Do you ever see something at the store and think “I can make that”? I literally do that all the time and everyone always rolls their eyes because… can I really make that? Well over the weekend mom and I saw a really cute Christmas ornament and I said my signature catchphrase.
When I started explaining how we could actually make the ornament, I realized I’ve made something very similar before.I was instantly brought back to my days in the National Art Honor Society in High School. Back then we were making locker magnets and selling them to classmates, trying to raise money for art supplies.
Now it’s a fun little project for a rainy day. Make adorable emoji magnets or funky letters to arrange on the fridge.
- Mod Podge – Amazon
- Flat Backed Clear Marbles
- Paintbrush *optional
- Magnets – Amazon
- Photos of choiceAmazon
Step 1: Gather the photos you want to use! I printed out some emojis and personal photos. Just be aware that if you’re printing them, they have to be scaled down to fit the marbles.
Step 2: Brush a light layer of Mod Podge on the flat side of the marble.
Step 3: Take your photo of choice and press it on the flat side of the marble, photo side up so it shows through the marble. Smooth out the photo so there are no air bubbles.
Step 4: After Mod Podge is dry on the marble, apply a coat of mod podge to one side of the magnet and stick it to the flat side of the marble. Hold together and let dry.
Repeat each step for however many magnets you want!
These are perfect for dorms, filing cabinets, and the fridge!
Related: 3 Step DIY Distressed PIcture Frame
What do you think of these DIY Custom Magnets? Let me know in the comments below.
Christina is a twenty-something living with her beagle, Mash, and husband, Nate in their van. She loves traveling, shopping, art, and photography. She’s also a vegetarian, pop-culture enthusiast, book-lover, and Dave Matthews Band fanatic. Catch her somewhere around the country in a converted camper van or at home in Florida for a visit.
This looks so neat and fun! I agree, this is a perfect project for a rainy day. I think my sisters kids would really enjoy this. Great work!
What a cute idea! I know my daughter would love to make her own magnets!
Such a cool idea. That would be great for the holidays as a gift.
Cori @ Sweet Coralice says
I love this craft idea! Now that my kids are grown, the little simple pleasures of doing crafts with them is a rarity. I have a nephew who’s about to turn 6 who’d love making these! I’m pinning this for next time he spends the day with me so we can make them…I’m SOOOO excited! Thanx for sharing 😉
Yay! That would be so fun! I think it’d be cute to cut out letters or words from a magazine and make the fridge say funny things too. :)!
Such a cool idea! I love that you used emojis lol 🙂 thanks for sharing!