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Skeleton Magnets {Mini Tutorial}

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Skeleton Magnets {Mini Tutorial}


Some of you might know this, but my craft room is non-existant right now. Our guest bedroom has turned into craft room storage, and frankly, looks like an episode of Hoarders {minus the dead cats}. My husband has been working on custom shelving and table top for quite some time now, and unfortunately, it's no where near complete. Since we had friends over our house last weekend I had to pack all my craft stuff up {again} since it was residing on top of our pool table, and that was not practical for entertaining! 

Let me just say that I'm so glad I had the energy to pull a few items out of this hoarders type room! I managed to find my glass stones (large bag for $1 at the dollar store), magnets (18 round magnetic buttons for $2 at walmart), remnants of skeleton scrapbook paper (.55 at Michaels), a foam brush (used), and mod podge ($10). All the items you would need to make some cool skeleton like magnets! 

Once you have all of your supplies gathered you'll want to place a glass stone over the portion of the image you want to cut out and cut around it. As you can tell from the photo below I don't cut circles well (thankfully you won't see this with the end product)! Once you've cut out all of your circles you'll want to dab a little bit of mod podge onto the glass stone and carefully secure the paper to it. You'll want to push on the paper and stone so that all the excess mod podge goes to the outside of the paper (look at the front of the stone you'll see the glue move to the outside). Once this happens you'll use your finger and pat the glue around the edge of the paper. Repeat this step until all of your stones are complete. Once these have dried {about 30 minutes} you can place your magnetic button on the back of the paper stone!

Here's your finished product! 
Creepy-cool skeleton magnets to put on your refrigerator! 
Disclaimer: I classified this as a $1 project because you won't use all the materials purchased. Since the $1 bag of glass stones contained about 50 stones: the cost per stone is 2 cents. You are only using but maybe a teaspoon of mod podge. The foam brush is one that I reuse time and time again. The scrapbook paper was 55 cents at Michaels and I literally used a remnant of paper. Depending on how many magnets you make will depend on how much your project will cost. 


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At September 30, 2010 at 8:40 AM , Blogger Amanda said...

I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :)

Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
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At September 30, 2010 at 8:52 AM , Blogger Dee said...

These would be great for the "BOO!" bags that are about to be swapped in the neighborhood!!

 
At September 30, 2010 at 9:42 AM , Blogger Amanda said...

Hi Katie, saw your question on Craft Gossip. You can get the feature button at the link I provided in my comment above :)

 
At September 30, 2010 at 9:50 AM , Blogger Sandra said...

Dang, another mod podge project. I stink at using that stuff. Seriously! These are cute though.

 
At September 30, 2010 at 10:15 AM , Blogger the thrifty ba said...

coming from 733...love the paper you used!

 
At September 30, 2010 at 10:25 AM , Blogger Design It Chic said...

This is a cute-spooky one:) I am now following you thanks to Buzz on By Thursday blog hop, and it would be nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
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Today we have some amazing blog tricks and tips up our sleeves, so make sure you don't miss it! Happy Thursday!

 
At September 30, 2010 at 11:06 AM , Blogger Tracy said...

@Sandra

You can use a *clear* silicone adhesive instead of the mod-podge (I'm totally with you)... use a tiny dab between the paper and the magnet, then a small dab between the paper (image side) and the stone. Let dry on a flat surface, overnight or however long the tube of silicone adhesive says.

 
At September 30, 2010 at 12:03 PM , Blogger Erin said...

These are so cute! I LOVE your paper!

www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

 
At September 30, 2010 at 1:34 PM , Blogger Life in Rehab said...

I totally love this! I'm going to have to try this with the minions this weekend!

 
At September 30, 2010 at 1:36 PM , Blogger Beth said...

Saw you at 733...Just had to say this is soooo cute! Love that scrap paper!

 
At September 30, 2010 at 3:33 PM , Blogger Carol said...

I'm a new follower, will you follow me?
http://songberries.blogspot.com/2010/09/buzz-on-by-thursday-blog-hop.html

 
At September 30, 2010 at 6:58 PM , Blogger Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews said...

