These glass bead magnets are a fun and easy craft for craft club, girls camp or even just a rainy day.
Many times I am looking for a simple and inexpensive craft to make with my kids, my family, friends or women from church. Sometimes we like to get together for an occasional craft night, but don’t want to spend a lot of money making complicated craft projects. These glass bead magnets are so easy to make, they are inexpensive and they turn out really cute. They are perfect for a large group of crafters too.
For this project you will need:
First thing to do is lay your glass bead over your scrapbook paper over the part of the design you want to show through. Trace around the glass bead with a pencil. TIP: for a big group of crafters, cut your scrapbook into small squares, making easier for everyone to choose what they want.
Cut out the scrapbook paper a bit inside your pencil lines. Make sure they line up with your glass bead and trim them if needed.
Use a foam brush and apply mod podge to the flat side of the glass bead.
Lay the patterned side of the paper down on top of the mod podge. Then turn them over and press them down flat and let them dry for a bit. (They will dry clear.) This part seems to be the trickiest for people, making sure the patterned side of the paper shows through the bead.
Once the paper has had time to dry, apply a small dot of E6000 to a magnet.
Press the magnet to the back of the glass bead onto the paper.
Let the glue dry for about 15 minutes and then they are ready to go!
This is such a fun and simple craft. And really any age group can make these glass bead magnets. Although I call them glass beads, they won’t shatter into a million pieces if they are dropped on the floor. They mostly just crack or the magnets comes away from the bead. So don’t worry about little crafters, as long as they can use scissors to cut the paper.
These look so cute on refrigerators, magnet boards to hang up inspirational quotes and make great simple gifts.