DIY: gem magnets

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We’ve been wanting some Craftistas swag to hand out at events and such, and since we are a craft company, we decided to make something! There are many ways to make these gem magnets, so be sure to check out our Pinterest page for more options.

Supplies: glass gems, Mod Podge, scrapbook paper (or in our case, our printed logo), paintbrush, round magnets, scissors or 3/4″ circle punch, glue gun or E6000 glue

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I always wash the gems first because they seem to have some kind of residue on them. A quick wash brightens them right up!

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1. Punch out the design you want on your magnets. For us, this meant our logo. All of the other times I’ve made these magnets, I’ve just traced the gem shape on my scrapbook paper and then cut it out. It is more tedious, but it also gives fuller coverage of the design on the magnet.

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2. Once your paper is ready, paint a thin layer of mod podge on each gem, and then adhere your circle paper to the gem.

3. Paint another layer of mod podge on the gem to seal the paper.

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4. Using a glue gun or E6000, glue a magnet to the back of each gem. {I’ve never used E6000 for this, but I’ve seen other people use it in their tutorials.}

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We also made some magnets a few weeks back as “thank you” gifts for an event. This is what the magnets look like when you use scissors and cut paper specifically to fit each magnet:

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Happy crafting!

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