Monday, March 7, 2011

Make magnets from stickers

Just after my daughter was born two years ago, I put together this magnet board for her room. I wanted to go out and buy really cute magnets but my husband was in the middle of his Teach for America training, something they don't get paid for, so money was pretty tight. These magnets were made out of stickers I already had on hand and they have been durable.

You will need:
the large clear, glass pebbles (don't buy the iridescent ones, it makes it hard to see the stickers)
card stock
stickers small enough for the pebbles
Mod Podge + foam brush
hot glue
magnets (usually these are too heavy for sheet magnet, so I use the small round discs)

Place your stickers on the card stock (trust me, use card stock, not paper.) far enough apart that you can place a pebble over each one and they won't overlap. Using the foam brush, coat the back, flat area of the pebble with Mod Podge. Place over the sticker and press firm, getting out all of the air bubbles. Allow to dry, this actually took a couple of days for me until the Mod Podge dried clear. When it is dry, hot glue the magnets to the back. Two years later and we still love them. Have you ever made magnets this way?
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