That is so cute and a great idea!

I just found your blog through a Thursday Blog Hop! Have a great night.

Amanda @ www.nutritionistreviews.com

 
At September 30, 2010 at 8:49 PM , Blogger Krystal said...

Following from Buzz on By Thursdays.

http://glamourgirlreviews.blogspot.com

 
At September 30, 2010 at 10:17 PM , Blogger Nikki ~ I will follow U Back! said...

Made some today! It's hilarious because I was already planning on it. The pictures were even cut out!! LOL

~ Nikki

 
At September 30, 2010 at 11:28 PM , Blogger Amanda said...

Those are awesome!!

Following you for Social Parade!

http://snipsandsnailsandtales.blogspot.com/

Have a great Friday!

 
At October 1, 2010 at 12:42 AM , Blogger Inspiring You To Save! said...

I'm your newest follower thanks to the blog hops! I hope you can stop by and follow back at

http://www.inspiringyou2save.com.

My site offers 2 weekly blog hops (Mon & Weds), store matchups, a coupons database, free samples, giveaways and so much more. I look forward getting to know you.

 
At October 1, 2010 at 8:36 AM , Blogger Kim said...

Those skeleton faces are the cutest. They caught my eye at JAG. You may be interested in my Fabric Fun Thursday link party as I see you "sew" ;). *blessings, Kim

 
At October 1, 2010 at 9:48 AM , Blogger Dawn said...

Too cool! I bet you could do the same thing with other holiday papers. Or ones with just shapes...hmmm...I pickes some of those stones up the other day, I might have to make a few! Thanks!

 
At October 1, 2010 at 1:38 PM , Blogger Tanya said...

These are too cute...what a great idea :)

 
At October 1, 2010 at 8:16 PM , Blogger Amy said...

These are funky and awesome! I love the paper you used- perfect for halloween!

 
At October 1, 2010 at 11:26 PM , Blogger Lori@Paisley Passions said...

Fun idea! My kids would love them :) Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I love to see the creative talent of other fellow bloggers. Hope you to see you again soon :)
~Lori S.
Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

 
At October 2, 2010 at 5:56 PM , Blogger fayefayesparkle said...

thankyuo for the tutorial - i have made some today - first lot werent too succesfull but have done a much better job second time around!!

 
At October 3, 2010 at 1:28 PM , Blogger ♥ Calamity Anne ♥ said...

How adorable!!! Plus an easy tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

 
At October 3, 2010 at 8:27 PM , Blogger LambAround said...

LOL! These are so scary (and so cute at the very same time!)

If you get a chance, I'd love for you to link to this on Not "Baaad" Sundays with LambAround :)

 
At October 3, 2010 at 10:05 PM , Blogger the cape on the corner said...

that is so cute, and scary. my boyfriend would say that is a crime against a harbor freight ad, lol. that's what it looks like.

www.thecapeonthecorner.blogspot.com

 
At October 4, 2010 at 4:01 PM , Blogger Alison said...

Wow!! These are so cool!!

 
At October 4, 2010 at 10:03 PM , Blogger Jacqueline said...

Really cute and really freaky! I love these. They would be really fun to make and to give.

 
At October 4, 2010 at 10:06 PM , Blogger Lacey said...

These look so easy and very cute!! I MUST make them. Thanks for sharing!

 
At October 4, 2010 at 10:44 PM , Blogger Melissa said...

Love your skeleton paper! Fun project!

 
At October 5, 2010 at 1:56 AM , Blogger Theresa said...

These are FANTASTIC! I teach grade 5 and these would be a wonderful Halloween activity...thanks for the inspiration!
Cheers!
Theresa
I'm visiting from C.R.A.F.T.

 
At October 5, 2010 at 9:30 AM , Blogger Sourkraut said...

Another winning project! I keep scrolling down through your blog and find more and more projects I want to copy. I'm now a follower!

 
At October 5, 2010 at 10:58 AM , Blogger Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

They look awesome! Thanks for linking up to my Halloween Party!

- Megan
www.polishthestars.com

 
At October 5, 2010 at 5:13 PM , Blogger Janet - Birdland Treasures said...

