Aren’t these adorable magnets? Last year I made some refrigerator magnets using cute scrapbook paper and glass “gems” I bought at Michael’s Craft Store.
These gems come in two sizes, but I only used the smaller ones. I think these larger ones would work well too! For my project I used a scrapbook circle punch and glued that picture on the flat side of the glass gem. My creative daughter in law, Sheri, made this project much more adorable by using pictures that my grandchildren drew instead of the scrapbook paper!
First she traced some circles and asked the children to draw a simple picture inside.
Then she laid the pictures on her printer/scanner and reduced them to the size of the glass gems.
She used Modge Podge to glue each picture onto the flat side of a glass gem. These need to dry well before moving onto the next step.
We both tried to hot glue the magnets onto the back of the pictures but found that this strong glue works much better. An adult really needs to do this step, children should not use this glue.
You might want to set these on waxed paper or parchment paper to dry, just in case there is a drip of glue that might stick to other paper. Also you have to space them apart to dry because these magnets tend to stick together!
Sheri found the cute flowers at a craft store too, they came in different colors and sizes. When she glued a flower behind each magnet they were even cuter! They look so cute on my refrigerator!
Hope you all find ways to celebrate the mothers in your life, and have a wonderful Mother’s Day yourself!