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Christmas Magnets {Mini Tutorial} + Giveaway

Sew Woodsy: Christmas Magnets {Mini Tutorial} + Giveaway

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Magnets {Mini Tutorial} + Giveaway

Remember, a few months back when I posted about the skeleton magnets I made? They were such a huge hit and yet so simple to make! I decided I would make some Christmas magnets. I decided to try and make them a little different this time since I received some very valuable feedback from a 10 year old who made them. Because of her fabulous feedback I felt the need to revamp my tutorial instructions! 

Supplies needed:
-glass stones (large bag for $1 at the dollar store)
-magnets (18 round magnetic buttons w/ adhesive backing for $2 at walmart)
-Christmas scrapbook paper 
-foam brush (used) 
- Paper Mod Podge ($10)

 The 10 year old suggested I apply mod podge directly on to the paper and stone--then press the stone on to the paper, let it semi-dry and then begin to cut out. I tried this method this time around and it was ten times faster! This is the way to go! 

You'll want to apply a dab of Mod Podge on to the paper area of your choice. Then lightly coat the back of the glass stone. Place the glass stone on the paper and push down firmly, 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 the glue is semi-dried start cutting around the paper. You will most likely get some Mod Podge on your scissors. Don't fret--just wash it off as soon as you are done working on the project!  Place a little bit of Mod Podge on your finger and pat the glue around the edge of the paper. Repeat this step until all of your stones are complete. Once they have dried {about 30 minutes} you can place your magnetic button on the back of the paper stone!

Here is what I like to call my Winter Wonderland magnet set.

Here is my Santa magnet set!

Here are all three sets together; 
Winter Wonderland, Ho Ho Ho, and Santa magnet sets! 

I'm feeling very generous today, and would like to giveaway one set of Christmas magnets! 
Just tell me which set is your favorite by leaving a comment below. One entry per follower (you must be a follower of the blog to participate). I will draw one person at random to win the set of there choice.  Contest ends on Sunday, December 5th at 11:59 pm. Winner will be announced Monday, December 6th.  

This giveaway is now CLOSED.

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. I already owned the scrapbook paper. 18 magnets come in a pack for $2, so that breaks down to .11 cents per magnet backing. Depending on how many magnets you make will depend on how much your project will cost. 

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At December 2, 2010 at 10:59 AM , Blogger Lindsey said...

Cute idea! I like the winter wonderland set!

At December 2, 2010 at 11:14 AM , Blogger dextermoe said...

Cool magnets. I love the Santa set.

At December 2, 2010 at 12:42 PM , Blogger Jennifer @ Muse Lodge said...

I like the Ho Ho Ho set. :)

At December 2, 2010 at 12:46 PM , Blogger Caitlin at the Desert Domicile said...

Those are so cute and would make a great gift! Each set you made is adorable but I love the Ho Ho Ho set the most :)

At December 2, 2010 at 1:17 PM , Blogger Sourkraut said...

I like them both but the Santa set's my favorite. So bright and cheerful! I need to try this out for myself. I'm thinking Christmas gifts/stocking stuffers.

At December 2, 2010 at 9:30 PM , Blogger Kaity-Bug Crafts said...

Adorable! I love the Winter Wonderland set!

At December 3, 2010 at 10:28 PM , Blogger Mod Podge Amy said...

I LOVE the little santas!!

At December 4, 2010 at 9:00 AM , Blogger Ambrosia said...

I'm a new follower - found you through TT&J Link UP. :) I love these magnets - I think the Ho, Ho, Ho is my fave!

At December 4, 2010 at 12:15 PM , Blogger Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

I love the Santas!!! These are just too cute!!

At December 4, 2010 at 9:53 PM , Blogger Beeshebags said...

I just happened across your blog in the nick of time! I love the ho ho ho set....and would love it if I win, for it to be sent to a friend of mine in USA (cheaper postage for you as I'm in Australia)...she is such a great friend, and I'd like to surprise her!


At December 4, 2010 at 10:37 PM , Blogger Michelle said...

I like the Ho Ho Ho set--but they're all very cute!

At December 4, 2010 at 10:42 PM , Blogger Mallorey said...

I love those!! What section in Walmart are the magnets??

At December 5, 2010 at 8:04 AM , Blogger Gramerly said...

When my daughter got married, I had mini wallet printed of she and her honey and made these as favors. I bought really strong magnets, so they would actually hold up kid's work on the frig.
I love your Christmas ones.

At December 10, 2010 at 4:33 PM , Blogger Scrappy Gifts said...

Those are so cute! Fabulous papers you found. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!

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

I like the Ho Ho Ho set--but they're all very cute!

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

I'm a new follower - found you through TT&J Link UP. :) I love these magnets - I think the Ho, Ho, Ho is my fave!

At May 6, 2011 at 8:21 AM , Anonymous Kaity-Bug Crafts said...

Adorable! I love the Winter Wonderland set!


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