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« on: September 20, 2003 11:31:30 AM »

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b3d738b3127cce8eeca08b7da80000001610

Here are a whole pack of half marbles from Walmart made into magnets and tack pins for a cork board.  I glued magnet canvas piece to the back and ther ya go a magnet.  Then for the tack pins... I glued a flat back tack pin to the back and let it dry over night and there ya go.. very cool tack pins for any cork board.  I made these all in the past week 374 worth, while watching tv at night.  Who said you couldnt be productive while sitting on the couch??!!  

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b3d738b3127cce8eeca1753dce0000001610

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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2003 06:44:22 PM »

WOW WOW WOW
That is truly amazing!! Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2003 08:16:13 PM »

 Grin  Well thank you!!  
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2003 12:34:12 PM »

where did you get those pictures? i've been searching the net for some pictures but i can't find anything i like. i love the nightmare before christmas ones you have.
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2003 02:55:43 PM »

That is so crazy I made magnets just like those. Some even with the same lil pictures like hello kitty. I guess great minds think alike Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2003 03:47:48 PM »

those are so great. i looked at a couple sites for instructions and found differantideas about how to measure and cut the pictures. what worked best for you?
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2003 04:31:01 PM »

annewithanegirl, I use a hole punch to do mine.  I'm not patient enough to measure and cut!  In the scrapbook sections of craft stores they have circle punches of all different sizes -- 1/2" works with the typical marble size, or you can get larger ones for larger marbles.
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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2003 05:10:44 PM »

I just got my marbles today! <-- hee hee, wait, that sounds really screwed up... Tongue In any case, I cannot WAIT to start making these...I still have to find that hole punch...because there is no way I can sit there and make circles with an exacto knife... :lol
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2003 09:08:09 AM »

annewithanegirl, I use a hole punch to do mine.  I'm not patient enough to measure and cut!  In the scrapbook sections of craft stores they have circle punches of all different sizes -- 1/2" works with the typical marble size, or you can get larger ones for larger marbles.

You really don't have to measure anything!  I just glue the marble directly onto the image I want and, using nail scissors, cut right around it with ease.
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2003 08:38:37 PM »

I have been making those magnets for years but i never thought about tacks. Great idea. You can also add eyelets from the jewlery store and make necklaces. There is a local store in Brooklyn that sells my flat marble necklaces...cool. I am new to this message board but if you want to see pictures i will figure it out.

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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2003 08:06:40 AM »

i made these for everyone that i know, pretty much. i took an old '70s magazine and cut out all of the little pictures and patterns that i liked, and did half of them with those. i also ended up printing out a ton of little pics for others on a color laserjet printer. i even made some homestarrunner magnets (www.homestarrunner.com). everything turned out great. thanks for the awesome idea!
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« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2004 01:22:26 AM »

wow those pendants are really pretty!
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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2004 01:15:25 PM »

Marble magnets are addicting. I made my coworkers some for xmas, they loved them because they were all personalized!
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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2004 01:49:41 PM »

ah---my mom will love your necklaces...she was just boo-hoo-ing about alll the marbles she has, I was actully going to post to find out what to do with them...but here it is...any other ideas?
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« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2004 03:12:14 PM »

a good place to find colorful pictures is in kid magazines. I use my kid sitser's pile of old disney adventures. you can also get free magazines in some libraries. the one i go to has a huge bin in the back  Grin
  I also had another idea. waht if you got two already done w/ pictures, glued them together, and ran a piece of wire around that to make a pendant?that would be neat
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« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2004 12:28:27 PM »

I just made a bunch out of a map.  I punched out town names and stuff of places that my best friend and I had visited together, and I'll be making them into some tacks and magnets for her birthday.
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« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2004 01:54:52 PM »

oooh! I'd love to see the map marble pins!

I made a set of marble push pins using pics from Source magazine. I'm giving them to a friend who loves hip-hop.

here they are:


I threw in vanilla ice for old times sake, he's in the back row... Tongue
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« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2004 06:12:48 PM »

WHAT KIND OF GLUE DID YOU USE??

Do you need any special kind? WIll rubber cement work? DO you have to back them on cardstock so the printing on the back doesn't show through? details details!

thanks!
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« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2004 06:20:28 PM »

I bet you could put those sweethearts in soap too! (Would the words wash off?) Haa very neat, looks great.
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« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2004 07:18:23 PM »

Here are the map magnets and some I'll be adding tacks to.
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« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2004 09:47:44 AM »

WHAT KIND OF GLUE DID YOU USE??

Do you need any special kind? WIll rubber cement work? DO you have to back them on cardstock so the printing on the back doesn't show through? details details!

thanks!

I used glue for metal and glass crafts. I think it is called UHU. But I've read that e6000 works great too. I don't think rubber cement is strong enough. I didn't put any cardstock on the back of the pics. It was fine though, nothing showed thru.
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« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2004 09:48:14 AM »

Very cool map marbles!!
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« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2004 07:16:50 AM »

I just made a bunch last night from Archie McPhee and Pottery Barn magazines.  I used superglue (Loctite Quicktite super glue to be exact) and they seem to be holding up great!
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« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2004 03:33:21 PM »

Hi!

I'm new here, I have been lurking for quite a while, but I wanted to wait until I get a digital camera and actually be able to post some pictures before I de-lurk myself..
and guess what? I did!  Grin

I wanted to share some of my marble magnets, which I can't get enough of.. this is a brilliant idea, and for the last month I've been giving them as birthday, housewarming, "get-well-soon" and "sorry-I-forgot-to-feed-your-cat" gifts..

Anyhow, here are some of my magnets - I used old catalogues I had lying around here, and plain ol' hot glue, which works just great!


 



 
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« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2004 02:34:05 AM »

Dare I ask what kind of tacks did you use? regular thumb tacks ? the little ones?  Undecided  
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« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2004 08:50:49 AM »

Scully that lord of the rings one is my favorite.. very cool!! some how i couldn't find a lotr like that small enough ;(
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« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2004 03:17:31 PM »

Thanks cherriesrockmysox!
The LoTR logo came from the catalogue of a company whose name I can't remember right now  Huh
They make keyring sized versions of classic games and toys  (like monopoly, Barbie, etc.)
Each of the toys comes with a teeny tiny catalogue that's packed with drawings and logos - perfect for marble magnets!
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