Saturday, February 11, 2012

How-to: Create and Design Magnets

We are going to show you how to create magnets using bottle caps, dominoes, and glass tiles.

Bottle Cap Magnet


Supplies

  • Bottle Caps
  • Decorative Paper
  • Mod Podge
  • JudiKins Diamond Glaze
  • E-6000
  • Magnets
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

For this project, we used Diamond Glaze but you can choose to either Diamond Glaze or Inkssentials Glossy Accents. Both serve the same purpose, so whichever one you choose will be a matter of preference.

  1. Trim the paper to fit inside the bottle cap.
  2. Use the paintbrush to apply Mod Podge to the entire center of the bottle cap.
  3. Place onto paper into the bottle cap, print side up.
  4. Carefully go around the inside of bottle cap with Diamond Glaze. You want to completely cover the inside.
  5. Set aside to dry.
  6. Once dry, apply E-6000 onto a magnet and glue it to the back of the bottle cap.
  7. Wait for the glue to completely dry before using.

Domino Magnet


Supplies

  • Dominoes
  • Decorative Paper
  • Mod Podge
  • E-6000
  • Magnets
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

The best places to find dominoes are at your local Goodwill or a thrift store. 

  1. Trim the paper to the desired size.
  2. Use the paintbrush to apply Mod Podge onto the backside of the paper. 
  3. Place onto paper onto the domino, glue side down.
  4. Completely cover the domino with Mod Podge, using the paintbrush, to seal the paper to the domino.
  5. Set aside to dry.
  6. Once dry, apply E-6000 onto a magnet or magnet strip and glue it to the back of the domino.
  7. Wait for the glue to completely dry before using.

Glass Tile Magnet


Supplies

  • Glass Tiles
  • Decorative Paper
  • Mod Podge
  • E-6000
  • Magnets
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

  1. Trim the paper to the desired size.
  2. Use the paintbrush to apply Mod Podge onto the front side of the paper (the design you want to show through the glass).
  3. Place the paper onto the back of the glass tile, glue side up.
  4. Completely cover the back of the paper with Mod Podge, using the paintbrush, to seal the paper to the tile.
  5. Set aside to dry.
  6. Once dry, apply E-6000 onto a magnet or magnet strip and glue it to the back of the glass tile.
  7. Wait for the glue to completely dry before using.

You're not limited to only using decorative paper. Here are other items you could use to create your magnets:

  • Photos
  • Book Pages
  • Magazines
  • Maps
  • Vinyl
  • Glitter
  • Beads
  • Sequins

And more! Remember, the possibilities for creativity are endless!

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