bubble magnets - tutorial

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It's that time again!

I'm going show you how to make some stuff from my last giveaway :D

Bubble Magnets


They were so fun and easy to put together, and make PERFECT Christmas gifts.

What you'll need:

  • print out of your images (or fun scrapbook paper, etc)
  • clear glass gems (found in the floral section of the craft store)
  • magnets
  • hot glue gun and sticks
  • Mod Podge
  • small paint brush
  • scissors

STEP ONE:  Print out your images.  I found these insect images from The Graphics Fairy.


STEP TWO:  Hold your image up to one of the glass pieces and cut around the glass.


STEP THREE:  Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the front of your image.  Then, apply to the flat side of the glass piece.  It will look foggy at first, but will dry clear.  Let them dry a bit before starting the next step.


 
STEP FOUR:  Apply a good amount of hot glue to the back of your magnet and place on the back of your glass piece. 


Bing, bang, boom... you're done!


Enjoy!

I'll be linking up to these fab parties!



38 comments :

  1. Cute idea

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  2. Stopping by from Tip Junkie. These are very cool, thanks for the wonderful tutorial, I can't wait to try it myself, thanks!

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  3. I was just thinking about making some of these yesterday and your post is confirmation I need too! :) I'm visiting today from my sister's link party (Home Stories A to Z). Have a great day!

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  4. These are DARLING!!! I'm your newest follower!!!

    Hugs, Aimee @ ItsOverflowing.com

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  5. My girls and I are going to give this a try! Thank you!

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  6. Such a cute and easy DIY! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. You make this look easy - going to have to try this! Visiting from Coastal Charm - Jill

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  8. OK...pretty sure I'm going to make some of these tomorrow...toooooo cute! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your wonderfully cool magnets at the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  9. I love love love these. This would be perfect for a friend of my for christmas yea! I'd love it if you would add this to my party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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  10. I am so going to try this, thank you for the tutorial :)

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  11. I love the insects pictures you used. The glass makes them look almost like they were pinned! I'm your newest follower

    http://chickenscratchny.blogspot.com

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  12. I LOVE this..so many options for photos too!!! Thanks!Coming over from Someday Crafts!

    http://imprintalish.blogspot.com/2011/11/for-kids-diy-frame-tent.html

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  13. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Thank you for this simple but stunning idea!
    Shannon
    www.akadesign.ca

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  14. That is genius! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing. I am a new FB fan from Creations by Kara. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  15. I was thinking about doing something like this. i love that you have used bug images it makes it look like they are perserved inside if you know what i mean. Xxx

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  16. These are so sweet, and I love the images you chose! I'll have to try some myself =)

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  17. Popped over from Remodelaholic and I think these would be great to make with my granddaughters. THe problem will be to decide what to use for the pitures. I love the bugs.

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  18. Awesome tutorial and so easy! Perfect for Christmas presents.

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  19. I've been casually looking for these "kits" at craft stores when I go looking for other things. I never knew these were done like this! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Funny I came across this today. I am making lap desks for Christmas gifts, and I wanted to make some magnets for them. Thanks for sharing this!

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  21. Great idea! I am definitely doing this. You could do this with different holidays and bring them out when you change your decorations.

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  22. these are so fun! I can't wait to try this!
    I would love for you to come and link this up to our Christmas blog hop!
    http://aweemeenit.blogspot.com/2011/11/christmas-gifts-or-ornament-for-10-or.html

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  23. I'm a little confused. Does the mod podge act as a glue for gluing the picture to the back of the glass piece? I think beach scenes would look good underneath blue glass beads. Use them at the office to day dream every once in a while.

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  24. I love these homemade personalized magnets! So glad you linked up with us!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  25. Shelly, these are wonderful....Love how your giveaways are homemade, thanks for the how-to!

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  26. Those are too fun! The bugs were an interesting and unique choice! :) Love it! Thanks for sharing this on Fancy This Fridays! :) Especially during a busy Holiday weekend!!!

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  27. Oh my goodness! These are so clever! I am so going to remember these for gifts. Thank you for sharing them with us at Inspiration Friday!

    Heather

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  28. Wow, beautiful idea !!! Very very very creative !

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  29. These are great. I think they would make great teacher gifts. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. That was super cool and looks great too!

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  31. Those are beautiful results - i SOOOO wish I had the patience!
    Stacy

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  32. What a perfect stocking stuffer idea! I featured this in my Saturday Seven Spotlight this morning. Thanks for linking up to my Saturday Seven Party! http://www.positivelysplendid.com/2011/12/saturday-seven-spotlight.html

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  33. I like all of your ideas! Thank you!

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  34. Thanks for this one! I have all the stuff already! :)

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  35. Love this idea! And they would make great christmas presents. Especially for folks in the office! Thanks!

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