Tuesday, February 21, 2012


who doesn't love magnets? here's a DIY tutorial on how to make your own. 

materials needed:
-bag of flat glass beads (i found mine at hobby lobby near the floral arrangements)
-1" circle punch
-package of 1/2" magnets (i found mine at michael's)
-tacky glue
-alphabet and numbers printable, 8 1/2" x 11" (i recommend printing on cardstock)
-glue gun

first punch out the letters and numbers that you want to make into magnets.

next put a thin dime sized amount of glue (it's important to use tacky glue as it dries clear) onto the punched out piece of cardstock. then take a glass bead, flat side down and adhere the bead to the piece of paper. press firmly and let dry completely. i waited overnight, just to be sure. 

once you have all of your glass beads glued to each punched letter, it's time to turn them into magnets. i used a hot glue gun for this part. put a dab of hot glue (about the size of the end of a pencil eraser) onto the backside of your glass bead and glue a magnet to the back. press firmly and set aside to dry.

let the magnets dry completely, probably 30 minutes as hot glue sets up much faster than other glue. then put those magnets to use and hang some items!

isn't the ampersand print cute? i recently acquired from the girls over at ampersand design studio and it's now proudly hanging in my office. i love their work and this piece has added a bright pop of color to the office. i just love it. 

here's what the printable will look like. the outlines on the circles are very thin so if you cut out the circles and can still see the lines, don't fret, because they will hardly show when you put your magnets together. 

make sure to print this image on 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock. you can find the full size file here


  1. cute magnets! i have that print, too. it's awesome.

  2. oh yay!! love these magnets and love them on our ampersand print! :)
    big smiles over here!

  3. gritt, i used a font called Pistilli.