Sunday, March 13, 2011

Show 'N Tell: DIY Magnets

I'm always looking for creative gifts to give people on our little to nothing budget. I found one! Magnets!

Now who doesn't love a good, cute, and functional magnet?


I did copy this off a blog, though I can't quite remember which one {sorry!}. I tried it though I was skeptical, and I am happy!

It was actually kinda fun to make them.


What you need: glass stones (Dollar Tree), Round Magnets (Hobby Lobby), Modge Podge, 1" circle punch

The first 5 I did, I traced them and pasted them on. {Hello, waste of my time...maybe I'll catch you later.} Then I tried to use my 1" punch, which worked wonderfully! It was super quick and easy! Then slap a little MP on there, wait to dry, then glue the magnets to the backs.

What, do you ask, is holding those pretty mags? Gift card tin boxes! I got one at Dollar Tree, and have been combing clearance racks for more. I tried painting them {BAD IDEA}. For now they will hold my magnets.

Total cost:
$1 (30 glass stones)
$4.20 (50 round magnets)
$1 (gift card holder)

If you put 9 mags/tin box, the gift costs a grand total of $2 {give or take a little}. I'm totally doing these for teacher gifts at the end of the year!

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5 comments:

  1. LOVE IT! Saw something similar for Valentine's day with little written messages that come on the candy hearts. :)

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  2. Great idea and easy enough for me to try! I'm going to try to make these soon! Thanks for linking up these cutsie magnets to Unwasted Homemaking Party :).

    www.dontwasteyourhomemaking.com

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  3. Hey there chick. Say a comment you left on Eye Spy DIY and wanted to check you out. Awesome you over here...wish I'd known about you before! Anyways, new follower!

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  4. Yours are super cute! Great color choices!

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