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Simple Glass Gem Magnets


Glass Gem Magnet Tutorial
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1″ Glass Gems
– Foam Wedge or Foam Brush
Mod Podge
– Circle Punch or Silhouette Cameo 4
Scrapbook Paper or Fabric
E6000 Glue



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Note: You can use fabric for this project. I used scrapbook paper. That’s what I will be referring to throughout this tutorial. 

   To make simple glass gem magnets cut circles from your scrapbook paper. The glass gems I used are 1 inch. Cut your paper to the size of your glass gems. I used my Silhouette Cameo 4 to cut out the 1 inch circles for my magnets. You can use a circle punch. If you don’t have either of those, you can search for circle clipart on the internet, print it out and cut them out with scissors. 





How to make glass gem magnets

      Wipe off each glass gem to remove any dust particles. Use the foam sponge of your choice to apply the Mod Podge. I use foam wedges for a lot of my projects such as this and making wood signs. Apply the Mod Podge with the foam wedge to the flat side of the glass gem. If you notice a lot of bubbles, use a toothpick to pop them. If you don’t pop them they could be noticeable once the Mod Podge dries. Place the right side of a circle face down on the Mod Podge. It will appear cloudy on the front side. Don’t worry, it will dry clear. Allow it to dry completely. I wait at least an hour before moving onto the next step.          







How to put glass gem magnets together


After the Mod Podge dries completely clear on the glass gem, add a layer of it to the backside of the circle to seal. Make sure to add some around the sides of the circle. The Mod Podge is used on the back of the paper to ensure that it sticks to the glass gem. If you skip this step there is a good chance that the magnet will rip away from the paper. Let it dry completely.



Use the E6000 glue to adhere the magnet to the back of all of your glass gems. Even though the magnets have an adhesive back on them I still use the glue. I tried not using the glue and some the magnets that were on my fridge fell off. Not all of them, but some. That’s why I go ahead and use the glue. You could use hot glue if that’s what you have on hand.


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I made a bunch of these glass gem magnets for my own use. I also plan on selling them at my upcoming craft fairs. If you like quick craft projects like this, check out the DIY category on this website regularly. We are always adding something new.

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Leslie from We're Bright At Home
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