Craftherapy: Marble Magnets
Introducing a brand new segment… craftherapy! Crafting is a great stress reliever for me, so it seemed simply fitting to combine craft & therapy!
Today’s project is marble magnets!
I made these AOII themed, but you can use any images you want! They would be super cute personalized with a monogram, for a school/university, sports team, or just with cute patterns.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Marbles (the ones I used were 1 1/8in in diameter)
- Mod Podge (this is a crafters dream! If you don’t already have a bottle of this, I highly recommend getting a bottle of it, it’s super versatile!)
- Sponge brush (to apply your mod podge)
- Magnets (I used a roll of magnetic strip)
- Craft Glue
- Images you want to use
Then, apply mod podge to the flat side of the marble. Don’t worry about the color, it will dry clear! After a coat of mod podge, line up your image and apply another coat of mod podge to seal it.
|This is after my first layer of modge podge (I used a very thin coat)|
I suggest going marble by marble so the mod podge doesn’t dry. After you have your images applied, use craft glue (I used Tacky Glue) to apply your magnets. The magnets I used came in a big roll & had adhesive backing, but I noticed that the backing didn’t stay particularly well. If you use magnets that come in a roll, cut small sections of magnet off, one for each marble.
|The white is the adhesive backing.|
Then wait for your marbles to dry! Since I used a small amount of mod podge, I just had to wait for the glue to dry (only about 10 minutes).
Here’s the final product!
Did you try this project? How did it turn out? I would love to see your pictures! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
PS If there are any AOIIs that want to use these images, let me know! I’d be more than happy to send you the PDF!