Cute Glass Magnets

Hello all-
Since I posted this post about my magnet board, I’ve had a few questions about how to make the super-easy glass magnets.
They only take a few minutes and you can make them with ANY cute paper you want. Also, a great way to use those adorable scraps you just can’t bear to part with.
Here’s how:

Mine are pretty big and not perfectly semetrical, so start by rough tracing around the bottom of each. Don’t worry about it being perfect (trust me, i’m OCD too)……you can trim it later.

Then, get your handy dandy bottle of Diamond glaze and put 2-3 drops……seriously you don’t need much…….in the middle of the paper and put your glass pebble down and PRESS. A little glue will squish out, but just wipe it away.
Let it dry and then use your craft knife to trim off the excess.

After, I smoothed a thin layer of Diamond Glaze…..just to seal the paper.
Once that’s dry, use E6000 to glue your magnet on (I llooooovvveee these awesome super-strong magnets….you can get them for a great price on Etsy).
Ta Da!!
Cute magnets!!
I used “Very Berry” paper from K & Co. since these are for my girls’ magnet board.
Have Fun!
About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.


  1. These are super cute and simple to make but I really wanted to thank you for the tut on the “fake make” you posted on August 28. I made my little girl a “make up” set yesterday and can’t wait to see her reaction. Thanks a lot!

  2. Thanks for the tutorial. I’ll have to try it..yours are so cute!

  3. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I see these all the time but never see how! I’m needing some new magnets so I’ll definitely be making these!

  4. Thanks for sharing w/ us!

  5. Way cute! So where on etsy do you get your magnets and where do you get your glass gems? I am SO making a magnet board for my girls’ room! :)

  6. That paper is soooooo CA-UTE! I love making these, but never seemed to have magnets strong enough to hold them up… Thanks for the tip! :)

  7. OK, So i somehow found your blog while blog hopping and have spent the last 1 1/2 hours at work no less looking at your posts all the way back to April. All I can say is WOW. I am now following and have put you on my desktop at work so I can check you regularly.

    It was the pumpkins that caught my eye so I will definetly be creating my own. My kids will love them.

    Thanks and Happy Wednesday!!!

  8. Love this idea ! I have daimond glaze and didn’t know I could use it that way ! Thanks a lot !

  9. I love these. I see a Christmas gift in the making! Please keep going with the wonderful ideas!!

  10. Thank you for the super easy tutorial, I’ll need to remember the craft knife part if I make these :D

  11. Hello there- I am having a girls night CRAFT night coming up.. and we will be making those jar pumpkins… COARSE’ you had to do ghosts, and franky too… I already made out the invites and sent them ;( next year. ANYHOO, can you PLEASE TELL me what paint did you use (I know its green) but what kind.. toll paint, etc. is it? thanks!

  12. I have the perfect paper for this exact project thanks

  13. These are great!! I made some for Father’s Day and actually updated my blog last night with a similar tutorial… your’s is much easier to follow!

    Great blog… Will be back!!

  14. Who is your etsy supplier for the magnets if I may ask?

    And do you think these would work with photographs or would I have to get the color copied? Pint on home printer on reg paper?? Hmmm

  15. I love these! Thank you for sharing! So easy!

  16. Deanna-

    I got my stuff from “Scrabble Dabble Doo” on Etsy, they have great prices and even sell large quantities. Also, I’m sure photos would work perfectly as well, but probably not on regular paper….the ink would run once you used glue on it.

  17. Wow, these are so cute! What kind of magnet do you use?
    thanks for sharing

  18. Carrie~
    They are called neodymium magnets and i originally got them from Scrabble Dabble Doo on Etsy, but they have closed… you can now go to Sun and Moon Crafts on Etsy and find them. I used the 1/2″ size.

  19. i made some of these and posted them on my blog :).. please check em out!

    <3 megan.

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