Hi. I made these when I should have been doing homework! I know they've been done a thousand times, but I am having so much fun with this, I felt compelled to post. They are your standard glass glob magnets. I think one of our handy dandy craftster mods made a bracelet out of these glass globs some time ago. And I'm always seeing these magnets in swaps. I love them. Even though they're good for nothing but decorating the fridge. I composed a short tute, just cuz. They're crazy simple to make. Happy sploodging
!Ingredients:1 jar of any finish Mod Podge
(I used Satin finish because I like it... As someone else has noted in a reply, any clear glue will work!) 1 bag of glass globs from the floral department of your local WhereverMart
(I purchased this good-sized bag from my local Dollar Tree store.)Super tiny pictures of anything
(I literally used pictures of anything. Magazines are hard to come by 'round my house. I am notorious for chopping them to bits and Mod Podging just about any solid surface.)One or two sheets of cheap sticky magnet
(Also courtesy of The Dollar Tree; see above re: glass globs.)
1. Cut out about 3/4" rounds of little pictures- from magazine ads, old books, junk mail... anything you can find that looks cool. ( I used a cut out of some Ani Difranco lyrics for this example.) Place little picture cut-outs on a piece of scrap paper, or- in my case I used whatever was handy to protect the surface of my Mod-Podged coffee table- a coaster from Red Robin. (My crafting table has been claimed by a goldfish tank!)
2. Mod Podge the flat side of a glass glob and sploodge
it on to the correct side of selected picture. I find it helps to make a sploodge
noise while you press down on the picture.
Just to make sure you make good contact and sploodge
out all of the excess decoupage glue so that your picture dries quickly and is clear. Wait about 10 minutes for the glue to dry. Eat a sandwich. Watch the first half of an episode of The Office. Pick your nose. Look around on Craftster. Or in my case, crack a textbook, you crazy procrastinator!
3. Cut out a 3/4" round piece of sticky magnet. Peel off the backing to expose the adhesive. Smoosh firmly onto the flat, dry, newly decoupaged side of your glass glob.
4. Stick onto your fridge and grin.
5. Repeat as desired. You know you want to.
*** 2 days later... ***
My homework is still half-finished, but somehow I found the time to make 15 more glass glob magnets...
Here they are on my fridge with the business-card sized Office and Little Miss Sunshine magnets for comparison. (My glass globs are about 3/4" in diameter.) The Quaker guy goes on my fridge to remind me to be an American and eat my oats!
And here are some close-ups. The dark ones don't photograph so well. But they look good in person!
And my Righteous Babe and Macaw magnets I am particularly proud of. Sorry the pics are so bad, they were hard to zero in on!
Hope you liked! Even though this is a super simple craft, I encourage everyone to post their own glass glob magnets and creations-
it's really cool to see what other people manage to find really tiny pictures of!!