Glass magnets cost pennies to create – and they make adorable DIY wedding favors.
You could make these with the plain flat bottomed clear glass gems that you can find at the dollar store or from Michaels or any craft place. You can use just about any type of paper with an image or pattern that you like. I’ve seen some beautiful glass magnets made with origami paper and scrapbooking paper or even photos make really small .
Here’s the lowdown on what you need for DIY glass magnets:
- bag of clear glass gems (these are 2cm, but you can use larger ones if you want)
- Circle Craft Punch, 5/8-inch (use a larger punch if you are using larger glass gems)
- small, round magnets
- Mod Podge
- E6000 Multi-purpose Adhesive
Punch desired illustration.
If you are using thin paper, punch out a plain piece of white paper and glue on top of illustration. That way you won’t be able to see the magnet through the glass. Use E6000 Multi-purpose Adhesive
to glue magnet to the back of the glass gem. (Use a toothpick to spread the glue.)
Let glass magnets dry overnight before packaging or using them.
Here they are in action: