Married to the Empire

Friday, September 4, 2009

Finally, Some Crafty Stuff!

I've been seriously slacking in the making-things-other-than-food department. Finally sat down this week to work on a project I meant to do years ago. Pathetic!

Pretty basic and nothing new in the crafty world, but I made magnets by decoupaging paper on the backs of clear, flat marbles, then attaching magnets. I bought I bought Basic Grey's Urban Prairie collection a few months ago, and this was the perfect project for it. I first saw these papers in one of the British craft magazines my sister gave me and had to have them. Love 'em!

I used the same technique I used here, but instead of attaching jewelry bails, I used jewelry glue to attach magnets.

FYI, don't set the magnets too close together while they're drying or they'll attract each other, wind up hanging out together, and mess up the work you've just done. Ask me how I know!

I'm pleased with how they turned out. They definitely look nicer on the fridge than my former hodge-podge of magnets! (As always, you can click on the pictures to see them better.)

I couldn't resist making a couple of pendants while I had the Modge Podge out. I just loved the little bluebird on one of the papers. I'm calling it my Bluebird of Happiness. I like the flowers, too.


Joanne Brown said...

Hey Anne Marie :) What cute projects! I've been planning on making those magnets for years too! I was thinking of putting sets of about 6 in a cute little tin for stocking filler type gifts. Thanks for showing us yours :) and thanks for the instructions on the pendants. They are so cute too! I've not crafted for AGES but am setting up a new little area in bedroom for crafting so maybe that will help!

Sue said...

These are so much fun to make! I had my Bible study group over a couple of years ago, and we had a blast making magnets. I love the paper you used!

*carrie* said...

I like how these turned out. I've never made those magnets, but I always think they're a fun idea!

Anonymous said...


It's Erin from the old BHG, I still check in and read your blog, its always so well written.

Okay I am not a crafty person, but I thought these magnets were so cute, so I decided to make my own.

I have a question, everything wroked really well until the Mod Podge stage, When I brushed my coats on the back it dripped around the sides,,and I ended up with clumps dripped around the front. I thought I was putting a thin coat. I tried to wiped bu then it got all over the place..Do you have any suggestions for a clutzy craft challenged person like me...