gently tap them toward the edge.

 

Once the glaze is dry, I use super clear packing tape to put the backs on the magnets. You can use the glaze too but you have to wait longer for it to dry.
Once the glaze is dry, I use super clear packing tape to put the backs on the magnets. You can use the glaze too but you have to wait longer for it to dry.

 

I trim the tape and the edges of the card stock using a small blade. Occasionally, I will use a pair of small nail clippers to trim the circle ones.
I trim the tape and the edges of the card stock using a small blade. Occasionally, I will use a pair of small nail clippers to trim the circle ones.

 

Once trimmed as much as possible, I then use a nail file to file down any edge and make sure it's flat.
Once trimmed as much as possible, I then use a nail file to file down any edge and make sure it’s flat.

 

I use just a small dot of the same glaze or a little of E-2000 glue to attach the magnets.
I use just a small dot of the same glaze or a little of E-2000 glue to attach the magnets.

 

 

From the basic steps you can make keychains and pendants as well.
From the basic steps you can make keychains and pendants as well.

 

 

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