Haha, thank you!! I had seen a similar project recently and wanted to try it, but couldn't find the post I'd read. Then I find this one via Making Monday Marvelous over at C.R.A.F.T., and TA-DA - just the tutorial I was looking for! Very very CUTE magnets!!

 
At October 5, 2010 at 7:39 PM , Blogger Suz said...

Those are extremely cute!

Suz

 
At October 5, 2010 at 9:59 PM , Blogger Red Couch Recipes said...

I love the skelatons. Thanks for the info. about applying the Modge Podge because I have had a bit of problem with it being smudgey. Joni

 
At October 6, 2010 at 7:47 AM , Blogger Denise said...

Very awesome. I have made these exactly as you did with dollar store gems. I use them on the fridge all the time. But...Love the Halloween paper. Doing some now. Thanks much,
Denise
http://junkdogdesign.blogspot.com/

 
At October 6, 2010 at 10:17 PM , Blogger Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Now those are a new twist on glass pebble magnets! The way the glass magnifies the design is great fun! Thanks for sharing with us at A Crafty Soiree! Please join us next time too!

 
At October 7, 2010 at 1:11 AM , Blogger Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I featured you today:

http://www.houseofhepworths.com/2010/10/07/hookin-up-19/

Thanks,
~Allison @ House of Hepworths

 
At October 7, 2010 at 7:15 PM , Blogger Festiveworks said...

I did this project today with my nieces and it turned out great! Thanks for the great idea!

~Shannon
festiveworks.blogspot.com

 
At October 10, 2010 at 10:13 PM , Blogger AUDRA said...

How fun!

 
At October 17, 2010 at 3:45 PM , Blogger Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

featured these today on my blog.

kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

 
At October 20, 2010 at 12:02 AM , Blogger Tiff @ SuperMama101 said...

Love 'em! And best yet.. I have all the materials for these right in my own hoarder-ish-craft-room.

Found you from CSI.

 
At May 6, 2011 at 8:21 AM , Anonymous Tiff @ SuperMama101 said...

Love 'em! And best yet.. I have all the materials for these right in my own hoarder-ish-craft-room.

Found you from CSI.

 
At May 6, 2011 at 8:21 AM , Anonymous Festiveworks said...

I did this project today with my nieces and it turned out great! Thanks for the great idea!

~Shannon
festiveworks.blogspot.com

 
At May 6, 2011 at 8:21 AM , Anonymous Inspiring You To Save! said...

I'm your newest follower thanks to the blog hops! I hope you can stop by and follow back at

http://www.inspiringyou2save.com.

My site offers 2 weekly blog hops (Mon & Weds), store matchups, a coupons database, free samples, giveaways and so much more. I look forward getting to know you.

 
At May 6, 2011 at 8:21 AM , Anonymous Red Couch Recipes said...

I love the skelatons. Thanks for the info. about applying the Modge Podge because I have had a bit of problem with it being smudgey. Joni

 
At May 6, 2011 at 8:21 AM , Anonymous Carol said...

I'm a new follower, will you follow me?
http://songberries.blogspot.com/2010/09/buzz-on-by-thursday-blog-hop.html

 
At May 6, 2011 at 8:21 AM , Anonymous Janet - Birdland Treasures said...

Haha, thank you!! I had seen a similar project recently and wanted to try it, but couldn't find the post I'd read. Then I find this one via Making Monday Marvelous over at C.R.A.F.T., and TA-DA - just the tutorial I was looking for! Very very CUTE magnets!!

 
At May 6, 2011 at 8:21 AM , Anonymous Lacey said...

These look so easy and very cute!! I MUST make them. Thanks for sharing!

 
At May 6, 2011 at 8:21 AM , Anonymous Amanda said...

Hi Katie, saw your question on Craft Gossip. You can get the feature button at the link I provided in my comment above :)

 
At May 6, 2011 at 8:21 AM , Anonymous fayefayesparkle said...

thankyuo for the tutorial - i have made some today - first lot werent too succesfull but have done a much better job second time around!!

 

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